Stephanie  Podasca

Stephanie Podasca

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Washington, Oregon Accepting Online
Updated May 7, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Addiction
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Stephanie Podasca, MA is a Romanian-American counselor and artist living in Portland, OR. She is pre-licensed in both Oregon and Washington allowing her to work with clients in both states.

Her practice, Whole Sky Therapy, aims to offer a compassionate and non-pathologizing environment to support people’s healing. In working with adults, Stephanie views their concerns from a trauma-informed lens and blends theories based on western neurobiology and eastern wisdom. Clients can expect to learn helpful tools to stabilize their difficult emotions and make progress towards their behavioral goals, all while cultivating meaningful self-care and self-compassion for every part of their journey. Whole Sky Therapy is committed to the principles of nonjudgment, creativity, nonviolence, and organicity.

Stephanie has a diverse background working with a range of individuals in doing community service throughout the years. She has worked with Recovery Dharma, a Buddhist recovery program, the Children’s Healing Art Project, Magic Wheelchair, and has volunteered on the National Suicide Hotline. Other professional interests include art therapy, holistic and somatic approaches, attachment theory, psychedelic therapy and integration, and staying connected to nature.

Stephanie has flexible availability for regular counseling sessions, is highly communicative, and plans to stick with telehealth for the foreseeable future.


Message to clients

Welcome to my page - it's so nice to meet you!

It's important to me to make therapy with you as safe and collaborative as possible. I never take the stance of expert and my knowledge is here to be shared with you, so that you can feel empowered to make lasting changes and heal those old wounds that are continuing to get your way. I want to help you feel safe in your body, stand in your power, and create your most authentic life by cultivating curiosity, compassion, and getting to the root of your issues.

I believe that therapy is an active process and that YOU direct and do most of the work. The time between sessions is just as important as the time we work face-to-face. The process looks different for everyone, and it’s so important that you feel you can share when things both are and are not working for you. I truly value client feedback and work diligently to incorporate this to create true collaboration and growth throughout the therapeutic process.

Thank you for checking out my profile - I hope that you are finding something that resonates with your current and future self. Please do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation and ask questions about my perspective and process. It is very important to find the right fit and someone you feel safe to share vulnerably with.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

Stephanie Podasca is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Initial session: $110 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
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 (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 11am - 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 11am - 6pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 11am - 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Whole Sky Therapy, Therapist, Owner, 2021 - Present
The DBT Clinic, Graduate Student Clinical Intern, 2020 - 2021

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level 2: Attachment & Developmental Trauma, 2021
Palo Alto University, MA Mental Health Counseling, 2020
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, Level 1: Treatment of Trauma, 2020


Licensure

Washington: 61152115

Oregon: R6742


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Stephanie  Podasca
DBT Skills Group - Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group for Adults - Together we walk through skills aimed to increase our capacity for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and healthier communication.