Ray Nelson (He/Him)


Psychotherapist specializing in sexuality, LGBTQIA+, relationships and personal growth.

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My passion lies in working with non-traditional relationships and lifestyles, and with people who choose alternative relationship structures. I primarily work with polyamorous and LGBTQIA+ clients within Gay, Leather, and kink communities. I help individuals and couples develop both their individual identities and their identities in their relationships, guiding clients as they endeavor to identify their own struggles and work through them.

My Background and Approach

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (OR #: R4934), and have additional training as a Holistic Sex Therapist. My approach to the therapeutic process is collaborative and seeks to make the unconscious, conscious. Interventions are tailored to you, it’s not dictated by a book with a list of expectations and “shoulds”. <br><br>Our work together is an insight-oriented process where you will expand your awareness by being present with what manifests in the here and now. Using our relationship as the focal point to view your life from an expanded, or alternate perspective you’ll learn to recognize and avoid patterns that you previously felt trapped or stuck in. I facilitate our work through a variety of therapeutic interventions rooted in existential-humanistic theory, psychoanalysis, narrative therapy and neuroscience.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m a rain loving, urban-dwelling Portlander. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the trades as a DC power engineer and general contractor. In my spare time I enjoy building things, being snobbish about craft beer, B-grade shark movies, and doing outdoorsie things. I value serving people through action, chosen family, and being accepted for who you are, where you are.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

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


(971) 236-3531 Email Ray
2232 NW Pettygrove St
Suite 110
Portland, OR 97210

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