Sarah Kendrick (she/her/hers)

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Stop striving for a perfect life & THRIVE in the one you're living! Therapy intensives, education, & neuro-wizardry for resilient families.

Psychotherapist in Portland, OR
Supervised by Ariana Lloyd, LCSW

About My Clients

Clients find me when worried their trauma will affect parenting. They come after violating or confusing births or while planning the impossibly 'perfect’ birth. Some arrive postpartum- feeling trapped, sad, anxious, & resentful (and then ashamed by their feelings). Folx show up feeling wildly reactive despite heroic efforts to chill, or when realizing that parenting pokes at every wound they didn’t even know they carried. Therapists come to shore up when worn down by life as a parent & healer.

My Background and Approach

I’m a story-catcher, empath, advocate, feminist-researcher, & wounded-healer serving resilient whole-hearted humans. After years working with traumatized children, I aim to heal & prevent suffering for those bravely & wearily raising them. I earned a doctorate in clinical & somatic psychology to help folx experience their life rather than analyze their experience. As a certified clinical trauma specialist & mindfulness teacher, I offer ways to safely ground the storied-body in brave vulnerability & joy. I utilize trauma-informed & flourishing-focused tools to help people understand symptoms as instructive points of pain rather than signs of brokenness. There is no symptom that diminishes the inherent capacity to heal. I’m certified in perinatal mental health and know personally & professionally how profoundly suffering & healing in birth & beyond can shape how we show up in the world. I invite you to shed shame, grow compassion, & live into the safety & relationship you are wired for.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m in the business of shame-dousing, patriarchy-smashing, paradox-holding, & resilience-building. My deepest desire is for an equitable system in which all people have the support needed to flourish as parents. Until then, I’m committed to counseling & customizing roadmaps for the journey. I ache to collaborate in reimagining parenting expectations & easing the unbearable weight of being should on. I believe that birth & parenting are personal, political, relational, & transformational and that their potential for vitality is rooted in our embodied need for safety. So, from the first email to the teary goodbyes of a group, safety is my compass. It begins with immediate unreserved respect for the inherent worth, wisdom, & autonomy of all who connect here. It stretches out to my humble learning of trans-birth experience, parts-work for racial trauma, & refusing a culture of white-supremacy from which I benefit. I uphold non-violent communication (ahimsa) & advocate radical compassion.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $50 - 255/session

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