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Amber Bathon

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC,LPCC-S,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience

Hello, my name is Amber Bathon. I am a licensed professional counselor (state of OR), and maintain a certification as a master addictions counselor (MAC). I received a double Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Socio-Anthropology from Transylvania University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. My Master's program provided me with additional training and education in the areas of marriage, couples, and family therapy and substance use counseling. During my internship hours, I was able to work and gain experience in a residential substance use treatment program providing individual, family, and group therapies while focusing on co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges. As I entered my professional career, I began providing services in outpatient treatment and private practice settings; during this time, I have worked with individuals across the lifespan. I have provided intensive in-home and community-based therapy for adults with significant and persistent mental illness with co-occurring substance use issues, as well as general outpatient mental health and substance use treatment. My primary areas of interest and focus have been related to trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, and stress management. However, my experiences have been extremely broad and I have 8 years of experiences working in a cross-cultural agency within the Native American community. Counseling is a deeply personal encounter that allows for change, growth and development; it is an opportunity for those who receive it to recognize their strengths and find solutions to their challenges in a safe and collaborative environment. Counseling provides ways to express feelings, understand patterns of thinking and behaving, gain perspective on past events and current relationships, and set and clarify goals for the future. It can both alleviate pain and suffering, and add meaning and richness to life. Counseling provides the opportunity to map strengths, resources, and resiliency which allow us to develop a plan that will move you towards achieving your goals. My belief is that most change occurs through forming and experiencing a trusting, emotionally safe relationship, and in the context of that relationship increasing one’s awareness of self, challenging one’s old beliefs, learning new skills, establishing appropriate boundaries in relationships with others, and experiencing and letting go of old pain. My task will be to assist or attempt to assist you in this process. Within our relationship, I will work to empower you to develop awareness of yourself, your way of relating, and your unique coping skills in the face of stress and change. As your awareness increases, I will support you in developing healthy ways of expressing and fulfilling your needs and desires. I believe strongly that you are the expert in your life, and that with support, encouragement, and the appropriate tools – you will notice where exceptions exist in your story and you can develop the solution. I am looking forward to helping you on your journey!

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Denise Stuntzner

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! Congratulations for your willingness to reach out to the BetterHelp community! Change and peace of mind are absolutely possible to achieve and therapy is a helpful and effective way to reach your goals. I understand the importance of picking a therapist you can relate to and who possesses the experience and skill set that will work best for you. My name is Denise Stuntzner and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Oregon (since 2006) and also, licensed in Montana, currently working with a small private practice in rural Oregon. I have a total of 22 years providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations, though I have worked in multiple areas of human services since 1984. I graduated from Portland State University in 1990 with a Master in Social Work. For the first 9 years, I worked for a child & family mental health research institute and in a domestic violence agency. While raising my 2 sons for the next 20+ years, I returned to clinical practice in child & family mental health, rehabilitation, hospice, medical settings, and child welfare. Specifically, I worked for 10 years with the Coquille Indian Tribe as their Wellness Program Coordinator, assisting tribal members and employees on health improvement strategies and then as a Qualified Mental Health Professional for Bay Area Hospital, mostly on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and conducting emergency psychiatric evaluations in the ED. For 3 years after that, I worked as an Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician at our area's largest outpatient medical clinic, primarily with patients in Internal Medicine, Family Practice and OB. I have also served as a Field Instructor for the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University and am also a state-certified Clinical Supervisor for those in the process of getting their LCSW. On a side note, I am an accomplished competitive swimmer: a former Big 10 Champion & record holder in the 100 & 200 Butterfly events, NCAA All American, and a 2014 Masters World Champion. I continue to swim, love to ski and travel. I enjoy time with my sons, pets and extended family. My approach is active, straight-forward, goal-oriented, and client-centered. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are hands-on, practical approaches to problem-solving. I often intertwine Mindfulness practices and neuroscience into my interventions. CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns and behaviors. The goals are to identify barriers or cycles and create a plan together to change patterns of thinking or behavior that underlie difficult situations and affect a person's functioning at work or home, and in relationships. This helps people address patterns of coping, reacting and thinking that are no longer helpful and to learn to live better with life's full variety of stressors. With Covid2019 a part of our reality now, stress is a bigger problem than ever. Difficult and painful times are part of the human experience, but they don't have to rule a person's life. Seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth requires establishing rapport and trust. Change is not easy, but it is possible. It would be my honor to work with you.

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Francis Bellow III

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana and Oregonwith 5 years counseling experience and over 10 years in the mental health field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger management and self-esteem. I believe that it is important to listen to the client. The therapeutic process is driven by the clients expressed goals and needs. My counseling style is empathetic, nurturing, nonjudgmental and client centered. I take an eclectic approach to counseling with a primary therapeutic modalities that include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy. Taking this step is commendable and I would like to encourage you to continue on your journey of wellness. Therapy is life altering and eye opening, it's sometimes scary and difficult, but at the end of the process a better version of yourself is revealed. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you. I look forward to working with you!

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Eric Harden

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC,LADC/MH
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefADHD
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and am also Licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, both in Oklahoma. I hav worked with a wide range of folks, ranging from family systems/communication and trust problems, to working thorough past trauma issues, to recovery from addiction and harm reduction therapy, to family/relational counseling. I have a passion for connecting with and helping folks move through difficult places and into the life they want. I have been I the field since 2005, and have been fully licensed as a mental health and substance abuse professional since 2011.

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Allison Gallo

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Porshea Pendleton

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Welcome and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Porshea' Pendleton, LMFT. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon with 24 years of professional work experience in aiding clients with depression, PTSD, anxiety, relationship challenges, and substance abuse concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 28 years of experience in mental health care. I have dedicated myself to empowering clients to heal the pain within their lives. I support my clients with the above challenges. I work from a Christian faith-based perspective for clients seeking to expand their relationship with God. I aid clients with a focus on CBT, solution-focused, and Gestalt therapeutic interventions. In addition, I work with couples with the treatment objectives of John Gottman. The client's treatment objectives tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet one's unique and specific needs. Ready in making this year one of the many amazing years to come? Congratulation on taking the first step to sign up for therapy. Making this step takes courage and can be scary. I am proud and honored that I can join you in this journey of healing and self-discovery. Once you respond to this message, I will send you some additional general information about how this online counseling process works, and then we can get started. Should you feel in need of urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together; please call 1-800-273-TALK 24 hours a day; or 911. This forum does not provide any type of emergency services, so I want to be sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help. You are not alone. Things can and will get better. Let's get started!

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Dr. Shannon Blanton

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with traditional, as well as, complementary and alternative methods of treatment, such as, Mindfulness, Whole Health, Tai Chi, and Yoga. 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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Ashley McCracken

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Lisa Longo

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a LMHC in Florida, and LPC in Oregon. I am a graduate from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. I have worked in the field of Mental Health and Human Services for over twenty years. As a practical, interactive, solution focused counselor, my approach is to provide support, with insight and feedback to assist you with your current concerns, while also addressing persistent issues in the past. My overall desire is to provide you with an emotional and physical space where you will feel seen and heard. Therapy can be emotionally demanding but can also be life transforming. I welcome being a part of your healing process!

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Michael Garrison

Offering therapy in OR
License: LMSW
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a school social worker in Michigan and have experience working in the school setting with kids for the past several years. Although, I have spent close to a decade working in the community mental health agencies working with the SPMI (Severe and persistent mental illness) working with children, adults and couples. I have experience working with children and parents focusing on PMTO (parent management training - Oregon model) and ways to encourage parents to be positive role models building on respect and safety. I have experience working with trauma, addiction personality and mood disorders. I have training in DBT, CBT, MI and am a certified EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist. I provide support and validation in my therapy style. The therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest factors to change and growth, the connection is needed. I encourage others to find insight through reflection, discussion and practice. I meet you where you are at and use the time to focus on the goals and objectives that are needed for you to have a fulfilling life and a sense of wellness and a positive mental health. I look forward to getting an opportunity to meet you and work with along side you!

How to find counseling in Lonerock

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock, 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 97823 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock 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 Lonerock, 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.

Lonerock 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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