Kir Rian, LPC, LMHC


About Me

These beautiful, unpredictable, messy moments of life shape us, and I've learned that defining who we are through these moments helps us build the life we want. It's hard work. I help people navigate and sift through it all, and I believe in a collaborative approach. I am fully licensed as an LPC in Oregon and LMHC in Washington, and am also trauma certified and EMDR trained. I am trained in grief & loss counseling, have worked in community mental health, and led processing groups and classes internationally with a variety of nonprofits and universities for over 20 years. I am an advocate for equality and social justice, and an ally for marginalized groups. I utilize an integrated theoretical approach based in person-centered, strengths-based, EFT, CBT, and EMDR. I work with a wide range of individuals and diagnoses including anxiety, and I specialize in grief and loss, chronic illness, and PTSD.

Education & Experience

My work as a trauma-certified EMDR trained therapist includes a focus in grief, PTSD, and illness. Whether recent circumstances are stressful, or aspects of the past need to be reconciled and faced, my clients are working to process, cope, and move toward holistic healing. They want to own their lives and feel better. They want clarity, meaning, understanding, and support working through daily challenges, anxieties, and stress management. I bring 25 years of work in the grief & trauma realms, having worked as a therapist in community mental health and led processing groups and courses with nonprofits and universities.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


  • English


  • Does Not Accept Insurance
  • Sliding Scale