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Marie McMahon
Professional Counselor Associate

Covering Challenges Related To:

Depression, Anxiety, Boundaries, Grief, Self-esteem, Trauma & PTSD. I especially enjoy working with people who are facing transitions and feeling ready to make positive changes in their lives.

*Treatment is not limited to these challenges.

Services Offered:

Individual Psychotherapy for adults ages 18 and older

Education & Certification: 

Professional Counselor Associate, Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Master of Arts in Counseling, Portland State University
Bachelor of Arts 
in French and Studio Art, Appalachian State University

Certification in Ecotherapy Level 1, Earthbody Institute

Certification in Trauma Informed Services, Portland State University

Specialty Training & Experience:*

I have practiced and been certified in equine-assisted psychotherapy and ecotherapy through working at a nature based therapy center in Canby, Oregon. I have specialized training in trauma-informed care having completed a certification training at Portland State University. Independently, I have extensively studied spirituality in counseling, Jungian concepts, and expressive arts.

About Me: 

I was born and raised in North Carolina, and I moved to Oregon in 2015. Outside of working as a therapist, I am an artist with painting as my primary medium. I have two sweet cats, Gustavo and Marcel.


Treatment Orientation & Philosophy: 

I approach psychotherapy through an existential-humanistic perspective, meaning that I will
explore with you who you are and your place and purpose in life. I will help you to understand
internal motivations and unique personal qualities that guide your decision making and
relationship patterns, with the goal to support you to move in a direction that aligns with your
values and the development of a healthy self concept, supportive environment, and positive

I believe that as we grow in health, we learn to trust ourselves, and we begin to cultivate an
environment that promotes the natural progression of our growth. The changes we make rarely
come easily, but the rewards are worth the journey that lasts a lifetime. I know that as we
engage in this process of moving towards the level of health that we desire, we are able to
experience the pleasure of supporting others to do the same.

As a therapist, I utilize a trauma informed approach. Emphasis in therapy is on boundaries,
honesty, self knowledge, personal responsibility, and acceptance. I aim to support my clients to build skills such as nonviolent communication, meditation, and other self-soothing strategies and relationship-building skills to to promote individual psychological health, physiological health (including a regulated nervous system), and collective health in relationships and community.

*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification.

“I kept running away from my darkness until I understood that in it I would find my freedom.”
― Yung Pueblo, Inward

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