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.