We are dedicated to connecting the LGBTQ, Poly, and BDSM/Kink communities to mental health services in Portland, OR.

SMPD History

The Sexual Minority Provider Directory (SMPD) began in the year 2000 as an informal response to the growing need for clinicians who were well-informed and compassionate to diverse expressions of sexuality. At that time it was extremely difficult for sexual minorities to find a mental health provider that did not pathologize sexuality and/or gender expression. SMPD has historically kept a primary focus on serving the lesbian and gay community.

Portland has grown substantially in the last 35 years. There now exists a wide and active LGBTQ and sex positive community. There is also a growing number of LGBTQ, kink, and poly affirming therapists. It can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to find the right therapist.

All SMPD directory participants share in the vision of providing affirmative and supportive therapy for sexual minority clients in Portland.

SMPA does not certify the information contained in this directory beyond confirming licensure status of each individual provider at time of listing. Potential clients are encouraged to ask questions of directory providers regarding their credentials, professional experience, fees, and philosophy of practice, in order to decide which providers best serve their needs.