Nancy Hess

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I work with couples and individuals to help them better understand themselves and their significant relationships to feel more connected.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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About My Clients

I tend to work particularly well with clients who have non-traditional paths/orientations: creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, LGBTQ folks, people navigating poly relationships, and anyone who feels like they don’t (or choose not to) fit cultural expectations. I enjoy helping people connect to their authentic selves and foster agency, growth, integrity, connection, and transformation.

My Background and Approach

I have a BS from UC Berkeley and a Masters from Lewis and Clark College and am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My work is informed by my education and training in somatic therapy, mindfulness, attachment theory, Polyvagal therapy, AEDP, Integration therapy, Motivational Interviewing, feminist theory, and the couples work of Esther Perel and Terry Real (RLT). I work with trauma and the ways people respond to and cope with its effects (anxiety, depression, relational challenges, difficulty trusting/connecting, substance use). I affirm all gender identities and sexual orientations and support non-traditional relationship configurations. I bring to my work a long-standing meditation and yoga practice and a belief that we all have an organic wisdom and an intrinsic capacity to move towards wholeness.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we feel better when we sense we are seen, heard, and known in our important relationships. I work with individuals and couples to support authenticity, growth, and connection. Through looking at relational patterns, core beliefs, attachment styles, and the way our bodies and minds respond to stress, I support clients to become more resourced and connected so that they can create a life that is rich and meaningful.

Insurance Plans Accepted
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At A Glance

  • Experience: 6 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session


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1135 SE Salmon St Suite L5
Portland, OR 97214

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