Stacy Sheffler

Stacy Sheffler (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am here to join you with navigating complex feelings, attachment styles, trauma narratives, communication needs and strengths.

Client Status

not accepting clients



8532 N Ivanhoe St

Suite 204

Portland, OR 97203

At a Glance


Rate: $120-$150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2004

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
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My Ideal Client

I am here to join you with navigating complex feelings, attachment styles, trauma narratives, communication needs and strengths. You may have relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, identity exploration or trauma experiences. I can join you in finding relief from those experiences. I am a part of the queer community and trans/non binary affirming.

My Approach to Helping

I am gender queer and focus on therapeutic work with the LGBTQ community and am transgender affirming and aware. I have focused my work with the LGBTQ community, but also very comfortable and competent with any other identifying person or couple. I have had a private practice in St John's since 2011. I ascribe to somatic, trauma focused treatment and practice EMDR. I also ascribe to cognitive based modalities as well and focus on understanding attachment styles and how they influence our relationships with others.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I earned my bachelor's in psychology and criminal justice at Indiana University and my Masters in counseling at Eastern Michigan University. I spent several years working with adolescent girls struggling with substance use and 8 years working with adolescent boys at a residential treatment center focusing on sex abuse and trauma. In my private practice since 2011 I have worked with individuals, couples and families and focus on having a queer, trans, non binary affirming practice.

Techniques I Use


  • Attachment Theory External link

    How we attached to our significant caregivers in early childhood leads us to desire, gravitate and repel others. Understanding these styles can aid in seeking healthier relationships.

  • EMDR External link

    Utilizing a specific protocol with eye movement this modality can aid in reframing the intensity you feel around the trauma you experienced.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    Understanding how we think impacts our behaviors and emotions. Reframing those thoughts can influence our experience with others and the world.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Living in a Cis world, LGBTQ people experience the world in a different lense and often have to navigate through those microdifferences that can cause pain, discomfort, anxiety or depression. Being able to assert and affirm your experience are necessary to feeling confident in your identity and how you experience this world and this world experiencing you.

  • Gender Identity External link

    Navigating our gender identity can be layered with confusion, influenced thoughts or feelings from society, parents, or ourselves. Therapy can aid in navigating to understanding your gender identity to feel more at ease and comfortable while you become the self you want to be.

  • PTSD External link

    Often the experience you are having with your mental health can be rooted in past or current trauma. Looking at how to reframe those experiences either with cognitive based trauma work or EMDR can aid in releiving the intensity of the trauma.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is appearing to be an experience that all are having in this complex, ever changing world. Anxiety can be experienced with your thoughts and in your body. Therapy can aid in reducing the intensity of the anxiety and aid in coping in a way that feels better to you.

  • Depression External link

    Thoughts of hopelessness, sadness, lack of interest in things you used to enjoy, sleep or appetite disturbances can overwhelm your system impacting your world. Therapy can aid in reducing the intensity of depression and aid in coping in a way that resumes you to the experience you would like to have.

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