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Sarah Dubisar

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with broad range of experience working in medical social work, crisis assessment, hospice work, grief counseling, pain management, emergency department social work, testifying in court, work with severe mentally illness, couples and family counseling and private practice and consulting work. I specialize in CBT, strength-based therapy, mindfulness and behavior modification areas. I am proud to have two therapy dogs that come to work with me daily and they love their jobs.

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Caley Clark

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
4 years of experience

I am a special education teacher, school counselor and licensed therapist with 6 years of counseling experience. I love education and the quest for knowledge. I am always looking for new opportunities to learn something new. I have masters degrees in Special Education from the University of Virginia, and School Counseling/Professional Counseling from Montana State University Northern. I have experience working with Bipolar Disorder, HPPD, trauma, depression, grief and anxiety. I attended the Transpersonal Psychology 50th anniversary conference in 2019. I have a person centered belief. I also have an extensive background in Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Therapy. In my therapy practice, I utilize talk therapy and workbook activities. I have an array of up to date workbooks with current researched based theory. I regularly attend conferences and online trainings to further my development as a counselor. I enjoy being in the outdoors and in nature whenever possible. I am happiest when I am on my UTV with my 2 dogs and husband on top of a mountain somewhere in the middle of the wilderness. I am an avid wild crafter and plant identifier. Seeking therapy can be a daunting challenge. I look forward to helping you navigate whatever obstacles in life come your way.

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Tsitsi Solani

Offering therapy in OR
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

Hello my name is Tee . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Oregon/Washington Area with over 8 years of experience assisting individuals overcome some of the most difficult life challenges such as, divorce, custody issues, immigration/relocation adjustment, depression, teenage socialization/ coming to age adjustment issues. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is to explore one’s strengths and assisting you to come up with workable, achievable goals and solutions for your problems. I am a solution focused, strength-based therapist who understands that people are unique and have different levels of power and ability within them. My role is to assist you in utilizing strengths and copping skills you already have to achieve balance and equilibrium in your own life. I am a person-centered counselor with a warm and cheerful disposition. I believe in treating others with respect and kindness. I will meet you where you are and move along at your pace.

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Carrie White

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTADHD
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Tennessee and Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience and have worked in a variety of settings with all different populations. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, and am a certified ADHD specialist. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I view therapy as a collaborative approach between therapist and client and will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I tend to use a lot of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my practice but from other modalities that might be helpful for you. 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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Dr. Demetrius Donseroux

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon, Texas, and Washington with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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 seek a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Ivana zorica

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho, Washington and Oregon and have 5 years of professional therapy work experience. I have a vast medical work experience in addition to therapy and my interest is in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I want to help you ease your way through hardships and help you have better relationships with yourself and others. I will meet you with compassion and a non-judgmental space. 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!

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Shannon LaTray

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCPC,MPA,
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
8 years of experience

My name is Shannon LaTray and I am a licensed clinical counseling professional in the states of Montana, Utah, Maine, the District of Columbia, Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. I have experience working therapeutically with youth, teens, adults, and families concerning mental health and addiction issues. Additionally, I am a Certified Gracious Space Trainer and an Alumni of the 2022 Class of Leadership Montana. Over the last 20 years, I have worked with various multidisciplinary teams including financial and service quality teams; mental health and addiction treatment teams; and medical, educational, and rehabilitation teams. I have worked with various entities across the state of Montana including the Board of Visitors & Disability Rights of Montana; Center for Medicaid Services, CARF Accreditation auditors and the Quality Assurance Division; CFSD, DOA, DOC, DOL, and Vocational Rehabilitation; Crisis Response Teams (CRT), Montana SOARS and PLUK; and the State of Montana Ombudsman’s office. Additionally, I spent 7 years as the Service Quality Ambassador for Glacier Bank, working directly with employees on self-care, teamwork practices, personal & professional development, & developing community relationships. I have a diverse background of educational knowledge and professional experience working across the behavioral health field. I hold the following professional licenses and certifications: A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling, a Graduate Certificate in Native American Studies, and have held a national certification in Rehabilitation Counseling and as a Crisis Response therapist. I have a Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. Furthermore, I have a solid foundation of business operations and a clinical understanding surrounding both mental health and addictions following state and federal regulations.

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Michelle Frizzelle

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I'm easy going and find that building a relationship takes time and communication. I have a lot of life experience to bring to the table as well as empathy for listening and being present. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Rebecca Newel

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. 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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Stephanie Evans-Wondra

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changesADHD
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 Damascus

Finding the best therapist close by in Damascus 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 Damascus. 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 Damascus, 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus, elsewhere in Clackamas, 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 Damascus area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus, 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 97089 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 Damascus 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 Damascus 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 Damascus, 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.

Damascus 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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