The City of Independence, Oregon was founded by pioneers in 1845 who had migrated from Independence, Missouri, which is where it got its name. They named it after their hometown in honor of the place where they had lived for many years. Having a bond like this is a good way to feel close to something or someone you miss, and it can help you get through your days when you may be feeling a little homesick.

No matter what your issues, if you feel like you need someone to talk to that understands, there are many counselors and therapists in the Independence area available to listen right now. All you have to do is reach out and contact one of them and you can start working through your issues right away.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, MRAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and have been working with military affiliated families for the last 10 years all over the world. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. I am not a judgmental person, am accepting and very warm. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is very important to me so that you feel seen, heard and understood in counseling. I think this is the environment where counseling can best facilitate change...

This is Ann Leonard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I have been helping individuals to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others for 15 years. My education and training is from University of Southern California School of Social Work. I look forward to helping you work toward your goals. My style is eclectic, meaning that I choose from among different professional skills to meet your specific needs. I am direct and interactive. I enjoy working with individuals who may be challenged by a background of trauma; wrestling with career or personal relationship difficulties; or who are wanting to exp...

This is Christy Stinton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed counselor in both Washington and Oregon, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I have over 30 years experience working with clients dealing with grief, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, career and many other concerns. I utilize Family Systems Theory, as well as Client Centered Therapy, EMDR, Hypnotherapy and dream therapy. I have many tools which may include the use of The Enneagram, The Johari Window, goal setting, meditation and dream work teaching. I truly believe that each client has their own answers, path and resources which I can assist you in bringing out. My role as ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,QMHP,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Welcome! So your path has brought you here to BetterHelp, it's likely you are looking for some assistance in dealing with something in your life or your current situation and hope to find a person that can offer that assistance. Perhaps you have found that person right here! Stepping into therapy can be an overwhelming process but finding the right fit for you is one of the most important aspects of making it work. My hope is our work together is that you feel heard, valued, and supported in whatever you are facing. I work to empower individuals towards bein...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

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.

This is Rachel Castle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, and welcome. Chances are, if you're reading this you are probably struggling with something and may be nervous to start therapy. You have made the first step, and that is wonderful as it is almost always the hardest. Therapy is a collaborative process, and your alignment with your therapist is important, so choosing one may feel overwhelming. Below is a little about me, but I know it's hard to know how you will work with someone until you're speaking with them, so please know I am always happy to help you find the therapist who is right for you, even if...

This is Colleen Duncan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with over 12 years of experience working as a counselor with children, adults, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting stressors, OCD, relationship difficulties, and ADHD. I also helped many individuals who have experienced physical, verbal or emotional abuse as a child or adult. I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to work with you to help you move forward. Collaboration is important - ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS Psy, LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I believe that anyone can achieve an optimum state of mental and emotional health regardless of environmental influences and/or previous traumatic experiences. I also believe that someone’s negative experiences and difficulties need not define who that person is or determine their human potential. During my 10-years of counseling experience I've chosen to employ an eclectic approach to therapy tailored to meet each individual’s needs and goals with a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and evidence based approaches compatible with best practices and ...

This is Deborah Jensen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed professional counselor from Colorado with over 10 years experience working with adults, families, and adolescents. I have worked with clients with challenges ranging from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, self-esteem, grief, and anger. I believe in the collaborative model of therapy. I believe clients have the answers that they need and my job is to provide a supportive, caring, and engaging environment to help the client access these answers. I am client-centered and humanistic, with a great deal of experience in solution-focused therapy....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): 1992 BA in Psychology; ,1994 M.Ed. in Counseling,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 29

I have been a therapist for more than twenty-eight years. My work as a counselor includes a private practice where I work with victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and with people suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I have also advised many couples and families who are struggling with relationship problems. My practice also spanned over twelve years as a crisis relief worker for Malheur County, where I work with people in dire grief, abuse, and life crises. I also worked in the prison system for more than twenty years. I use DBT and CB...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Portland Oregon and have thirteen years experience working with people who struggle with symptoms of mental illness, alcohol and drug use, family and relationship troubles, chronic illness, complications of grief & loss, and other life challenging situations. I have a Masters of Social Work with a Minor in Mental Health & Chemical Dependency from Eastern Michigan University with expertise using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am an LCSW licensed in Oregon, living in Washington state and have over 20 years of experience in the field including 7+ of direct clinical work with children, youth and families and many years of experience supervising clinicians and overseeing counseling programs. Throughout my career I've been known for my strengths-based approach and have a laid back approach in counseling. I believe some humor can be healing even in our darkest moments and we can grow when we are willing to be vulnerable and really let ourselves be seen. I'd welcome the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, CADC-III, CRM
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. I am a Level-III Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for the State of Oregon (CADC-III) and a Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM).. I have worked for many years as both a counselor and as a clinical supervisor/director providing services to those who are striving toward productive, meaningful lives and I am dedicated to the therapeutic process as it applies to individuals, their families and their communities. I believe it is important to have and to show empath...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 3

Hi and welcome. I have been a social worker for 27 years, and have worked in the field of social services for over 31 years. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploitation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. I have a laid back approach and am here to support the...

This is Daniel Klinkert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MUP,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I became motivated to pursue a career in psychotherapy through my lived experience as a recovering addict. I began this work twenty years ago as a peer counselor at the facility that helped me recover from a life threatening addiction. I am fortunate to have had a rewarding and successful career in the mental health field which includes working for 16 years as a fully licensed therapist, providing over 10,000 hours of individual and group psychotherapy, running my own professional training company, and doing research into college preparatory models for adults with...

This is Kira Gill's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed., LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 10

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 wo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Working in school, hospital, and health clinic based settings, I specialize in work with kids and teens, as well as young adults; however, I have experience in working with all populations and a willingness to work with anyone. I’ve been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and have held a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling for 5 years. My approach to counseling is simple; this is for you and about you. Taking a person-centered approach I work to ensure your goals and needs are met while working with you. I also work from a cognitive behavioral...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Independence, Oregon (Independence, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LPC,ERYT-200
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My background is rooted in physical fitness, competitive athletics and the field of Sport & Performance Psychology. I earned a PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and worked with competitive teams and athletes in the Mental Training Facility there. After dabbling in yoga and becoming a certified yoga instructor (ERYT-200) the mind body connection became more and more foundational to my teaching and my life. My interest in positive psychology and performance trickled into a passion for mental health (specializing in stress...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Independence? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Independence area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Independence' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Independence, or elsewhere in the Polk county or state of Oregon.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Independence therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Independence counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Independence, OR ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Oregon will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Independence 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 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Independence offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Independence has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Independence, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Independence therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 9666 people in the city of Independence, OR finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 97351 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Independence therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Independence, Oregon can serve:

97351

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Independence' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Independence's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Independence, Oregon?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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