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Kimberlie Miller

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
14 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I appreciate you looking into my profile. My name is Kimberlie Miller, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked in mental health for the past 20 years, and have worked in multiple areas of social work, including mental health, hospice care, and hospital, and school settings. I use a strengths based foundational approach with Clients, taking the time to understand what is and is not working for them and what they are comfortable and willing to try. My strength is in providing unconditional positive regard to my Clients and understanding that I am a guide and facilitator of change, but not the change maker. I have worked with a multitude of mental health diagnoses, life adjustments, career changes, grief, death and dying, and trauma(s), as well as health and wellness support. I use a combination of treatment modalities including brief solution focused treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and motivational interviewing (among others). I am comfortable working with individuals, couples, and families, realizing that we are rarely alone in our journey to wellness. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you and help you implement behavioral changes to achieve your own personal goals and desires.

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Jessica Hirte

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LPC,QMHP,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

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 being authentic whole beings. I use a strengths-based approach to help find the silver lining. Research has shown that physical mental emotional and spiritual well-being all play equally significant roles and our livelihood. Therefore I have made the holistic approach my central modality when it comes to my therapy. My style is purposefully eclectic, to best serve your needs as a client. I believe strongly in a collaborative process in designing counseling experiences. You are the expert on you, the techniques we will use may change depending on your style and needs. Every individual is unique, and no one orientation will serve all.

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Lynette Belknap-Williams

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemADHD
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime for Life, and practice as a full time professional counselor in several venues. I believe in meeting people where they are and walking with them on their journey to accomplish their goals to be their personal best. Sometimes in life, there are situations that arise, that cause problems we struggle to cope with on our own. Anxiety, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed or depression, just to name a few. I can help by working together, with you, on creative solutions, setting goals and guiding you through the steps of accomplishing those goals. I specialize in trauma and PTSD as well as anxiety and depression concerns, as well as substance abuse, and I have significant experience in families and relationship issues. There are solutions, we can find them together, and we can accomplish your goals to reduce negative emotions, relieve stress and build a path to overall health and wellness. I am an eclectic therapist. I believe in building a a custom strategy that is tailor fit to your specific situation and needs. You are the expert on your situation. With you choosing the destination, my navigation will see you through to great success! Whenever you're ready...so am I!

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Susie Madison

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

Compassionate and dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 2 years online experience with BetterHelp! Then the prior 7 years work experience in an hospital system working with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), acute TBI's through follow up the first year. In working with TBI patients who had to deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, memory loss, post-traumatic stress, grief, anger and loss. I work with all with kindness and respect. My passion is assisting people to find their authentic self, to help clients reflect on their situation, identifying what is bothering them the most, then together identify their strengths, their options available to them, and find coping skills or solutions that work for them. My hope is to be a therapist who helps clients see their strengths, their options, and understand their ability to create their own solutions, and empower them to make the best decisions for themselves. I look forward to working with you! Specialties Anxiety, Stress Panic attacks Depression Grief Coping with Life Changes Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Compassionate Therapy Years of Experience: 5

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Richard "Rick" Dawson

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesGriefDepression
32 years of experience as a therapist

Last year, 2023, I turned 70. After being retired since just before the pandemic hit, I decided it was time for me to start practicing as a therapist again, as it has been my biggest passion in life, and there are more people reaching out for help than there are therapists to help them. I am currently licensed in Oregon with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in inpatient and outpatient therapy, both group and individual. After working as a musician in my 20s and 30s, I started my counseling career 32 years ago in 1992, when I was 39 years old. I worked in the inpatient psychiatric department of a general hospital in Nevada while I was going to school to get my counseling degree. After I graduated, I continued working there for about 15 years as an inpatient therapist, performing individual, family and group therapy. I started my own private practice in 2004 while still working at the hospital. Around 2009 I went to work in a stand-alone psychiatric hospital. I then worked for a time in a community mental health clinic, and for a time in hospice care. I spent the last 10 years of my professional life as a private-practice outpatient therapist working in a family medical clinic in suburban Portland, Oregon. I have experience in helping men and women of all ages with depression, stress and anxiety, in coping with addictions, with relationship issues, and in coping with grief and loss. I work with people to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I make no judgments about you; rather, I look at building a therapeutic partnership with you where we can problem-solve together to help you live a rewarding and fulfilling life. 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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Erin Hughes

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oregon and Utah with 10 years of professional work experience. I am a licensed Therapist in Oregon and Utah with a background in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University. I am a contracted provider with Pacific Source OHP. I have experience in helping clients with Complex Trauma, stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, relationship issues, and various forms of abuse and abuse recovery. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue 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 happy to be here to support you in that process. My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. You have taken the first and most important step by reaching out for help. I'm sorry you are having a tough time right now, but I'm really glad you are reaching out. I'd like to help you work on the struggles you are facing; and offer you a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings.

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Ann Schaefer

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oregon with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, & depression. 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.

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Allison Dreshfield

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Allison Dreshfield. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have experience working with a variety of individuals with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, attachment issues, grief and loss, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I also provide support and resources for transgender and gender non-conforming or non-binary individuals and their families. I enjoy working with people of all ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I predominantly use a person-centered approach, combined with trauma-informed and attachment-based theories. I tailor sessions to the needs of my clients and often combine different approaches. My goal is to help clients unpack their "stuff" in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I feel honored to be a witness to someone's life experiences and bring compassion to every session. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them obtain mental health and well-being.

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Amanda Buchanan

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky, Oregon and Tennessee with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, & trauma and abuse. 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.

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David Pryor

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MSSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesDepression
29 years of experience as a therapist

I am an individual and couples counselor licensed in Indiana with over 23 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, sexuality issues, career issues, couples, veterans issues, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I also believe in being very frank and honest with my clients. I am that therapist that will challenge you and you will never be bored or underwhelmed while in session with me. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, solution focused, brief, and narrative therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. If for whatever reason you feel that I am not a good match for you, be assured that I will make every effort to find you that connection. I look forward to working with you!

How to find counseling in Mount Angel

Finding the best therapist close by in Mount Angel 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 in Mount Angel that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Mount Angel. 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 Mount Angel, 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 in the Mount Angel region and in the state of Oregon. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Mount Angel or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel, elsewhere in Marion, 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 Mount Angel area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Mount Angel, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel 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.

Mount Angel therapists 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 Mount Angel 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 Mount Angel 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OR, therapists 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 97362 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Mount Angel 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Mount Angel.

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 from a therapist. A Mount Angel 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Mount Angel, 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.

Mount Angel 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

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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 to customer service 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.

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