Ivana Maclay

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a professional counselor with over 12 years of experience providing evidence- based family, couple, and individual therapy in Portland. My greatest passion is working with couples, families, and individuals who are looking for tools to navigate relationship difficulties.


  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

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 Background

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.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 503-688-0935
  • Website
  • 610 SW Alder Street, suite 1100
    Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance

  • Experience: 12 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Beaverton
  • Rate: $100-100/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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