About Robin Magdahlen

I believe strongly in the human potential for growth and change especially during times of difficulty and personal crisis. I believe that every problem presents us with an opportunity, as we often resist that which we need to learn most. My intention for you is to gently but dynamically create opportunities for growth and healing through flexible and creative alternatives to break through old patterns.

I like to collaborate with motivated clients who are actively seeking to change their lives. My goal is to help you discover your own solutions to your problems and concerns in an environment that is welcoming, empathetic and non-judgmental. I do that by carefully attending to your thoughts and feelings. Although I will offer specific "interventions" I believe that change occurs during therapy when there is strong motivation combined with the quality of our connection.

I include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what would be most helpful for you. With sensitivity and compassion, I enable you to build upon your strengths and to identify and achieve your life goals.

Professional Interests

I include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what would be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, I enable individuals to build upon their strengths and to identify and achieve life goals.

I have been trained and use as my tools — Attachment Theory, Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, Cognitive/Behavioral Theory, Group Dynamics, Systems Theory, Narrative Improvisation Theory, Solution — Focused Brief Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology. I am strongly influenced by the theories of Carl Jung.

My Specialties Include: Positive Aging, Senior Life Transitions, Families: Adoption/Divorce/Blended Families, Adult Adoptee/Birth Parent Reunification, Pre-Marital Counseling, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Crisis Intervention and Stabilization, Substance Abuse, Individual and Group Drama Therapy, Facilitative Mediation, EMDR, and NonViolent Communication.

Education

  • B.A — Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA
  • M.A — Counseling Psychology/Drama Therapy, the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

Background/Experience

I have 11 years experience working in a wide variety of settings which include Private Practice, Seniors, Children with Special Needs, Dual Diagnosis, Adult Day Treatment, Hospital Sub-Acute Ward, Crisis, (EAPs, Universities, Retirement Communities, Children's Services, Community Mental Health) Teen Mothers, Parent/Child Reunification and Correctional Settings.

Professional Affiliations

  • AAMFT — American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • NADTA — North American Drama Therapy Association
  • AMHA — American Mental Health Alliance, Oregon
  • APS — American Psychological Science
 

Fees

Evening and weekend appointments available.
I offer a free 20-minute free consultation by phone.

Private Pay:
If you do not have insurance, see fee chart below.

In Network: I am an In-Network Provider for:

  • Moda
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Pacific Source
  • Cigna
  • Optum

We can handle your billing for you, and in some cases I am able to get clarification on your benefits for you. However you may need to review your benefits on your own with your insurance company so that you will know your deductible, co pay or coinsurance (coins).

Insurance Out of Network

My services as a Licensed Professional Counselors are covered by most insurance companies that offer out-of-network mental health benefits. Please review your benefits with your insurance company so you will know your deductible, and copay or coinsurance.

In most instances for out of network billing, you will pay in full at the time of service for my services and you will be reimbursed directly by your insurance company with receipts that I will provide you.

Private Pay

Families & Couples
60 minutes — $110 - $145
90 minutes — (Intake or Session) $135 - $175
Individual
(Including EMDR)
60 minute — $90 - $120
90 minutes — (Intake or Session) $120 - $140
Divorce Coaching
60 minutes - $125.00
Mediation:
Fees are variable depending on number of people during mediation and issue being mediated. Please call for more information.
A sliding scale/adjusted fee will be considered depending on financial need.

Professional Affiliations