Marie McMahon

Marie McMahon (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, NCC, EAGALA

I work with clients to develop deeper and more loving connections in their relationships: to self, loved ones, and the natural world.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-221-4531

22018 S Central Point Road

Canby, 97013

At a Glance

Me

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2018

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
  • PacificSource

My Approach to Helping

Therapy provides a space for us to show up for ourselves with curiosity and focused attention. Healing requires this. I believe that every person holds within themselves the questions and solutions that will lead to a deeper level of healing and meaning in life, and I seek to provide the space that facilitates this brave journey and exploration. I respect the light in everyone, and the need for good boundaries, patience, and compassion. My passion for this work comes from the experience of navigating my own healing journey and knowing that we can cultivate inner peace and love for ourselves and others. I work at the Center at Heron Hill, which is a 60 acre farm. I practice equine-assisted psychotherapy and I also love to integrate nature, art, and spirituality as healing agents. Those experiences that take us into our hearts and bodies can support us to cultivate deeper connections with ourselves and the larger world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a Masters degree in Counseling from Portland State University, which is a 3 year intensive program. I have completed a 72- hour Certification program in Trauma Informed Services. I began my career in mental health with the desire to address trauma and I am highly aware of the prevalence of trauma and need to address it safely and consciously. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors; this means that I passed the exam and requirements for the national standard of counselors. Finally, I am EAGALA certified to practice Equine Assisted Psychotherapy as a Mental Health Professional. The EAGALA model approach to equine therapy promotes emotional and physical safety, personal and relational growth, equal power dynamics, and individualized solutions.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Relational  External link

    Whatever the issue is, I believe there is a relational component. How we relate to ourselves and others has an immediate impact on all aspects of our health. In therapy, the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is a ground for experiencing unconditional care with healthy boundaries.

  • EcoTherapy External link

    At the Center at Heron Hill, EcoTherapy is at the heart of all of the services we provide. We operate on a farm where there is access to hiking trails, wildlife, domesticated animals, gardening, and all sorts of outdoor fun. What we experience in nature can serve to connect with with ourselves and the larger world.

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) External link

    I am a certified provider of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and it is my pleasure to bring horses into therapy sessions. They are co-therapists; utilizing their natural instincts and capacity for emotional attunement and regulation to support our own growth and awareness.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Self esteem and self love shape the basis of or everyday experience. For those of us who have experienced abuse and/or trauma, I find that our sense of self is in deep need of love and attention. The majority of my therapy work emphasizes loving connection with the self as a main theme.

  • Spirituality External link

    I have taken extra time and care to explore the role of spirituality in healing; through coursework in my graduate program and continuous engagement with spiritual practices in my personal life. I find that healing operates on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual domains; and I find the spiritual exploration to be particularly rewarding, especially when we feel stuck.

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    I identify as Gay/Lesbian, and I am here to connect and support those who are wrestling with questions of sexuality, experiences of rejection and oppression, and who are seeking to build community.

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