Ime Kerlee, LPC, PhD WGS

Ime Kerlee, LPC, PhD WGS

Professions: Coaching, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 16122
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2143 NE Broadway Ste 6
Portland, Oregon 97232
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I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • CareOregon
  • FamilyCare Health Plans
  • Providence Health Plans

Fees: $100/session, sliding scale $50-$85, cash, credit, or account transfer

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I work almost exclusively with trauma survivors to reclaim their lives using the latest brain and body research, storytelling, and skill building. Know you are more than your trauma. You are worthy of love, trust, and joy. If you have been through one or more traumas, including oppression, or struggle with connection, feeling safe, sadness or irritability, nightmares, or feeling numb I want to help you create lasting change in your life.

Email or Call Ime Kerlee, LPC, PhD WGS at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16122

More Info About My Practice

My practices specializes in the needs of women, people of color, and queer, trans, and QTPoC people particularly students, faculty, and social justice workers. We will work together to create safety, emotional stability, and the ability to truly love yourself and be loved by others. Together we will identify and help you let go of old stories that trap you in pain or shame. The focus of our work together will be about strengthening and enhancing your existing skills and using expressive therapies, stories, and interpersonal neurobiology to integrate trauma and leave it behind.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

(1) COMPLEX TRAUMA - chronic abuse, assault, or invalidation, that makes it hard to trust, feel motivated, stop worrying, or feeling like your life is stuck

(2) CULTURAL TRAUMA - chronic or systemic bullying or oppression based on your identity including gender, sexuality, ability, race, etc. leading to feeling irritable, hopeless, isolated, or gaslit

(3) ACADEMIC COACHING - I worked with high school and college students for 20+ years and supported junior faculty for almost 10 years. Currently I teach at a local college. Special populations succesfully served: feminist, returning, queer, trans and QTPoC, and counseling students and queer and PoC junior and adjunct faculty.

(4) COUPLES THERAPY - improve communication, deepen intimacy, navigate changing desires and/or heal and let go of old wounds.

(5) CONSULTATION - if you are needing support on how to work with clients of color, queer, trans, or QTPoC clients, or bi/multiracial and queer couples ot are putting together a webinar or workshop on these issues I am happy to consult

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Trauma and Abuse survivors, people experiencing cultural trauma or oppression, issues with academic success, social justice activists looking for clarity or balance, Queer, Trans, QTPoC issues, Queer & biracial couples, borderline and dissociative concerns

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Communication Problems
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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