Mary Hanel

Mary Hanel (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW/ Supervisor

I help adolescents and their parents navigate this challenging time in development. I help young people launching for the first time.

Client Status

accepting clients


S Macadam Ave

Portland, 97219

At a Glance


Rate: $175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2005


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card

My Ideal Client

I truly appreciate the amazing brilliance of adolescents and young adults. Their energy, passion and introspection is a gift that I value. I am grateful when families/parents allow me to partner with them as they navigate times that may be filled with trepidation and grief.

My Approach to Helping

After over 30 years working with a wide variety of adolescents, families and young adults; I have wisdom to share. I will partner with clients to reach their mental health and social connection goals. We will look at the challenges through a Poly Vagal lens and move forward to Safety and Connection.

My Values as a Therapist

I am a woman, a mother and a Social Worker; I believe in the goodness of all people and acknowledge that fear keeps many from establishing and keeping safe and healthy connections with others. I am an Oregonian, daughter of a Forest Service Worker, wife of a carpenter and was Portland Public Schools employee for over 20 years. I became a therapist/Social Worker because people are amazing and I want to help folks realize their own gifts and how they can use these strengths to improve their lives and the lives of others. I want to help diminish the hopelessness that often leads to behaviors that can be hurtful.

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