Shannon Rice (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Hello! I am a trauma-informed, somatically oriented therapist. My practice is largely informed by the wisdom of Buddhist psychology.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

About My Clients

Starting the journey of therapy to explore your inner world takes great courage. It is not easy to lean into places that hurt or feel shaky. If you experience anxiety, depression, have a difficult time trusting others or yourself, or feel frozen and shutdown, it is my honor to help expand your sense of safety and wellbeing in the world. I specialize in working with folks who have experienced complex, relational, sexual, and/or developmental trauma. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ allied.

My Background and Approach

I can support you to live a more pleasurable, joyful, and presence-centered life. While working together, you will gradually experience more ease by learning how to use your body, breath, and other inherent resources as supportive tools to access as needed. You can learn to view your body as a place of refuge and support, versus something scary to avoid. My hope is that you will build confidence to support yourself outside of session to feel more capable and empowered to face the inevitable waves of life. You might surprise yourself! When working with couples, I can support your understanding of one another. We are all shaped by our original family, for better or for worse. It can help tremendously to learn how this affects us, and our nervous systems, in our primary relationships today. Learning how to communicate more effectively, how to deal more skillfully with conflict, and knowing how we feel most connected, you can experience more ease and connection in your couple system.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have 3 years of Somatic Experiencing training, which is a world renowned trauma-informed therapeutic model. I am PACT Level 1 certified which supports my understanding of early attachment wounds and how to help couples better understand themselves and one another. I am currently enrolled in the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) sex therapy training. I am a certified Mindfulness Instructor from Naropa University. I have an MA from Naropa University in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. My daily sitting meditation practice supports my ability to compassionately be with all aspects of the human experience. I strive to be a socially-just and culturally-informed therapist. I honor how our multitude of social locations and identities shape our experience and opportunities in the world. I practice life-long learning and commit to challenging myself to better understand how my own privileged and oppressed identities shape my views and experience in the world.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • OHP Open Card
  • Oregon Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session


970-438-5918 Email Shannon
Portland, OR 97211

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