You may have heard this before but how can anyone be unhappy when they live in Happy Valley? Well, anyone who is suffering from a mental illness such as depression can be unhappy anywhere and it doesn’t matter where they live. Luckily, there are many counselors in Happy Valley who can help. 

Incorporated in 1965, Happy Valley is one of the fastest growing communities in Oregon, increasing over 200% in the first 40 years. The town enjoys the name and the community but if you are depressed, Happy Valley may not be so happy for you. See one of the Happy Valley counselors today to get treatment.

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 21

If you are experience less satisfaction in your life or having difficulties in relationships, then maybe it's time to reach out for some help. You deserve to make the most of your life especially if other's have not believed in you in the past. My specialty is working with relationship problems, whether in your marriage, with friends, parents, children or step families. My systems background allows me to look at your problem through the context of your past and your life today in a way that will help you make sense of what is happening now and how to make thin...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 10

I base my practice on the theory of Wellness-Body in Balance. Body in Balance includes five domains: eating, sleeping, exercise, relaxation and fun. Learning to improve these domains can help an individual handle life's stressors better. For those suffering from anxiety, depression or PTSD, it can add tools for your coping skills toolbox. For those with a current situation that needs attention, I can use person-centered strengths-based solution-focused therapy. As I have been a licensed therapist for almost a decade, I also have training and experience with Psych...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 8

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have over 15 years of social work experience in a variety of positions. Of those 15 years, eight years have been direct, one-on-one counseling. I obtained my Masters in Social Welfare from the University of California Los Angeles and am licensed as an LCSW in California since 2009 and Oregon since 2016. I have been blessed to have a wide range of experience in a wide range of settings, ranging from a homeless shelter in downtown LA Skidrow, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, outpatient counseling in clinics, schools, and hom...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 3

I am a licensed therapist licensed in Oregon with over 3 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, women's health issues, postpartum depression, and grief and loss. I strive to help individuals live in a way that inspires deeper fulfillment and balance by harnessing their natural ability to cope with stress and emotional pain. My therapeutic style incorporates calm, patient focused, goal directed, short term, solution focused interventions. I prioritize creating a space for an...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and I, the counselor, having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals. I focus on clients self-awareness, self-acceptance, and empower them to change self-sabotaging behaviors. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services, Counseling from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in May 2011 and a Doctor of Behaviora...

Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse
Years of experience: 20

I am licensed in Oregon and Arkansas with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions & trauma and abuse. 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. You are courageous. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. My training includes CBT, EMDR, IFS, and SUD Disorders, including Motivational Interviewing. I have work experien...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 11

I am licensed in Oregon with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & anger management. I work mostly in the Cognitive Behavioral therapy approach. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I generally check messages here once in the e...

Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 26

I am licensed in Oregon with 26 years of professional work experience. I’ve worked in a wide range of practice settings including outpatient mental health clinic, community mental health, and at-risk youth services. I draw from an eclectic mix of therapeutic frameworks and techniques including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Neurobiology, among others. I work with adult individuals seeking support for issues including life transitions and adjustments, loss and grief, anxiety, and d...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with 8 years of diverse professional work experience in both outpatient, school settings and community outreach. As a bilingual, Latina therapist, I offer Spanish/English services. I am also experienced with serving first responders and veterans. I have helped individual clients and/or their families with coping with addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, & stress management during hardships to include homelessness and divorce. My approach is solution focused and client centered. I have a very direct ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience, mainly in a school setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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. Seeking help is beyond brave and you should be proud of yourself for taking this first step!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 9

My name is Brittany Stark. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 3 years. My expertise is related to working with individuals that have experienced grief and loss, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADHD, or mood, behavioral issues, and career challenges. I also specialize in working with children ages 5-18. I have also worked in the school setting as a School Counselor for 9 years and have worked with students on a variety of issues, such as bullying, depression, anxiety, c...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 18

Accepting New Clients - Telehealth/Virtual. My name is Steve. I am a licensed social worker in Oregon with a background in community behavioral health, mental health, substance use disorders, crisis response, skill building, performance improvement, and the navigation of complex emotions. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards building lasting change. I am here ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 28

I am licensed in Oregon with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in Arkansas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Missouri and Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. 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 & empo...

How To Find Counseling Happy Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Happy Valley can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley. 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 Happy Valley, 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, these professionals 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley counselors 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 Happy Valley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Happy Valley
  • DBT in Happy Valley
  • Substance use therapy in Happy Valley
  • Couples therapy in Happy Valley

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Happy Valley, 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 Happy Valley, 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 Happy Valley area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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 in Happy Valley: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Happy Valley: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Happy Valley: $100
  • Therapy in Happy Valley: $80

While many psychologists in Happy Valley may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Happy Valley and elsewhere throughout the state of Oregon you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Happy Valley, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Happy Valley above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Happy Valley 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Happy Valley counselor 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 almost one million people in Happy Valley, OR, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 97086 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 in Happy Valley can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Happy Valley 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley, 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.

Happy Valley has many professionals 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. In Happy Valley, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Happy Valley.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Happy Valley:

97015, 97086