Nora Harrington

Nora Harrington (she / her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA in Couple and Family Therapy

Supervisor: Silvana Espinoza Lau, LMFT

Focus areas: relationship therapy, chronic loneliness, depression, the sexual avoidance cycle, attachment trauma, high-conflict partners.

Client Status

accepting clients



4531 SE Belmont Street

Suite 204

Portland, 97215

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I enjoy working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic loneliness and self doubt. In my work with couples and relationships, I help people who find that their relationships feel impossible and essential at the same time. I believe relationships are the hardest and most important thing we do, and I know how painful it can be when this area of our lives is not working.

What I Specialize In

My practice is called Awake Together because I help my clients connect the the open, flexible nature of their true selves in the safety of secure connections. In my work with individual clients, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to disrupt distorted assumptions about life, happiness, and the human mind. I use the somatic, mindfulness-based model IFS to help my clients resolve developmental trauma. When we find ourselves repeatedly struggling to create or maintain the connections we yearn for, and losing our self-worth in the process, early attachment trauma is almost certainly at fault. In my work with couples, I help my clients integrate this trauma, so that they can relate to others from a seat of authentic connection and self worth. I hold the Antioch University certificates in Sex Therapy and Sex Education because I believe that sex is an essential part of our identities as individuals and partners.

My Values as a Therapist

I'm on this path because I know how hard it can be to be a human, and I am forever grateful to the healers who have helped me train my mind and heart. I get such deep joy from passing those skills on to others. I know my clients are on the right track when life begins to feel like it can be lived right now, not in the distant, ideal future. When my clients begin to feel like every part inside belongs, and that their deepest longings are worthy, I know they are well on their way. When they can turn to their partner with vulnerability and courage, and their partner can respond with loving attention, my heart swells with purpose and meaning. I indeed love my job. I’m trained in multicultural counseling and work from an anti-racist, anti-oppression lens. The guiding therapeutic models of my work are Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), The Gottman Method, and TEAM CBT.

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