Sarah Nelson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Accepting Clients

My approach to therapy is rooted in warmth and connection and you: who you are, where you come from, and what is meaningful to you.

Psychologist in Portland, OR

Services

About My Clients

Perhaps you are feeling a loss of meaning, a loss of connection, or are in the midst of a life transition and that has led you here. Whatever has led you to seek therapy, I am glad you are here and I welcome you as you are, as you were, and as you would like to be. I approach my work with a desire to connect and to understand, to hold hope, and to guide towards insight.

My Background and Approach

My approach to therapy is rooted in warmth and connection and you: who you are, where you come from, and what is meaningful to you. Our work together will be deep and relational. Within this person- and relationship-centered approach I bring attention to early attachment and current connections through the lens of feminist liberation psychology. This approach means that I see your context on a historical, local, and cultural scale as inextricable from your current mental health. Within the therapy space I apply a wide variety of techniques drawing from: Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Polyvagal therapy, EMDR, and somatic and emotional processing.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a psychologist licensed in the state of Oregon. I grew up in Northeast Portland and have lived in New England, the Mountain West, the Midwest, southern California and northern Washington. I love hiking, fiction reading, camping, yoga, eating, and running. I feel so grateful for my work which brings me into connection with so many incredible people and I look very forward to meeting you when you are ready.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • First Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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