Cayla PanitzLPC

(She / Her) Individual and family counseling for adolescents and adults in Portland, OR. I am currently conducting sessions via tele-health and in person (masks required).


I collaborate with people to help them live a more authentic, connected life. I approach counseling with a deep empathy and belief in the power of your strengths and encourage insight, empowerment and self-compassion. I rely on the creation of a strong therapeutic relationship and targeted interventions to do so.

I work with people looking to heal their relationship to food and their body; those with eating disorders; people struggling with anxiety and depression, those coping with grief and loss, those who are navigating identity challenges and people healing from personal, systemic and interpersonal trauma.

My counseling style is sincere, collaborative, validating and often filled with nerdy metaphors, a good laugh and pet stories.


I use an integrated model of supervision that includes an emphasis on anti-oppression work, relational supervision and the discrimination model. My approach to supervision includes a focus on development of your clinical skills, clinical confidence and competence and professional development including resourcing and self-care.

I acknowledge that the field of counselor supervision is rooted in white supremacy culture and paternalism and work with supervisees to understand the impacts of this while engaging in the necessary tasks of supervision.


I provide one time and ongoing consultation around the care and treatment of eating disorders. I have presented at conferences and been a guest speaker in various programs, schools and treatment settings.

I also co-facilitate ethics trainings for licensed counselors on the mis-use of pathologizing and abuse of power in the counseling field. Please contact me for more information.


I’ve got PNW roots. I find happiness at Portland Thorns games, playing with the dog, getting outside and reading Samantha Irby books.

I work within a relational, feminist, anti-oppression framework. I adhere to the Health At Every SizeĀ® paradigm and work to dismantle weight stigma and fat phobia. I am queer affirming and make every effort to create an anti-racist, inclusive environment for people of all walks of life including, but not limited to: body size/shape, gender, race, country of origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and disability status. I also aim to point out the ways that our experiences are shaped by the systems we live within and are impacted by. I am continually learning and growing in my own anti-oppression work.

I received my Masters of Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. My experience involves individual, group and family work in a variety of settings and programs. In addition, I have specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders and the application of Intuitive Eating, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists: C3608.

Fees and Insurance


  • Aetna
  • Kaiser
  • Moda