Holistic and Restorative Trauma Healing

Restoration is our birthright.

Mental health and wellness involves having a deep therapeutic relationship with the healing and the supporter. Rising Self Wellness founder, Ruth Tessema, strives to guide clients in making realizations and choices only they are in charge of. Ruth’s foundational approach includes a person centered, trauma responsive, and holistic lense.

Ruth Tessema, M.Ed., NCC, LPC


Founder of Rising Self Wellness, LLC

Ruth Tessema is a Black, Ethiopian American, cis-gender, holistic psychotherapist based in the State of Oregon. As a licensed professional counselor, she holds certifications from The School of Counselor Education and is also a Certified Breathwork and Vibrational Sound Healing Facilitator.

Ruth specializes in the holistic healing of complex trauma, integrating spiritual, energetic, communal, physical, and mental health aspects into her practice. She is dedicated to decolonizing therapy, increasing accessibility, and making healing safer through evidence-based relational practices.

An initial consultation is an opportunity to ask your questions and see what services would best meet your needs.


Our mission is to guide clients through their healing journey, empowering them to restore themselves from traumatic experiences and embrace their present while creating a successful future. We believe that restoration is a fundamental birthright.


Our vision is to develop holistic treatment plans that integrate spiritual, energetic, communal, physical, and mental health aspects, ensuring comprehensive support and sustained recovery for our clients.


Authentic Compassion

We approach every client with genuine empathy and understanding, recognizing their unique experiences and needs.

Wholehearted Trust

We build strong, trusting relationships to create a safe and supportive environment for healing.

Championing Growth

We are committed to fostering personal growth and transformation, helping clients achieve their fullest potential.

Holistic Counseling

Adult Individuals, Couples, & Support Groups

  • trauma history

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • intrusive thoughts

  • racial and ethnic identity

  • emotion regulation

  • grief and loss

  • communication

  • life transitions

Free 15 minute consultations

HIPAA Secure Client Portal

Virtual and In-person as needed

Wellness Classes &

Private Treatments

Virtual and In-person experiential spaces

  • BIPOC & Anxious: Somatic Tools to Cultivate Calm

  • SOAR: Somatic Opportunities for Awareness and Restoration

  • BRAVE: Building Resilience and Awakening the Vulnerable Exile, A Childhood Trauma Recovery Workshop

  • Monthly Community Breathwork & Sound Healing

  • Private Breathwork & Sound Healing Treatments

  • Private Events

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” 

–Maya Angelou

“Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Get In Touch

Email Ruth@risingselfwellness.com

Phone (503) 714-6858

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