This is Melissa  Gomsrud 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, 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 ...

This is Molly Bean's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Molly Bean and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2016. I have been employed at a child abuse intervention center since 2011 and have filled numerous roles but have been a child and family therapist since 2016. Most of my clients have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, domestic violence and loss. I have treated individuals from as young as three through senior years. I have found that the most important aspect of therapy is feeling trust and conne...

This is Gina Mumey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a therapist that is comfortable working with adults along the age continuum. I have experience working with people that are just trying to cope with an unexpected event to those struggling with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. I believe that everyone, no matter what the reason they ask for help, deserves to have the best possible experience for them. It may be that you need someone to listen or be a sounding board while you figure things out, or you may want someone to work with you to chart a path to recovery. I can be both and everything in between...

This is David Demorest's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC-5814 idaho, LCP-1288 Wy, Certified HealthMath Trainer
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As a counselor his background has been very beneficial in understanding the processes underlying behavior and mental health. As a result of his work in industry David has good people skills which are essential in working with clients with mental health issues. David provides an eclectic approach in couns...

This is Eileen Summit's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15yrs. experience working with adults. I have worked with people facing difficult life transitions, relationship challenges and various health issues. I have supported clients struggling with anxiety, depression, sadness, loss and grief.  I provide a caring, non-judgemental presence, helping clients explore the challenges they face, and make the changes needed to experience more peacefulness  and joy.  If we work together, I will help you identify your concerns, as well as your values and goals.  I will gu...

This is Jane Addis Docken's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Jane Addis Docken. I'm a native Oregonian, born and raised, living all of my life in Oregon until recently when I transplanted to Washington to live closer to my adult daughters and granddaughters. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon since 2001 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State since I moved to Washington in 2017 and have been practicing since 1995. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of issues including depression and anxiety, childhood and adult trauma, stress (and wow, don't w...

This is Kate Scheideman Saldana's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed therapist in both Oregon (LPC) and Washington (LMHC) with seven years of counseling experience. I have worked with everyone from young children to adults with serious and persistent mental illness in a residential setting. Everyone has a unique journey and I meet clients where they are. I believe that you are the expert on your life and I am here to help you better understand yourself and what that looks like for you. I approach each client and session with an open mind and heart. Depending on where you are and what you are wanting from the ex...

This is Nicole Warren's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, 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...

This is Lynette Belknap-Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC LCPC PC, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Lynette. I have been practicing therapy for over 12 years. I am currently licensed in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. I believe in treating all people with dignity and respect. Your privacy is precious to me and I will protect it. I have enjoyed helping many different populations of people with all sorts of issues and concerns. Helping people reach their individual potential for success is a joy for me. I am a trained in EMDR, SFBT, CBT, MRT, MI, and Prime f...

This is Courtney Towne's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am an LCSW licensed in Oregon, living in Washington state and have over 20 years of experience in the field including 7+ of direct clinical work with children, youth and families and many years of experience supervising clinicians and overseeing counseling programs. Throughout my career I've been known for my strengths-based approach and have a laid back approach in counseling. I believe some humor can be healing even in our darkest moments and we can grow when we are willing to be vulnerable and really let ourselves be seen. I'd welcome the ...

This is Lilly Alexander's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

I have worked for the past decade in a variety of settings ranging from outpatient clinics to hospitals to private practice. I take an integrated approach to therapy with a focus on psychodynamic psychotherapy. In essence, this means helping you to understand what has happened in the past so that you can better understand what is happening in the here and now. This insight can help clients make meaningful change in their lives. I also incorporate practical skills-building and mindfulness strategies to help clients process and cope with their feelings. I see o...

This is Dr. Susan Stuntzner's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Greetings! Counseling is an exciting and personal journey! Each of us can find the answers we seek and desire! My name is Dr. Susan Stuntzner. My background is in Rehabilitation Psychology and rehabilitation counseling. I hold a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis on rehabilitation counseling. My background has extensively focused on rehabilitation counseling and the needs of individuals with disabilities. I specialize in coping with a disability, grief and loss, employment and career transitions, a...

This is Laura Angers Maddox's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, 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 Haley  Atherton 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Thanks for taking time to check out my profile. I am a licensed clinical social worker, licensed in the state of Oregon with 3 years of experience working with folks who are navigating changes and challenges in their lives. My practice has primarily been in the health care setting supporting folks through health care challenges, including chronic health conditions, gender inclusive health care, transgender health care, medically assisted treatment, prenatal care, postpartum care and end of life care. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Comm...

This is Theresa Halter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I believe that each of us has the desire and ability to grow, learn and make desired change. As a therapist, I will come along side you, meet you where you're at, and help you step into your power. I'm a strong believer that wellness can be obtained through understanding self, accepting self, and nurturing positive relationships. I take a whole-person approach to counseling by helping you to nurture the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual parts of self . I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, ...

This is Mark Wyatt's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Oregon with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Margaret (Maggie) Blay's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Oregon with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Sara DeVaney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am licensed in Oregon with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Bobby Merwin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 11

Yes, I go by Bobby. :-) As for me, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with 11 years of professional work and practice ownership experience. I have a high proficiency in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. Here is the quick list of my credentials LPC: Licenced Professional Counselor (Oregon) CADC III: Masters Level Alcohol and Drug Counselor CGAC II: Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor Level II I believe in treating everyone with respect tha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Sweet Home, Oregon (Sweet Home, OR)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I’m a licensed in Oregon with three years of professional counseling experience. My strengths include helping people with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, confidence, communication problems, relationship mediation, and bipolar disorder. Because I have professional experience in community health, I have counseled people from 5 to 95 years old, and it has been my privilege to help them with various conditions and concerns. Clients can expect me to create a safe and open professional rapport that is non-judgmental. Therapy can be an adventure full of...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Sweet Home?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Sweet Home area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Sweet Home and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Sweet Home or elsewhere in Linn or the state of Oregon.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Sweet Home therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Sweet Home due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Sweet Home 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 four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Sweet Home to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Sweet Home, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Sweet Home, OR, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 97386 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Sweet Home:

97386

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.