Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson

Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


Supervisor: Carly Rubin, LMFT

I help couples and individuals explore, understand, and express their emotions, needs and desires.

Client Status

accepting clients




At a Glance


Rate: $170

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

My ideal clients are interested in exploring and developing a deeper understanding of themselves. These clients are willing to look inward and apply our work in therapy to life outside of session. Whether you are going through a life transition, experiencing relationship or sexual issues, or are feeling stuck in another part of your life, I find that engaging in deep and vulnerable exploration can lead to incredible growth and transformation. I am able to see clients in OR and WA via telehealth.

My Approach to Helping

Everyone deserves a space to express themselves authentically and to be accepted for who they truly are. I seek to see my clients fully, guiding them in a process of exploration and reflection, and leading them to deeper trust and understanding of themselves. I believe that healing and growth occur through experiencing safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, and through this experience, my clients develop new ways of interacting with themselves and others. I bring a grounded presence, compassion, curiosity, and gentle guidance to the therapy room.  In our work together, you will become more able to express your emotions, needs, boundaries and desires. I will support you in challenging narratives or beliefs about yourself that no longer fit. Together, we will explore your past, present and future, examining how emotions and attachment experiences impact your interactions. I will help you find comfort, connection, and belonging both inside and outside of the therapy room.

Why I Became a Therapist

It is an honor to support my clients through moments of vulnerability, to affirm their identities, and to help them improve their relationships. From my own experience, I know that understanding your identity is a lifelong journey. I strive to help my clients create connection, safety and belonging as well as a sense of adventure and exploration in their relationships and in their lives. I work from a trauma-informed, feminist, systemic lens, using emotionally-focused therapy, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark Clark College and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Techniques I Use


  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I use emotionally-focused therapy to help couples connect in a deeper, more vulnerable way. So often, couples are caught in a negative cycle of interaction. We will identify your attachment needs and your emotions and work towards expressing them openly to each other. I have completed these trainings: Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression training Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – ICEEFT Externship

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I use mindfulness-based therapy to help you bring awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and bodily experiences, working towards enabling you to non-judgmentally accept them. Together, we will approach your experience with curiosity. We will work to empower you to regulate your emotions through breath, act with agency and authenticity, and increase your ability to be compassionate towards yourself.

  • Narrative  External link

    I often hear clients tell me, "I should be doing this." I ask, "Where did you learn that?" Together, we will examine the socio-cultural narratives that have impacted the way that you perceive yourself and your relationships. We will consider what narratives fit and what do not fit. We will explore the story that you are currently living out, leading you to a deeper understanding of yourself. We will work to re-story your narrative so that you feel empowered in your own life.

Issues I Treat


  • Postpartum External link

    I completed the labor and postpartum doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery and bring this knowledge to my work. I understand that pregnancy and postpartum is a huge time of transition. I will support you through making sense of this new identity and huge new responsibility. We will explore how it impacts your relationships and your sense of self. We will celebrate the joy you experience and honor the hardship of this journey.

  • Polyamorous and Open Relationships External link

    Opening up a relationship can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Together, we will explore ways to make this experience feel safe and secure, as well as exciting and explorative. We will discuss your boundaries, needs, and desires. We will examine socio-cultural narratives about relationships to find what fits and what does not. We will unpack your emotional responses to this experience in order to create a deeper connection between you are your partner(s).

  • Sexual Problems External link

    As your therapist, my top priority is to create a safe space for you to openly talk about sex: your sexual fears, insecurities, hopes and dreams. We will look at how past experiences have impacted your sexuality and how societal norms shape your sexual expectations. We will find ways to ignite your desire, deepen your sexual connection with yourself and/or partner(s), and feel empowered in your sexuality. I have experience working with mismatched desire, sexual anxiety, sexual trauma, and more.

  • Premarital Counseling External link

    Making the commitment to get married can be both exciting and stressful! I am here to support you on this journey. We will explore your values, dreams, and goals as well as your fears and insecurities. We will examine socio-cultural narratives about relationships to find what fits and what does not. We will identify patterns of interaction, strengthen your bond, and work to deepen your connection.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to work relationally with people. I consider how your relationships impact your sense of self and the attachment experiences that you bring into your relationships. Together, we will work to deepen your connection with your partner(s), helping you become more able to express your needs, boundaries and desires.

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