Roza Skenderova

Professional Counselor Intern

Ever wondered if there is something beyond talk therapy? I offer body-centered, experiential therapy for those looking for a different approach to the healing process. The best way to find out if we are the right fit is to contact me. I offer free 15 min consultations.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

We are born with the capacity to thrive and be resilient. Often, we learn to compromise our potential and brilliance in order to survive the impact of our early environments. These early coping strategies, though needed, can become outdated and limit us in adulthood. Therapy can re-awaken the forgotten and marginalized pieces of ourselves so we can have more tools with which to navigate our complex and rapidly changing world. I offer in-depth, holistic therapy that considers your bodily experience as essential to the healing process. For example, when your hearts start racing, or you feel a knot in your stomach, your body is telling us something important about your experience. As you get a deeper felt sense of your experience, you may find you are able to make more informed choices, rather than reacting habitually. I focus on supporting people who have experienced marginalization, including queer, trans, non-binary, bi-cultural and immigrant populations.

My Background

I have been immersed in the field of somatics for over 10 years as a dancer, student, facilitator, and now practitioner. I earned my Masters in Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Fransisco, CA. Additional to a body-centered approach, my studies included attachment theory, mindfulness, psychodynamics, and social justice. I have supplementary training in Contemporary Reichian therapy— an intensive 4-year program focusing on emotional regulation. Previous experience includes work with underprivileged communities inside the jail system and post-incarceration. I completed my movement training from Syzygy Dance Project, which focuses on bringing play, creativity and expression into underserved settings. I have experience and a particular passion for studying and working with multicultural and immigration experiences.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-893-9842
  • Website
  • 3430 SE Belmont
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Belmont
  • Rate: $95-120/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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