birdie marmaduke, MA, PCAThey/them

I graduated with my counseling degree from Lewis and Clark in 2012. For the past 12 years, I have been primarily working in community mental health.  My background includes working in a crisis mental health setting with people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as working with adolescents and young adults in outpatient mental health setting. I have focused experience in working with individuals who identify as part of the queer community, trans and non-binary folks, as well as who have experienced trauma or who are experiencing major life transitions throughout one’s lifespan from adolescence to end of life. I am kink aware and sex and body positive and have a strong commitment to social justice. I’m currently a registered LPC-Associate working towards licensure in Oregon, under the supervision of Dr. Adrien Wolmark.

Additionally, I have a Master of Arts in applied theology from Marylhurst University and spent 2+ years working as an inclusive spiritual support coordinator in a non-profit interfaith setting. I find that grief work including preparatory and complex grief, addressing spiritual trauma or abuse, and making meaning of life’s journey regardless of spiritual or religious beliefs to be another practice area of significant interest. I have studied mindfulness-based practices through both the lens of mental health as well as Zen Buddhism and have taught meditation at a local Zen temple as well as an adjunct faculty at Portland State University.

I believe each of us has our own innate sense of wisdom and that my role as a counselor is to build a safe and trustworthy therapeutic relationship and to support you in reflecting and reconnecting with your own wisdom and strength, assist you in building skills and supports, and encourage you in making meaning of your journey so that you can live the best most vibrant life for you.

Teletherapy and in-person. Not accepting MODA.

(971) 227-8280 in the Tigard office.
(503) 286-7909 (fax)

Issues Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self-Esteem
  • Major Life Transition
  • Spiritual/Meaning-making
  • Challenges encountered by LGBTQIA+ Folks
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Relationship concerns
  • Pre-marital or Pre-commitment work


  • Cognitive behavioral
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution-focused
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Existential
  • Strength-based