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Lihong (Jess) Zheng

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, relationship issues, cross-cultural adaptation challenges, addictions, etc. My counseling style is client-centered and strength-based. I believe my role as a therapist is to identify and facilitate the inner power in each client, and help them connect with the healing factors in their world, for them to self heal. I offer skills building and exploration of insights. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral, and trauma-informed eclectic therapy approaches. I will tailor my therapy methods and treatment planning to meet your unique and specific needs. I admire your commitment and courage to take care of YOU by seeking professional help, and look forward to working with you through this season of your life!

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Kelly Goodman

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
17 years of experience

Hello, I have worked as a Social Worker for 30 years (licensed for 17). I would love to support you on your journey. My work experience is in Community Mental Health (Housing first Model, Intensive Case Management. Assertive Community Treatment, and I taught peer counseling classes) and in Public Health. I worked in a Federally Qualified Health Clinic for the houseless, taught chronic pain management classes and managed medical respite beds. This is where I learned that people need their basic needs met before they can progress to more healing. I therefore prioritized getting people housed and helped them apply for social security benefits etc. I also provided a lot of unconditional love, support, and advocacy. Later I worked with frequent utilizers of the 911 system, referred by ambulance and fire depts. I now work part time in an emergency dept. providing Mental Health and Risk/Suicide assessments and as an on-call family therapist in an Adolescent Psychiatric unit. Along the way I have learned a lot more about how trauma impacts us across the lifespan and It is my passion to try and help others understand how they are impacted and to help them with the tools and support to heal and better appreciate and enjoy this wild ride we call life. I come from a large, loving, diverse family and my life experience includes unexpected deaths, divorce, inter-racial marriage, open adoption, love of travel and diverse cultures, the use of plant medicines for healing, supporting a loved one with long term cancer, and growing awareness re social and racial justice issues and advocacy. I would love to hear from you to see if we might be a good fit. I believe all beings are divine and have the innate ability to self heal, but a little guidance and support can be helpful.

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Alberto Vazquez

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

I appreciate the opportunity to be your counselor. My philosophy of counseling uses a person-center approach to therapy. By this I mean that people are resourceful, capable of self-understanding, trustworthy, and are able to make the necessary changes they desire in their life. By working together, I will help you identify your goals and create your desirable treatment plan to manage your existing problems. I help you create an environment that fosters growth and change. My approach to counseling takes into consideration the whole person body, soul and spirit. I will help you create a plan that is tailored to you individual needs and personality. If appropriate to your treatment and is your desire, Spiritual issues may be discussed if requested by you with full knowledge and consent. I hold a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Corban University in Salem, Oregon. Major course work included human growth and development, child and adolescent issues, family therapy, and group dynamics. My experience as professional bilingual counselor for the past 6 years has been working with individual’s ages 6-80 and their family’s to address issues of emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. As a counselor, I assist the client to process and work through painful issues that come up in the various spheres of life. I offer a range of out-patient services that included mental health assessments, individual/couples/family/group counseling, case management and consultation.

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Dr. Jared Gorfinkel

Offering therapy in OR
LGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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! Professional Website URL: https://www.jaredgpsyd.com/

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Nancy Benner

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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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Charlaine Jones

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with licensed experience in Tennessee and International locations with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Gabriela Perkins

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

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

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Tina Endsley

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & lgbt-related issues. I also have experience working with depression. 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! I am a dive-right-in type of therapist and feel honored to be apart of the healing process with you!

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Deborah "Debbie" Kirby

Offering therapy in OR
Coaching
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with executive and professional coaching. I work with 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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Samantha Blackwell

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Arizona, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia and with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma. I have a passion for helping individuals navigate their emotions and life experiences to achieve their personal goals. My approach is personalized and evidence-based, and I utilize techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy to help clients make positive changes in their lives. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy and am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment for all clients. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and support you on your journey. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Monroe

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe, 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 97456 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe, 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.

Monroe 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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