Sandy MacDonald

LCSW – Therapist


Sandy is originally from New England and has been living in the Pacific Northwest since 1991. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University on Montana and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla College. Sandy has been working with adolescents and young adults since moving west and has provided therapy to many families in a variety of settings that include residential, wilderness and outpatient programs. Prior to coming to Cascade Crest Sandy has served as Clinical Director, supervised field teams, worked extensively with families and in planning aftercare and was responsible for program development.


Sandy views therapy as a journey of self-discovery and self-realization as the individual moves toward their fullest potential. His goal is to help his clients use their special, unique qualities to find solutions to their problems, enhance their relationships, build confidence, and develop a healthy sense of self. Sandy’s core approach to therapy is cognitive-behavioral therapy with extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy along with EMDR for the treatment of trauma. In his personal life Sandy is an avid cyclist and enjoys a variety of physical activities such as hiking, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, surfing and paddle-boarding. He is the father of two sons and currently has five grandchildren.