Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT

Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

Supervisor: Corina Mattson LMFT

I believe that happiness comes from being authentic and working to dismantle oppressive systems is being my authentic self.

Client Status

not accepting clients

Contact

510-213-3389

510 SW 3rd Ave

Suite 200

Portland, 97204

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$200

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2004

Languages: English

Faith: Atheism, Buddhism, Interfaith

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Approach to Helping

There are stigmas that exist in society, making it difficult for some of us to even reach out for healing. I did and do my best to provide a safe space for any issues to arise and be worked through, whether someone identifies as a perpetrator, a victim, a survivor, or all of the above. My therapy practice is driven by a belief that if anyone had been through what you had been through, they would be exactly where you are. I also believe in equifinality; the idea that there are multiple paths to the same destination. My job is to help you find your unique path to your unique goals. My job is to adjust to you and your needs. We can discover what those are together. I bring positivity, compassion, and curiosity to my work. I am transparent in my approach so that you can always know what we are working on and why. I can comfortably utilize mindfulness, talk therapy , somatic awareness, movement, expressive approaches, internal family systems work, harm reduction, and trauma trreatment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have been working in the field for over 15 years. My license has afforded me the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in an array of settings. I have worked with couples, families and individuals in private practice settings, as a therapist at a drug treatment center for youth, as the lead clinician in an inpatient program for people who identified as female struggling with dual dianosis, as the Clinical Director of a transitional housing program for women leaving prostitution and escaping sex trafficking. My current private practice is my love and joy. I integrate a wide range of techniques to help people dismantle oppression within themselves and their communities.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    Most of us have some ambivalence about most things because we have multiple motivations (to succeed, to be happy, to be liked for example). IFS is a way to reach consensus within ourselves, particularly if we experienced trauma.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Peace can come from meeting life’s suffering with clarity, grace and agency. Mindfulness allows us to know our patterns and motives more clearly so that we can choose paths that allow us to sleep better at night.

  • Eclectic External link

    I adjust my approach based on your presenting strengths and challenges in collaboration with you. I do not expect you to adapt to my style. I am comfortable using a wide range of specializations, theories and approaches.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Gender Identity External link

    Ideas of gender are forced upon us before we are even born. It is a force than can be incredibly difficult to overcome and to stay attuned to oneself within. It is important to have people and spaces we can explore being ourselves with in a safe and supportive way. Like the definition of gender itself, I help you decide your own path, labels and lack of labels.

  • Sexual Problems External link

    I have experience working with sexual problems including avoidance and compulsions. I also enjoy supporting communities that can experience stigma and oppression around sexuality, including those in open relationship, involved in kink and identifying as Transgender and GNC.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I work with people and their partners to resolve relationship issues, whether married, dating, polyamorous, gay, straight, or TGNC. I help people grow toward each other and into their authentic selves in relationships.

  • PTSD External link

    I have a wealth of experience and use a wide variety of approaches to help people heal from their unique combination of trauma symptoms, including flashbacks, dissociation, panic, avoidance, depression, irritability and low self-esteem.

  • Codependency External link

    So many marginalized populations and folks who grow up with abuse or addiction in their households adapt by living life from the outside in-adjusting to what they have been told implicitly and explicitly to be for other people in order to access love and resource. This also happens to be a symptom of codependency, a normal reaction to abnormal circumstances. I can help you reorient to yourself.

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