Sasha Strong

Licensed Professional Counselor

CLOSED TO NEW INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS 1/2020, NEW GROUP MEMBERS and folks seeking GENDER LETTER ASSESSMENTS are welcome. I help people overcome life challenges using mindfulness, embodiment, and skills education. I adapt my strengths and expertise to your preferences, to create a therapy that fits you.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My view of therapy is grounded in the perspective of brilliant sanity: all beings have an innate wakefulness that underlies any suffering and confusion. I use Hakomi, DBT, talk therapy, humanistic, and contemplative approaches to help you find a new relationship with your basic goodness. I use empirically-derived outcome measures (FIT/PCOMS) to make sure that therapy is on track and that my clients are getting what works for them. While I am open to providing you with a diagnosis if you wish, I operate in a strength-based model that celebrates your resources, resilience, and wisdom.

My Background

I hold an M.A. in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, where my studies centered on mindfulness, Buddhist psychology, group therapy,and counseling. I am also a Naropa University-certified mindfulness instructor. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. My dissertation research focuses on how people recover from bipolar disorder using Buddhist mindfulness practice. I have also trained in Hakomi embodied-experiential psychotherapy, including a year-long internship at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic. I am currently in the Hakomi certification process. I have completed advanced training in counseling queer, trans*, and gender non-conforming people. I can write letters for gender affirmative procedures. I have conducted research on counseling competency for non-binary and genderqueer people. I have presented on this topic several times for professional audiences. I'm an LPC in Oregon.


  • 971-279-7261
  • Website
  • 4531 SE Belmont Street, Suite 316
    Portland 97215

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