Sofia Jasani

Sofia Jasani (she/her/hers)

Professional Counselor Associate

Professional Counselor Associate, NCC

Supervisor: Kimberly Jayne, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S

Welcome! I'm glad you're here. I provide affirming, empowering care to children and adults in Oregon.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

5418013610

4531 SE Belmont St.

Suite 108

Portland, 97215

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $125

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2018

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Child

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

We might be a good fit if you are Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, first generation, queer, or gender expansive. I help people find relief from the pain and stress of grief, anxiety, depression, parenting, intergenerational trauma, chronic illness, and systemic oppression. If you are the parent of a child ages 3-10 adjusting to loss and change in the family, struggling in school, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, disability, and racial stress-- I'm here for you.

My Background and Approach

I believe each client has the capacity for healing and self-actualization. I bring genuine empathy, acceptance, curiosity, and hope into my relationship with clients so they may feel understood, valued, and empowered to move towards growth at every point in the lifespan. I celebrate my clients’ unique culture, wisdom, strengths, and identities. I collaborate with clients to explore how systems of power and oppression impact their well-being. I support clients in making meaning in their lives and relationships. I provide individual counseling, play therapy, and child-parent relationship therapy. I also provide group therapy for women of color. My approach is informed by Existential-Humanism, feminism, and multiculturalism. I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University with a focus in chronic illness and disability.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a passionate advocate and community leader. I currently hold a Governor-appointed, Senate-confirmed position on the Oregon Board of Psychology. I am the Past President of the Oregon Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, served as the Secretary of the Oregon Counseling Association, and served on the American Counseling Association Anti-Racism Taskforce in 2020. ​I am the proud daughter of Muslim immigrants and am a first-generation college student. I have been teaching in PSU's Counselor Education Department since 2020. I am currently offering both in-person therapy and secure telehealth video sessions for clients in Oregon during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schedule a free 20-minute video consultation so we can get to know one another and find out if we are a good fit! I am currently accepting new private pay clients and do not accept insurance at this time. I have a waitlist for sliding-scale clients.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Play Therapy  External link

    Play is the language of childhood. Young children respond to stress and change differently than adults do, and they communicate differently, too. As a play therapist, I provide a safe environment where children can express their emotions, learn coping skills, develop self-control, and build self-esteem in a way that comes naturally to them. I love working with children, and would be honored to help support your family!

  • Existential External link

    Wellness naturally arises when we experience empathy, acceptance, curiosity, and hope in relationships. I aim to bring these qualities to our therapeutic relationship, and support you in creating this kind of relationship with the important people in your life. I believe each client has the capacity for healing and self-actualization. I bring my full authentic self into my relationship with clients so they may feel understood, valued, and empowered to move towards growth.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    In the playroom, children can express their emotions, develop coping skills, improve social skills, strengthen their family relationships, and improve behavior in a way that comes naturally to them. I provide in-person play therapy for children ages 3-10 adjusting to loss and change in the family, struggling in school, experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, disability, and racial stress.

  • Racial Identity External link

    If you are Black, Indigenous, a person of color, queer, trans, gender expansive, or live with a disability, you may be tired of being strong. You may notice certain spaces and people where you don’t feel comfortable being your full self. ​In therapy you can feel understood, valued, and empowered to heal and grow. In therapy you can explore and celebrate your culture, your wisdom, your strengths, and your identities.

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