Beck Margolin (they/them)


Beck Margolin (they/them)

I’m a white, queer, non-binary transmasculine person with chronic illnesses who grew up in New Mexico and moved to Portland recently from the Midwest. My intersecting identities provide me privilege that I am always challenging and open to discussing and they also give me insight into the ways we struggle as humans.

I’m a Professional Counselor Associate, which means I have earned my master’s degree in counseling and am currently working toward licensure status under the supervision of licensed counselor Cole Prophet. I began my career in mental health working with individuals with developmental disabilities and completed my education later in life, earning my BA in psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2018 and a master’s in counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2021.

I view therapy as a collaborative process – you are the expert on you. You may feel sometimes as though you are wandering through darkness without a map – my role is to illuminate resources you already have within yourself to find your way. I work to provide an open and accepting space in which you can discover and express your most aligned self.

Environmental stressors and structural injustices can deeply impact our ability to thrive, and I take this wider view when working with you. I offer concrete tools and resources to decrease your stress and suffering as well as a space to more fully explore the dynamics that have brought you to where you are now.

My approach is humanistic and person-centered, as well as existential, feminist, and social justice-oriented. Theories and interventions I utilize include attachment theory and mindfulness approaches.

My specialties: depression and anxiety; trauma; LGBTQIA+ individuals; affirmation and exploration of gender identity; sex therapy including kink and non-traditional relationships; chronic Illness and disability issues; neurodivergence; and individuals with developmental disabilities.