Hello, my name is Azhar Sultanova. Being a therapist is my calling. Ever since I was little, I have always been “that friend”, to whom everyone went to talk things out, and share secrets with.

I came to the U.S. when I was 18 to study Psychology. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara and after a brief detour at Stanford, where I was exploring an option to become a researcher, I got my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Even though I love science, I love working with people directly so much more.

When I sit in the room with my clients, I hold that safe space, I am there as they explore their past, experience present and plan future. I am in awe when they find their voice and use it to communicate effectively with loved ones and the rest of the world. The growth that happens in therapy inspires me! I truly enjoy using my skills and knowledge to help people transform their lives.

My specialties:

I specialize in treating Eating disorders. I work with adults and adolescents, who struggle with Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder. My passion for treating EDs comes from personal experience of being a woman in a weight-focused society.

My clinical experience comes from working in higher level of care ED treatment centers: Healthy Teen Project in SF Bay Area and Center for Discovery in Tigard. As well as experience in my private practice.

I am serving on the board of Columbia River Eating Disorders Network (CREDN), which is an organization for professionals, specializing in treating EDs.

My second specialty is Couples Therapy. I work with married and non-married couples, heterosexual and gay.

My belief, which is also supported by psychological research, is that healthy romantic relationships are cornerstone of physical health, as well as, life satisfaction as a whole. If one is satisfied in their romantic relationship, other stressors are more manageable, and vice versa, if one is unsatisfied, other stressors end up being amplified and harder to manage. I am passionate about helping couples communicate effectively, support each other emotionally and keep love alive.

Couple fun facts about me:

  • I speak Russian fluently. 
  • I love zumba and yoga.
  • I have traveled to every continent except Antarctica.
  • I am a mother to two boys and I am amazed how much love my heart can handle!


Fee for a 50-minute session is $225

Fee for FBT family sessions is $250

I have limited space for sliding scale clients, based on the need and financial circumstances.

Private pay only. I am considered an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies and can provide you with superbill, that you can submit to you insurance company and get reimbursement for my services.

You can contact me if you have any questions or want to set up an appointment:


Office Location
14511 Westlake Dr,
Lake Oswego, Oregon, 97035