Avvy Mar

Avvy Mar

My task as your therapist is to help you find what matters most to you and how you can live your life more fully and happily. Anxiety, painful entanglements and lingering effects of damaging experiences sap life of its joy. We'll work together to give you the freedom to move forward in a new way.

Client Status

accepting clients


503 299 4057

At a Glance


Rate: $200-$220

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1997

Languages: English


  • Relationship
  • Teen
  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource
  • Samaritan Health Plans

I match my style to your needs. Sometimes talk therapy fits best. I also have extensive experience using EMDR to resolve trauma or longstanding emotional wounds, and IFS to reconcile internal battles and stuck places. My style is open, down to earth, thoughtful and collaborative.

I've had wide experience treating these problems and helping teens, individual adults and couples improve their relationships, work lives and sense of self. With over 20 years in practice, my work is based in a deep appreciation for human suffering, human resilience and the uniqueness of each individual and their life circumstance. My experience includes specializing in anxiety, trauma, long term recovery in eating disorders, working with young adults, illness and loss, divorce and co-parenting. My other particular area of expertise is culturally competent therapy for with first responders. Please call today for phone consultation or with any questions you have about my approach or practice.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    EMDR is an invaluable tool for directly addressing the painful, intrusive feelings that accompany the traumatic experiences that live in our nervous systems. I have extensive experience using EMDR to let go of the painful emotions connected to past damaging experiences.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    I help couples create safe, secure attachment through emotionally focused couples therapy.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    My approach in psychotherapy is based on a 20 year mindfulness practice combined with extensive relational psychodynamic training to help work collaboratively to find meaning in the threads of your story and how it lives in your current life.

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