Kathleen Converse

Kathleen Converse (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Hi! I’m Kathleen Converse, LCSW (she/her). I specialize in working with anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions.

Client Status

accepting clients



1110 SE Alder Suite 301

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2014


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Are you struggling with self worth, people pleasing, or feeling anxious and on edge? Do you feel like there are problems from your past affecting your current relationships? Most of our wounds happen in relationships, so we need to heal within relationship. I'm a relational trauma-informed therapist and will create a warm, compassionate, non judgemental space to help you access that wise part inside of you that already knows how to heal.

My Background and Approach

I take a personalized, collaborative approach to healing work. I am trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems Theory informed, and draw on somatic mind- body techniques in my work with clients. I am also trained as a Level 2 reiki practitioner and enjoy exploring the intersections between neuroscience, evidence based practices, and energy work. I use a strengths based approach to build on your existing coping strategies. I am a former sexual assault advocate, and university Director for the Center for Gender Equity. I have 10 years of experience working with survivors of trauma, and draw on this background to help you have healthier relationships with yourself and others.

My Values as a Therapist

I have a background in community organizing and am passionate about social justice. My practice strives to be anti-oppressive, queer and trans affirming, neuro-affirming, and trauma- informed. I believe that individual healing creates ripples in the world, and that a more equitable and just world is possible starting by healing ourselves.

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