Kara Edge, MSW, LCSW

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I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health. I provide individual and group therapy and have worked with folks from a wide variety of life experiences.  I strive to provide an atmosphere of compassion and hope where you can safely explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors for better emotional, physical and relationship health.  I believe creativity and humor can aid in healing.


I offer counseling for those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and dating concerns, chronic illness, substance abuse and trauma and a variety of other concerns. I have a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ community. I also have experience working with folks in the sex industry.  I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches including mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. Each of us have different needs from a therapeutic relationship. We will work to develop mutual goals for your treatment. With your consent, we can work collaboratively with your other providers for an optimum level of care.


I moved to Portland from Arkansas in 2001. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I enjoy yoga and pilates. In my free time I also make art and spend time with my partner and our dogs, cats and fish.