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, 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, I can help clients increase self-compassion and kindness because clients who have attachment disorders/wounds often develop a negative self-view.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    As I have grown into a professional license counselor I have come to realize the benefits of deep work to heal trauma and various other human concerns. It helps individuals accept, regulate, express, and bring awareness of the complexity of human emotions. Understanding emotions help guides us to our needs or wants.

  • Addiction Therapy External link

    I have extensive training and experience working with individuals dealing with addiction.

Issues I Treat


  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    Managing anxiety when you may have underlying issues thus at a higher risk. Managing 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. I 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 can 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 new couple, a married couple, or a couple facing separation, I can work with you to navigate and resolve the challenges in your relationship.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Death and bereavement are universally inescapable events that we all have to face; no matter how much we resist. Individuals may experience suicidal thoughts, numbness, or the disconnection , which interferes with daily activities. What we do with that indentation gives us strength or hinders us from living.  Some clients need a higher level of support and this is where I can come.

  • Anxiety External link

    Healthy anxiety keeps us alert, in tune with our surroundings, and does not interfere with our lives.  Unhealthy anxiety is present even if there is no perceived threat.  It disrupts your life, and creates isolation. I firmly believe that you are unique and deserve a plan that is realistic and will result in the highest level of recovery.

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