Marie McMahon, LPC-Intern, EAGALA

Marie McMahon is a Registered LPC Intern with the Oregon Counseling Board, and she holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University. Marie primarily works with adolescents, teens, and adults; and she values safety, respect, and collaboration in the work that she does. She completed the PSU certification program in Trauma Informed Care, and she is also certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) to practice equine-assisted psychotherapy. Previously, she provided therapy for students at the National University of Natural Medicine, where she learned psychodynamic theories of counseling with an emphasis on trauma recovery. Marie has further experience leading support groups for people with eating disorders at A Better Way Counseling Center in Portland. In 2017, Marie was awarded a National Fellowship by the National Board for Certified Counselors for her dedicated service to transition-age youth.

Marie views participation in therapy as a courageous act, and she uses her skills and intuition as a counselor to help each client locate their own path and inner knowing. Her approach is person-centered; meaning the quality of the therapeutic relationship is highly important and she welcomes and encourages feedback throughout the process. Marie’s goals in therapy are to provide a safe environment to help clients explore and connect with their authentic selves, and to support clients as they face challenges and make personal changes. She uses integrative and creative evidence-based approaches including existential, psychodynamic, dialectic behavioral therapy, experiential and equine-assisted psychotherapy. She also enjoys incorporating art, nature, and spirituality into her counseling practice.