Robin Magdahlen

Robin Magdahlen

Licensed Professional Counselor


I believe strongly in the human potential for growth and change especially during times of difficulty and personal crisis.

Client Status

accepting clients



On-Line Through

Portland, OR 97223

At a Glance


Rate: $90-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2004

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • First Choice Health
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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My Ideal Client

Our wounds and past experiences can get in the way of our ability to connect deeply and be open to love, forgiveness and change. I work with individuals and couples who are wanting to enrich and transform their ways of being and relating. Some come into therapy spurred by a crisis, others are seeking deeper self-awareness. I work best with clients who are collaborative and open to listening to themselves. I believe strongly in the human capacity to heal and thrive.

How I Can Help You

Each person, couple and family are unique. I include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what would be most helpful for you. With sensitivity and compassion, I enable you to build upon your strengths and to identify and achieve your life goals. Some of these modalities include but are not exclusive to EFT Couples, Attachment Theory, EMDR, Interpersonal Nuerobiology.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have had a background in working with marginalized populations including incarcerated women, crisis intervention, abused and neglected animals, elders and special needs children. I believe strongly in Equity. My intention is to be an agent of healing and change one person, one couple, one family at a time, so that we move closer to being part of a greater human family. My Specialties Include: Telehealth - Tele-Therapy, Couples Counseling, Divorce Coaching, Families — Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre — Marital Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, EMDR, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Mediation, Substance Abuse, Animal Bereavment, Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Mediation, Individual and Group Drama Therapy.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a late-stage, trauma resolution method. Developed in the late 1980's, EMDR currently has more scientific research as a treatment for trauma than any other non-pharmaceutical intervention. Based on empirical evidence as well as thousands of client and clinician testimonials, EMDR has proven an efficacious and rapid method of reprocessing traumatic m

  • Couples Counseling External link

    In therapy, we will be co-creating a safe place, where there is room for any and all vulnerable feelings, beliefs, and thoughts to emerge. I work in a no-shame no-blame zone of ongoing support and warm curiosity. Together we will learn about patterns, triggers, negative thoughts and cycles, feelings, past and present attachment injuries, and how they affect the relationship.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally focused therapy proposes that emotions themselves have an innately adaptive potential that, if activated, can help clients change problematic emotional states or unwanted self-experiences. Emotions themselves do not inhibit the therapeutic process, however learning better coping strategies enables clients to move through old behaviors and patterns into a state of increased well being.

Issues I Treat


  • Divorce External link

    The decision to end a significant relationship can be a difficult and challenging process that leaves everyone depleted, confused and anxious about the future and how to move forward. Therapy can assist in working through those feelings, make sense of the end of ones relationship, and obtain a new perspective and healing.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I bring compassionate, practical tools and a common sense approach that enables you and your partner to improve your communication, deepen intimacy, build trust and resolve long-standing issues, in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental. I work collaboratively to provide tools and results that feel durable and long lasting.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Grief is a highly personal experience and is often not a linear process. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, only your way. However, to undergo the process alone can feel very isolating. Counseling can assist in this process, so that you can effectively grieve in a way that allows for the building of new coping strategies and ultimately allow you to move forward.

  • Anxiety External link

    The recent outbreak of Covid-19 can be stressful time that can produce increased feelings of overwhelm and cause strong emotions. I hav many years experience working with crisis intervention, anxiety and PTSD and through a variety of interventions can provide tools and support for you during this time. I am currently offering on-line support.

  • Depression External link

    I include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques and the latest in neuroscience research to incorporate what would be most helpful for you. With sensitivity and compassion, I assist you to in healing in a way that fits your pace and learning style.

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