Nicole Kammerlocher

Nicole Kammerlocher (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Supervisor: Zuzana Sakova, LPC and Karlaina Brooke, PSYD

I help clients overcome relationship dissatisfaction and sexual difficulties of all kinds.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-941-0856

14523 Westlake Dr., Suite 17

Lake Oswego, 97035

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

From exploring your sexuality or gender to working through relational roadblocks, I'd love to be there to help you through. Many of my clients are struggling with their relationship to sex, their relationship to sexuality, or their relationship to another person. If any of this sounds familiar, please reach out - we can schedule a free 30 minute consultation to talk about what you are going through, and if I would be a good fit for you.

My Approach to Helping

Struggling with issues around sex, relationships, gender, and sexuality can be isolating because they seem private - you don't talk about them much, and it can seem like no one else is struggling the same way you are. You aren't alone in your struggle, and my top priority is to make sure you feel welcomed and accepted in our sessions. I use many different therapeutic techniques, but work primarily from Feminist, Cognitive Behavioral, and Emotionally Focused frameworks. I specialize in working with clients exploring their gender and sexual orientation, low sexual desire, and experiencing sexual disconnection. In our sessions, we will work together to explore your current relationship to sex and make a plan to build the relationship you want to have with sex through practical skills, tools, and deeper discussions about what sex means for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I wanted to become a sex therapist because growing up as a queer kid in Oklahoma, it seemed like all of the messages about sexuality focused on why it's bad and how we should feel ashamed of sex. I saw how this hurts our relationships with ourselves and partners. I understand the challenges created when we feel like it’s not okay to talk about sex openly and honestly. I obtained my BA in Psychology and MS in Mental Health Counseling from Oklahoma State University and am currently training to become a Certified Sex Therapist through the California Institute of Integral Studies. For me, the most rewarding part of sex therapy is helping people build relationships with themselves and their partners that celebrate their authentic sexuality, and I would be honored to help you create deeper connections and explore your fullest sexual life.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Couples Counseling External link

    I have received training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, which has some of the best outcomes for those struggling with relational issues. This therapy focuses on how we show up in relationships, and how we can show up differently and change the tune of a relationship from conflict to connection.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally Focused Therapy is based in attachment theory and focuses on recognizing how we experience our emotions, what we do with them, and how we can connect more effectively and fully with our partners.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Throughout my training I have focused on using CBT as a focal point for understanding how we struggle with mental health and wellness, and how we can work through these struggles. I also use many other modalities, and believe that it is my job as a therapist to be flexible and meet you where you are as far as what techniques work and which ones don't.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    As a queer person, it is important to me to create space in my practice to serve my community. Being queer myself does not mean that I share your experience - I almost certainly do not - but as I have trained to grow my abilities as a counselor, I have always focused my efforts around how I can use my knowledge to help my community with both general and LGBTQ specific struggles.

  • Gender Identity External link

    As a queer person, it is important to me to create space in my practice to serve my community. Gender is a unique and complicated space, and no two people's process around their gender identity will look the same. Throughout my training, I have focused on working to apply what I have learned to help people navigate gender.

  • Sexual Problems External link

    I am currently working towards certification by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. This is one of the most thorough and rigorous certifications for professionals seeking to specialize in sex therapy, and through this process I have and continue to receive training on helping people with specific sexual concerns.

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