She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
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.
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
Stephanie Podasca is not in-network with any insurances.
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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
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.