Renee Fitzpatrick

Renee Fitzpatrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Counselor Associate

My mission is to support your relationship with your sexuality. You have a right to your sexuality — it’s part of your nature.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$180

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

You may be seeking help on your own—to process past experiences and beliefs, strengthen your support system, or gain support in accessing affirming healthcare. You may be seeking help with family—longing for acceptance from family members, or needing guidance with discussing sexual health with your children. You may be seeking help with your relationship—wanting to deepen intimacy, unpack inequity impacting your relationship, explore shared sexuality, or establish clear boundaries.

My Background and Approach

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Professional Counselor Associate in Oregon. I provide sex-positive psychotherapy, counseling and sex therapy services to individuals, families and relationship systems. Sex therapy is a specialty within therapy that focuses on addressing concerns and themes related to sexuality. While I specialize in sex therapy, I am not limited to only providing specific sex therapy services. Whether you're seeking sex therapy services or sex-positive care, I provide mental health treatment to individuals, families and relationship systems with my pillars of service.

My Values as a Therapist

As an advocate of social justice, I understand the importance that cultural identities play, including intersections of privilege and marginalization (racism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, fatphobia, etc.). These contextual elements play an important role in our lives and are considered when determining goals and strengths. My philosophy in my practice prioritizes the following elements: Safety, respect and consent; sex-positivity; multicultural humility and anti-oppressive care, disability justice, holistic + community-oriented lens, and body liberation + weight neutrality. I believe sexuality is holistic and encompassing, not limited to commercialized ideals and physical sexual acts. I believe our sexuality is naturally-designed and fundamental to our well-being. I believe sexual healthcare and thorough, shame-free sex education are human rights and basic needs. I believe in reproductive justice and body autonomy. I support all pregnancy outcomes.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Feminist External link

    My feminist approach to therapy is grounded in Critical Race theory and Queer theory. Critical Race theory refers to collective critical views of how US macrosystems are inherently racist; Critical Race theory rejects colorblindness and political neutrality and prioritizes dismantling white supremacy. Queer theory focuses on unlearning conditioned beliefs and reimagining identity, wellness versus sickness, psychopathology, gender and sexuality.

  • Relational  External link

    My relational approach to therapy is grounded in Relational–Cultural therapy (RCT). RCT is a form of therapy that emphasizes the importance and transformative power of our sense of self and our connection with others. RCT believes that humans naturally grow toward and through connection with others. RCT highlights the role our families, community and society play in forming our identities and beliefs about ourselves.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Mindfulness-based practices give us a chance to focus our attention on the present moment. When we engage in mindfulness, we experience our senses, thoughts, feelings and emotions, physical sensations, and behavior in a curious, compassionate and nonjudgmental way.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally-Focused therapy (EFT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the value of engaging in emotional experiencing in the present moment. EFT believes that a safe, clarifying and meaningful connective experience has the power to heal and transform our senses of self and intimate relationships.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, and actions. CBT can be a powerful tool that helps us to identify and transform potential disempowering beliefs we hold about ourselves and others that may be negatively impacting our quality of life.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Sexual Problems External link

    I work with clients to help them learn about their sexuality and understand it in context to their life. I help clients with concerns: Sexual shame, sexual anxiety, sexual dysfunction, sex and disability, discrepancy of sexual desire, kink/BDSM exploration, infidelity, and sex-positive parenting.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    The 2SLGBTQIA+ community is broad and diverse, including sexually and gender diverse people. I work with clients to help them explore their sexuality, ranging from identity to expression, to transitioning, pod-mapping and accessing affirming healthcare and community services. Additionally, I provide a safe, affirming space for processing and treatment for clients who wish to work on issues unrelated to their 2SLGBTQIA+ identities.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Individuals engaging in polyamorous and consensual nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships have been historically marginalized and pathologized in our society to due the halo affect of monogamous couples and nuclear-family values. However, less than 15% of families in the US today look like a nuclear family. I am both poly-knowledgeable and poly-focused in my practice, meaning that I serve clients who may be seeking therapy for polyamory/CNM-related reasons, or simply seeking poly-affirming care.

  • Pregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health) External link

    I specialize in supporting individuals and families anywhere in the perinatal process, including: Abortion, experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during and after pregnancy, stressors related to parenthood, and decisions regarding family building. I focus on working with historically marginalized clients (2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, SW-ers, etc.). I strive to advocate for racial justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice both in-and-out of sessions.

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