Sakura Counseling

Sakura Counseling (She/He/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor


Sakura Counseling is for people searching for a safe space to heal relationships and achieve new levels of awareness.

Client Status

accepting clients



1720 NW Lovejoy Street

Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Our Ideal Client

At Sakura Counseling, we aspire to create an environment that is all inclusive and provides a safe space for diversity in all forms to untangle the challenges that have been holding you back from being authentically you. We are collaborative in our approach, holding high regard for your experience in your environment, paying close attention to the many systems of our society that play a part in perpetuating oppression.

Our Approach to Helping

We believe in creating collaborative healing relationships where your therapist will work with you to figure out the changes you want to make, then create an attainable, realistic plan of healing. We will then prepare you for the changes to come and develop tools needed to successfully integrate those changes into your current environment. We believe that you are the expert of your experiences and needs, so throughout our collaboration, we aim to allow you to feel free of guilt and shame and safe to be wholly, authentically you as you gain strength of understanding, while building new methods to cope and overcome.

Our Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a group practice, we have the ability to provide therapy for most issues with specialized areas of Trauma, Social Justice, Mutli-cultural concerns, Anxiety, Suicide, Grief and Loss, Domestic Violence, Couples Relationship Repair...just to name a few. We work with all ages and all walks of life without judgement and thoroughly enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. To find out more about our team go to We currently have one counselor, Nancy, who works with Moda. All other counselors are OHP, Cigna, Kaiser, Reegence and OOP only.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    Having training in attachment theory serves as a solid foundation for understanding client’s development of maladaptive coping strategies and how this relates to the client’s emotional difficulties. Using this therapy, we can help clients increase self-compassion and kindness because clients who have attachment disorders/wounds often develop a negative self-view of themselves and others.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    We have seen the benefits of deep work to heal trauma and various other human concerns. It helps individuals accept, regulate, express, & bring awareness of the complexity of human emotions. Understanding emotions help guides us to our needs or wants.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    Our clinic employs Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to guide clients in embracing their emotions, clarifying values, and committing to positive actions. Through mindfulness and acceptance techniques, clients learn to manage distress, cultivate psychological flexibility, and align their actions with their values, ultimately leading to improved well-being and a more fulfilling life journey.

Issues I Treat


  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    Our clinic is a beacon of support, aiding clients in managing the anxiety stemming from the multifaceted challenges posed by the pandemic. Our services address the anxiety related to COVID-19, offering a safe & empathetic space for clients to voice their concerns & fears. We help you develop coping strategies that empower you to navigate the uncertainties related to health concerns. We help individuals facing disabilitly-related concerns due to the long term effects of covid & social isolation.

  • Abuse External link

    Victims often feel they are being degraded and often don’t feel their abusers see their innate worth as a human being. The abuse often centers around control and they will use many harmful techniques to maintain and/or gain control over their victims. Our clinicians have training and experience working with all forms of abuse and together we can create a safe space for you and break the cycle of violence.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Conflicts may arise at any stage in a relationship. Sometimes these conflicts grow in complexity despite our best efforts to resolve them on our own. Whether you’re a in new relationship, married, or facing separation, we can work with you to navigate and resolve the challenges you are facing. Our counseling clinic restores relationships through expert guidance, fostering understanding, effective communication, and renewed emotional connection.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Death & bereavement are universally inescapable events that we all have faced. Individuals may experience suicidal thoughts, numbness, or the disconnection, which often interferes with daily activities. What we do with the grief transition either gives us strength or hinders us from fulfilling our goals.  Our counseling clinic offers compassionate support for loss and grief, providing a safe space to process emotions, cope with the pain, and find ways to heal and rebuild life after loss.

  • Anxiety External link

    Healthy anxiety keeps us stay alert, tune into our surroundings, and does not interfere with our lives. Unhealthy anxiety is present even if there is not a perceived threat. It disrupts your life, & creates isolation. We firmly believe that you are unique, deserve a plan that is realistic, & will result in the highest level of recovery. Our clinic offers effective anxiety support through therapy, coping strategies, and personalized guidance, helping you regain control and find relief.

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