Marla  Feinberg

Marla Feinberg

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Oregon Not Accepting Online

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Updated September 27, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment Styles
  • Childhood trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Shame
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Marla Feinberg has been practicing since 1992. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Portland, Oregon where she works remotely and welcomes adults who live in Oregon who are looking for help getting unstuck from their relational patterns. Her clients have often had previous therapy where they learned why they do what they do, but that has not helped them to change their behavior. Many of her clients have had childhood trauma in its different forms and may be getting triggered easily in relationships, or they find they are repeating unsatisfying patterns.

Marla works from a Trauma informed Attachment based lens, using knowledge from Neurobiology on how change happens. Many behaviors make sense when you look at them from that perspective. An example of this is the Fight, Flight or Freeze responses that are wired into all mammals for survival. Some people become enraged, some want to run away, and others might find themselves unable to talk coherently, as if their brain was frozen or paralyzed. Once we understand that current behavior is often based on past experiences of feeling unsafe, uncomfortable, or shame, they start to make more sense. Children often conclude that they are unlovable or unworthy, so part of the treatment is undoing negative self beliefs that are still operating in the adult.

Marla is curious, warm, and interactive. She uses EMDR, mindfulness techniques and body responses to emotions (often overlooked in "talking" therapy) as ways to explore the parts of ourselves in the moment. Marla tries to help people have experiences in the session that lead to positive change, which is different than insight alone.


Message to clients

I am highly trained, very experienced, passionate about my work and committed to my clients. You will find that I am down to earth, authentic and very much “myself.” Although I am not authoritative, I can be a strong presence for people, standing up for them when they aren’t able to stand up for themselves. I am warm, interactive and quiet when necessary. Observant and curious about your experience, I am also thoughtful, intuitive and not afraid to be wrong. I think I strive to be the kind of therapist I would want to see!

I can be irreverent and feel humor is an important connection. I am very open and comfortable talking about any subject, including things you may feel are difficult to bring up. I’m sensitive to feelings of shame, embarrassment and shyness. I welcome an interactive relationship that includes your input into our work.


Specialties

Attachment Styles - How Attachment Styles affect our relationships

Childhood trauma - How growing up feeling unsafe affects our adult selves.

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

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

Shame - Shame can be wired in from childhood. Feelings of perfectionism, negative self beliefs, critical voices

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Marla Feinberg 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: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:45pm - 5:30pm
  • Tue 12-1, 3pm - 5:15pm
  • Wed 1pm - 4:45pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 29 years

self, private practice Portland, Oregon, 2000 - Present
self, private practice San Francisco, 1992 - 1999

AEDP Core Training 3 years, completed, 2009
EMDR with Laurell Parnell, Levels 1 and 2, 1999
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, MA, 1992
Antioch University, San francisco, BA, 1990


Licensure

Oregon: T-0370


Languages

English