Ray Nelson

Professional Counselor Intern


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

I am Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (OR #: R4934) in the state of Oregon, where I work in private practice. In 2017 I earned my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling and I am currently training as a holistic sex therapist at the Institute for Sexual Enlightenment and Education. I work with individuals and relationships on communication, connection, identity, sexless relationships and sexual dysfunction.I’m fluent with LGBTQI+, BDSM, and polyamorous populations. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events and struggle with depression, distressing thoughts and intrusive memories, or anxiety issues such as racing thoughts, social anxiety and panic attacks. I help clients manage these symptoms by disentangling their identity from the problems they are experiencing, while bringing into focus what is present, meaningful and valuable to them.

My Background

I’m a rain loving, urban-dwelling Portlander. As a sex educator I am passionate about challenging the dominant narrative of what constitutes sex and sexuality. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the trades as a DC power engineer and general contractor. In my spare time I enjoy building things, being snobbish about craft beer, B-grade shark movies, and doing outdoorsie things.


  • 9712363531
  • Website
  • 2256 NW Pettygrove St
    Portland, OR 97210

At a Glance

  • Experience: 3 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $80-90/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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