Your mental health is important. Not just for the here and now, but for the future. As life throws its obstacles at you, you can be mentally prepared for all of them. With that said, preparation can be hard. A counselor based in Salem can be able to help you prepare for the future. 

Salem is known for its cherries. Cherries can be sweet and ripe, but picking them can sometimes be a challenge, and it can be hard to figure out what kind of cherries you want. A counselor can be that cherrypicker who gets you the right bowl of cherries for you to enjoy. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I hold my LCSW license in Oregon, I have over 8 years of experience working with individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, postpartum and ADHD. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. My counseling style is calm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, individuality and compassion . My a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

Hi, My name is Melissa Gomsrud, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon, and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Oregon. I primarily work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, career issues, and other life challenges. I enjoy supporting people in their personal therapy journey. My style is warm and down to earth. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,CDC II,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hi, my name is Brenda Thayer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the mental health field for 22 years, LPC for five years and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 9 years. I have recently become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I believe in meeting the person where they are at, helping them reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole person for overall wellness and striving for reaching one’s goals and values in life. I use an eclectic approach; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy fus...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I am Janee’ Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I began my work as a therapist in Jacksonville, FL 10 years ago. I have worked with people in a variety of areas including: crisis intervention, trauma processing, substance abuse recovery, family systems, mood disorders, anxiety management, dissociative issues, and personality issues. I have experience working with a range of populations and ages. I believe in hard work and that having someone to support you through the ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CDWF
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Hi there! My name is Jen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the beautiful state of Oregon with over 9 years of experience in working with adults and couples. I believe that we all have the ability to create wholeheartedness within ourselves, but sometimes we just get stuck in old patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving us. It can be difficult to get out of the habit of these patterns, which can leave us feeling frustrated, ashamed, hopeless, and so many of the other not-so-fun feels! Therapy can be a helpful tool in dealing ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Being a part of a rapidly growing community that is embracing the balance of modern and traditional healing is my passion. I am currently registered as an LPC in the state of Oregon. I earned my Master’s degree in forensic mental health counseling at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. I spent time working individually and in groups with adolescents and adults incarcerated at Riker’s island, on probation, and in intensive community based outpatient treatment with children, adolescents, and their families. Since trauma often happens in the context of...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Life is challenging. It can be full of change and uncertainty. I believe each of us deserves respect, compassion and empathy as we move through times that test our ability to cope, to increase psychological flexibility and foster resilience. It can be tough. It takes curiosity and a willingness to explore and discover those skills, processes and behaviors that help us to flourish. I believe we each have inner wisdom and experiences that help guide us, and that sometimes it is beneficial to have the aid of a respectful and caring outside perspective to move towar...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

How your day goes is directly related to the quality of your thinking. If you spend a lot of time ruminating; if you have anxious or fearful thoughts about the future; if you get caught in regret about the past; or, if it's plain old negative self talk, these things make it difficult, if not impossible, to be present and find worth in the present moment. And to pursue that which makes life meaningful and worth living. I have 20 years experience helping people increase the positives in their lives while decreasing the negatives. I see those who come to me as tro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Sean and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with 7 years of experience working as a clinical Social Worker, Case manager, and Psychotherapist. I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of challenges that include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, Bipolar mania, and addiction. I have helped people find whats important to them so they find a new sense of joy in their life. My counseling style is to start where you are right now. I approach every situation with curiosity and sense of respect, sensitivity, and com...

This is Bonnie Toering's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MBA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hi. Thank you for taking the time to meet me. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2012. My clinical experience was in residential treatment of women with co-occurring diagnoses, including Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health. I have an additional 5+ years of working as a Peer Support Counselor, assisting parents in the navigation of the mental health system for their children. I am a helper and teacher by nature, am curious about people, and have the ability to listen and make connections to things that don't seem to be related...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a licensed doctorate-level therapist with over 30 years of experience as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression & anxiety, loss & grief, relationship issues, women's issues, career challenges and future planning. My style is warm and interactive. I don't believe in labels and I will treat you with respect and compassion. My approach combines a short-term solution focus with person-centered therapy. I will tailor my approach to meet your unique needs. Thank you for taking the first step to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed family and marriage therapist in the state of Oregon. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, codependency, self-esteem, parenting struggles, grief and loss, ADHD, and career challenges. I also have experience with people who have lived through trauma such as abuse or neglect. My therapy style is relaxed, interactive, and warm. I treat everyone with respect, dignity, and empathy. My approach combines attachment based, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, dia...

This is Teresa Syversen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CADCIII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am Behavioral Health and Addictions clinician, licensed and certified in Oregon, with over 20 years of experience. I live and practice on the Oregon Coast. I have worked together with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar, relationship issues, parenting problems, addictions, and ADHD. I am mindful that many people come to therapy having had experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Working in school, hospital, and health clinic based settings, I specialize in work with kids and teens, as well as young adults; however, I have experience in working with all populations and a willingness to work with anyone. I’ve been working in the mental health field for 8 years, and have held a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling for 5 years. My approach to counseling is simple; this is for you and about you. Taking a person-centered approach I work to ensure your goals and needs are met while working with you. I also work from a cognitive behavioral...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been with individuals, families and couples equally. I have worked in a group home, in office settings and I have also provided in-home counseling during the past few years. My hope is that whatever life situation you are facing, I can provide an open heart and a counseling relationship built on respect and trust. I have ex...

This is Jodi Erion's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Jodi RAE ERION
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hi, my name is Jodi Erion. I am a clinical social worker licensed in Oregon with 4 years of experience working as a mental health therapist and over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have been working to get my Tennessee license since I will be relocating to the Nashville area in May, 2022. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, low self-worth, relationship issues, and life stressors. I have also worked with survivors of trauma and emotional abuse. I believe in treating clients with...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Utah and Oregon with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have worked in the hospital setting, family practice clinic, with DHS involved youth and families, and crisis response. I expect clients to be invested in the process and most importantly ready to heal and improve their lives for the better.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Oregon with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I have experience in treating Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I also have experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with Intellectual or Developm...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Salem? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Salem area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Salem' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Salem, or elsewhere in the Marion county or state of Oregon.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Salem therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Salem counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Salem, OR ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Oregon will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Salem and elsewhere throughout the state of Oregon, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Salem offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Salem has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Salem, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Salem therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 167419 people in the city of Salem, OR finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 97312 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Salem therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Salem, Oregon can serve:

97301, 97302, 97304, 97306, 97309, 97310, 97311, 97312, 97313, 97314, 97317

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Salem' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Salem's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through various values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT. For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
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