Anissa Bahrenburg (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Hi- thank you for finding me! I'm the creator of Carnelian Counseling, LLC. I'm excited to do hard and rewarding work together.

Sex Therapist in Portland, OR

About My Clients

I see adults for sex and relationship therapy. Common issues explored include: -Exploring sexual identity and/or gender identity -Erotic mismatch/discrepancy in desire levels or desires of partners -Sexual health issues -Destigmatizing sex and reducing sexual shame -Increasing pleasure and desire in long term relationships -Addressing challenges that emerge from breaches of trust, trauma or loss within or outside of the relationship -I also provide clinical supervision for LCSW licensure in OR

My Background and Approach

I use a trauma informed approach to guide my work with all clients. I don't strictly adhere to one therapeutic modality. Each person and each relationship is unique. I often draw from solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, concepts from the Gottman Method and EFT. My goal is to assist you in increasing your pleasure and quality of life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

"I am imperfect and vulnerable but I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging." Brene Brown -I believe that people have good intentions and are doing the best that they can in the moment. -I am present-focused and have a collaborative and direct approach. -I am body positive. -I am an LGBTQIA+ ally. -I support all types of relationships including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, monogamy and more. -I am kink/fetish/BDSM affirming. -CONSENT, CONSENT, CONSENT. -Don't yuck someone else's yum. -Be open minded and curious. -And have fun!

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 250/session


503-568-1201 Email Anissa
2133 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232

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