Small hubs of industry may have lost their charm, but for some people, they’re great and quaint locations to live. A counselor in Lake Oswego can help you reach your potential in this town right outside of Portland. 

Lake Oswego focuses on the community, with the neighborhood associations playing a huge part of their ability to help the community. There are many different parks, recreational facilities, and even a library to help others. There are also counselors in the area as well, ready to help you reach your true potential and gain the success that you deserve. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! Are you looking for support? Want to make a change in your life? I'd love to join you on your journey. I’m passionate about helping people heal and achieve their personal goals, hopes, and dreams. To me, counseling is an individualized process where I get to know you for the unique person you are to best offer support, collaborative problem solving, and resources to help get you where you want to go. People find me to be warm, compassionate, sincere and non-judgmental. I approach my work with holistic wellness in mind and am sensitive to the cultural bac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DMin,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders. I am also quite friendly and easy to get to know and help you understand what's going on in your life. I can't say I know everything, but I can say...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working in helping professions. I have a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’ve had an opportunity to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders to name a few. Generally speaking, my theoretical approach will be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. This doesn’t mean I don’t incorporate other therapeutic approaches. You’re an individual therefore I don’t attempt to f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.A.,L.P.C.,L.M.H.C.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington state and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Oregon and Wyoming. I’m a good fit if you want a therapist who both accepts your process when you need to talk things out, but who will also coach you in specific tools and techniques for feeling better, performing better, and flourishing. Clients tell me that they like that I balance accepting their process with patience whilst actively providing the tools for change and the push for change when needed. I specialize in applying the tools, techni...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Jane Addis Docken. I'm a native Oregonian, born and raised, living all of my life in Oregon until recently when I transplanted to Washington to live closer to my adult daughters and granddaughters. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon since 2001 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State since I moved to Washington in 2017 and have been practicing since 1995. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety, childhood and adult trauma, stress (and wow, don't w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,CSACIII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a board certified and dual licensed counselor, providing over 20 years of Forensic, Behavioral, and Addiction counseling services. I believe in motivating and encouraging awareness through respect, integrity and person centered and strength-based approaches. I meet you where you are in life. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and regain life balance. I offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with an interactive conversational style. My philosophies are rooted in cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

It is not uncommon for us to feel stuck, ambivalent, or even apathetic. We can fall into unhealthy and unmanageable patterns. And it is very common for us to go through episodes of this, revisiting familiar, unwelcome emotions when we least expect it. Through a collaborative and supportive therapeutic relationship, I help clients navigate these feelings and patterns toward renewed vision and direction. Through approaches from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, emotion focused therapy, and solutions-focused therapy, I support clients in developing...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am an LCSW, licensed in Utah, Oregon and Florida. I've been working in the field for over 20 years, and am proficient working with clients addressing multiple issues; grief and loss, the effects of past traumas, anxiety and depression, self esteem issues, LGBTQ challenges, and believe we all do the best we can given the information and skills we have. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral, Brief Solution Focused, and Acceptance Commitment therapeutic approaches in my work with clients. It's an honor to be invited into client's lives as they uncover their po...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, I’m Bre, preferred pronouns she/her/hers. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon, with over six years of experience. I have worked with individuals of all ages, with majority of my focus presently on young adults. Within sessions, I take the approaches of client-centered and strengths-based counseling while remaining rooted in mindfulness. I have gained the insight and skills to show up fully for myself and others in session. I have cultivated self-awareness through meditation classes and retreats that have aided my own self-discovery of in...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW,MAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Andrea Bassett is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW/LICSW). She studied and trained at University of Southern California. Andrea brings years of experience with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to her private practice. Her approach begins with a careful and thorough patient centered psychosocial history and assessment, followed with treatment using a multimodal, individualized approach. She works with her clients to identify challenges, focus on strengths and resources, and works toward the achievement of their short and long te...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the states of Connecticut and Oregon with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, relationship and attachment issues, addictions, managing emotions, and self esteem issues. I am also a certified health coach and a certified law of attraction life coach, and love supporting people in finally achieving their dreams. My counseling style is warm and empathic. One of the most important things I do is to help people to rec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My skills as a psychotherapist of over 25 years combines a solid history in the healing arts as well as the performing arts. My experience in both agency work and private practice includes treatment of young people, adults, couples, families and groups dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, relationship dynamics and many other concerns. I view therapy as an empowering treatment as it supports one in living a healthier, richer and more integrated life . I feel that pain and loneliness we all know as a paradoxically shared experience....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,SDP,AADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I'm so glad you are here! If you are ready to make some changes in life that are likely to result in improved mental health, improved quality of life, and general well being; you came to the right place! My approach in counseling is in general to look at the person as a whole; not as their symptoms of problems. I use holistic, solution focused, and trauma informed models to engage client's in the counseling process and achieve their goals. I have been trained in trauma informed approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); whi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Jodi RAE ERION
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, my name is Jodi Erion. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Oregon and Tennessee with 5 years of experience working as a mental health therapist and over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I lived in Oregon for 17 years and moved to Tennessee in May, 2022. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-worth, relationship issues, and life stressors. I have also worked with survivors of trauma and emotional abuse. I believe in treating clients with respect, dignity, and compassi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Oregon with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, coping with life changes, & executive and professional coaching. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have worked in the hospital setting, medical family practice clinic, with DHS involved youth and families, and crisis response work. I expect clients to be invested in the process and most importantly ready to heal and improve their lives for the better.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 22

If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort, who listens without judgment. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued, I am unique in making others feel comfortable, safe and willing, and ready to work through difficult areas of the self. From start to finish, I am on your side. I believe in the therapeutic relationship. I will meet you as an equal, with genuine and effective listening and feedback. We will set goals and assess and revise them along the way. I believe in the therapeutic process and want to help you become your best self. I w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Oregon with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake Oswego, Oregon (Lake Oswego, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Lake Oswego?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Lake Oswego area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Lake Oswego and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Lake Oswego or elsewhere in Clackamas or the state of Oregon.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Lake Oswego therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Lake Oswego due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Lake Oswego 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).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Lake Oswego to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Lake Oswego, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Lake Oswego, OR, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 97036 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Lake Oswego:

97034, 97035, 97036

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.