Ray Nelson

Professional Counselor Intern

Psychotherapist specializing in personal growth, sexuality, LGBTQIA+, and relationships .


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

My Approach

My approach to the therapeutic process is collaborative and seeks to make the unconscious, conscious. Interventions are tailored to you, it’s not dictated by a book with a list of expectations and “shoulds”.

Our work together is an insight-oriented process where you will expand your awareness/consciousness by being present with what manifests in the here and now. Using our relationship as the focal point to view your life from an expanded, or alternate perspective you’ll learn to recognize and avoid patterns that you previously felt trapped or stuck in. I facilitate our work through a variety of therapeutic interventions rooted in existential-humanistic theory, psychoanalysis, narrative therapy and neuroscience.

My Background

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (OR #: R4934), and have additional training as a Holistic Sex Therapist. I’m passionate about personal growth, life transitions, non-traditional relationships and lifestyles.

I’m a rain loving, urban-dwelling Portlander. 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.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 9712363531
  • Website
  • 2232 NW Pettygrove, Suite 110
    Portland, OR 97210

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Northwest
  • Rate: $100-110/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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