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Laura Bollin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW Oregon,LICSW Washington
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, my pronouns are she/her. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This means I'm trained to look for the many factors that can affect a you, and not just focus on a disease. I've worked with individuals who are dealing with depression, bereavement, end of life, compassion fatigue, and relationship issues. I use my compassion, experience, training, and faith to help others. I also use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Modeling as needed. I've worked in counseling, hospice, and hospitals. I received my Master's in Social Work from Boise State University. I'm a spouse, Christian, Ally, outdoors woman, animal lover, and avid reader. If you need someone who will listen, encourage, and offer you tools to cope with your challenges, please contact me. I'd love to work with you.

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Molly Terry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

If you are looking for a therapist who cares and makes the effort, who listens without judgment. If you wish to be seen and heard and valued, I am unique in making others feel comfortable, safe and willing, and ready to work through difficult areas of the self. From start to finish, I am on your side. I believe in the therapeutic relationship. I will meet you as an equal, with genuine and effective listening and feedback. We will set goals and assess and revise them along the way. I believe in the therapeutic process and want to help you become your best self. I will be using my 22 years of experience to work for you. I use evidence-based interventions to create a safe therapeutic environment that is conducive to growth and healing. An eclectic blend of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Positive Therapy are my treatments of choice. I will be providing weekly 'therapy boosts', that will be tailored information and opportunities to reflect and work on issues between sessions. I am an active messager, so if this appeals to you, we will be a great match. I have found Betterhrelp's platform to be very effective, as combining 24/7 messaging with live sessions is an amazing formula for success. If you've never been to a therapist, I can empathize with the uneasiness. It is scary to entertain our struggles and even scarier to think of telling someone. I assure you I am here to go at your pace, to make you as comfortable as possible, and to help you get to that version of yourself that you are desiring.

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Ivana zorica

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Porshea Pendleton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Lisa Jackson-Wardlaw

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed.,MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Greetings! My name is Lisa Jackson-Wardlaw and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Virginia, Oregon and Louisiana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor in community, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. I hold master's degrees in education and clinical social work. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, life transition issues, career challenges, and learning disabilities. In addition, counseling individuals with a co-occuring learning disability and mental health diagnosis is a specialty of mine. My counseling style is eclectic, warm and genuine. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have experience with cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to counseling. I like to help my clients gently explore the core of the issues they are facing. My priority is person-centered care and equipping you the necessary therapeutic tools to address your needs. Our dialog will help you to define clear goals, so that we can work together to help you feel better about your life. Let's take the first step in this healing journey together! I am offering messaging, live chat, and phone services. I look forward to talking with you!

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Allison Schrader

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience, mainly in a school setting. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ related issues, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. 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. Seeking help is beyond brave and you should be proud of yourself for taking this first step!

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Kelley Prescott

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Self esteemADHD
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I’d like to acknowledge the important first step you have made in seeking a more fulfilling, balanced, and happier life. Finding the right therapist for yourself is the next important step; therefore, I’d like to provide you with information about myself so you can decide if my experience and style are the right fit for you. I received a Masters in Social Work degree in 1999 from Louisiana State University and I have been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 20 years. My therapy style is warm and interactive, and my approach is centered on helping individuals work through their difficulties to learn more about themselves and the way they interact with others. We can work together in whatever way is most comfortable for you. I am available via video sessions, phone, and/or text. I am mostly available in the late afternoon/evenings, but I check messages at least twice during each weekday. Deciding to engage in therapy and finding a counselor you feel a connection with can be overwhelming; but if you are ready to take that step, I would be happy to work with you at your own pace and tailor your time to your specific needs.

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Katie McIntyre

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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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Sergiy Barsukov

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oregon with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am bilingual in Russian/Ukrainian and English language.

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Stephanie Camfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, and thank you for taking action for your lifelong well being. That takes courage. Therapy doesn't have to be a drag! It can be an amazing, liberating experience. Whatever is troubling you, you can find the peace, power, and answers you seek. A strong therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in healing. With genuine appreciation for you, a strong, grounded presence, an open heart, honesty and humor, I will be your ally. Humans are relational by nature, and the health of our relationships impacts our well being. Our relationships to Nature, our community, our beloveds, and ourselves reflect our honest, sometimes hidden beliefs, and those beliefs are powerful tools for transformation. We will engage in experiential, evidenced based practices rooted in mindfulness, somatic awareness and compassion. I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Mexico with 4 years of professional experience as a community based psychotherapist. I can help you work through relationship challenges, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting challenges. I have worked as a school social worker in Native communities, providing services to exceptional children, youth and families. I can help you advocate for your child so that they get services that will truly help them in school. As a Native woman (Muscogee Nation) who works with Native communities, families, children, adolescents and adults, I have a deep understanding of the impact of historical and generational trauma on our lives. More importantly, I understand acknowledging the trauma is just the first step, and that we have a wealth of cultural practices to help us heal and thrive. I am currently in postgraduate training in Traumatic Stress Studies with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Oakland

Finding the best therapist close by in Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland. 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Oakland 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 Oakland, elsewhere in Douglas, or in the greater state of Oregon.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Oakland area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Oakland online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Oakland, 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 Oakland psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Oakland 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 Oakland 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Oakland 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Oakland 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 in Oakland?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Oakland 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.

Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 97462 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 Oakland counselor?

Before seeing your Oakland 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 Oakland.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Oakland, 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.

Oakland 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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.

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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