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Patricia Lee

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

PATRICIA LEE, LCSW I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon with 22 years of combined experience in mental health and medical social work. I graduated from the School of Social Work at Portland State in 1993 and subsequently participated in a training and consultation group that was led by some of my former professors. It was that training through the former Institute for Family Centered Therapy that ultimately influenced who I am as a counselor and social worker today and how I have practiced therapy over the years. My therapy approach is based on models that help empower clients by identifying strengths in themselves and their families. When people feel empowered they can and will improve all aspects of their lives. My style is collaborative. I view my clients as partners and establish treatment goals with them. I educate clients about any therapy modalities that I use with them, and keep them informed about their progress. I ask questions to elicit the client’s curiosity about his or her situation so that my clients can have a different emotional response to that situation. They will ultimately have a different (empowered) understanding of self. My practice experience has been with children, adolescents and their parents earlier in my career. The bulk of my clients have been adults of all ages with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, family issues, other relationship issues, health and medical problems, employment concerns, bereavement, end of life concerns, and a host of other problems. I have provided individual therapy, couples counseling, family therapy and group therapy in a variety of employment settings and in private practice. I have extensive experience in counseling adults receiving dialysis treatment at several outpatient clinics in the Portland metro area. I know that there are many barriers to pursuing counseling, including whatever stressful situation that you find yourself in, the stigma attached to mental health, the logistics of finding a counseling program or center, the difficulties of scheduling counseling appointments, and the challenges of connecting with a counselor that is right for you. I want you to know that schedule is flexible and I that will work with you to get through any other barriers.

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Nora Church

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA in Clinical Psychology ,Specialization in Grief Therapy
Bipolar disorderCoping with life changesCoachingCompassion fatigueADHD
10 years of experience

Hello I am licenced professional counselor in Portland, OR with 20+ years of experience doing counseling and case management. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including parenting problems, grief and addiction. I also helpd many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My speciality is working with children and families doing grief therapy. While in graduate school, I received a specialization in grief therapy. I have had work experience with children receiving various school based or more day treatment types of mental health treatment. I have worked with parents in various type of situation a well, foster care, adoption, and parenting a child with a disability. My counseling approach is to listen closely to your personal story and provide you with a safe space to feel heard and understood. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in treating everyone with respect. My goal is to move at the pace you are comfortable with. Welcome to this journey of insight into yourself, one of the best gifts you can give yourself, I am excited to assist you in exploring how you can make your life more fullfilling.

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Allyson Klein

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

My name is Allyson Klein, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have over 20 years of experience working as a therapist in the mental health field. I earned my BA degree in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University and my MSW degree from the University of California Berkeley, and I have worked in many different settings, providing care to people in need. My passion is to connect with people who may be struggling in their lives and help them work towards achieving their goals. I approach my clients with compassion and a non-judgmental stance. In my work as a therapist I know that creating a safe space for my clients is the key to helping them change. I have worked with a diverse range of individuals from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, and sexual orientations. I am well versed in working with people who struggle with depression, anxiety and panic, history of trauma, emotional and binge eating, addiction, family and relationship issues, work stress, and a multitude of life problems. My approach to treatment draws heavily on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Both modalities examine how our thoughts and behaviors influence our emotions and mood. DBT balances change strategies with acceptance strategies and is centered in the practice of mindfulness. Together we can identify ways of thinking and behavioral patterns that are leading to emotional pain and problems in living. Awareness is the first step; the next is beginning to make small changes that eventually lead to big changes. Change takes time, and it takes determination and courage. I am excited to walk that path with you.

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Skyler Dorsey

Offering therapy in OR
License: LMHC ,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a mental health therapist licensed in the States of Washington and Oregon. I have been working in the field of social work in the Portland Metro area for over 20 years and in mental health for over 10 years. I received my master's degree in social work in 2006 from Eastern Washington University. I have experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and strengths based therapeutic methods to help people identify what isn't working in their lives and how to make changes that will lead to greater life satisfaction. I began as a part-time therapist with Betterhelp in August of 2018 and transitioned to make it my full-time job in December of 2019. Together, we can work to help move you along the path to happiness and contentment. I look forward to working with you!

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Lora Hasse

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Practical Counselor in the state of Idaho with 18 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and family of origin concerns. I have a wealth of experience working with teens, families, and individuals. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness. I will make sure my approach and treatment plan are specific to your individual needs. By deciding to engage in counseling you have proven that you are a resilient and brave person. I congratulate you on taking this first step towards feeling like a happier, healthier you. It is so important to your success that the counselor you choose be a good fit. Feel free to look over my information and ask any questions you might have. I look forward to working with you!

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Gabriela Perkins

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Parenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah with over 5 years of experience working as a counselor and with teenagers. I have worked with clients in crisis situations, with normal day-to-day stressors, with depression, and with trauma. I have worked with families who are dealing with parenting challenges and struggling to connect with their children. I have been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Response, Trauma focused CBT, and DBT with my own research into IFS. My approach with therapy is to help you feel at ease and comfortable. It is always challenging to find the right counselor and I do my best to make the therapy environment warm and inviting. I will work with you as we move forward to accomplish your goals. If there is something that I don't know, I will do my best to find those answers for you. I look forward to working with you!

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Rita Downs

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 20 years of clinical work experience and another 10 years in Behavioral Health Administration. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, depression, and more. 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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Londi Cox

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesCoaching
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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 & empower you in that journey.

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Angela Krilich

Offering therapy in OR
License: Ed.S.,LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the states of Indiana, Massachusetts and Washington, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Arizona, Oregon, and DC, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of Utah, a Clinical Professional Counselor (CPC) in the state of Nevada, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Board Certified Coach (BCC). I have a master's degree in Counseling & Counselor Education and an Education Specialist degree in Mental Health Counseling, both from Indiana University. I have 6 years of counseling experience, have worked in two community mental health centers and two college counseling centers, with a focus on depression, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, and other mood disorders. I have also worked with college students, primarily student-athletes, helping them navigate academic and personal issues. I have experience with career counseling and life coaching. My counseling style is focused on meeting my clients where they are. I utilize a humanistic, person-centered approach, with techniques centered in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and Solution-Focused therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment that allows my clients to freely express themselves as they work toward their goals. My greatest reward is when clients allow me to join them on their journey, providing some help as they make positive changes in their lives. Let me know how I can help you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Kolbe Gray

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 8 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 & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Heppner

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner, 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 97836 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 Heppner 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 Heppner 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 Heppner, 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.

Heppner 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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