Stephanie MacDonald

Licensed Professional Counselor

Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Moda, Pacific Source, Providence, OHP or direct payment ($150/session)

Stephanie (she/her) emphasizes a collaborative therapeutic relationship at the core of her practice and works to provide a safe, inviting, and accepting relationship with each of her clients. Stephanie’s approach to counseling is client-centered and strengths-based and she believes that each individual’s struggle is laced with societal influences that can cause or exacerbate personal trauma. She strives to incorporate anti-oppressive frameworks into her counseling practice and holds clients’ identities and experiences with acceptance, non-judgment, and cultural humility. Her practice is neurodivergent-affirming and queer-affirming, and she is excited about working with folx from those communities.

Stephanie integrates theories such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and attachment science, and utilizes a feminist and social justice-focused lens.

Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Gender Studies, both from Portland State University. She is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, working with Autistic youth, as well as Autistic adults, including late-realized or questioning. She also specializes in working with preschool and elementary aged children and providing parent coaching to their grown-ups, as well as couples/relationship counseling, perinatal counseling, and working with adults who have parents with personality disorders.

Stephanie believes that each individual, regardless of age, is drawn toward healing and wholeness, and her goal is to be a guide to help each individual or family learn how to listen to and follow their internal compass and gain insight into their own values and intentions.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her teenager and their 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chickens, and 1 tortoise! She also enjoys vegetable gardening, hiking, paddling, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying nature and live music.

7346 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

1235 SE Morrison St Suite 200
Portland, OR 97213

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