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-Children, Adolescents & Adults (age 8+)
-Body Image & Disordered Eating
-Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
-Gender & Sexuality
-Intersecting Marginalized Identities
-Arab & Muslim Identities
-People Navigating Oppressive Structures
-Non-traditional Relationship Styles
-Disabilities & Chronic Pain
*Body Trust Provider Candidate
*Licensed in Oregon and Washington
Noor is in-network with Premera, Cigna, First Choice, LifeWise, Anthem and some other Blue Cross plans and can also bill in network with Kaiser for transgender clients. Please be aware that Protea Wellness cannot accept insurance for couple's therapy.
50-minute session for individuals: $155
50-minute session for couples/families: $155;
80-minute session for couples/families: $230.
Noor Zbib, LMHCA
As someone who exists at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, I understand the complexity of navigating oppressive structures. The system is designed with a narrow perception of who a human being is, and does not consider the nuance of who a human being can be. The consistent messaging that we get from society about how we are supposed to think, look, and behave can be incredibly taxing and often trigger symptoms of mental distress. I'm here to help you navigate your internal and external experiences.
My approach is rooted in Person Centered Theory, and I have "unconditional positive regard" for my clients; meaning: I accept you totally, as you are, and will meet you without judgment wherever you are in your healing process. My work is informed using a social justice lens that considers how systems of oppression impact marginalized people, and how we can work together towards liberation (both internally and externally).
The world is on fire, and I won't gaslight you about it. It is a completely understandable reaction to current events and our oppressive structure to feel inadequate, angry, depressed, anxious, etc. My job is to support you in your journey navigating your identities and experiences, while also giving you the tools to cope with feelings that arise in doing so.
I believe in your innate wisdom that is both inherited and learned. Together, we will tap into that wisdom and focus on your healing journey. I look forward to being a part of your process.
Professional training & memberships...
I hold a master's degree in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a focus on Middle Eastern experiences from University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. I am currently completing my certification to become a Body Trust Provider through The Center for Body Trust to best support those who are struggling with body image or disordered eating from a HAES and body acceptance stance. I have worked in community mental health (both inpatient and outpatient) organizations for 4 years, and previously taught Human Sexuality at the collegiate level. I have been providing gender affirming trainings for educators, clinicians, and other groups for over 8 years.
In addition to my professional experiences, I am also a staunch activist who prioritizes mutual aid and community building. These experiences inform the work that I do with clients, and have given me a perspective that is grounded in a community oriented, non-traditional, culturally specific, anti-oppressive practices.