Taylor Kravitz

Taylor Kravitz (She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MA, LMFT

I help individuals and couples feel more fulfilled with their relationships and sexuality.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-607-8600

97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $180

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

You and your partner have a loving relationship but there’s one part of it that isn’t working: sex. Maybe you’re stuck in a pattern where one of you is initiating all the time and feeling rejected & the other is feeling guilt and shame for having lower desire. Maybe one of you is experiencing sexual pain and you can’t sexually connect in a way that feels good for both of you. Or maybe you stopped having sex a long time ago and you’re longing to get this part of your relationship back.

My Approach to Helping

I want you to know that it’s possible to have a better sexual relationship. I’ll help you understand why you’re not aligning sexually, learn how to communicate about sex in a more connecting way, and incorporate exercises that will help you access more pleasure together. I can help you with sexual issues like: performance anxiety, erectile issues, sexual pain, mismatched desire in your relationship, having a no sex relationship, unbalanced porn use, sexual identity exploration, and low sexual desire. You’ll find that I’m compassionate, gentle yet willing to challenge you, soft-spoken, curious, and a fierce advocate for you and your relationship(s). I like to balance helping you deep dive into your emotions and your past so that you can understand why you’re struggling and also give you practical tools for moving forward. I completed my Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy with a Sex Therapy specialization at Lewis & Clark College.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe your experience in therapy matters. I believe you should be treated with compassion, care and professionalism. I deeply value and invite your feedback and voice in the therapy process. I'm a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate. I've spent my entire therapy career specializing in relationship and sexuality & sex therapy is my passion! I advocate for social justice and openly and staunchly challenge forms of oppression. I’m a fairly shy introvert but somehow feel comfortable talking to people for my work! I am white, cisgender, queer, femme, chronically ill and live in a bigger body. My intersecting identities help inform my activism and care for others. When I am not doing the work I love, you can find me spending quality time with my loved ones (including my partner, our infant, 2 dogs and cat), tasting all the delicious food in Portland, and playing video games.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Do you find you and your partner(s) are getting stuck in the same argument over and over? You know you both care for each other but neither of you feel heard and seen. Using Emotionally Focused Therapy, I can help you get in touch with your deeper emotions, address your relational conflict cycle, and build safe & emotionally connected relationships.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    Sometimes it feels like we have many conflicting parts of our internal world. This can lead to feeling a lot of confusion and self doubt. Using Internal Family Systems, I can help you untangle what may feel like a jumbled mess in your mind so that you can get to know your true Self and all the “parts” of yourself, especially the protective parts of you that can sometimes get in the way of your goals.

  • Narrative  External link

    We all have stories about ourselves, our relationships, and our sexuality. Sometimes these stories keep you stuck in anxiety, shame, guilt and disconnection. Using Narrative Therapy, I help you get to know these stories you have and begin to identify what you really believe and value. Narrative Therapy also involves looking at how your family, past partners, and societal messaging may impact these stories that hold you back.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Sexual Problems External link

    As a sex therapist, most of my professional work has been centered around helping folks navigate sexual issues. I use a sex-positive lens in working with sexual concerns. I will help you develop awareness of emotional and sociocultural factors that impact your sexuality, while also giving you practical tools that can create shifts in your sex life.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I have extensive experience working with couples/partners to address relationship and marriage issues. I can help you and your partner(s) learn how to communicate in a way that feels more connecting, identify your strengths and appreciations for one another, find a way to balance both of your wants and needs, and feel more fulfilled in your relationship.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    I am affirming of ethical non-monogamy and have supported partners in opening their relationship. I will help you clarify your wants, need & boundaries, tune up your communication so you have a solid foundation, and develop tools for navigating the feelings that may come up on this journey.

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