Sharon Cabana, MA, LMFT

My name is Sharon. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in OR. As a therapist, I have worked in community mental health specializing in eating disorders, trauma, and Latinx-specific treatment. Currently, I am working towards my credentialing as a therapy supervisor and enjoy working as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College. I have expanded my interests to working in women’s spiritualty, neurodiversity-affirming care, and grief. I also have an MA in Anthropology and am working towards an MA in Creative Writing.

Philosophy

As we grow up, develop relationships with ourselves, our families of origin, our friends, coworkers, and strangers. We have relationships with the broader systems that impact our lives such as race, gender, sex and sexuality, religion, class, and ability. As a family therapist, I help clients situate their struggles within these systems and find new ways of negotiating these relationships in order for them to live healthier and happier lives. I see my role as a therapist is as a collaborator for change, a facilitator of growth, and a guide to fulfillment. I treat clients as experts in their own lives and strive to create a safe and trusting environment where clients are free to express themselves, learn and grow from each other, and create new ways of being. I welcome all family members, partners, loved ones, and even friends into therapy to learn new ways of interacting and to encourage change both within and beyond the therapy room.

Theoretical Orientations

My theoretical orientation is integrative and holistic, incorporating techniques to help heal in body, mind, and spirit. As a systemic thinker, I draw on several modalities to meet the individual needs of my clients, from evidence-based practices to alternative techniques. I am certified in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, have my EMDR basic training, and trained as an end-of-life doula. I incorporate body-centered practices into therapy, including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and mindfulness. I believe that therapy is collaborative and welcome feedback and co-creation of your therapy journey.

I provide family therapy and individual therapy (ages 10 and up) who may be experiencing:

  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Disturbance
  • Trauma and Secondary Trauma
  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Relationship, Divorce/Dissolution, and Co-Parenting
  • Family Relationship Challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD, Autism, and Neurodiversity
  • Poly/Kink Relationships
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Latinx families

Todos mis servicios son disponibles en español.

I welcome all races, all religions, all sexual orientations, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, all ethnicities, all bodies, ALL PEOPLE.

Education

Present MA, English and Creative Writing, SNHU

2015 MA, Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy, Lewis and Clark College

2008 MA, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2005 BA, Anthropology, Spanish minor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

LMFT License: T1461

Pronouns: She/hers/her