Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

MA, LPC Intern, LMHCA

I am providing trauma-informed telehealth in Oregon & Washington. I'm passionate about this work and look forward to connecting with you!

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Oregon
Supervised by Doug Chapman, LPC, CADCIII

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

I want to help you connect to your authentic self and find freedom and acceptance from difficult experiences so that you can build the life you truly want. I work with adults who are struggling with trauma-related emotional, relational, and behavioral issues. The clients who have the best outcomes with me are open to exploring their difficult emotional patterns, behaviors, and relationships and are willing to try new things in and outside of our sessions.

My Background and Approach

My goal is to create a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed therapeutic container that is free from judgment and pathology. I want to help you reconnect to your body, mind, and spirit and to find more acceptance and meaning in every part of life’s journey. My work does not look like regular talk therapy - I invite a lot of somatic exercises, movement, and play to shake up those patterned responses that have been holding you back! I place emphasis on building up your internal and external resources, actively using mindfulness, and teaching you skills to get back into your body so you can re-connect to who you really are and what you truly want in life! I believe that therapy is an active process and that YOU do most of the work. The time between sessions is just as important as the time we work face-to-face. I highly value client feedback, and it’s so important that you feel you can share when things both ARE and AREN’T working for you.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I bring a lot of my authentic self into therapy with clients, meaning that my work is not only informed by specific techniques and interventions or theories. My work is also informed by my world view, personal experiences in therapy, addiction, and recovery. I wouldn't be a therapist today if it wasn't for my own healing and recovery process, taking a look at the hard stuff with the help and support of a therapist and community. I believe that humor and self-compassion can heal many deep wounds, that plant medicines are an incredible tool to access alongside therapy, and that mindfulness really is a superpower we're all born with. I also have a background in art, technology, and Buddhist meditation and I try to incorporate these skill sets into everything that I do. In the past, I have volunteered for local PDX nonprofits including Children's Healing Arts Project, Lines for Life, and Recovery Dharma.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 110/session

Reach out to Stephanie