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 Barbara Leigh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.Ed., LPC-S, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer the perfect combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to hone in on your needs and tailor treatment modalities to your particular circumstances and expectations. I enjoy helping people discover their true needs/desires and pursuing their dreams, fantasies and meeting their life goals. I specialize in helping you overcome life's speed bumps - being stuck, restlessness, grief, depressio...

This is Priya Thiele's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC,BC-TMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 21

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Priya Thiele I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with 21 years experience working as a mental health counselor. I hold a master's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, have trained in bereavement with Hospice, and worked in counseling centers and agencies. I currently maintain a private practice in Eugene Oregon. My approach is person centered and holistic which honors the interconnection of body, mind, and spirit and uses an integral model of therapy. This includes psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic...

This is Janine Kosek'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: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I request that at least one of our first meetings be a video visit so we can get an idea of each other as a "whole person." Once we have an idea of each other, messaging will be more effective. I'm a clinical social worker licensed in Arizona, Oregon and Florida. I graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida's School of Social Work and have been working with clients since 2007. My focus with clients to help them set and achieve goals -- from dealing with a traumatic loss, managing chronic health conditions, to finding more fulfilling work ...

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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, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Oregon with over 7 years of experience working as a medical family therapist. I have worked with an array of clients with a wide range of presenting problems including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relational distress, and adjustment as well as clients dealing with chronic illness. As a family therapist, I am dedicated to facilitate positive change by exploring the client’s story within their context, interactions, and relationships. My personal values of compassion, care, and respect are fundamental ...

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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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello, my name is Johnie Souza and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor from Oregon. Thank you for considering me as your potential therapist. It's really hard to select a mental health provider, so I hope you find the best match for your goals. I believe each person has a purpose and is given unique gifts and challenges. My role as your therapist is to assist you in reaching your goals and to encourage you to work toward the life that you envision for yourself. My primary orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, however I use elements of Reality Therapy, ...

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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 ...

This is Melissa Thomas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Welcome! It takes courage to reach out for help and I am glad you are here. There are many facets of life that influence personal well-being. These may include the many experiences we have in life, both positive and negative. How we respond to these experiences can help unlock a deeper understanding of ourselves, as well as provide an opportunity for change. This includes clarity around purpose and focus, understanding of personal values and goals as well as exploring spiritual, financial and relational domains that influence decision-making. My appro...

This is Christy Stinton's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed counselor in both Washington and Oregon, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of issues, including infertility, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, career challenges, and life changes. I have also helped people with parenting, attachment and divorce related issues. I have a warm and interactive style. I believe that real change occurs in a safe and accepting counseling environment. My approach is to combine cognitive-behavioral, developmental and person centered counseling. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

This is Jennifer Morrison'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, 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...

This is Deeanna Farrington'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, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

It takes courage to seek help. I am a firm believer that every person can benefit from self-reflection by developing more effective ways to cope with the difficult parts of life. I strive to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients. My approach to therapy is integrative and holistic. My passion for helping others led me toward obtaining my master’s in social work from Louisiana State University in 1996. For one year I provided end stage renal disease counseling to Veterans and their families at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans. Follow...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

These are tough times! Many of us find our anxiety or depression is through the roof! Relationship issues are magnified by fears, financial woes, having to stay cooped-up together, and even grave loss. I am here to help. The decision to enter therapy is a courageous one: therapy requires change. You’ve come this far and that says something about you: you want a better life. I have a deep and heartfelt interest in walking the corridors of life with you, helping you find the things you want, the things you deserve, as you, and your partner or family find happiness a...

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 Oregon and Washington. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years and have worked with children and families, Veterans and adults. I have worked with adults of all ages. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, grief, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, domestic violence, PTSD, illness and end of life. I am genuine, engagin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Jeffrey Randall, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 4 years of experience as a mental health therapist. I have experience working with children, adults, and families across many areas of social work including: disability services, HIV/AIDS, juvenile detention, youth homelessness, public schools, fitness coaching, and primary care clinics. As a therapist, I rely on client centered, attachment based, solution focused approaches to help you gain a greater understanding of the strengths and struggles that have brought you to where you presently...

This is Melissa Tomecek'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: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon with over 13 years of experience working as a case manager, working with a wide variety of populations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress, OCD and grief and loss. I also have helped many people move on from their trauma and live more fulfilling lives. Research has repeatedly shown that it's not the theoretical orientation of the therapist that has the greatest influence on client results, but it is truly the connecti...

This is Yvonne Smith'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: Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon for over 20 years. My background has provided me with a wealth of diverse experiences. I have worked in medical social work, including many years as a hospice social worker. I also have had a private practice in which I specialized in working with people who had either had weight loss surgery, or were contemplating it. In addition to these areas, I am also a tenured college instructor teaching in human services and gerontology. I am passionate about helping people reach their goals....

This is Kenya Amos'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, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a License Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working in helping professions. I have a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. I’ve had an opportunity to work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders to name a few. Generally speaking, my theoretical approach will be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. This doesn’t mean I don’t incorporate other therapeutic approaches. You’re an individual therefore I don’t attempt to fo...

This is Laura Placek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,CSACIII
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am a board certified and dual licensed counselor, providing over 20 years of Forensic, Behavioral, and Addiction counseling services. I believe in motivating and encouraging awareness through respect, integrity and person centered and strength-based approaches. I meet you where you are in life. My goal is to help you to identify paths to achieve personal goals, recovery, and regain life balance. I offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with an interactive conversational style. My philosophies are rooted in cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach...

This is Tia Lawler's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Salem, Oregon (Salem, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CADC I
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I began my career in mental health providing services in residential care environments. I have worked with children and youth, adults, and seniors both in residential and outpatient settings. I have worked with a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief and loss, and body image concerns. I also have experience working with substance disorders. I enjoy a variety of activities in beautiful Central Oregon. I love to hike and camp with my dogs. In the summer I enjoy swimming and canoeing. I am an incurable rock hou...

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 97306 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