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“ahvo-DAH” (Hebrew) : work and service as worship to the Lord

Avodah Therapy Services provides a faith-based, holistic practice providing therapy for youth, families, and adults in Eugene and the surrounding areas. We specialize in ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, and non-medication interventions. We focus on prevention as well as mental health treatment, and are in-network with most private insurances.

Therapy is a process, and the goal
of that process is recovery.
∙ ∙ ∙
It will take hard work.

Avodah Mission

Through community-based therapy in which we address clients’ needs in their own environments, Avodah seeks to provide holistic therapy for youth, their families, and adults. We address trauma and encourage growth through a variety of therapeutic approaches, incorporating various modalities, to instill hope.

Therapy Offered

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy

Strategic Therapy

Child-Centered Play Therapy

Family Systems & Group Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Mindfulness

Alpha-Stim Therapy

Somatic Therapy

Canine Assisted Therapy

ceaser with child
avodah therapy outside
avodah group child therapy
marian and ceaser
Marian-Stiegeler

Marian Stiegeler

Marian graduated from Capella University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health in January of 2016.  She worked as a Child and Family Therapist at Willamette Family Inc. from 2016-2018.  In July of 2016, Marian went back to graduate school to pursue a second master’s certification in play therapy.  Marian graduated from that program with a Master’s Certification in Play Therapy and will be a Registered Play Therapist once requirements are submitted to the board.

In 2017, Marian met Julie Nowacki and together they co-founded a nonprofit organization called ElRod Center. Marian also began her private practice, Avodah Therapy services at that time. Marian has certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy, filial therapy, and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.  She has had training in modalities that include internal family systems, cognitive behavioral play therapy, child-centered play therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems therapy, prescriptive therapy, experiential therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness, strategic therapy, person-centered therapy, REBT and EMDR.

Marian’s philosophy with treatment is a holistic approach that treats the root cause, not just the symptoms, and that the parents are the therapeutic influence in the child’s life.  They should be empowered to help their children long-term, so she teaches the parents how to do what she does with the kids.  She believes in alternative methods of therapy such as canine assisted therapy, art therapy, group therapy, music therapy, and various forms of play therapy.

Maegan Mexicotte

Maegan Mexicotte

Maegan has over eight years’ experience working with adolescents and children at various levels of care. She worked for three and a half years as a residential skills trainer and clinical responder, transitioning to outpatient therapy with children and adolescents in 2014. Maegan holds a Master of Science in Psychology and is a 2016 graduate of Adams State University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She obtained her License for Professional Counseling in 2019. Maegan’s main approach to therapy is through Brief Solution Focused Therapy as well as Person Centered Therapy. She also has training in Collaborative Problem Solving, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She recently completed training to be a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and is enrolled in trainings to broaden her education on the foster and adoptive family therapy system.

In her spare time, Maegan enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as horseback riding. She has two dogs, Tank and Hulk, who will be joining her in the office for animal assisted therapy.

ceaser

Ceaser

Marian Stiegeler, LPC, CMHIMP has a therapy dog, Ceaser, who joins her in session.  He is a 93lb, purebred white German Shepherd, born on 3/4/2014.  He is specially trained to work with children and adolescents in therapy and knows specific commands for doing so.  He has very special training for this particular job and adds a level to therapy that is quite dynamic. Ceaser loves his job and puts his own collar on to go to work in the morning.

Hulk

Maegan’s therapy dog, Hulk, is a purebred Doberman Pincher, born March 4, 2019. While Hulk is still in training, he joins Maegan when therapeutically vaulable.

Accepted Insurance

Regence
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross
PacificSource
Providence (all plans)
Meritain
Aetna
Cigna
OHP plus (NOT Trilium)
United Behavioral Health
Moda

Testimonials

Avodah is faith based but does not push it, which is amazing! Marian and Caesar do wonderful work with kids and teens with a variety of needs.

This has been such a good fit for my kids! It’s teaching me how to help my kids brains develop and work the way God intended! Marion and Cesar are an amazing team. I love that it’s faith based but not pushed, natural verses medication and lots of positive encouragement!

Marian, who is the co founder of ElRod Center has such a heart for children & families. Her passion, belief and love shine through all that she does. With that passion she is changing lives in Lane County one person at a time. Caesar, the Therapy Dog, is such an asset to Marian & her practice allowing kids to be at ease while she works with them.

Real Lives, Real Stories

Real Lives, Real Stories

Testimonials

Avodah is faith based but does not push it, which is amazing! Marian and Caesar do wonderful work with kids and teens with a variety of needs.

This has been such a good fit for my kids! It’s teaching me how to help my kids brains develop and work the way God intended! Marion and Cesar are an amazing team. I love that it’s faith based but not pushed, natural verses medication and lots of positive encouragement!

Marian, who is the co founder of ElRod Center has such a heart for children & families. Her passion, belief and love shine through all that she does. With that passion she is changing lives in Lane County one person at a time. Caesar, the Therapy Dog, is such an asset to Marian & her practice allowing kids to be at ease while she works with them.

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