Azur Jafari (they/them), Ph.D.

“Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.” bell hooks

I am providing both telehealth and in-person services (masks still required).

Presence, trust, and connection are the basic ingredients for any healing relationship. Wherever you are in your life, I promise to meet you with non-judgement, humility and an easygoing curiosity. I want to unearth and honor your true essence, what you value, and who you want to be in this life. I will compassionately hold space for you as we sort through your hidden parts, deconstruct long held beliefs, approach your fears, and sit with your grief. This can be challenging work, and I will encourage you to tell me what is and isn’t working. My hope for you is to feel liberated, to break free from patterns and relationships that fail to serve your highest potential, and to help you feel at home in your body and safe in community.

I specialize in treating anxiety (social, OCD, generalized, panic, specific phobias), disordered eating (emotional eating, binge eating, bulimia, anorexia), complex trauma and PTSD. I have worked in an intensive eating disorder program, and I have many years of serving within community medical settings. I have experience working with individuals dealing with self-harm, body image concerns, and sexual trauma histories. I keep up to date on the latest evidence and have presented my own research on body image and disordered eating at national and international conferences.

I identify as a queer, gender-nonconforming first-generation immigrant. I am also a trauma survivor. As a queer person with mixed ethnicities, my passions and experiences are rooted in working with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC folks, and people living in marginalized bodies. I provide therapy that is poly, kink, gender, and neurodivergent affirming.

Treatment Approach

Orientation: I am a clinical health psychologist. I use evidence-based methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also incorporate nervous system regulation strategies to manage sensory processing needs.

Additionally, as a member of the psychedelic community, I am profoundly interested in the capacity of psychedelics, such as MDMA and psilocybin, to promote personal transformation and healing. I have training in and am involved in harm reduction trip sitting and integration support.
Modalities: Individual, couples, group, family

Client Focus

Ages: 13+, adolescents, adults
Special Populations: poly, kink, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, neurodivergent

Qualifications

Practicing Since: 2014
Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Year Graduated: 2020
License Number and State: PY61180654, WA; Temporary License #906, OR

Specialties

  • Anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Body and gender concerns
  • Sexual trauma, PTSD
  • Life transitions
  • Psychedelics

Financial

Average Cost: $190-$210
Accepted Insurance Plans: I accept most insurance as an out-of-network provider

Email Address: ajafari@portlandpsychotherapy.com
Phone: 503-281-4852

To contact me, call me at 503-281-4852, or use the confidential contact form below.

What Makes Us Unique

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.