Miranda Featherstone, Therapist in Salem, Oregon — Zencare
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Miranda Featherstone

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, CRC
Oregon Accepting Online
Downtown Salem Office, Outdoor Ecotherapy: Various Locations Accepting In-person

Ecotherapy sessions continue through the fall and winter for those who are interested. (It's a nice boost if your mood plummets in the colder, darker months!)

Always dress for the weather!

Updated November 5, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Life transitions
  • Identity development
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Artists' mental health
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Miranda Featherstone is a counselor and ecotherapist based in downtown Salem. Many of Miranda’s clients come in because they are grieving, feeling lost, or struggling to experience joy. They may have been “getting by” for years, but are finding that old wounds are being reopened, making it hard to get through daily life. Miranda is particularly passionate about serving people who have suffered loss.

Miranda is trained in an existential humanistic approach, which is a great fit for clients who want to dig deep. While humanistic therapy focuses largely on who we are in the present, clients explore both the past and present during therapy with Miranda. By acknowledging and exploring emotions which they may have been avoiding or bottling up, Miranda’s clients develop the capacity to manage hard times effectively, and to move forward feeling balanced, whole, and authentic.

Miranda's style is warm, introspective, hopeful. When a client first comes in, Miranda focuses on developing a genuine connection. She understands that it can take time for people to feel at ease, and that individuals' needs differ in the early stages of therapy. In the initial sessions, Miranda is comfortable taking either an active role, guiding the session and asking lots of questions, or a passive role, allowing clients to set the pace and topic.

With the ability to meet clients at her downtown office location, remotely via Telehealth, or outside in nature, Miranda truly prioritizes creating a customized experience that meets each client’s needs. She offers evening and weekend appointments to accommodate the needs of working adults.

Miranda received her degree in counseling from Western Oregon University. Before opening her private practice she worked in a community mental health clinic. Outside of her clinical work, Miranda prioritizes staying connected to nature and enjoys exploring the creative arts.


Message to clients

You’re feeling overwhelmed, alone, or hopeless. Worse, you don’t know how to make it stop. You want to feel joy and enthusiasm, but you don’t see any way to get there. You wish your brain would just shut up sometimes.

I talk with many people who feel like it’s all they can do to keep their heads above water. They know that they aren’t dealing with their grief or trauma, but they don’t know how to begin. Some fear that facing it will be more than they can handle. But, again and again, I've seen that not taking the time to face these things actually makes it worse! That’s why I am so glad you are reading this. I want to help you safely make space to face what you need to in order to truly heal.

It doesn’t matter whether you have been in counseling many times or whether this is your very first experience with counseling: I want to connect with you. If you're worried that you wouldn’t even know what to say in counseling, don’t worry! That’s normal! If you're anxious about starting all over with a brand new counselor, don't worry, that's normal too! We’ll take our time, and we’ll get there. And if it turns out I'm not a good fit, I'm always happy to help you find someone who is.

You’re eager to feel better. I’m eager to help you get there. Let’s connect.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance; preparing for an imminent loss.

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Miranda Featherstone is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Ecotherapy Nature-based sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Downtown Salem Office practice
355 High St SE, Salem, Oregon 97301
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Outdoor Ecotherapy: Various Locations practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Inquire about hours
  • Thu Inquire about hours
  • Fri Inquire about hours
  • Sat Inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Featherstone Counseling, Mental Health Counselor and Ecotherapist, 2020 - Present
West Salem Clinic--Northwest Human Services, Mental Health Counselor, 2017 - 2020
West Salem Clinic--Northwest Human Services, Mental Health Counseling Intern, 2016 - 2017

Western Oregon University, Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, 2017


Licensure

Oregon: C5647


Languages

American Sign Language

English