Maya Ferdschneider, L.P.C-A.

  • Instructor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • LPC-A, Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Avel Gordly Center for Healing, School of Medicine


Maya Ferdschneider is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate at OHSU Avel Gordly Center for Healing. She provides mental health and substance use treatment to those who are in need. Using mindfulness and somatic-based interventions, Ms. Ferdschneider works with clients to help them develop more self-awareness and live a better quality of life by acknowledging the impact of their experiences through a compassionate lens. She offers a process-oriented approach, which also employs creative interventions and psychoeducation to empower clients to facilitate change. 

Ms. Ferdschneider has facilitated psychoeducational groups, including groups that focus on trauma, mindfulness practice, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy interventions. She has also facilitated culturally specific groups and served on Diversity and Equity Inclusion Committee to ensure clients of all demographics are being properly served. 

Ms. Ferdschneider was born and raised in the Virgin Islands and hopes to help her community in dismantling stigmas of mental health and making mental health services more accessible and affordable. 

Education and training

    • B.A., 2017, Stetson University
    • M.A., 2020, Lewis & Clark University
  • Internship

    • Counseling Intern at the Volunteers of America Men's Residential Center
  • Certifications

    • CADC I

Memberships and associations:

  • Member of American Counseling Association

Areas of interest

  • Research interest includes examining depressive symptoms in men who are of the African diaspora
  • Mindfulness and somatic based interventions, creative interventions, DBT
  • Trauma, substance abuse, and men who have experienced incarceration



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