Rebel Heart Therapy

Find us on the 2nd Floor in the North Building of The Fair-Haired Dumbbell on NE MLK & Burnside
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Business Excerpt
At Rebel Heart Therapy, we help the black sheep and unicorns (LGBTQ, poly, kinky, quirky, geeky, burners, weirdos, and creatives) of Portland resist the internalized constraints caused by societal oppression while safely embracing their authentic selves.
Business Description

"We envision a world where people aren't constricted by gender binaries and are free to create joyful and fulfilling relationships. Queer people will feel safe accessing their expansive history. People of all sizes, colors, races, abilities, genders, and orientations can take up space and access quality care. Words like 'fat' and 'gay' are just words and will no longer be insults. And, where beauty standards created and supported by white, cis, hetero, upper-class people are obliterated, and we all just get to fucking live life."

LBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy:
The founder, Morgan, received their training throughout graduate school, one of the country's only LGBTQ-focused mental health programs. Tamara learned much from Morgan and received their certification as an Affirmative Therapist through The Modern Sex Therapy Institute. Many of our clinicians attended graduate schools where they chose LGBTQ or gender-specific tracks.

Rebel Heart Therapy provides monthly in-service training opportunities for our clinicians on exploring sexuality, gender exploration, working with women who love women, working with male couples, ethical nonmonogamy, and more. Supervision and consultation in Affirmative Therapy is a primary aspect of the Rebel Heart Therapy clinical experience.


At Rebel Heart, we look at kink as an orientation. You aren’t just a person that likes kink. You are, at the heart of yourself, kinky. It’s not just something you do; it’s who you are. There are parts of people’s lives that society dictates are wrong and shouldn’t be talked about openly. We live and love outside the box at Rebel Heart, so we welcome conversations that allow our clients to explore who they really are and show up authentically.

We invite you to:

  • talk about your latest scene or evaluate a scene that went wrong

  • explore the nuances, excitements, and potential hang-ups with your D/s relationship

  • let us help you understand and negotiate your boundaries and the roles you desire

  • explore shame and internalized societal messages and judgments

  • discuss consent and how to recognize the difference between abuse and consensual S/M


We know that poly relationships can be dynamic, exciting, and fulfilling. We also know that it can be hard to navigate multiple relationships, deal with jealous feelings or conflict, and continue to make time for yourself.

Our therapists have personal and/or professional experience in polyamory. Still, more importantly, we value it and the beauty that comes from loving outside the box.

We invite you to bring as many partners or metamours into the session as you’d like. We will take time to get to know the unique aspects of your relationship, partners, and polycule. Our therapists will help everyone identify and define the issues causing concern. The goal is for the polycule to heal from past hurts, create healthier boundaries, and learn vital communication skills to build a happier relationship.

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Business Address
Fair Haired Dumbell
11 NE MLK Blvd., #203, Portland, OR 97232
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Internet Based Business
No, Both Remote and Brick and Mortar
Do You Accept Insurance?
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We are only in network with Kaiser and OHP Insurance. Clients are charged for services on the day of each session unless they are using Kaiser or OHP insurance. Please note: Rebel Heart Therapy is NOT in network with First Choice, even when written under Kaiser. Upon request, we can submit claims for out-of-network reimbursement on your behalf. Please note: Clients are charged for services at the time of their service. Not all therapeutic issues are reimbursable; you must verify the specifics of your coverage. Contact your insurance provider to determine if you have out-of-network coverage. We cannot provide you with specific information about your out-of-network reimbursement. The client is responsible for verifying out-of-network benefits with their insurance company. Please be aware that submitting a claim for reimbursement requires a diagnosis and carries a certain amount of risk. Once a claim is submitted, we cannot control what happens to that private health information.
Poly Awareness Level
Kink Awareness Level
Valid Since
Swinger (Lifestyle) Awareness Level

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