Kate McNulty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My practice is devoted to helping people improve their relationships and intimate lives. I offer specialized, research-based expertise and practical solutions to common life problems.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

My orientation in working with clients is strengths-based and collaborative. Most people find the type of therapy I offer is informative and engaging. I enjoy helping people learn new ways of looking at themselves. Counseling is often referred to as "hard work." Indeed, our discussions may bring up emotions that are quite intense and difficult . However there is also a lot of room for humor, pleasure and the delight of the unexpected in any counseling session. I seek out those moments and call them to your attention. I see counseling as a place to try out new behaviors, receive honest feedback and increase your emotional intelligence. My approach is pragmatic; I provide people with plenty of handouts, information, tools and resources. You will find the way I work with you is tailored to your particular situation and needs. Although I am trained in many methods of counseling, the very best method is always based on your immediate circumstances and concerns.

My Background

I have extensive training and experience working with relationship issues and sexual concerns. I am certified as a Gottman Relationship Therapist by the Gottman Institute of Seattle, a research institute that has spent 40+ years studying couple and family relationships with true scientific rigor. I also hold certification as a Sex Therapist through AASECT, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Both of these credentials required comprehensive study, direct demonstration of clinical skills and endorsement by other therapists who could attest to my competence. I am proud of my association with these organizations because of their dedication to protecting clients' well-being and to ongoing, engaged critical thinking about the field of mental health. Prior to opening my private practice my professional experience was in local agencies with children, teens and families. I also worked in a hospital ER for 15 years.


  • (503) 295-6265
  • Website
  • 1235 SE Division, #105
    Portland, OR 97202

At a Glance

  • Experience: 39 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hosford-Abernathy
  • Rate: $140-220/session

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