Staci Cooper, LCPC, CS
Mental Health Counselor, Reiki Master, Clinical Supervisor
I utilize an integrative approach that focuses on empowerment of you as an individual within your unique social system to create change in many areas of life. I have experience working in a clinical setting, as well as in the community, with a broad range of client needs, from managing persistent and severe mental health symptoms to personal growth and spiritual exploration. I enjoy working with non-ordinary states of consciousness and integration. I support work with psychedelic medicine and am currently offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in collaboration with a local ketamine clinic, Wonder Medicine. I completed the PRATI KAP Training in 5/2021, the MAPS MDMA Assisted Therapy Training Program 8/2021-12/2021, the MAPS MDMA Assisted Therapy Adherence Rater Training 5/2022-9/2022, and the PRATI Group KAP Training in 1/2023. I find great value in all non-ordinary states of consciousness, however they show up. I feel fortunate to work with the people who walk through my door and am grateful for the learning opportunities you bring to our work.
As a child of the USAF, I developed a love for travel and new experiences. I completed my undergraduate degrees (Psychology and Biology) at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT in 2000 and my graduate degree (Counseling Psychology) at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR in 2002. While in graduate school, I worked in research at the Portland VA and in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at OHSU. It was during this time that my intentional curiosity of the world of psychedelics began. My direct experience began earlier, but the blossoming of my actual education and interest in these medicines as medicines occurred during this time. It was also during this time that I discovered my love of fire. Fire spinning. Firewalking. Fire, fire, fire! Fire is another of my favorite teachers. I have attended Burning Man, participated in related events, and supported related organizations since 2003. After graduate school, I taught at Boise State University as an adjunct instructor for a couple of years. I began working in community mental health at All Seasons Mental Health in 2004 and have been there in varied capacities since then. I am currently transitioning primarily to private practice (Mariana Counseling and Wellness, LLC). When I am not working, I am usually involved in some sort of project, tending to my yard, playing with my fur babies, or planning the next adventure.