Kristen Seghete

Kristen Seghete (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist


Compassionate care for prenatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, trauma, and parenting stress. In-person and telehealth services.

Client Status

accepting clients



917 SW Oak St

Portland, 97205

At a Glance


Rate: $225-$275

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Are you feeling depressed after the birth of your baby? Do you feel guilty because you think you should be a better mom? Are you unable to concentrate because you are worried all the time or thinking about how traumatic your baby's birth was? You are not alone. Feeling sad or anxious after becoming a new parent is scary. And it's hard to ask for help when family and friends keep telling you how happy you should be and that motherhood happens naturally.

My Approach to Helping

I have 20 years of experience working in women's and infants' mental health, and I am certified in perinatal mental health. My expertise includes postpartum depression and anxiety, trauma, and parenting. In our work together, you will learn how to make space for sadness, anxiety, and fear. We'll work on pushing pause on the endless loop of worry, guilt, and judgment that plays in your mind. Once again, you will learn how to have compassion for yourself, nurture yourself, and ask for what you need. We will figure out how you can become less isolated. My approach includes understanding how feelings and emotions are related to each other and how we can change our behaviors (cognitive behavioral therapy). I also focus on mindfulness-based interventions, meaning using non-judgmental, present-moment awareness as a guiding principle to make space for your inner experiences and emotions.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe in compassionate and collaborative care based in an authentic and non-judgmental relationship. I care about your story, the experiences that have shaped you, and any pain you carry with you. Trauma is something that shapes us, gets passed down, and physically affects us. I am particularly passionate about understanding how women's experiences of trauma affect how the world interacts with them and how they can interact with the world. Therapy takes work. Hard work. And I will honor and respect your unique journey. I am here to meet you where you are at right now and recognize you are doing the best you can at any given moment.

Issues I Treat


  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    I provide services for most prenatal mental health concerns and symptoms - including depression, anxiety, heightened stress, and high-risk pregnancy. Preventive therapy for individuals who are concerned about developing depression and anxiety is also available. I offer both individual and maternal-infant therapy.

  • Postpartum External link

    I provide services for most postpartum mental health concerns and symptoms - including depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, birth trauma, NICU experiences, and perinatal loss. I also have expertise in parent-infant bonding, which is therapy focused on enhancing bonding between a birthing parent and their infant.

  • Parenting External link

    I provide maternal-infant therapy to support bonding and reduce parenting stress, and also provide specialized maternal-infant therapy for people who have experienced trauma. Beyond postpartum, I provide therapy for parenting stress and emotional support for parents with a child with an emotional or mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety.

  • Women's Issues External link

    Support across the reproductive lifespan, from adolescence through menopause. Experience includes mental, physical, and medical concerns.

  • Abuse External link

    Experience working with individuals with a history of childhood trauma, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, and neglect. Expertise with interpersonal trauma and abuse, such as domestic violence, interpersonal violence, and gender-based violence.

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