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Dale Troutman, LPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon with over four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, mood disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and developmental disorders. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

My approach is two-fold with the first goal being to create a relationship that is respectful, empathetic, and professional. It is impossible for someone to open up to someone without building a relationship based on trust, honesty, and open communication. The next goal is to examine to need for change and what that may actually look like for you. Often individuals and couples want to create change in their lives but are not willing to give up those things that are preventing change, and overcoming that resistance and barriers to prevent the desired change from occurring.

I always utilize a Person-Centered approach with all my client’s regardless of personal background, as everyone’s experience is unique to themselves, and utilize listening to understand rather than listening to reply, understanding with empathy and unconditional positive regard, while also staying true to whom I am as a counselor and professional in helping the client. I also will always evaluate motivation for change, barriers to change, and work with clients to overcome those barriers, even if the barrier is the client themselves. This is called Motivational Interviewing, and is important to ensure that the client is willing to embrace change, create a plan for change, take action steps, and maintain the gains.

The second phase requires exploration, and creating changes in thinking and behaviors that promotes healthier and more positive ways of interacting in the world to reach individual client goals and improve functioning. This is achieved through Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies that increase awareness and mindfulness of the here and now, and how to problem-solve and make positive decisions and provides for best possible outcomes for yourselves and loved ones. When client have limited resources and lack time to go deeply into their problems, I utilize a brief solution focused style that utilizes mindfulness and staying focused on here and now issues rather than a deep drive into a client’s background. I also utilize, what is called existential therapy for individuals whom lack purpose or meaning in their own lives.

I believe that the client is the expert in their own lives, and I am there to help them return toward the path they wish to be on in life, and learn to experience the journey of life with the skills to avoid and cope with the tragedies and triumph we face on that journey. I look forward to getting to working with you and help you reach the goals that will get you back on your journey with confidence and resilience.

Regards: Dale Troutman, MS, LPC, CADC-I, NCC

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

OR LPC C6579

WA LMHC LH 61457521


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dale Troutman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dale is very easy to talk to, has unique ways at looking at problems and is very understanding. I throughly enjoy our sessions and would recommend him without a doubt. I attribute a lot of my recent progress to my sessions with him.

Written on Jan 09, 2024 after therapy with Dale for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dale supports my decisions and is a great listener.

Written on Nov 28, 2023 after therapy with Dale for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Dale has been great with helping me understand why I'm feeling the way I do and has provide useful methods of getting me out of this situation. I will be returning to him soon.

Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Dale for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Dale was a great cansolour. He listen with respect, undrestand client's issues with heart, and help with all of his knowledge. He is not judgmental at all. He follows up very well. I strongly recommend him.

Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Dale for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Dale worked with me for about 7 months. We worked on everything from confronting demons from my past to grief and loss. Dale always had very insightful perspectives that helped shed light on whatever subject we discussed. Never once did I feel ashamed or judged for my actions or lack there of. I will always appreciate the sense of self confidence Dale helped to instill. I will always be grateful to Dale.

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Dale for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dale is fantastic. He is very empathetic and does great work. I feel much better about the issues I am dealing with and we have worked on a plan so that I can continue to move forward.

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Dale for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd