Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

I work with clients to develop curiosity and compassion about themselves -- their suffering and their strengths. Holistic Sex Therapy can help you understand and move through challenges with desire, pain, function, and trauma. Together we can help you find healing, pleasure, and joy.


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

My Approach

My counseling style is characterized by warmth, authenticity, compassion, and humor. My clients and I work together to create an atmosphere that encourages psychological depth. I approach Sex Therapy and Mental Health Psychotherapy as collaborations in which we get to know your inner world together. As a mindfulness and body-oriented psychotherapist, I help you to uncover the psychological, somatic, and sensory experiences that have shaped how you approach the world, providing opportunities for sexual and psychological healing and transformation.

My Background

I have been working as a therapist in clinical settings since 2005. I received a Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University -- a mindfulness- based university -- in Boulder, CO in 2008. Sex Therapy is my current passion. Many people feel alone in their sexual desires, hopes, traumas, and disappointments. I invite clients to explore these areas in an open, embodied, non-judgmental way so they can move towards full acceptance and expression of their sexuality. I welcome clients struggling with sexual dysfunction and pain as well as those recovering from sexual trauma. I have a particular interest in working with those exploring alternative sexual behaviors and relationship styles. I work with diverse clientele on issues arising from oppression and inequality. I welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations in my practice.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BridgeSpan
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-307-2843
  • Website
  • 1135 SE Salmon, Suite 213
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 15 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $100-180/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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