Abir Nawaz

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
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  • Northeast Portland, Oregon
  • Oregon In-Person
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • she/her
  • Serves Ages 13 to 80

Primary Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Attachment Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma
Also Experienced With
  • Alternative Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Depression
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Stress


I provide client-centered and systemic therapy, focusing on validation and gaining new skills. I offer collaborative therapy for individuals, couples, and families navigating depression, trauma, connection, trust, and self- acceptance. I work from the lenses of Narrative, Attachment-based, IFS, DBT, and Emotionally Focused therapies.

With a Master's in Marriage, Couple, and Family from Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and a Bachelor's in Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay, I have experience in mental health advocacy. In my clinical work, I help individuals process trauma, regulate emotions, and build self-acceptance.

With couples, I focus on establishing boundaries, communication skills, emotional intimacy, and respectful dissolution of relationships. I provide an open space for clients to explore their emotions, process trauma, share relationship hopes, and accept parts of themselves they have closed off.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • CareOregon
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield
  • Trillium Community Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP