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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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Margaret Warren

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

My skills as a psychotherapist of over 25 years combines a solid history in the healing arts as well as the performing arts. My experience in both agency work and private practice includes treatment of young people, adults, couples, families and groups dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, relationship dynamics and many other concerns. I view therapy as an empowering treatment as it supports one in living a healthier, richer and more integrated life . I feel that pain and loneliness we all know as a paradoxically shared experience. I believe that we cannot go from birth to the age of accountability without experiencing wounds. We are driven by our wounds. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them navigate through life's transitions, resolve numerous issues and achieve goals to create change. A graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute I received a background in Jungian psychology. In my years of experience working with the plethora of issues I have developed a foundation as a Client centered/Humanistic therapist. However, I tend to tailor my treatment to the needs of each individual.

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Dale Troutman

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon with over four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, mood disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and developmental disorders. 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. My approach is two-fold with the first goal being to create a relationship that is respectful, empathetic, and professional. It is impossible for someone to open up to someone without building a relationship based on trust, honesty, and open communication. The next goal is to examine to need for change and what that may actually look like for you. Often individuals and couples want to create change in their lives but are not willing to give up those things that are preventing change, and overcoming that resistance and barriers to prevent the desired change from occurring. I always utilize a Person-Centered approach with all my client’s regardless of personal background, as everyone’s experience is unique to themselves, and utilize listening to understand rather than listening to reply, understanding with empathy and unconditional positive regard, while also staying true to whom I am as a counselor and professional in helping the client. I also will always evaluate motivation for change, barriers to change, and work with clients to overcome those barriers, even if the barrier is the client themselves. This is called Motivational Interviewing, and is important to ensure that the client is willing to embrace change, create a plan for change, take action steps, and maintain the gains. The second phase requires exploration, and creating changes in thinking and behaviors that promotes healthier and more positive ways of interacting in the world to reach individual client goals and improve functioning. This is achieved through Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies that increase awareness and mindfulness of the here and now, and how to problem-solve and make positive decisions and provides for best possible outcomes for yourselves and loved ones. When client have limited resources and lack time to go deeply into their problems, I utilize a brief solution focused style that utilizes mindfulness and staying focused on here and now issues rather than a deep drive into a client’s background. I also utilize, what is called existential therapy for individuals whom lack purpose or meaning in their own lives. I believe that the client is the expert in their own lives, and I am there to help them return toward the path they wish to be on in life, and learn to experience the journey of life with the skills to avoid and cope with the tragedies and triumph we face on that journey. I look forward to getting to working with you and help you reach the goals that will get you back on your journey with confidence and resilience. Regards: Dale Troutman, MS, LPC, CADC-I, NCC

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Sean Stewart

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I have over a decade of experience doing psychotherapy. I utilize Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to help individuals overcome emotional and behavioral problems. I provide a stable and healthy therapeutic relationship based on trust and empathy. Through this relationship, I create a safe and supportive space where people can explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors without judgment or criticism. In addition, I strive to work with individuals to develop healthier thinking patterns, improve self-awareness, and reduce emotional distress.

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Jane Leng

Offering therapy in OR
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington. I have 16 years of counseling individuals who have are currently experiencing grief and loss and trauma. As I work with my clients, the focus is to uncover the aspects of your personality that impact your behavior. My approach is Internal Family Systems , EMDR and Somatic Sensory Awareness. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that endeavor.

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Susan Anderson

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA LPC NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile. I graduated with a masters in counseling in 2002 and have more than 15 years experience working as a therapist. My approach to therapy is flexible and I use different approaches and modalities based on what the client needs. I believe therapy is not telling the client what to do but guiding you in your own healing process to find your own "a ha" moments. I specialize in working with Military, depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues to name a few. I believe in hope, healing, and restoration. I look forward to helping my clients and love to see them grow strong again. Please feel free to reach out for a session.

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Ashley Boonenberg

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & career difficulties. 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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Jaqulyn Tasker

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Courtney Smith

Offering therapy in OR
Family conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with experience working with diverse populations in the arena of Mental Health. I worked with individuals with an array of concerns including multicultural issues, anxiety and depression struggles, family relationships, major life transitions, and stress management. I desire to help those that have experienced traumatic life events not allow it to define them. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is warm, inviting, and interactive. I believe that it is vital to meet the client where they are and that is accomplished by establishing a welcoming safe place. My therapy approach is a combination of solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapy with an emphasis on empowering clients to be the ruler of their life. I tailor sessions to each individual recognizing that every person is different. Seeking therapy is the first step in healing and there is tremendous bravery in putting in efforts to begin the process. If you are ready to begin that journey, I am here to help support, guide, and empower you through every step! I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Linda Gonzales

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 30 years of professional work experience. I earned my doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon. Most of my career has been working with veterans at VA outpatient clinics. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, sleep disorders, anger and depression. My areas of expertise are working with people who have had significant adversities, such as serious health issues or becoming a caregiver, as well as other life transitions. I use ACT therapy, mindfulness skills, and work from a strengths based approach. The BetterHelp platform provides the option of messaging your therapist, and this is useful for communication about some things. I find that video sessions provide the most meaningful and beneficial platform for therapy, and strongly encourage clients to schedule these. 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!

How to find counseling in Phoenix

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 97535 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix, 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.

Phoenix 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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