Amy McDonald CSWA hails from the Oregon Coast and has been practicing social work for the last 15 years. If you took a sneak peek into Amy’s mind during a therapy session you would find questions like:
“does this human feel seen and cared for by me?” (person-centered therapy),
“what are the power/privilege dynamics here?” (anti-oppressive practice),
“does she feel safe giving me feedback?” (feedback-informed treatment),
“how are they experiencing their body in this moment?” (somatic therapies and mindfulness based therapies).
Amy has been deeply affected by her dog Dottie, chronic Lyme disease, Star Trek, her therapist, principles of radical mental health and creating “good trouble”, the trauma that has taken her out of her body, and the patient love of those who’ve helped her back into her body.
She has had the privilege of supporting folx experiencing: chronic illness, anxiety, trauma, first-episode psychosis, systems survival, identity and relationship challenges, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and parenting challenges.
Amy is currently accepting new patients with Oregon Health Plan: Care Oregon, Trillium, and Pacific Source OHP. She is available for in person therapy as well as telehealth.