Margot Standeven

Margot Standeven (she/her/hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Masters in Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling

I hope to motivate you to take constructive risks to promote self-understanding and encourage a new way of connecting with others.

Client Status

accepting clients




At a Glance


Rate: $125

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2012

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Approach to Helping

Being resilient allows you to recover and adapt to difficult experiences. Instead of being overwhelmed, the resilient person is able to manage their strong feelings and impulses and communicate their concerns and needs. Resilience is not a trait that you either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that can be learned and developed in all of us. Couples who are resilient are open, attuned, and responsive to each other. They are able to recognize their deepest needs and longings, and risk reaching out to their partner to communicate and connect. Most often, couples who develop an enhanced emotional connection also experience greater intimacy and sexual satisfaction.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I received a B.Ed from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and earned my Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, I spent five years volunteering at William Temple House before launching my private practice. I have obtained advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy ad have worked primarily with couples over the past decade.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    We each have a particular attachment style that determines how comfortable we are in proximity to others. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) helps couples understand the attachment style of each partner and the dynamic that exists between them.

  • Couples Counseling External link

    Our work together would help each partner understand their part in the couple’s negative cycle and create vulnerable communication, so as to create a stronger couple bond.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    EFT helps couples recognize and understand the negative cycle that interferes with their communication. With this awareness, less time and energy is spent on regulating negative emotions and protecting individual vulnerabilities. Instead, the partners can turn to each other for comfort and support so as to be resilient and meet life’s challenges

Issues I Treat


  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I specialize in couple counseling and the interactions between partners, with extensive training and supervision in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

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