Marina Nelson, MC

Marina Nelson, MC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oregon LPC, Washington LMHC

The foundation of my practice is a deep respect for your healing capacity and the ability to teach you how to access it experientially.

Client Status

not accepting clients



15100 Boones Ferry Rd.

Suite 700A

Lake Oswego, 97035

At a Glance


Rate: $165-$250

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2001

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

If you are tired of saying "I know it, but I don't feel it", you may be looking for experiential therapy. Many methods of counseling work issues from the "top-down" (i.e. moving from our thinking experience "down" to our feelings). When that method hasn't entirely worked for you, you may benefit from a "bottom-up" approach, where we re-organize our feeling experience and then focus on our thinking, rather than focusing on thinking first. In trauma work, the felt experience guides healing.

My Approach to Helping

I strive to make the process as experiential and whole person integrative as possible to make change and healing as easy as possible. Customization and collaboration are important since you are the expert on you. When people have experienced traumas, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (developed from Hakomi) are effective and gentle ways to process and resolve those experiences. Even if talking about the events is difficult, they can be dealt with using mind-body integration. I am also Certified in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy (an Internal Family systems {IFS} based method that incorporates mindfulness & somatic awareness, too). If you've been afraid to address the past or feel like you're just managing symptoms instead of living life fully, this work may be for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I use many modalities to support my clients' self-healing in a gentle, self-paced manner. My training includes: * Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy - an IFS based modality that uses mindfulness and somatic awareness, too * EMDR Level 1 and 2, * IFS-Informed EMDR Level 1 and 2 * Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Levels 1 & 2 (somatic AKA mind-body integration), * Hypnotherapy * Interpersonal Neurobiology * Mindfulness * IFS ***For the time being, all services are offered in an online format only***

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training and am in consultation towards certification.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    My IFS-based training is through Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy, designed by Janina Fisher, PhD, who says: “TIST...was developed to provide a trauma-informed approach to the challenges of treating self-destructive behavior. Based on theoretical principles drawn from the neuroscience research on trauma and structural dissociation theory, TIST offers a treatment approach that integrates mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I an certified in TIST.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I have numerous trainings in mindfulness based modalities including DBT, MBSR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Additionally, have practiced meditation for over 30 years.

  • Sensorimotor External link

    I have completed certificates for Levels 1 (trauma & emotional regulation) & 2 (relationship and attachment issues). Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (originated by Pat Ogden), has its roots in Hakomi and incorporates neuroscience.

  • Hypnotherapy External link

    I have advanced training from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and some affiliates in acute pain, surgery preparation and supporting medical recoveries. Most services will require a consultation with your medical provider.

Issues I Treat


  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    I have training in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy (TIST), hypnotherapy and Sensorimotor psychotherapy for addressing pain management issues.

  • PTSD External link

    I specialize in trauma-informed services and have studied and implemented these practices even before completing graduate school. EMDR, TIST, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic mindfulness) were designed for this purpose and work well for the mental and physical release of trauma in a gentle, effective manner.

  • Codependency External link

    I have extensive training in codependency and have facilitated family groups for people with family members in recovery as well as provided services to individuals on this topic.

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