Veneta is situated alongside the beautiful Fern Ridge Reservoir, the largest lake in the valley and a wonderful place for sailing and boating. And while the Fern Ridge Reservoir seems picture perfect, its serene waters can get rough and choppy, too - much like our own life experiences. Life doesn’t always go smoothly. Instead, sometimes it feels like all we can do is stay afloat.

But your mental health struggles don’t have to drag you down. A Veneta-area counselor knows what you’re going through and can help make life easier. Get started today by matching with a licensed, confidential mental health professional.

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Brenda Thayer

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC-S,CDC II,NCC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

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 fused with motivational interviewing. I have experience using rational emotive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy and solution focused therapy. What you can expect from sessions include; questions so that I can get to know you better and to see how I can best help you, nonjudgmental and compassionate support, and energy to help you see your potential.

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Eric Eubank

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I work hard to help people identify and overcome obstacles to their happiness and well-being.  The obstacles can appear as old patterns in the way we think or the way we interact with others, or as a combination. New obstacles spring up to keep us stuck in the old pattern. Sometimes the belief that there is nothing we can change is its own obstacle.  Whether you are age 18 or 78, the change process can be overwhelming, and you don't have to do it alone. I wholeheartedly believe that working with a qualified counselor in a confidential and secure format, ideally a very experienced counselor who brings care, curiosity and trusted tools, can be the most direct and effective way to make desired changes in your life, to remove obstacles to your sense of fulfillment and well-being.  A counselor should listen carefully to your goals and help you stay focused on them. I have worked as an individual and family therapist/counselor for over 13 years (and several years before that as a life-skills trainer), and I am licensed (LCSW) in Oregon for private practice. I believe that safety, respect and consideration should guide all of our interactions. Diagnoses and labels may in fact be helpful in some situations, but this is not the main approach in my counseling practice.  Similarly, I don't push clients to fill the session with talk about their feelings or family-of-origin, unless they think it could be helpful.  Whether you consider depression, anxiety, frustration, disappointment, grief and loss, relationship issues, habits, self-image/esteem/identity, or various changes in your life (or a loved one's life) to be at the core of your barriers to your well-being, I respect the fact that you're considering hiring a professional to support you, and I hope that you find a good fit in a counselor. (On that note, I would not be a good fit for someone who needs to meet after 4:30pm.)

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Laura Bollin

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW Oregon,LICSW Washington
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCareer difficultiesDepression
10 years of experience

Hello, my pronouns are she/her. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This means I'm trained to look for the many factors that can affect a you, and not just focus on a disease. I've worked with individuals who are dealing with depression, bereavement, end of life, compassion fatigue, and relationship issues. I use my compassion, experience, training, and faith to help others. I also use Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Modeling as needed. I've worked in counseling, hospice, and hospitals. I received my Master's in Social Work from Boise State University. I'm a spouse, Christian, Ally, outdoors woman, animal lover, and avid reader. If you need someone who will listen, encourage, and offer you tools to cope with your challenges, please contact me. I'd love to work with you.

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Alan Pedraza

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

Hi my name is Alan! I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon, Texas, and Maryland with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and qualified mental health professional. I have worked with clients from a wide walk of life with issues that include depression, anxiety, complex trauma, drug issues, relationship issues, parenting styles, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced suicidal ideations, crisis, physical trauma or emotional abuse. My presence is warm and approachable. I value being humble, non-judgmental and professional at all times. I incorporate a client-centered approach in my practice and believe in treating everyone with care, compassion, sensitivity, and respect. My therapeutic style integrates existential, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral , psychodynamic, reality, cognitive therapy, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I also incorporate energy and spiritual healing into my profession, however I will connect with you first to figure out an appropriate treatment plan that meets your customized needs. I want to congratulate you beforehand for taking the first step into your own mental health and well-being! It takes great courage to seek answers and strive towards a happier and more fulfilling self. Wherever you might be on jour journey, I will be here to guide and empower you :) Again thank you so much, I look forward in seeing you in our next session!

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Robert Sherman

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

Greetings. Thanks for checking in. I am licensed in Oregon, Idaho and Washington with 23 years of professional, clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope better with stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse and neglect, grief and loss, and depression. I have specialty working with trauma and assisting adoption reunions. I am a Registered Clinical Supervisor for Idaho and a Substance Use Disorder Professional in all 3 states. I have extensive experience providing EAP services. I also have a Clinical Private Practice serving Idaho, Oregon and Washington state accessed via my Psychology Today webpage under my name. I do NOT provide youth and family counseling, evaluations of any kind for court purposes including custody or fitness to work. I do NOT allow no shows. Late cancellations, less than 24 hours are discouraged and only allowed under special circumstances. *All sessions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.* I DO provide brief and long-term psychotherapy services to individual adults over the age of 18 years old. I also provide professional consultation regarding mental health topics in the primary care setting to Physicians and Allied Medical Professionals. I DO work with all Clients to create an open and safe environment, where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment or shame. There's a sign over the door: "all feelings are welcome here." My therapy style is intentional, direct and purposeful. I hold high expectations for progress. I have a person-centered, trauma informed, clinical practice stance. My Betterhelp Clients show remarkable progress in a short amount of time which is inspiring! The work here is very satisfying. Thank you.

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Rachelle Chevalier

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 7 years of professional work experience. I have various 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mondie Gonzales

Offering therapy in OR
License: LISW-S
Trauma and abuseGriefParenting issuesAnger managementADHD
15 years of experience

My name is Mondie Gonzales and I am a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in the state of Ohio. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1992 and then a Masters in Social Work in 1999. I have worked with kids and families in a community mental health setting for most of my 30 year career as a mental health professional. I opened a private practice, working with individuals, couples and families 10 years ago. I utilize many different modalities and techniques, depending on your needs and goals. Throughout these experiences I have discovered that the most important aspect of any therapeutic relationship is the relationship! I believe that you are the expert in your own life and my role is to help you implement the changes you are hoping to make. My goal is to help individuals and families gain or improve their life skills in order to make the best choices for what they want to accomplish. My focus as a practitioner is to help you know what you want, name it and define what it looks like, so that you can live your life in a way that moves you toward that goal. I believe that everything in your life intertwines to create your life story and that we all have control over our destiny. I believe in making informed choices, setting appropriate boundaries, and accepting responsibility.

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Tabitha Ramos

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

Are you struggling with anxiety, sadness, or relationship problems? Life can present us with challenges that impact our ability to cope. There are times when we need support or assistance with processing these events, our thoughts and feelings, or help with making difficult life decisions. I provide counseling and therapy in a warm, caring, safe, non-judgmental space. I am connected both through my education and through my own therapy journey. I view myself as your partner on your therapy journey to help you find wholeness and healing. I offer live video, telephonic, and live chat appointments. Weekend and evening hours available. I am licensed in Kentucky, and have over 25 years of experience in the field of social work with over three years of experience in counseling. Reach out to me today so we can begin your journey towards healing.

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Raven Mosley

Offering therapy in OR
AddictionsLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, lgbtq+ related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. 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!

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Denise Whall-Marlin

Offering therapy in OR
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker from Boston, Massachusetts (and also licensed in Nevada and Arizona) with fourteen years of experience in providing psychotherapy. I have worked with all different kinds of people, and I have helped them with a variety of challenges and mental health problems. I have post-graduate training in several types of treatment, including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, as well as an academic background from New York University in psycho-dynamic treatment. I know that no two people are the same, so there is no cookie-cutter approach to therapy. When I work with you, my preferred approach is to work together to find the unique approach that works best for you. I like to combine support, empathy and humor with skills-building, problem solving and mindfulness to help people better manage overwhelming emotions and improve their relationships - without any judgment. My goal is to help put you back in the driver's seat of your life and gain mastery over your feelings and relationships. I know how important it is to build a strong and trusting relationship with a therapist, and I provide both validation and truthful insights to my clients. Most of all, I strongly believe in a strengths-based, person-centered approach that recognizes each person's unique abilities and helps them to reach their highest potential. What I love about online therapy is that it's so flexible. When you reach out to me, I will be in touch with you within 24 hours, so you can message me any time, anywhere. I am available for live sessions over instant messenger, telephone or video chat. When it comes to your treatment, you're in charge - we can communicate in whatever way makes you feel most comfortable. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. I know that together we can overcome any obstacles you are facing and put you on the path to a happier, calmer and more satisfying life. I promise to be right by your side every step of the way on your journey, and that we will work at your pace. I am excited to work with you!

How to find counseling in Veneta

Finding the best therapist close by in Veneta 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 Veneta. 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 Veneta, 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta, elsewhere in Lane, 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 Veneta area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta, 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 97487 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 Veneta 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 Veneta 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 Veneta, 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.

Veneta 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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