Rea Pareja (she/they)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I'm Rea! I focus on working with gender and sexuality exploration, ethical non-monogamy, relationships, sexual concerns, and anxiety.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR
Supervised by Beth Richman, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and in need of change? Are you hoping for support with gender and sexuality exploration, ethical non-monogamy, relationships, sexual concerns, anxiety, or sexual trauma? I'm here to help you understand why you're stuck, process your feelings, and build skills to move forward towards your goals. As a queer person, I am especially passionate about supporting queer and trans clients in building the lives and relationships they want to have. You are welcome here.

My Background and Approach

Our work together is first and foremost collaborative. I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to express, feel, and process at a pace that feels right for you while also helping you find tools that bring you closer to the life you want to live. I believe in the innate wisdom of all my clients and strive to create a space for you to practice listening to and voicing that wisdom – both mind and body. I primarily use compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) which can support you in building emotion regulation skills, identifying relational patterns, fostering compassion for yourself and others, increasing feelings of safety, and behaving in ways that align with your values. I also incorporate somatic approaches, informed by Polyvagal Theory, to integrate the body in the healing process. If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more, please reach out for a free consultation! I am excited to support you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I do this work because I believe in the power of healing through vulnerability and connection –allowing ourselves to be genuinely seen instead of hiding the parts that feels unworthy or shameful. For many of us, trauma and other challenging life experiences have made vulnerability and connection understandably difficult. Therapy is an invitation for all your parts to be seen, honored, and listened to – to begin healing in a supportive, therapeutic relationship, which models the kind of relationships you deserve to build in your daily life. Before I ever became a therapist, I was first a client. Most days, I could only name one emotion – “anxiety.” Therapy helped me connect to a broader spectrum of emotions – joy, grief, boredom, anger, playfulness – and to have greater awareness of and language to describe my experiences. Therapy continues to help me in healing from past wounds, cultivating relationships that are meaningful to me, and living in alignment with my values.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 165/session


971-256-5766 Email Rea
6011 NE Oregon St.
Portland, OR 97213

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