Bethany Haug (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Relational and experiential therapist specializing in anxiety and trauma

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR


About My Clients

I work well with individuals who want to explore who they are and feel more connected to themselves and others. The clients I see often identify with having a history of trauma and may struggle with self-image, perfectionism, and anxiety. As a queer person, I hold a special place in my heart for supporting other queer people in their process of coming into authenticity. My goal is to provide a safe foundation of focus and structure for deep and embodied work for my clients.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is relational and experiential. Being relational means that I'm not a "blank slate" type of therapist, keeping myself at a distance for the sake of remaining objective. I bring my own experience of our process into the session so that we can join in working together and stand on equal footing. Being experiential means that I work from the assumption that if we're only talking about issues, we aren't really engaging the full mind. In contrast, I invite present-moment awareness of what you are experiencing in your body, mind, and in our session to encourage new experience and learning. This involves bringing compassion and curiosity to protective patterns as they emerge in our work. We'll integrate your experience of old and new ways of being, so that new meaning, choice, and flexibility can emerge. My clients often describe this way of working as surprising, rewarding, and quite different from previous therapy experience!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a queer therapist and my work is guided by the belief that our intersecting identities play a significant role in our lives and the therapy process. I believe that you deserve to have a therapeutic relationship where you can bring your whole self, and I look forward to welcoming all parts of your life experience. I embrace nonviolence as a guiding value and strive to provide care that aligns with greater freedom and harmony, within yourself and within the world.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $155/session

Reach out to Bethany