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Todd Mercural

My passion for exploring what it means to be human drove me to the counseling field. My counseling perspective is rooted in existential and humanistic philosophies, and deeply influenced by Buddhist and Yogic teachings.  I am a lifelong learner and, in the same way I have approached my own life, I approach clients' lives with openness, curiosity and compassion.

My career began in the nonprofit leadership and consulting field.  In 2004, I co-founded an organization to increase youth voter participation in the election by canoeing the entire length of the Mississippi River and hosting political education events in small towns and cities along the way.  From 2006-2008 I served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, where I advised locally run NGOs in capcacity building and strategic planning, and focused on women's economic empowerment through training, education and collective finance.  After earning my Master of Public Administration degree I served as the Program Director for the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands where I developed capacity building initiatives and training for nonprofit organizations in the Midwest.  For the four years leading up to my counseling career I served as the Director for a branch of the national experiential education organization Outward Bound.

Before starting my own practice, I provided psychotherapy as part of an integrated care team which included primary care and family medicine, psychiatric services, therapeutic yoga, nutrition services, clinical herbalism, acupuncture, body work and therapeutic massage, and mind-body medicine practices.

In addition to psychotherapy, I provide trauma-informed integrative care coaching for content moderators for a major social media company. 

I love spending time in nature through trail running and hiking, canoeing lakes and rivers, cycling, rock climbing and mountaineering.

EDUCATION

  • M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Nebraska
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), University of Nebraska
  • B.A. English, Colorado College

CREDENTIALS

  • Professional Counselor Associate, State of Oregon
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member, Oregon Counseling Association 
  • Affiliate, Existential-Humanistic Northwest
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Gottman Method Level 2 Couples Therapy
  • EMDR-Trained Clinician, EMDRIA

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATIONS

  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
  • Certified HeartMath Practitioner
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Longleaf Medical

SUPERVISION

  • Samuel Chi Baker, C1833
  • Bob Edelstein, T0015

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Todd Mercural

My passion for exploring what it means to be human drove me to the counseling field. My counseling perspective is rooted in existential and humanistic philosophies, and deeply influenced by Buddhist and Yogic teachings.  I am a lifelong learner and, in the same way I have approached my own life, I approach clients' lives with openness, curiosity and compassion.

My career began in the nonprofit leadership and consulting field.  In 2004, I co-founded an organization to increase youth voter participation in the election by canoeing the entire length of the Mississippi River and hosting political education events in small towns and cities along the way.  From 2006-2008 I served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, where I advised locally run NGOs in capcacity building and strategic planning, and focused on women's economic empowerment through training, education and collective finance.  After earning my Master of Public Administration degree I served as the Program Director for the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands where I developed capacity building initiatives and training for nonprofit organizations in the Midwest.  For the four years leading up to my counseling career I served as the Director for a branch of the national experiential education organization Outward Bound.

Before starting my own practice, I provided psychotherapy as part of an integrated care team which included primary care and family medicine, psychiatric services, therapeutic yoga, nutrition services, clinical herbalism, acupuncture, body work and therapeutic massage, and mind-body medicine practices.

In addition to psychotherapy, I provide trauma-informed integrative care coaching for content moderators for a major social media company. 

I love spending time in nature through trail running and hiking, canoeing lakes and rivers, cycling, rock climbing and mountaineering.

EDUCATION

  • M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Nebraska
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), University of Nebraska
  • B.A. English, Colorado College

CREDENTIALS

  • Professional Counselor Associate, State of Oregon
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Member, American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Member, Oregon Counseling Association 
  • Affiliate, Existential-Humanistic Northwest
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
  • Gottman Method Level 2 Couples Therapy
  • EMDR-Trained Clinician, EMDRIA

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATIONS

  • RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
  • Certified HeartMath Practitioner
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Longleaf Medical

SUPERVISION

  • Samuel Chi Baker, C1833
  • Bob Edelstein, T0015

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