Hello!

I’m Alana.

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Sex Therapist (CST) here to show you that you deserve a satisfying and emotionally fulfilling sex life. 

FOR NEARLY A DECADE

I've worked with a wide range of individuals, relationships, and even families, on their journey to mental health and wellness.

Why sex therapy, you ask? It all started with an undergraduate research project where I wanted to show how attachment style (you know, secure, anxious, avoidant, etc.) could be linked to the kinds of infidelity people commit in relationships. Being a relationship therapist was a natural extension of my curiosity!

Along my journey, I studied at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, worked at a family-therapy-based agency in Washington County, and took a part-time position with an agency in Vancouver, WA leading groups for their Intensive Outpatient Program. My true passion though, was working with partners and highly motivated individuals on their sexual health, wellness and identity.

I would love to meet you!

My role is to support you in building positive, secure relationships...

​I started Portland Sex Therapy in 2015 to help realize my dream and focus on my passion of helping others explore and live up to their sexual and relational potential!

As a systemic therapist, I believe that people are connected to each other through a system of intertwining relationships. Sometimes, as people encounter changes, problems arise that individuals, couples and partners cannot handle on their own.

My role is to support you in building positive, secure relationships that will improve your well-being and interpersonal experiences..

I utilize a variety of models and evidence-based practices to assist clients including, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), internal family systems, narrative therapy and relational life therapy (RLT).

Top: my in-person office
Left: my bookshelf (I love books!)
Right: my pretty office plant 

No matter your ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender (or lack thereof), you matter and you are welcome here.

As a person holding multiple privileged identities, I recognize the responsibility I have to cultivate and maintain anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in the work that I do. To me, this means identifying and addressing power in the systems and institutions that comprise our lives and addressing them, both in myself and with my clients.

An affirming and inclusive space to all

An affirming and inclusive space to all.

WORK WITH ME

Most Common Issues

sexual desire differences in couples aka the sexual slump

Clients exploring non-monogamy and open relationships

counseling for folx in the BDSM and kink communities.

I often work with partners and individuals on communication, a lost sense of connection, and sexual dysfunction in the context of their relationships. My areas of focus are: 

SOME FACTS
ABOUT ME

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF

01

I hold a Master's Degree in Couples & Family Therapy, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

02

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Oregon and Washington.

03

I am a Certified Sex Therapist, through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

04

I served as President for the Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) for the 2019-2020 term.


When you contact me to get connected to Alana, please know that this is a judgment-free zone with your treatment and healing at the forefront of our minds. I am here assist you in scheduling and to help with any billing or insurance questions you may have.

I find great value in supporting you outside of sessions so that you can focus on the work in session!

Here are some facts about me:
  • I earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.
  • I have earned certifications in Brain Health, Anatomy & Physiology and Achieving Success with Difficult People through Miami University.
  • I support and have experience working with more than 6 other practices.
  • I love my job as well as working from Austin, Texas!

Hi there! I'm Sarah Huntington.

meet my assistant

At the end of the day, you deserve a

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I would love to meet you

relationship.

sexually satisfying 

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