Welcome to Tough & Tender Therapy.

I'm so glad you're here, I can't wait to meet you.
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Offers Telehealth
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Accepting New


Who & Why

I’m a therapist because life & oppressive systems create experiences, biases, & coping skills that don’t always reinforce that we matter. Therefore, my role is to support you & or your partner(s) as you create a meaningful life worth living. My goal is to be a consistent & collaborative support for my clients. Additionally, I value communicating with my clients with transparency, kindness & directness. __________ My identities: White, queer, femme, cis woman. PNW born & raised. In a visibly queer partnership. Pet parent. Lover of cold river water on warm days. ________ Schedule: Afternoons - Evenings Tuesday-Saturday Session Location: I offer telehealth and in person sessions for Oregon residents. I am supervised by Quinn Rivenburgh MAAT, ATR-BC, ATCS, LAT, LPC. ________ Sliding Scale Considerations: I have a limited number of sliding scale spots reserved. If my sliding scale spots are full, I am happy to refer you to other clinicians who may be able to offer a reduced rate. I am passionate about getting folks connected with accessible and affordable mental health services. Clients who are able to pay my full rate make it possible for me to offer sliding scale options for community members who cannot afford my full rate.
Kori DeSimone, MS
Registered Professional Counselor Associate


Focus, Approach & Fees.

  • Couples Counseling
  • Open Relationships/Polyamory
  • Kink/Diverse Sexualities
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Abuse Survivors
  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
  • Gender Identity


  • Person-Centered
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

Insurance Accepted

  • OHP Care Oregon


  • Individual Sessions: $130
  • Couples & Relationship Sessions: $150
  • 15 Minute Consultation: $0
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