Sarah Zimmerman (She/Her)

M.A., Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

The heart of what I do is support couples and relationships in our community.

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
Supervised by Deah Baird, LPC and Anne-Marie Benjamin, LPC

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

You may be feeling lonely, stuck, hopeless, frustrated or misunderstood. You love and care about each other, but lately it has been feeling hard to connect. You want the sweet, easy connection and intimacy that you had earlier in your relationship, and mostly just long to feel deeply seen, heard and understood.

My Background and Approach

When I work with couples and relationships, I’m interested in helping support you in navigating tough conversations, building a solid foundation together, and getting your relational needs met. I am passionate about working with couples and relationships around: getting free from the cycle of conflict, communicating more skillfully together, mending and tending to trust issues, finding more sexual satisfaction, healing old hurts, and sinking into more relational security together. When I work with individuals, I'm interested in helping you sink into being fully you while being in relationship with others. That might mean learning more about who you are, discovering your needs in relationship, getting support with boundaries and saying "no," processing your childhood and past, or growing your ability to being more vulnerable with others. I want to support you in being your full, authentic self.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Couples and intimate partners all have patterns in the way that they relate based on their early attachment histories. What this means is that when we get into relationship, we might find ourselves having the same argument about the dishes that doesn't actually feel like it is about the dishes. What I'm interested in helping you do is get to the heart of the matter and communicate about it together. In addition to my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Hakomi Therapy and Sensorimotor Therapy, I bring an anti-oppressive lens to my work with clients. I am a white, cis, able-bodied, middle-class woman married to a white man living and working in Portland, Oregon (occupied land of the Clackamas and Cowlitz). I am affirming of ethical non-monogamy (ENM), polyamory and open relationships. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, actively learning anti-racist, body positive, sex positive, and kink positive.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $95 - 125/session

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