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. 

This is Malaysha Castillo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

The relationship between you and your therapist has proven to be the most important element of healing. My therapy style is authentic, collaborative, and strengths-based, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the individual person. My strengths-based therapy focuses on the inherent strengths and skills that people already have, and uses it as building blocks for future success and problem-solving. Instead of just focusing attention on the problem or using language that stigmatizes or makes people feel like a victim, a strengths-focused approach empo...

This is Misty Walsh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

There are times life gives us more than we can handle, and I'm here to help you through. In this moment you may be feeling uncertain and isolated. You are not alone though; we can work through things together. Starting counseling is the first step towards finding greater happiness and stability. I completed graduate school in counseling psychology in 2001 and I've been licensed for private practice for a over a decade. I'm currently licensed in three states: Oregon, California and Georgia. I utilize an integrated approach in client-centered therapy. You will f...

This is Linda McNellis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 26

Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and individual situations that prompt them to seek professional services. I am committed to assist individuals reach their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience working with person coping with loss/grief, depression, anxiety and traumatic stress. Other areas of expertise include: family/relationship issu...

This is Caitlin Joyce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a clinical social worker with 15 years of experience working in social work, counseling, and supportive positions. I have worked in New York City and Portland, Oregon so I have experience with people from a wide range of backgrounds. One of my main areas of specialty is parenting stress, specifically parenting when you have your own history of trauma that you are finding is starting to impact how you parent. I also have significant training in trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, and chronic toxic stress. I have recently added in diet and weight loss cou...

This is Shalaine Mistretta's avatar and link to their profile
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, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Welcome! I am so glad you are here and am excited to get to know you! Life can be difficult and we all encounter challenges of all kinds along the way. My goal is to walk with you towards building a more satisfying quality of life. I graduated with my Masters degree in Social Work from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and am certified as an LCSW in the state of Oregon. Prior to that, I graduated from Burman University with my Bachelors in Psychology. I have been working as a therapist for 5 years and recently started a private practice in Portland, O...

This is Tyson Rittenmeyer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,MT-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon and Colorado with over 14 years of experience working with adult, individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced difficult life transitions, physical trauma (including athletic injury) and abuse. My treatment approach is rooted in relationship and the genuine goodness of all human beings. I believe that we are all ...

This is Rebecca Babener's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,CADC III
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Welcome!  My name is Rebecca Babener, I am a licensed professional counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 12 years of counseling experience. Counseling to me is a collaborative process.  I am a proactive and strength based counselor who provides you with both support and challenge as well as guidance and concrete ideas to help you achieve change. Since obtaining my Master’s degree I have worked in multiple professional settings as both a counselor and a supervisor including outpatient, intensive outpatient, private practice and inpatient care...

This is Cindy Fox's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My name is Cindy and I am a Clinical Social Worker with 20 years’ experience working with children, adults and families with a range of issues including depression, grief, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse and coping with life challenges. I have extensive experience working with patients with trauma and childhood abuse histories in both Community Mental Health and in prison. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California at Sacramento in 1998 and I am licensed in California and Oregon. People generally find me to be a goo...

This is Dr. Ethan Bregman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

My name is Dr. Ethan Bregman and as a clinical psychologist, I have counseled adults in many areas of life difficulties. I utilize several strategies including but not limited to Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Models and Brief Solution Focused. I work with individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety as well as adjustment to life circumstances and challenges. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental, utilizing empathy and humor when appropriate, as I believe humor is an important p...

This is Peyton Kline's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I have enjoyed the dynamic client/counselor relationship for 25 years. I realize the courage it takes to get started and to share your story. A healthy life is full of change and growth and uncertainty. Most of us want certainty, wanting to hold onto beliefs even when they don’t serve us. Change is difficult and it is an inevitable part of life. The times when we are challenged the most often prove to be our greatest opportunities for growth. We usually don’t choose our hardships, though we can participate in our healing and use them as a catalyst for chang...

This is Chineze Martinez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Chineze J. Martinez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. In addition, she is a Certified Addiction Professional in the State of Florida. Chineze has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for 15 years. She has provided treatment to multiple populations, to include juvenile adolescents, severely persistent mental ill, pregnant women, college students, and substance abuse users. She has provided care for persons within juvenile detention centers, jails, mental health courts, residential group homes, psychiatric emergency roo...

This is LINDA MEADOWS's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Greetings! The search for a therapist who will best meet your needs can be daunting. Maybe I would be a good match for you. Here is a description of who I am and what I have to offer. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years and have worked with children and families, Veterans and adults. I specialize in working with older adults. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, PTSD, end of life and physical illness/disability. I am genuine, engaging ...

This is Holly Sturges's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! Congratulations on taking steps toward your healing by seeking a counselor - that takes a lot of vulnerability and bravery. The most lasting changes are made when we are in control of them, and this is a great step forward in taking control of and managing your life. I’ll tell you a little bit about me so you can decide if we might be a good fit. I’m a licensed clinical social worker with over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. I have worked at two therapeutic boarding schools and a counseling support network where I h...

This is Colin Hammer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Colin Hammer, and I am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in both Illinois and Oregon. I earned my Bachelors of Social Work degree from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2001. Throughout my 25 years of practice I have worked in many different settings with individuals of different ages, ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have been able to help people who are struggling with an array of personal issues such as stress and anxiety, life changes, age-related, ...

This is William Keeler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am William Keeler, but I go by Will. I have a Masters in Social Work from Eastern Washington University and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I have worked with adults and children and teenagers for over 7 years as part of community mental health. I have extensive experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and a variety of other modalities. My style is listen and understand first and help people to find their own answers and provide direction when it is needed. I kn...

This is Monica Vanek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Monica Vanek. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon and have over twenty years of experience. Additional certifications held: National Certified Counselor, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified Case Manager. The theoretical approach from which I draw upon include Person Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. My clinical experience has served adults with chronic mental illness, substance use disorders, crisis counseling, domestic violence, mood disorders, case manageme...

This is Victoria  Lathos's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon, and I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I earned my MA degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. I have worked with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have extensive experience working with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I utilize a variety of approaches and techniques in my practice, including those drawn from person-centered/humanistic and cognitive behaviora...

This is Anna Claybaugh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Anna Claybaugh, LCSW has over 8 years of experience as a clinical social worker and has received training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This means that Anna can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. She has experience helping clients recover from depression, anxiety, trauma and other life interfering stressors. Anna takes a direct approach to healing and enjoys meeting her clients where they're at in any place of considering change. Anna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned two B.A.'s, in Ps...

This is Janelle Chapman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

I am a mental health therapist licensed in the state of Oregon. I have over 7 years of experience working in a variety of settings across the United States. I have experience working with individuals on issues such as trauma and abuse, family challenges, anxiety, depression, attachment, grief and loss, self-love, parenting, mindfulness, and relationships. I use an eclectic approach - pulling from various modalities of therapy, tailored to the individual needs of each client, and their goals for treatment. My core theoretical perspective is person centered, whi...

This is Nora Church's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA in Clinical Psychology ,Specialization in Grief Therapy
Therapy Specialties: Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hello I am licenced professional counselor in Portland, OR with 20+ years of experience doing counseling and case management. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including parenting problems, grief and addiction. I also helpd many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My speciality is working with children and families doing grief therapy. While in graduate school, I received a specialization in grief therapy. I have had work experience with children receiving high levels of mental health treatment as well as str...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Salem? (Here Is How Our Salem Therapists 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, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Salem therapist 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.


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 $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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 sms texting 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.

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 stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


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). In addition to developing 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 in your everyday life.

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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 97301 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Salem, couples counseling in Salem, family conflict therapy in Salem, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Salem, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Salem, Oregon can serve:

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