Zara Roth

Zara Roth (she/her)

Professional Counselor

M.A., QMHP, CADC, Registered Associate

Supervisor: Chad Ernest, LPC

Lonely? Nihilistic? Sad? Scared? Angry? Restless? Insecure? Bitter? Confused? Let me help you cope through it.

Client Status

accepting clients




Portland, OR 97216

At a Glance


Rate: $60-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2020

Languages: Español, 中文 (广东话)


  • Individual
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
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My Ideal Client

With the state of the world, mental health is at an all-time low and we are all experiencing collective trauma. I take climate, pandemic, economic, political, societal, and cultural problems into account, on top of personal issues. My goal has always been to help those with trauma, personality disorders, and depression/anxiety by diving into the unconscious, cultivating self-awareness, and creating practical solutions. My clients are diverse and range from 16-65+ yrs old.

My Approach to Helping

I hold a graduate degree in mental health counseling from Northwestern University, as well as a certificate in child and adolescent psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and well-rounded, and I have a background in psychodynamic psychotherapy which allows me to dive into the unconscious, create self-awareness, and formulate practical solutions for clients dealing with trauma, personality disorders, depression, and anxiety. I previously worked at a DBT clinic specializing in borderline personality disorder and high-acuity patients; as well as at a rehab clinic where I led the mental health IOP group therapy program for those with PTSD and severe anxiety/depression. I aim to create an environment of validation, authenticity, unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and inclusion in my practice.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I take an individualized approach to each client and tailor treatment plans based on their unique and specific needs. I use established therapeutic modalities and somatic, sports, music, art, and laugh therapy. I believe that many existential questions can be answered using the wisdom of philosophers throughout history. I have a particular interest in working with marginalized communities and advocating for multicultural and feminist issues. I believe a main factor in mental health issues is the natural human reaction to a society which makes us sick. My focus includes the psychology of capitalism, complex trauma, ADHD, BPD, eco-anxiety, non-dogmatic spirituality, and psychedelic therapy.

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