About Makena “Mak” Andersen

Mental Health Counselor Intern in Vancouver, WA

Mak’s Specializations Include

You Deserve to Feel Great. I’m Here to Help.

Makena “Mak” Andersen is a student intern who provides individual counseling to young adults and adults in the Vancouver, WA area.

She enjoys working with individuals who struggle with finding their voice and are working through life transitions. She also enjoys working with individuals who may be suffering with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is passionate about providing collaborative care that best fits an individual’s needs.

My Background

Makena is currently enrolled in George Fox University’s Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Washington State University Vancouver and is local to the northwest as her longtime home. She is currently supervised by Erica London M,A LMFT.

Although new to counseling, Makena takes a passionate interest in serving her community. Makena is becoming a therapist because she has also struggled with her own mental health challenges in the past and has used therapy to learn how to grow through those struggles. As such, she hopes to provide care that is collaborative and provides her with more learning opportunities.

In her free time, Makena loves to explore the pacific northwest and takes a special interest in waterfalls. Makena owns two cats and loves to read with them in her free time outside of classes and counseling.

My Approach & Philosophy

Therapy is an experience that allows individuals to collaborate with their therapist to tackle life challenges, transitions, and struggles. As your therapist, I want to honor your therapeutic space and develop strategies that can help you manage your struggles.

Much of my approach to therapy is rooted in a mix of techniques arising from person centered therapy, existential therapy, and narrative therapy. As a student, I place heavy emphasis on tailoring an approach that considers the obstacles, diversity, and individuality of the people I counsel. No matter what walk of life you are coming from, I am here to help.


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5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment

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