C.J. Sanders (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help couples move from conflict to peace by resolving current problems and past issues so they can have joyful and loving relationships.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Couples

About My Clients

I am a skilled and flexible practitioner that works to attune to each unique story. The couples I see come for precommittment counseling to uncoupling and everything in between. I work with some of the most creative and hardworking people. Most want to work on communication and issues around connection and intimacy. You will find a compassionate and non-judgmental space for whatever you are struggling with.

My Background and Approach

As a therapist specializing in helping couples achieve their relationship goals, I believe that most of us are longing for deeper connection. Connection can be thwarted by past trauma, negative cycles, bad habits or addictions, grief, differences, or just plain busyness. Oh, and you may have noticed that things like a global pandemic can also put a lot of strain on a relationship. Our primary relationships are our most significant asset in life. It is your strength that has you acknowledging you need a helping hand to address where the joy and energy has gotten lost in your connection. Let’s work together to improve your communication skills, clear out the stuck places and expand your resiliency, intimacy, and capacity for love. I will utilize the latest advances in the field around attachment theory, neuroscience, and differentiation theory: for you that means I have a big tool box and lots of experience and training to help get you and your partner where you want to go.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a religiously literate and LGBTQ affirming practitioner, I provide a unique niche for those who are LGBTQ persons of faith and a safe space for those that have been harmed by unsupportive or toxic religious backgrounds.///// Some couples come to therapy with the question of whether they should stay together…this is ok too! I do not push an agenda for you but rather help you explore what is right for yourselves and your relationship. If you decide to part ways we can do so in a way that honors the time that you spent together and allows each of you time to process what you have learned, the sadness of ending, and the new possibilities.

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

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

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