Ivana Maclay

Ivana Maclay (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I am a professional counselor with over 12 years of experience providing evidence- based services.

Client Status




610 SW Alder Street, suite 1100

Portland, 97205

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$140

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2008

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Child
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Approach to Helping

My philosophy of therapy is based on empirical science (statistically measured studies). I use evidence-based approaches proving study after study what helps relationships thrive. Specifically, I use the foremost Gottman Method relationship therapy that is based on over 30 years of research. I also incorporate mindful awareness interventions based on neuroscientific data . I approach therapy with warmth and acceptance. My mode of treatment is designed to get you back to living the life you want. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process where I help my clients feel safe, understood and empowered to explore new ways of being in the world. I will work with you to create positive changes in your life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My specific areas of clinical focus include: couples therapy, trauma, children's issues, behavioral and emotional concerns, and conflict resolution and parent-child relationship enhancement. I am trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1 & 2) and Tier 1 training in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). I have a comfort practicing under a variety of theories and techniques. I help couples improve communication, rekindle intimacy and improve awareness of patterns which may result in defensiveness, or feeling "not heard" by your partner. I also am skilled in treating depression, anxiety and stress. I am also proudly serve as a provider for The Returning Veterans Project. I also love working with multicultural couples. With my personal experience as a partner in a multicultural relationship and a mother of two daughters, I am sensitive to the challenges of this population. I can help with the pitfalls of having conflicting values, beliefs, traditions,and rituals.

Techniques I Use


  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy External link

    Starting a marriage with effective communication tools and a strong sense of trust to begin a healthy marriage. Using the world-renowned Gottman Method, I help you and your partner learn how to avoid the 4 Horsemen of Failed Relationships and how to apply the 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work into your own relationship.

  • Gottman Method External link

    I am trained in Gottman methodology and I use Gottman concepts in my work with couples. I am also Certified Educator for Seven Principle workshop. Dr. Gottman’s approach emphasizes couples’ strengths, skill-building for mutual happiness, and the development of a shared meaningful future. For more information, please see http://bloomingrelationship.com/home/counseling-services/

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I believe in the relationship of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and have experience in identifying and challenging various aspects of these interrelated concepts to help you transition toward a more peaceful life.

Issues I Treat


  • Personal Growth External link

    I support my clients in identifying personal changes they would like to make and developing strategies to work towards goals. I assist clients in identifying their core values and living a life consistent with those values.

  • Parenting External link

    My work with families focuses on the unique challenges of: divorce/separation, involvement with the foster care system, the effect of children on the couples' relationship, co-parenting and shared custody, the birth of a child, blended families and behavior challenges . I apply Positive Parenting strategies and Attachment based theories.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Individuals grow in relationships and I am interested in helping couples develop loving, constructive and creative relationship environment in which growth can flourish in satisfying ways. Together we develop goals & strategies for cultivating positive changes. I utilize evidence-based Gottman methodology when working with my couples.

  • PTSD External link

    I have specialized skills for working with those impacted by trauma or loss and struggling with relationships, anxiety, and depression. I help adults and couples heal wounds of the past, contact their strength, and create opportunities for authentic, satisfying lives.

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