Sawyer Salameh

Sawyer Salameh

Licensed Professional Counselor

*Currently, I am only taking couples* I work to help couples slow everything down so that they can hear themselves and their partner.

Client Status

accepting clients



825 NE 20th Ave

Suite 250

Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $150-$250

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2016

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

Therapy can be beyond the mind, by also including the body and our experiences in the room we can gain more information so that we can make more grounded and intentional choices. Helping us to understand how we want to show up and live the life we are in.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a white, queer, nonbinary therapist I believe it has shaped me in a way that is specific to myself and the way others perceive and treat me. Privilege goes beyond financial stability and I value the privilege I receive from being part of the queer community to create connection and support. As nonbinary I believe I have the privilege to understand the complexities of masculinity and femininity. Looking at the intersectionality of one's life, culture and experiences is extremely important to me to understand you and how you are perceived in the world. My whiteness has gained me a lot of financial and safety privilege in my life and I hold space for what has been withheld from you due to western colonialism.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    I work off attachment theory to help individuals and couples. This gives us an understanding how we interact with others and ourselves. Attachment can give us a starting point to understand and be intentional about patterns we experience in our lives.

  • Experiential External link

    I work with what is happening in the room to help us understand ourselves and to gain more control and power over our choices and life. Our experience is everthing that is happening on the room from our thoughts, feelings, and body.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    IFS helps us understand the roles we played as a child that might be coming up in our current relationships. It helps us have compassion and understanding for that child so that we can heal our current relationships.

Issues I Treat


  • Historical Trauma External link

    I have worked with PTSD and historical trauma since starting in the field. Working to put our trauma in the past and stopping it from controlling our present moments, can help us gain control of horrible things that have happened to us.

  • Sexual Abuse External link

    I have worked with adults that have experience childhood sexual abuse and recent abuse. I come from a trauma education with EMDR training.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I focus on systemic struggles from culture to family to relationships. Having both people in the relationship helps to do work in the moment and make big changes.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can make it hard for us to connect with people around us, and affects a huge part of our community. Almost all my clients have experienced some form of anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    We all struggle with some form of depression, but when it affects your life, so that you can’t do the things you want it becomes a problem. I will help you find ways to work with your depression, so that you can exist with it.

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