Emily Chavez-Nguyen (she/her)

M.A., Professional Counselor Associate, LMHC, NCC
Accepting Clients

I'm a human and a therapist showing up in the most genuine way possible. Reach out today.

Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Natasha Laumei MA, LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you feel like you have to wear a different mask for every area of your life? Can you express your sexuality with your friends, but have to hide it with your family? You may feel there isn't a way to move out of this paradox, or like every area of your life needs to change and it's too overwhelming to even start. You may feel like your sexuality and spirituality are oil and water, never to be mixed. I help people integrate themselves to be fully authentically who they are.

My Background and Approach

While I have experneince in many areas, and love working with people across the specturm I find I'm often the best fit for those who want to go deeper into themselves, as well as into becoming. I am a memeber of both faith communities as well as the LGBTQ community. I am also in a interracial partnership and mother to both a cat, and a dog. I've found myself as the bridge between many people, communities and ideas, and this gave me a heart for those who can't seem to "fit" anywhere. I love to do the hard work of helping humans find there way to be themselves, and finding compassion and hope for ALL parts of themselves ALL of the time. This may mean holding your faith and sexuality equally, exploring your gender in a conservative family, or navigating a relationship where partners hold vastly different expereinces or beliefs. There is room to integrate while allowing uniqueness to remain, contact me today to see if we would be a good fit!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Every human being has parts of themselves they try to fit together. We may have a spiritual life, sexuality or relationships that seem unreconcilable. The edges of our different parts may rub against each other, creating friction and problems, often mental health problems. Sometimes we cannot fully accept ourselves, and others cannot either. Or, society tells us we don't make sense or match up. Every person deserves the right to live fully and freely as themselves. No matter who you are, or what makes you uniquely you. If you want to learn more about how I can help and see if we would be a good fit, send me a message via text or email, or give me a call.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 145/session

Reach out to Emily