Shelley Sauer

Shelley Sauer (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

If you have been struggling, or if you long for greater peace in your life, I may be able to help.

Client Status

not accepting clients



325 NW 21st Avenue

Suite 204

Portland, 97209

10490 SW Eastridge Street

Suite 130

Portland, Oregon 97225

At a Glance


Rate: $110-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1998

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

I work with a wide range of clients, and my focus is to help you gain clarity, access inner wisdom, find relief and work towards healthy change. It is possible to feel better, experience more , connect more with others, express yourself more creatively.

My Approach to Helping

My approach is compassionate and heart-centered, and our work is collaborative. I utilize a variety of tools, including identifying and changing negative believes, working with the body and nervous system for understanding and change, weaving in creativity and spirituality to enhance. Practicing awareness of the present moment is a powerful healer, and helps to synthesize experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Video sessions are provided on Zoom.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My passion for psychological and spiritual health has been lifelong. Education includes ongoing training in somatic therapies including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR, and Attachment Theory. My work experience includes many years in community mental health, hospital-based programs, and private practice. Special interest in trauma, especially developmental trauma and neglect. My personal trauma history and long term healing process allows me an additional level of understanding.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I trained in Level 1 and 2 several years ago, and have seen significant positive results in clients' symptoms. I engage in advance trainings. EMDR can link up what you know, intellectually, to how you actually engage in your life.

Issues I Treat


  • Spirituality External link

    We hear about the importance of exercising our bodies, stimulating our minds, and feeling our feelings. Many of us lack spiritual nourishment, which it vital for us to be our best selves. Common spiritual truths include love and compassion for self and others, and taking personal responsibility. You can gain immense security and profound peace by living from the wisdom of your higher self.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety and worry can be a barometer to let us know that something is out of balance or wrong that we need to pay attention to. I can assist you in gleaning the wisdom from it, and developing relief and greater ease.

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