Ms. Mariena Star Joy, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a neurodiverse, queer, intersex therapist living on the Oregon coast. I live as a system of parts and will nerd out about dissociation any day. We are queer educators, speakers, and community advocates. It's my joy to provide affirming care in Oregon to many ages and demographics, but especially clients who are: neurodiverse, lgbtq+ , a loved one learning to support this, or anyone who is struggling to trust themselves and live their truth. I am survivor who found my voice and internal compass again through EMDR. I am privileged to walk along with my clients as they go through their own journeys of healing and falling in love with all parts of themselves. I believe in strength based, holistic, somatic and attachment-based care. Much of what I do Is EMDR based and, depending on the needs of the client, may involve somatic processing, sandtray, art, grounding, mindful meditation, collaborative problem solving, parts work, and more. In my own work the things I find useful are grounding, art, and mindfully communicating with the different parts of myself. I look forward to helping you explore what works for you or your family member.

Education & Experience

MSW from Portland State University, 5 years trained and practicing gender affirming care/letter writing, EMDR consultant, 6 years working as a child and family therapist, safe model EMDR trained, EMDR sandtray trained, EMDR for lgbtq+ trained, EMDR with expressive arts trained. I am trained to work with dissociative disorders and have personal experience with structural dissociation and learning how to communicate with my own inner world. Additional: Safe zone trainer, CPS tier 2 trained, TFCBT trained, CAMS certified. Some experience working with survivors of sexual assault, chronic pain or illness, adoption, anger management, religious based traumas, adult survivor of Munchausen by proxy / factitious disorder imposed on another, and more.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Southern Oregon Coast Pride, Queers & Allies of Coos County,

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Medicaid

private pay, tribal direct reimbursement,