Sarah Kendrick (she/her/hers)

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The parenting path can leave folx feeling responsible for & alone in their suffering. I provide a safe, healing, & less lonely way through.

Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR
Supervised by Ariana Lloyd, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Group

About My Clients

Google, friends, & parenting books claim there is a right way to go. Their oppressive expectations worsen the loneliness, depression, anxiety, exhaustion, & shame. That path? It’s not real. There’s not some certainty that could have prevented your suffering. There is relief though. It is your right to be safe, seen, confident, & connected on your parenting journey. YOU are your own best compass. I’m a skilled navigator who can help you let go of getting it right & reclaim your right to be well.

My Background and Approach

I’m a story-catcher, empath, advocate, feminist-researcher, & wounded-healer serving resilient whole-hearted humans. After years working with traumatized children, I aim to heal & prevent suffering for those bravely & wearily raising them. I earned a doctorate in clinical & somatic psychology to help folx experience their life rather than analyze their experience. As a certified clinical trauma specialist & mindfulness teacher, I offer ways to safely ground the storied-body in brave vulnerability & joy. I utilize trauma-informed & flourishing-focused tools to help people understand symptoms as instructive points of pain rather than signs of brokenness. There is no symptom that diminishes the inherent capacity to heal. I’m certified in perinatal mental health and know personally & professionally how profoundly suffering & healing in birth & beyond can shape how we show up in the world. I invite you to shed shame, grow compassion, & live into the safety & relationship you are wired for.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I’m in the business of shame-dousing, patriarchy-smashing, paradox-holding, & resilience-building. My deepest desire is for an equitable system in which all people have the support needed to flourish as parents. Until then, I’m committed to counseling & customizing roadmaps for the journey. I ache to collaborate in reimagining parenting expectations & easing the unbearable weight of being should on. I believe that birth & parenting are personal, political, relational, & transformational and that their potential for vitality is rooted in our embodied need for safety. So, from the first email to the teary goodbyes of a group, safety is my compass. It begins with immediate unreserved respect for the inherent worth, wisdom, & autonomy of all who connect here. It stretches out to my humble learning of trans-birth experience, parts-work for racial trauma, & refusing a culture of white-supremacy from which I benefit. I uphold non-violent communication (ahimsa) & advocate radical compassion.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Rate: $50 - 185/session

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