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Janice Johnson

Offering therapy in OR
License: M.A.,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

My name is Janice Johnson, MA, LPC, and I have 12 plus years in the field of psychotherapy working with a wide range of clients. I hold a BS from Oregon State University in education as well as a Masters degree in counseling psychology. I specialize in sex abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship issues as well as family conflict. I use an eclectic approach in therapy using cognitive behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness and, Gottman approach in relationships. I have a passion to help people get thru difficult times in their lives whether It’s a transition or a traumatic event like a divorce or abuse. My goal is to always establish trust in the therapeutic environment so to best help clients to feel safe. In counseling, the best environment is one of caring and trust and I strive to provide both for my clients. Counseling can offer a fresh perspective on a situation. It is often hard to see the solution when you are right in the middle of a problem. I care about those impacted by sexual abuse as well as those who are dealing with depression and anxiety. In my practice, I will often explore unresolved family and other relational issues. I help my clients work through forgiveness and let go of any bitterness they might be holding on to. I like to help others become self-confident, insightful, and strong to face their situation to bring about healing and restoration. In my practice, I work with clients to establish their, “truths”, about who they are. Once this is established, then we have a foundation to work on instead of believing lies of shame, guilt, and thoughts that can leave one discouraged and hopeless. The mind is powerful and when we use it to heal and not to harm. I look forward to helping you thru whatever your challenge might be! Please let me know how I can help!! Therapy can be hard work but well worth the effort.

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Monica Olsen

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA,LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issues
21 years of experience

If you are experience less satisfaction in your life or having difficulties in relationships, then maybe it's time to reach out for some help. You deserve to make the most of your life especially if other's have not believed in you in the past. My specialty is working with relationship problems, whether in your marriage, with friends, parents, children or step families. My systems background allows me to look at your problem through the context of your past and your life today in a way that will help you make sense of what is happening now and how to make things different so they work for you.

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Dr. Ryan Bair

Offering therapy in OR
License: DSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of counseling experience. I have been a Social Worker for over 20 years and have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. I have worked with a wide range of concerns from environmental, and situational to severe mental illness. I have worked in schools, community mental health facilities, and hospice. I believe in transparency and collaboration in practice. I believe in behavioral activation and a person's ability to overcome thinking errors through solution-focused goal setting and follow-through. I am confident that in working together, we can find tools and strategies that will assist in current and future concerns that effect your well-being. Congratulations on taking this first step and I look forward to meeting soon.

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Breanna "Bre" Spehn

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hi, I’m Bre, preferred pronouns being she or they. I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon, with over seven years of experience. I have worked with individuals of all ages, with different backgrounds, and across a wide variety of settings. Within sessions, I take a humanistic psychological approach while remaining rooted in mindfulness. Through my variety of trainings, I have gained the insight and skills to show up fully for others in session. I remain an active participant in deepening my self-awareness through ongoing therapy and meditation. These practices aid me in my own self-discovery of inherent compassion in order to guide others with humility and grace. My Education and Additional Trainings: • Naropa University, Master of Arts, Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology • University of Missouri St. Louis, Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Art Therapy • Adi Yogpeeth, 500 Hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda Yoga • Emotional Frequency Technique (EFT), Level I & II • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Diversity and inclusion are crucial for me in my personal life, and in my career as a therapist. While working from a social justice lens, I invite conversation regarding bias, privilege, and power. Throughout my diverse experiences in the field, I have increased my competency as well as my confidence in being of service to others. Let's create a supportive and safe space together that is unique to your needs as an individual.

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Mary "Jackie" Downie

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesDepression
20 years of experience

Hello! So glad you decided to stop by! I am Jackie Downie, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. You are on your first step on your journey. Some are looking for self-improvement, some are searching for ways to handle anxiety and depression, some are hoping for a new path out of past challenges. I have over twenty years of experience in counseling and therapy. I have experience in getting people where they want to go in their lives. I would love to be there for you! When I work with people, I start with what has worked for you in the past that we can bring forward again in your present challenges. Often people have overlooked their own positive qualities or ideas that can make a big difference. Together we will explore what from your past may be holding you back, and examine and think through new ways to think about your current life and situations. You might start with some new thoughts and behaviors that will create positive change. I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, attention challenges, trauma from childhood and teen years and trauma from more recent events. I have helped parents of kids of all ages and people in trouble at work. I have found ways for people who are extremely stressed by coworkers or managers to hang on and actually make their work lives better. I have helped those who have lost a special person to handle the phases of grief. Each person is an individual, with their own specific issues that they face in their lives that might be similar to others, but can never be exactly the same as another person. I am happy you reached out here. You will find the support and assistance you deserve. Hope to talk with you soon!

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Jennifer Wiss

Offering therapy in OR
License: LICSW (WA),LCSW (OR)
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jennifer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am glad you have reached out for support in your current stage of life. I have practiced for the last nine years in Washington, Oregon and Utah. I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University (2012). I have worked with families in many different situations and settings (in-home, community, and schools). I am also a clinical supervisor for a team of therapists and individuals obtaining licensure. My background includes working with families involved with the child welfare system. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, family issues, family conflict, and parenting concerns. Not every therapist will be the right therapist for you. I understand that finding the “right” person is a process, and I am willing to walk that road with you. My counseling style is interactive, using Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, I do not limit what strategies I use. I feel you are the expert in your life, and I am here as a guide. You are the force behind the changes you want to make. My goal is to help you create a positive change in your life. I want you to feel support from me and know that I value our time together. Once we gain clarity on what is challenging you, we can create goals that are manageable and realistic to work towards. We will continue to work together throughout the entire process. I am an open-minded, caring, and non-judgmental person. I know that reaching out for help can be very difficult. I want to reassure you that I am here to assist you with any changes you want or need to make. I want you to feel more at ease in your daily life. I look forward to working with you!

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Skyler Dorsey

Offering therapy in OR
License: LMHC ,MSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! My name is Skyler Dorsey and I am a licensed mental health therapist in the States of Washington and Oregon. I have been working in the field of social work for over 20 years and mental health for over 10 years. I received my master's degree in social work in 2006 from Eastern Washington University. I have experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I primarily use cognitive behavioral and strengths based therapeutic methods to help people identify what isn't working in their lives and how to make changes that will lead to greater life satisfaction. I began as a part-time therapist with Betterhelp in August of 2018 and transitioned to make it my full-time job in December of 2019. Together, we can work to help move you along the path to happiness and contentment. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Shannon Blanton

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with traditional, as well as, complementary and alternative methods of treatment, such as, Mindfulness, Whole Health, Tai Chi, and Yoga. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Annie Mattox

Offering therapy in OR
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 4 years of experience providing therapy services and over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I use a person-centered, stengths-based approach to therapy that will be tailored to fit your unique treatment needs. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, & navigating life changes. My treatment style is eclectic and individualized; built on a foundation of cognitive behavioral therapy, I incorporate pieces from multiple Western treatment modalities, Eastern medicine techniques, and Indigenous healing practices to sculpt a treatment framework that best addresses the needs of each client. Therapy is a deeply personal experience and I believe that the client and provider need to be a good fit and work together as a team for the best treatment results. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your mental health journey. :) Scheduling Note: I am currently offering sessions on evenings after 6pm Pacific time and am open to discussing weekend scheduling if needed. :)

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Karen Ellis

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, Anxiety
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Wyoming with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Tangent

Finding the best therapist close by in Tangent can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Tangent. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Tangent, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Tangent or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Tangent area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Tangent, elsewhere in Linn, or in the greater state of Oregon.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Tangent area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Tangent therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Tangent due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Tangent may not take health insurance, some in the state of Oregon may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Oregon you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Tangent, Oregon working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Tangent above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Tangent helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Tangent therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Tangent therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Tangent therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in OR, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 97389 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Tangent counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Tangent licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Tangent, Oregon can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Tangent has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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