Marie McMahon, LPC-Intern, EAGALA
Marie McMahon is a Registered LPC Intern with the State of Oregon and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Portland State University. She is EAGALA certified and has a primary focus on providing equine-facilitated psychotherapy for individuals and families. She also has a specific interest in trauma recovery and completed the Trauma-Informed Care Certification program at Portland State University. She practiced counseling at the National University of Natural Medicine, where she was introduced to psychodynamic theories of counseling with an emphasis on the healing of trauma. Marie has further experience providing individual and group therapy for eating disorders with A Better Way Counseling Center in Portland. She also worked as a Clinical Specialist providing immediate support crisis counseling for a national behavioral healt h call center. Marie began her career in mental health working as a milieu supervisor in a residential treatment center for at-risk teenage girls in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Marie is lover of the arts, having graduated in 2010 from Appalachian State University with a dual-degree in Art and French Language. In her free time, she enjoys painting, playing music, and volunteering at an equestrian center where she takes riding and horse training lessons. She enjoys incorporating art, nature, mythology, spirituality and storytelling into her counseling practice.
Marie approaches clients from a position of curiosity and openness, aiming to build a trusting relationship through which she can support her clients on their unique healing journeys. She views participation in therapy as a courageous act and aims to help her clients locate their own resiliency, strength, and inner knowing.