Lavinia Magliocco

Lavinia Magliocco (she/they)

Professional Counselor Associate


Supervisor: Daniel Schiff PhD

I offer individual counseling ages 15+ & specialize in chronic illness/pain, disability, C-PTSD. I'm queer, bicultural, and take OHP.

Client Status

accepting clients



1722 NW Raleigh


Portland, 97209

At a Glance


Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English, Français , Italiano


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

I work with many clients who struggle with CPTSD, chronic illness, and disability. These show up as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, substance or behavioral addictions, difficulty with boundaries, people-pleasing, as well as creative blocks and low self-confidence. I have experience working with people ages 15-90+. In my previous career as a movement therapist I specialized in enhancing athletic performance as well as working with physical limitations, experience that informs my work now.

What I Specialize In

Because our body is a gateway to resolving trauma and integrating emotions, I use Trauma-informed somatic and mindfulness based interventions. When appropriate, we may combine movement to build awareness, help you regulate intense feelings, work with trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, or depression. You can expect that I will listen deeply to you and challenge you to expand beyond your perceived limitations. I use a psychodynamic orientation which means we use the therapeutic relationship itself to explore your patterns. I may include IFS (Internal Family Systems), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior/Cognitive Therapy), Gestalt, Somatic, and existentially oriented interventions. As a long time student of Eastern wisdom traditions, my work is informed by Buddhist psychology, Taoism, and Qigong - a Chinese mindful movement healing practice which supports health and wellbeing. I am poly, sex, and kink positive with a harm-reduction lens toward addictions.

My Values as a Therapist

My experience confirms that each of us has innate wisdom longing to guide our lives towards greater freedom, connection, and well-being. Though not in control of many things, we can free ourselves from behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that repeat unfulfilling patterns. Strategies that kept us safe in childhood may get in our way as adults. Being able to live in your body and express who you are is especially essential when we are burdened by systemic injustice and oppression. I am poly, sex, and kink positive with a harm-reduction lens toward addictions.

Techniques I Use


  • Dance / Movement Therapy External link

    I incorporate QiGong, a Chinese medical-spiritual practice based on Traditional Chinese Medicine to help clients experience connection with their body in a non-performative, attuned way. Evidence based studies show that Qigong has been successful in alleviating symptoms of PTSD, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. QiGong is a gateway to enhancing awareness, mindfulness, and self-regulation. QiGong is in alignment with Polyvagal practice.

  • Existential External link

    I draw from an existential perspective, guided by the belief that each individual possesses wisdom capable of navigating life's complexities towards greater freedom, connection, and well-being. While we may not have control over many external factors, we hold the power to liberate ourselves from repetitive, unfulfilling patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion.

Issues I Treat


  • Anxiety External link

    Being human inevitably arouses anxiety, often through trauma-related ruptures early in life. I use somatic interventions to help people learn self-regulation, and I work relationally to help clients build skills to co-regulate with others in their lives. I work more with generalized anxiety disorder that shows up as social anxiety, body dysmorphia, compulsive thoughts and behaviors. through the lens that anxiety is often trying to keep us safe.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    People with chronic illness come from difficult family of origin dynamics. I bring somatic, trauma-informed lens to working with chronic illness, pain, disability. As someone with Crohn's disease, I have personal experience with financial, sexual, career, and relational sequelae of chronic illness. I use an integral lens that includes mindfulness practices for symptom relief as well as practical skills to manage ADL's.

  • Depression External link

    Physical illness and depression often accompany each other. Even without a diagnosable illness, depression lives in the body as a kind of heaviness, an inability to find satisfaction or joy, a sense o hopelessness that pervades all aspects of life. I use a somatic, trauma-informed lens and practices to help clients integrate skills that are not just cognitive, though thoughts contribute to depression. I include mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual interventions.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    Our ancestors' lives inform us through patterns that live in our very cells. Whether through war, genocide, dispossession, abuse, violence, loss, and (im)migration, having a place to uncover stories, explore family dynamics, and make choices based on your preferences rather than constraints is crucial for personal recovery as well as healthy relationships.

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