Gary Conachan III (he/him)

Accepting Clients

Based in the Portland-Metro area, I'm a Professional Counselor Associate specializing in LGBTQIA+ issues, religious trauma, and sex therapy.

Professional Counselor Associate in ,
Supervised by Sofia Jasani, MS, LPC, NCC

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

We might be a good fit if you're LGBTQIA+, you've been impacted by faith and spirituality, you're exploring your sexuality, and/or you're navigating relationships. From exploring new parts of your identity or seeking healing from religious trauma, to opening up your relationship or learning how to set boundaries with others, there is room for every part of you in our work together. Rather than settling for quick-fixes and simple answers, you dive into the grey areas and messiness of life.

My Background and Approach

I became a therapist because I grew up queer in an evangelical church and home. I've experienced first-hand what it's like to deny who you are for your faith and community. In my undergraduate studies, everything I'd known was challenged and deconstructed. Incidentally, it was through my studies that I became affirming of LGBTQIA+ people, which eventually led to accepting myself. I decided to pursue counseling because I want to help those with similar backgrounds. Faith and spirituality have caused tremendous harm and trauma, and healing from those things is possible. Whether you want to reconstruct your faith, create or find a spirituality suited to you and your values, or leave it all behind, you know what's best and I'm here to support you. Additionally, a lack of sex education from my church and upbringing sparked a passion to help people thrive in their sexuality. Together, we can determine your sexual ethics, explore your identities, and increase pleasure in your relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I tell every client that the most important part of effective therapy is the fit between therapist and client. As proven by research, the therapeutic relationship is one of the biggest contributors to meaningful and lasting change. I want our work together to be focused on what you want and need. Because the therapeutic relationship is so important, I offer time and space for regular feedback. I name my identities and parts and invite you to do the same, especially where power and privilege might be impacting with our work. Yes, I am the therapist with education and clinical experience - and, you are the client and thus the expert on your life. I view us as fellow travelers, bringing all our parts, identities, and humanity into our work together.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Health Share of Oregon
  • Oregon Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 190/session

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