Sarah King

Sarah King (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I offer compassionate and nonjudgmental therapy with a focus on healing childhood wounds, sexual traumas and sexual addictions.

Client Status

accepting clients



7739 SW Capitol Highway

Suite 260

Portland , 97219

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Ideal Client

I have worked with a host of issues, but have primarily focused my work with clients who seek help to relinquish the shame they feel regarding their behaviors, past secrets and the impacts they have had on themselves and those around them. Specifically, I specialize working with adults and teens manage and heal from sexual preoccupation, sexual/porn addictions and anger management needs through providing judgement free, empathetic and structured therapeutic care.

My Approach to Helping

My clinical approach is based in attachment theory, meaning I work within the relationship to help clients feel safe enough to grow in the uncomfortable. I also utilize cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and schema therapies as a way for my clients to practice new skills to make effective, forward-moving changes. Each individual's therapeutic process is unique and personal, as we are dynamic and complicated beings. Therefore, it is important to have someone you trust walk with you as you take your next steps.

Why I Became a Therapist

I believe that we all deserve compassion and understanding for the pieces of us that make us fallible and human yet so often we hold these secrets in isolation, out of fear of exposing our rawness to the world. Therefore, I found myself specializing working with clients who hold the highest level of shame and secrecy in hopes to demonstrate that everyone is deserving of an nonjudgmental and safe place to feel at ease in sharing their realness in order to uncover internal motivations for making positive change. I welcome all people, regardless of race, sex or gender. I hope that you find my casual, structured and compassionate approach to be a good place to start your healing journey.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    I view my practice through an attachment theory lens, as I recognize the powerful impact our childhood attachments have on our current relationships and behaviors. Therefore, I use the relationship between myself and the client as the bases for creating a safe place to explore healing childhood wounds and generalizing that healing to other important relationships in our lives.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I have been trained in DBT skill building through the Portland DBT Institute. I utilize this modality throughout my practice with all types of clients, as I find it a very practical tool for living a healthy life.

Issues I Treat


  • Anger Management External link

    I am trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and schema therapy in order to help clients gain awareness for their emotional needs and build distress tolerance skills. I also have five years experiencing working with both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.

  • Sexual Addiction External link

    I have 10 years experience working with clients with sexual preoccupation, sexual/porn addictions and other sexual behavior issues. I utilize DBT and CBT approaches to managing these behavioral needs, focusing on building healthy coping skills and identifying motivations to changing behavior. I am also a Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CCSOT) and can provide treatment with both mandated and non-mandated clients.

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I over ten years experience working with adolescents with a host of issues, including: sexual health, suicidal ideation, self-harm, moral development and social and emotional skill building. I have worked with youth in residential and outpatient settings and offer both group and individual counseling services.

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