Kawa Kuller

Kawa Kuller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

I know what it’s like to be vulnerable and how hard it can be to grow, stabilize, and change. I provide gentle, non-judgmental support.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $11

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • MODA
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
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My Ideal Client

You may be BIPOC, LGTBQIA+, QTPOC, kinky, polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous, intersectional, or neurodivergent. There can be great joy and pride in being different, but difference can also be met with oppression. I know what it’s like to feel othered, how it can effect self esteem, your ability to connect with others, and can lead to trauma, isolation, sadness, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, hopelessness and confusion.

My Background and Approach

As someone who has both seen a therapist, and provided therapy to others, I know what it’s like to be vulnerable and how hard it can be to grow, stabilize, and change. I will provide gentle, honest, and non-judgmental support throughout our work together. I graduated from Portland State University in 2016 and have worked in Community Mental Health (mental health therapy for adults who are also experiencing poverty and trauma) since 2015. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the nonprofit world for 10 years on issues including reproductive justice, anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ rights, pain management and advocacy, and making social justice work intersectional. Working with me, you will get the support and nurturing that you need to live the full life you've always dreamed of.

Social Justice Issues I Care About

I am committed to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive in my life and in my work as a therapist. I help clients heal from and identify shame and trauma and other symptoms of oppression. I make space to actively explore white privilege, economic privilege, gender privilege, passing privilege and additional forms of privilege in session and in my own life. I educate myself, and I know I’m not perfect. I am open to feedback, reflection, and admitting I’m wrong. We may not share the same identities, but I have a foundation of understanding my own “otherness” and hope you won’t feel you have to start at square one with me. Anti Oppressive Therapy also means trying to minimize the power dynamic between you and me in our sessions. I have specialized training, yes, but you are the expert in your own life. I want to harness your expertise and support you in the growth you want to achieve.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Racial Identity External link

    As a multiracial and intersectional person I know how important it is to be seen as a whole person. I provide nonjudgement, acceptance, and celebration of identity as well as support with racism and oppression and navigating complicated dynamics between different cultural pulls.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I am queer and love working with the LGBTQ community. I will provide affirming care and help process issues related to identity, including but not limited to family, embracing yourself, dating, sex, and will help process the effects of homophobia and transphobia.

  • Gender Identity External link

    I am a cis woman. I do not believe therapists should be gatekeepers of gender but recognize this is the system we are in. I am well versed in supporting folks through transition - whatever that might look like in your personal journey. I write gender affirming letters and want to support you and help remove any barriers to achieving your goals.

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