Raelle Kaia, Therapist in Portland, Oregon — Zencare
Raelle  Kaia
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Raelle Kaia

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Oak Street Accepting In-person
Updated November 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Spirituality & religion
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

Raelle Kaia, LPC provides psychotherapy for motivated, adult clients. She employs a psychodynamic depth psychology approach to mental and emotional health difficulties, working with clients to identify the formative attachment wounds that have shaped the psyche. A client's corresponding internalized belief systems, shame and trauma activation patterns, along with core beliefs about the self and the world are identified, examined, and applied to present-moment experiences and obstacles.

Raelle's practice is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), assisting clients in achieving distance from the repetitive thoughts and beliefs of the mind, as well as the corresponding emotional and traumatic states produced by the body. With consciousness centered in the present moment, the client is guided to identify core values to guide one's life through committed action. Through psychological flexibility, the mind and heart opens to an unlimited tapestry of what may be true and possible. From this expansive stance, the client gains increasing access to inner and external potentials that previously seemed out of reach.

Her practice is further informed by a person-centered approach that affirms the value and gifts of every human being, complimented by a philosophy of compassion for the wounded self, and for others, as expressed in Non-Violent Communication (NVC) principles and an emphasis on healthy boundaries and self-sovereignty to dissolve shame, resentment, and cyclical conflict.

In addition, Raelle assists clients in identifying and enriching their conception of themselves in relation to the mystery of being and the nature of our world, through existential or spiritual exploration. She provides an embodied, somatic approach to inner understanding - with mindfulness and emotional focusing methods to integrate the physical, felt experience of emotion and being with the mind and intellect in service of a holistic, unified experience of self.

Her practice is located in Portland, OR near 35th Ave and Hawthorne.

Message to clients

Whether you’ve worked with a counselor in the past, or you’re entering counseling for the first time, my goal is to help you discover the life that’s calling to you. Counseling can be an agent of transformative change in your life and an avenue for healing emotional wounds. Counseling is also an opportunity to discover the values closest to your heart, the ones that really inspire you to a life of full vitality.

I admire the courage it takes to embark on this journey of change, healing, and discovery. Each of us finds ways to adapt to the challenges of our lives, and there comes a time when those adaptations no longer serve us. We may find the ground open up beneath us, engulfed by depression, anxiety, anger, terror, compulsion, panic, and despair. We may no longer recognize our lives, our worlds, or ourselves. We lose our guiding star.

As overwhelming as such life moments are, they also offer great potential for change. Only when the old ways of living are utterly exhausted do we willingly let them go. As your counselor, I will seek to learn the truth of your life and world through deep attention and respect, and I will foster your confidence and trust in yourself. Healing is found within - through openness, and later the confidence, that healing is possible. The answers you seek are already within you. I am honored to guide you in uncovering them.


Trauma - Identifying, coping, healing from, and integrating past trauma, whether from past sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse, complex trauma from dysfunctional or abusive family systems, or exposure to shocking and disturbing events or threats to one's life and safety

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and values related to meaning, existence, life purpose, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, identity, kink, and ethical non-monogamy; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges; gender care for transgender or questioning clients


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • CareOregon
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $145 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Oak Street practice
1810SE Oak St, Suite 3, Portland, Oregon 97214
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Jackson County Mental Health, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2018
Community Counseling Center, Mental Health Counselor, 2014 - 2015

Southern Oregon University, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2015
University of Idaho College of Law, J.D. Juris Doctor, 2007
Univeristy of Idaho, B.S. Philosophy, 2002


Oregon: C5063