When you think of Milwaukie, you may think Minnesota, but the state of Oregon also has a Milwaukie that is on the banks of the Willamette River and is the birthplace of the Bing cherry among other types of cherries. The City of Milwaukie, Oregon also has some of the best therapists in the country. 

If you are having some issues with mental health such as anxiety or depression, don’t be embarrassed or feel alone because these are the most common mental illnesses in America. In fact, over 40 million people in the United States have an anxiety disorder. It is important that you talk to one of the therapists in Milwaukie about treatment if you have a mental illness, so you can get better. 

This is Dana Mortensen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

As your therapist, I will listen with patience and encouragement and without judgement. My expertise includes reducing depression and anxiety, and helping you through hard times to flourish. My approach is intuitive and creative, yet is also evidence-based, using mindfulness training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , expressive arts, and more to reduce your distress and improve coping. Our sessions will provide you an opportunity to express feelings and learn new skills to improve your quality of life. In your confidential sessions, you will discover the powe...

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

I am a therapist that is comfortable working with adults along the age continuum. I have experience working with people that are just trying to cope with an unexpected event to those struggling with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. I believe that everyone, no matter what the reason they ask for help, deserves to have the best possible experience for them. It may be that you need someone to listen or be a sounding board while you figure things out, or you may want someone to work with you to chart a path to recovery. I can be both and everything in between...

This is Kenya Amos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, 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...

This is Jessica Hirte's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, 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 - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello and welcome, my name is Rivkah. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon. I have been working in the counseling field since 1998. I have experience with individual, group, family, and marriage/relationship counseling. I work with ages 5 - 80 plus. I have experience with traditional as well as non-traditional relationships ; which includes LGBQ, and pan-gender individuals. In my practice I lean toward a Holistic Healing dynamic. This includes working with a mind/body/spirit focus. I have been trained in Client Focus Therapy, Cognitive Behavi...

This is Dr. Brenda Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,DSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a licensed clinical social worker in California, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon with over 30 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work conflicts, and day to day problem solving. My therapy style is strength based. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral considering the person in their environment. Often what is needed is a safe place to be heard. I will t...

This is Tyler Gates's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello, My name is Tyler Gates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I have been serving in the mental health and addictions fields since 2009, and have been in a range of settings including private clinics, the Oregon State Hospital, and the Oregon Department of Corrections. I have extensive experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, personality disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses. I counsel a variety of age ranges, ranging from young childhood all the ...

This is Angelina M. Kennon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Are you feeling lost, lonely, and anxious? Do you feel overwhelmed by unresolved issues with your partner, family, or friends? Does grief capture your thoughts, but you feel a burden to share your pain with loved ones? As an Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) my commitment to you is unwavering and empathetic support while walking with you on your self-care journey. Through a client-centered and solution-focused approach, I believe measured success can be achieved for any committed client willing to engage honestly in the helping process. Buil...

This is Christine Jostock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

It is amazing how life can take us in so many different directions? Some roads may be exciting and new, but there are also times when we come across a challenge that may be difficult to handle on our own; we feel unable to deal with it. Counseling can assist in the process of managing one's feelings, challenges and struggles. You do not need to manage this on your own, talking with someone can help with giving you direction, help you understand why you are feeling this way and how to make things better for yourself and /or others around you. I have over 7 years e...

This is Mollie Baker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,RYT-500
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Mollie and I am licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon, with 7+ years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as internationally in area of community development. What brings me the most joy in my therapy practice, is joining with my individual clients to illuminate their inner wisdom and strengths to allow for more fulfillment and ease (and any other qualities of their choice) in their lives. My goal for every session is to ensure a safe and fun environment where clients feel respected and supported to ...

This is Tamara Emery's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Oregon with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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.

This is Zachary Horner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Oregon with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, depression, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

This is Tarin Bickford's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! My name is Tarin Bickford and I've been a clinical social worker for more than two decades. In that time, I've worked with children and adults dealing with a wide-variety of issues such as trauma, addiction, mental health concerns, intimate partner violence, PTSD and child abuse (as well as many other life-altering issues). My approach to therapy is multi-faceted and I incorporate many modalities into my work (although I primarily use cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment and solution-focused therapy). ...

This is Kimberly Bump's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with 17 years of special training and experience in interviewing, counseling, and coaching clients with emotional and mental disorders. As a social worker, I help clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, crisis intervention & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Together, we will develop a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take th...

This is Terri Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in North Carolina, Oregon and Alabama with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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.

This is Ivana  zorica's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Idaho, Washington and Oregon and have 5 years of professional therapy work experience. I have a vast medical work experience in addition to therapy and my interest is in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I want to help you ease your way through hardships and help you have better relationships with yourself and others. I will meet you with compassion and a non-judgmental space. I believe that you are the expert of your story and th...

This is Kim Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Oregon with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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!

This is Shannon LaTray's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MPA,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Shannon LaTray and I am a licensed clinical counseling professional in the states of Montana, Utah, Maine, District of Columbia, Arizona, Oregon, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. I have been the Administrator at a state run chemical dependency residential treatment center for more than 3.5 years and was the Clinical Director for nearly 5 years. I have experience working therapeutically with youth, teens, adults, and families with regard to mental health and addiction issues. Over the last 20 years I have worked with various multidisciplinary teams to in...

This is Sandra Clark's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Supervisor. I have over twenty-three years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a range of concerns. I have worked approximately ten years as a Psychologist I/Qualified Mental Health Professional for a local state hospital where individuals receiving services received inpatient treatment from active delusions, paranoid ideations, schizophrenia, and a range of mood disorders. As a Program Director for an outpatient clinic for seven years there were opportunities to work with adolescent an...

This is Kristina Schasker's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Milwaukie, Oregon (Milwaukie, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in California and Oregon with over 18 years of professional work experience. Some of my areas of expertise in working with individuals are; depression, anxiety, abusive relationships, co-dependency, personal boundaries, self esteem and disconnect from personal value, job performance, anger, communication, intimacy in relationships, parenting and parent-child relationships. I have studied and worked extensively in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and take a solution-focused approach to helping individuals. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I provi...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Milwaukie?

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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie 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 Milwaukie, 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 Milwaukie, 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 97222 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 Milwaukie:

97222, 97269

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.