Kir Rian (she/her)

License information verified by TherapyDen LMHC; LPC; MA; MFA
Accepting Clients

A trauma informed collaborative approach serving OR and WA, providing a compassionate space to process and help move your story forward.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Individual

About My Clients

Whether recent circumstances are challenging, or aspects of the past need to be reconciled and faced, my clients are wanting to process and cope and move toward holistic healing. They want to own their lives and feel better. They want clarity, meaning, understanding, collaboration, and support reaching that place through their challenges, anxieties, or grief. Their capacity for resilience and vulnerability and insight humbles me daily, and I meet them where they are with respect and empathy.

My Background and Approach

These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, and I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. It's hard work. I help people navigate and sift through it all, and I believe in a collaborative approach. I am fully licensed as an LPC in Oregon and LMHC in Washington, and am also trauma certified and EMDR trained. I am trained in grief & loss counseling, have worked in community mental health, and led processing groups and classes internationally with a variety of nonprofits and universities for over 20 years. I am an advocate for equality and social justice, and an ally for marginalized groups. I utilize an integrated theoretical approach based in person-centered, strengths-based, EFT, CBT, and EMDR. I work with a wide range of individuals and diagnoses including anxiety, and I specialize in grief and loss, chronic illness, and PTSD.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We all hold the capacity to grow and move toward a life of health and happiness. Social, cultural, and 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, and body are all interconnected, and tools like breathwork and mindfulness can help improve our quality of life. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for years with marginalized and trauma-affected individuals using tools like art and writing and group work to process trauma. That work, combined with chronic illness issues with my child and myself, and a sudden death in our immediate family all combined to lead me to do this work. There are tools for coping, and insight to be gleaned from what we've been through. There are connections to be made within ourselves, our community, and 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: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session


541-357-6106 Email Kir
Portland, OR 97212
Seattle, WA 98103

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