Life can feel as smooth and relaxed as a steamboat ride down the Columbia River. Or it can feel as choppy and unpredictable as a raft ride over intense white-water rapids. If your days feel more like riding on the rapids than coasting down the river, and you are having a hard time turning things around, you may benefit from the support a mental health professional can provide.

Reach out today to a qualified counselor or therapist in the Dalles area to find help coping with your personal struggles, whether it be mental illness, loss, trauma, or relationship troubles. They are here to help.

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Mark Yeung

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MPH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoaching
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I imagine you may be experiencing a number of emotions. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the process of selecting a counselor? Hopeful about the possibility of receiving support and making change? Skeptical about how an online therapist profile can actually give you a sense of a therapist's approach and how you might be able to work with them? You're not alone. I can tell you facts about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the States of California, Oregon and Washington. I attended the University of California, Berkeley and received Masters in Social Work (MSW) and Public Health (MPH) and have had over 10 years of experience providing counseling to the medically sick, terminally ill, the bereaved, veterans and many others. I am experienced in and often use Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I use a Humanistic approach that is Solution-Focused. These are techniques and approaches that you can Google to learn more about me but they alone may not tell you if you and I will work well together. Beyond the technical trainings and skills, here is who I am. I believe in therapy. I believe the statement that “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. Practicing therapy gives me the opportunity and joy of practicing caring in a professional and skilled way. The therapy outcomes research bears this out: Across all treatment approaches, the most important correlates of positive therapy outcomes are: 1. Therapist characteristics (empathy, warmth, genuineness) 2. Alliance between therapist and client 3. Adoption of new behaviors by client Contact me if this sounds like a good fit.

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Amy Beitia

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Idaho and Oregon and am passionate in developing a therapeutic relationship based on trust, reliability and, feeling safe. I specialize in helping individuals, families, and couples impacted by trauma, mental illness, and general life stressors. I find it helpful to work together with you in a non-judgmental manner at your own pace however their maybe times I use professional judgement to help you trudge through the process. I also enjoy assisting individuals working through normal life challenges and stress which may have led to depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, addictions, relationship trouble, and/or self-esteem issues. I work with individuals of all age, gender, race and sexual orientation. Taking this first step takes courage and I look forward to guiding you through your journey in a safe and warm environment. You may also find me on psychology today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amy-beitia-fruitland-id/1018530 and simple practice and simple practice https://amy-beitia.clientsecure.me/

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Ashley DeLaRosa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): NCC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon. I have been providing counseling services to individuals and families for the last five years. I have worked with individuals, children and families on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, loneliness and isolation, grief and loss, as well as people who have experienced traumatic events including physical and emotional abuse. My counseling style is solution focused as well as client centered. I have a strong belief that the client should dictate the pace and course of their counseling journey. Together we will work to ensure that we are setting goals and making concrete action plans to help you realize your hopes, dreams and be the best version of yourself. I'm honored to be able to walk alongside you as we work on your life goals and create the life that you truly want.

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Lindsay Hatch

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! My name is Lindsay and I am licensed in Oregon with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. You have the right and responsibility to choose a counselor and treatment modality that best suits your needs. This document is part of the Standards of Practice for Board Licensed Mental Health Counselors. The Professional Disclosure Statement is designed to inform you of my professional credentials, standards of practice, types of service offered, therapeutic orientation and fee schedule. Please review the following information. Happy reading! Credentials: • Board Eligible Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) - #301816 • Professional Counselor in Oregon (LPC) - #C3629 As a Licensee I abide by the ACA (American Counseling Association) and state Board’s Code of Ethics. To maintain my license I am required to participate in continuing education, taking classes with subjects relevant to the counseling profession. Education & Training: I hold a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University. Major coursework included human growth and development with an emphasis in children and adolescents, group process and dynamics, multicultural counseling, the counseling relationship, change process, ethics, research and statistics. Counseling Experience: I have enjoyed working with children, teens, adults, families and groups for nearly twenty years. My journey into the field of counseling began with working at summer adventure camp in Montana as a teen myself. I continued on the path of counseling and outdoor education through undergraduate studies. Towards the end of my undergraduate experience I sought a way to really make a difference in peoples’ lives; not just teach them how to ski or canoe, but journey with purpose. That’s when Outward Bound found me. During my three fulfilling years with Outward Bound, I gained great satisfaction in seeing the kids whom the world had told, “you can’t, you will never, and you’re not enough” discover “I can, I will, and I am enough!” I witnessed them build trust and relationship with staff, peers, and family members. This sparked a desire to increase my knowledge and skill in how to help individuals and families find healing. In 2012 I graduated from Gonzaga University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. During graduate school I worked as a Mental Health Counseling Intern for Excelsior Youth Center (a long-term residential care facility for youth with emotional and behavioral issues). In that time I also worked as a Graduate Assistant for Gonzaga University’s Student Wellness Resource Center, where my primary role was facilitating harm reduction model alcohol education classes. From 2012 to 2015 I owned and operated a private practice in Spokane, Washington where I worked with youth, adults and families primarily with anxiety, depression and relationship problems. During this time I also received certification in equine assisted therapy and facilitated EAGALA model sessions. In 2014 I began working as a contracted provider with Alliance Counseling in Canby, OR and facilitated Eco and Equine therapy for Chemawa Indian School students. Beginning in September, 2015 I became employed with the Indian Health Service full time and continue to provide counseling services for Chemawa Indian School students, families and community members. I work with a wide variety of presenting issues/needs including: • ADHD • Alcohol Education • Anger Management • Anxiety or Fears • Attachment Related • Child or Adolescent • Coping Skills • Depression • Family Conflict • Mood Disorders • Parenting • Relationship Issues • Self-Esteem/Identity • Self-Harming • Suicidality • Spirituality • Teen Issues • Trauma Recently I began adding private practice hours and work with many of the same issues. My specialty lies in experiential therapies. For nearly twenty years I have worked with youth, families and young adults in the field of experiential education and therapy, facilitating self-discovery, team-building, problem-solving, communication, and leadership activities. I often draw from this by utilizing experiential techniques in session. Counseling Methods: I view therapy as a dynamic, collaborative process for holistic (mind, body, spirit) and multi-systemic (e.g. self, family, peers, school, career) growth where clients regain or develop balance, satisfaction and purpose. My view of therapy comes largely out of what I believe is true of all people. I believe all people: • Need and form attachments • Need family/community, and strive to understand their place within it • Experience competing needs daily & make choices based on needs and wants • Develop “patterns of being” that can lead to distress or wellness • Make mistakes • Have the capacity for, and seek, forgiveness • Want to be known and understood • Have a sense of, and appreciation for, humor • Seek to find meaning and purpose in life • Seek knowledge or faith regarding what happens after death • Face life challenges and have varying measures of resiliency • Learn best by experience • Have drive and capacity to express creativity • Have the power to change Given this, my approach to therapy is integrative and humanistic. My view is that every person sees change differently, so I must use my skill and training to follow your lead and offer the resources, skills, perspective, or perhaps just the environment for you to discover the change you are looking for. I sincerely believe YOU have the power to create or find the change you desire. You, like all people, may just need some help to find your way back onto the path of wellness and fulfillment. Some strategies and techniques I use include: assessment, art, music, play therapy, writing/journaling, animal-assisted therapy, therapeutic recreation, psycho-education and traditional psychotherapy (DSM diagnosis and exploration of past, present and future oriented thoughts, feelings and behaviors). Counseling can be a painful experience with unpleasant feelings. As people grow and develop through counseling, social relationships may change as well. I encourage you to utilize your support network as you make this journey.

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Anthony Hoeflinger

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
AddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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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Melanie Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and thanks for taking that first step towards a therapeutic relationship! I am a licensed social worker in Oregon with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where your thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. If you're facing hard challenges and decisions, we'll process that together in a way that makes sense for you and formulate your goals so they don't seem so overwhelming. I'm straightforward and honest with my clients, and hope for a mutually transparent relationship. Solution-focused and and goal-oriented, I employ mindfulness techniques in my practice as a way to interrupt intrusive or racing thoughts. I value humor as a strength as we navigate this wild world.

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Jordan Meekins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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, coping with grief and loss, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Carri Barish

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Are you feeling depressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Confused? Difficulties communicating effectively? Problems with relationships? Stressed out? Want easy to understand support you can use right away? I offer easy to understand support you can use right away and it includes making the most of your time, strengths and resources How I work is that I focus on the outcomes you are looking for. It’s a collaborative effort and I listen to what it is you need support with that session on that day - and the take-aways that support You. I use what is often referred to as a multi-modality approach. Primarily, I use CBT, cognitive-behavioral therapy, DBT, dialectical behavior therapy, both proven to be very effective for people. They address how our thoughts impact our feelings which then impact our behaviors. And also how to better manage distress and emotions and while improving relationship skills. In addition I utilize Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Adlerian Therapy. Solution Focused therapy helps keep you focused in the present, thinking about solutions, and on specific actions you can take towards the outcomes you are looking for. Motivational Interviewing keeps you motivated and as you work with your strengths creating daily successes of all sizes. Adlerian theory helps eliminate outmoded or negative imprints from childhood that are weighing you down or are triggering feelings of guilt, fear, and resentment. When you look at these it helps reduce any default or go-to reactions and behaviors that keep you in situations and relationships that you want to improve or get out of – and as time goes by - wonder why you things don't change. The advantage of this approach is that I am able to select from a variety of theories and utilize what will be most useful for you and your particular situation or circumstance. We will start with whatever you think most important, create a plan you can start on, and come up with at least one thing you can begin doing differently, or stop doing, until your next session, and go forward from there. I am here to help! Get it touch with me now - yes now is a good time for me too! If I don't get back to you within an hour, I will within 24 hours unless you contact me over the weekend and then I will get back to you the following Monday.

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Cynthia Colean

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kansas and Oregon with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Norman Patterson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in OR
AddictionsIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed as a clinical social worker in Georgia with six years of clinical experience providing services to diverse populations. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, intimacy-related issues, anger management, & 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My wide range of education and experience has allowed me to take a direct, empathic approach toward improving my clients' needs and outlook on life. I therapeutically approach my clients to assist them in being all they can be. Our session will be held in a non-judgmental atmosphere, led by the client as the main driver of the discussion. I have the ability to apply "evidence-based" treatment approaches, meaning they have been backed by extensive research and science to be effective in treating specific disorders. I am passionate about my client's success and well-being. I began my career working in substance abuse and homelessness. I obtained my master's degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Life can be intimidating. It is helpful to have someone to process daily stressors and feelings associated with those life experiences we all go through. I am here to partner with you along life's road of experiences to help you maximize your success in life. I'm excited about our partnership and look forward to working with you.

How to find a therapist for counseling in The Dalles

Finding the best therapist close by in The Dalles 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 in The Dalles that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in The Dalles. 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 The Dalles, 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 in the The Dalles region and in the state of Oregon. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in The Dalles or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 The Dalles area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find The Dalles 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 The Dalles, elsewhere in Wasco, or in the greater state of Oregon.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed The Dalles 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 The Dalles 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 The Dalles 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in The Dalles, 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 The Dalles psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in The Dalles 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 The Dalles helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified The Dalles 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 The Dalles 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 in The Dalles?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a The Dalles 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.

The Dalles therapists 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 The Dalles 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 The Dalles 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in OR, therapists 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 97058 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your The Dalles 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in The Dalles.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A The Dalles 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 with a The Dalles counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 The Dalles, 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.

The Dalles 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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