Kir Rian (she/her)

Accepting Clients

A trauma-informed mindfulness-based collaborative approach serving OR & WA, with a special focus on grief, chronic illness, & stress mgmt

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR


About My Clients

Whether recent circumstances are challenging, or aspects of the past need to be reconciled & faced, my clients are wanting to process & cope & move toward holistic healing. They want to own their lives & feel better. They want clarity, meaning, understanding, collaboration, & support reaching that place through their challenges, anxieties, or grief. As a trauma-certified EMDR trained therapist, I work with a wide range of issues, & I specialize in grief, trauma, & illness/medical trauma.

My Background and Approach

These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, & I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. It's hard work & together we sift through it all. I use a mindfulness-based somatic approach that often includes integrated breathwork & MBSR tools, EMDR, CBT, & EFT to address the whole body impacts of processing. I am fully licensed as an LPC in Oregon & LMHC in Washington, & have worked in community mental health, & led processing groups taught internationally with a variety of nonprofits & universities for over 20 years.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We hold the capacity to grow & move toward a life of health & happiness. Social, cultural, & family systems influence our perspective. Sometimes our bodies betray us. Sometimes we need to heal from-or at least learn to carry-past traumas or losses. In other words, context matters. The mind, heart, & body are all interconnected, & tools like breathwork and mindfulness can help improve our quality of life. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for years with marginalized & trauma-affected individuals using tools like art, writing, & group work to process trauma. That work, combined with chronic illness issues with my child and myself, & a sudden death in our immediate family all combined to lead me to do this work. There are tools for coping, & insight to be gleaned from what we've been through. There are connections to be made within ourselves, our community, & even our DNA through things like epigenetics. I help my clients see their light.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

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


541-357-6106 Email Kir
Portland, OR 97219
Seattle, WA 98103

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