Emelie Gagliardo (she/her)


If you’re reading this, I already know you’re struggling. You’re feeling like every one else seems to have it all together, why can’t you?

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Maybe you’re having trouble “adulting”. Your anxiety is getting worse, day by day, and you just want it to stop. Your daily life is chaos and worry and you remember better days when things just weren't like this. You might feel like you’re out of control of your life. You’re tired of doing the same things over and over again with no results. Maybe you’re seeing your child, partner, or loved one facing their own mental health challenges and you feel helpless to create change.

My Background and Approach

Repeat after me: this is not the best your life can be. It will get better- and I’m here to help you get there. I know how hard it is to finding someone who gets it. Who’s relatable and real. Who’s going to be there to weather your storms and get down and dirty with the weird stuff that makes us all human. Who you can laugh with as well as cry. I just want you to know- I am here to help. I am a practice owner as well as a therapist and I work with a solid team of amazing clinicians. You can find out more about them on my website- If I'm full or our schedules don't match, I can always refer you to an awesome therapist at my clinic! I specialize in working with anxiety related disorders and I work with young adults, kids & teens, trauma, LGBTQIA+ folks, and the non-monogamous community. I am trained in DBT to combat emotional dysregulation, as well as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for anxiety, panic, and OCD. I have specialized training in foster and adoption studies.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a mental health advocate and work to fight mental health stigma both personally and professionally! I am an LGBTQIA+ affirming human being and am constantly educating myself around kink, polyamory/nonmonogamy, trans-affirming care, and swork in order to be a better clinician for all the unique folks out there. In my personal life, I am a left leaning progressive, a huge advocate for animals and for our environment. I love hiking and spending time with my partner, my three cats, and my dog, Feist (who you might meet over the course of therapy!). I aim to bring therapy into the 21st century in any way I can! I am also accepting LPC & LMFT interns and licensed therapists for clinical consultation and licensure supervision.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $90 - 150/session


9713194827 Email Emelie
7319 N John Avenue
Suite 101
Portland, OR 97203

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