Margot Standeven

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I believe you will find that I possess a natural way of communicating with people that allows for immediate connection and safety. By being present, genuine, and accepting, I hope to motivate you to take risks to promote self-understanding and encourage a new way of connecting with others.


  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

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 Background

I hold 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. For the past five years, I have been working at William Temple House, primarily with couples. I have obtained advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and participate in ongoing training and supervision.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Attachment Theory
  • Couples Counseling
  • Emotionally Focused

Issues I Treat

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 971-270-0324
  • Website
  • 201-3333 NE Sandy Boulevard
    Portland , OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 8 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Laurelhurst
  • Rate: $100-150/session

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