Destry Stoner LPC, CADCIII

Destry Stoner LPC, CADCIII (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression , Trauma (PTSD/Abuse) , Addiction (substance misuse, video gaming, gambling and eating).

Client Status

not accepting clients



8311 SE 13th Ave

Suite A

Portland , 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $175

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

If you are suffering from unresolved trauma, anxiety, panic disorder, depression and/or addiction issues, I can help! These are very uncomfortable and debilitating problems. I will develop a treatment plan with you that is effective, often brief and will change and improve the quality of your life and relationships. I am trained in EMDR, which is a specialized treatment for trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety. This therapy is very rewarding and brings hope to situations that may seem hopeless.

My Approach to Helping

As a licensed professional counselor, I assist with trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and addictions. My orientation is Existential, I believe that when we have unresolved issues from our past and/or are not living in alignment with what is most important to us we feel incongruent. The ultimate goal for therapy is developing a life that is filled with congruence and happiness. I embrace research-based counseling techniques and tailor my approach to your individual needs and goals. I have extensive training in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and psychodynamic modalities and additionally specialize in the treatment of trauma (PTSD; abuse) and addictive behaviors (including substance misuse, video gaming, gambling, overeating, etc.). In my practice, I strive to create a safe, collaborative, non-judgmental atmosphere that will help you better understand the difficulties you're experiencing and learn about ways to overcome them.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I believe that therapy begins with a safe and respectful environment where individual and relational needs are compassionately addressed. It is my personal and professional commitment to assist each client in reaching a place of greater health, peace and wholeness through therapy. Please call or email me with any questions or for consultation. I am happy to speak with you more about the process of counseling, what to expect and discuss how I can be helpful given your particular situation and needs. Finding someone you can trust and confide in can lighten the burden and help you find answers and rediscover hope in your life.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (better known as “EMDR”) is a revolutionary mental health treatment developed by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in the 1990s. By stimulating the natural action of memory processing through eye movement, EMDR helps people to access and “re-process” their traumatic memories and deep core beliefs. Backed by extensive scientific research, EMDR is recognized worldwide as effective treatment for emotional disorders.

  • Existential External link

    I utilize this therapy method to help people identify their ideal self, the barriers that get in the way of being their ideal self and develop a shared understanding of what needs to happen/change to get there. This often includes value identification, belief evaluations and meaning from historical suffering. The goal for this approach in therapy is to be able to identify awareness for congruence and incongruence and aligning with life choices that promote safety, happiness and well-being.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    When it comes to mental health treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective psychotherapy approaches. It teaches you how to navigate life’s daily obstacles. By making these improvements, your mental condition also shows positive change. CBT helps you identify specific challenges in your life and how to cope with them. It’s useful in many ways, including: Reframing thoughts, Managing emotions, Managing stress, Resolving relationship problems and Improving communications.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. I utilize DBT in individual counseling to teach skills for managing emotion regulation, interpersonal communication, distress tolerance and mindfulness.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I or CBTI) is a short, structured, and evidence-based approach to combating the frustrating symptoms of insomnia. How Does CBT-I Work? CBT-I focuses on exploring the connection between the way we think, the things we do, and how we sleep. During treatment, a trained CBT-I provider helps to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to the symptoms of insomnia.

Issues I Treat


  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    I believe that people start using substances for many reasons. Unfortunately substance use causes unintended problems over time. I believe that not one type of recovery path fits all so I taylor my approach to what is meaningful and important to you.

  • PTSD External link

    Unresolved trauma is complicated and it causes many in-the-present life problems. This is confusing because we often have no idea why we are getting upset about something, feel certain ways or have unexplainable anger. I utilize EMDR to treat and resolve ptsd and unresolved trauma symptoms. I have found EMDR to be a great addition to my therapy practice.

  • Codependency External link

    It is human nature to be in relationship with other people. Unfortunately sometimes people lean on us to heavily in areas that they are lacking and need support. In order to be there on this level for other people we sacrifice what is important to us. This causes a lot of problems that are often not easy to detect and understand.

  • Anxiety External link

    Sometimes anxiety is situational and makes sense and other times it makes no sense at all. Anxiety is uncomfortable and scary. I approach anxiety by addressing unresolved issues from your past that is instigating your anxiety, while teaching you mindfulness, breathing and cognitive coping skills for continuous self-management.

  • Depression External link

    Depression symptoms can be debilitating and frustrating. Situational depression makes sense while biological depression is frustrating and confusing. Depression is often linked to events from the past that need to be resolved. I utilize personal empowerment development, meaningful life development and increased happiness to destroy depression symptoms.

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