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Kimberly Kraus

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hello, I'm Kimberly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I have my master's degree in social work, have worked as a counselor for over 15 years, and most recently worked as a behavioral health provider in a diabetes clinic at an academic and research hospital. My style is supportive, and I also incorporate treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based strategies, and solution focused therapy. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, as well as your experiences, values, health and community. We will explore these areas to identify your strengths, barriers getting in the way of your progress, and the tools that will be most helpful to your unique needs. You've taken an important step already to find a counselor, so let's connect soon so you can begin to fully feel better!

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Kira Gill

Offering therapy in OR
License: M.Ed., LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficulties
10 years of experience

I am a holistic provider and believe that skill and will can get us through any problem we face in life. Sometimes, we grow up not necessarily gaining useful tools to part the way to clarity, and for that reason, we may reach out to others for more support. I am here to guide you through those trying times. With a Master's of Education and a professional license in Counseling, I have worked with individuals learning to get through a wide range of concerns, from bouts of anxiety, to depression, grief, work/life issues, relationship issues and sexual trauma. I've worked with students in the school setting, also with children and their families. In addition, I have experience in areas of foster care and adoption. I will not only guide you through the issues you may be facing, but will also do my best to provide psychoeducation so that you will gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate in the future independently. I will at times, provide an exercise or something to think about and answer for our next session. The work we will engage in will always serve a purpose and keeping an open mind is essential. Every problem isn't always a nail and sometimes a hammer will not fix every problem. I look forward to empowering you with the effective skills to use while on your journey to feeling your best!

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Dorothi (Catie) Johnson

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
13 years of experience

Weekend and evenings available! Working full time for another agency limits my availability here, but I love helping so much that it works for me. I am licensed in Oregon with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence and substance use. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy shows bravery! If there is not a spot open in my schedule, please just message me. I purposely do not have a lot of openings until I can find what you need.

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Vanessa Trupiano

Offering therapy in OR
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Hillary Paige Gorman

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience

I am licensed therapist in Oregon with 12+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of concerns including stress and anxiety, depression, parenting issues, & compassion fatigue. I utilize a variety of modalities to meet the needs of my clients with a foundation of being trauma informed and client centered. Most of my professional background has been working with youth and families who struggle with anxiety and depression. I have specific training in multiple subjects and modalities including Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Informed Care, CBT, and Narrative Therapy. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jane Leng

Offering therapy in OR
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington. I have 16 years of counseling individuals who have are currently experiencing grief and loss and trauma. As I work with my clients, the focus is to uncover the aspects of your personality that impact your behavior. My approach is Internal Family Systems , EMDR and Somatic Sensory Awareness. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that endeavor.

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Wysonda Smith

Offering therapy in OR
Trauma and abuse
7 years of experience

***I AM ONLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS WHO ARE OPEN TO AND READY FOR EMDR THERAPY AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.*** Hi! I’m Wysonda Smith, but everyone calls me Torri. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas, Oregon, Louisiana, and D.C. I’m so glad that you found your way here. You may feel overwhelmed right now and unable to imagine your life in a better place, but you have already taken the courageous first step of asking for help. I will be by your side as we navigate life’s challenges together and explore the brighter path ahead. I will create a supportive and non-judgmental space where you are safe and free to share your emotions, thoughts, and fears. I will be with you to encourage your growth and celebrate your successes along the way. You can expect an eclectic, integrative, and transpersonal approach to therapy. The combination of therapeutic modalities that I use with each client is individualized and tailored specifically for YOU. We will dive into thought patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you as well as mindfulness and dreamwork. I am especially passionate about trauma and our innate resilience. By looking into counseling, you are already demonstrating that beautiful resilience within. I aim to gain a holistic picture of who you are to better offer guidance and support. Let’s collaborate and create the happiness and inner peace that you’ve been searching for!

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Samantha Blackwell

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia and with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate their emotions and life experiences to achieve their personal goals. My approach is personalized and evidence-based, and I utilize techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy and am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for all clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you on your journey. 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.

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Joshua O'Connor

Offering therapy in OR
License: MS,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

I am currently only accepting new clients in Oregon. I am an individual and relationship counselor licensed in Texas, Oregon, and Louisiana. I have 7 years of experience as a mental health counselor, life coach, and career coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship and communication issues, problems with school and career, decision making, and ADHD. My counseling approach has been described as direct, yet caring and collaborative. I strive to ensure my clients feel comfortable opening up to me about whatever they feel will help them achieve their goals in counseling. Because of this approach, I have clients from a range of genders, sexualities, and ethnic backgrounds. I approach counseling with a client-centered, cognitive behavioral treatment modality, as well as a focus on solution-focused and choice theory approaches. Utilizing different approaches allows me to customize the therapeutic process to each individual client. Reaching out for help can be one of the most difficult processes we face in life. I hope that you will continue that process by contacting me to begin your path to a more fulfilled life. I look forward to working with you!

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Anthony Palomo

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Aumsville

Finding the best therapist close by in Aumsville can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Aumsville. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Aumsville, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Aumsville or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Aumsville area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Aumsville, elsewhere in Marion, or in the greater state of Oregon.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Aumsville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Aumsville therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Aumsville due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Aumsville may not take health insurance, some in the state of Oregon may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Oregon you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Aumsville, Oregon working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Aumsville above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Aumsville helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Aumsville therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Aumsville therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Aumsville therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in OR, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 97325 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Aumsville counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Aumsville licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Aumsville, Oregon can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Aumsville has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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