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Patricia Manning

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC in SC and Oregon,LBSW in SC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
11 years of experience as a therapist

Feeling isolated, sad, anxious, confused? Or are you struggling with a difficult personal or work relationship? Sometimes life is just overwhelming and that has never been more true than with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please know that you really aren’t alone in these struggles and that you aren’t “crazy” either. My name is “Pam” Manning and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in SC. Whether you are struggling with short term dilemmas related to your current circumstances or desire to delve deeply into your psyche to better understand yourself and develop an increased sense of purpose, I would be honored to support your journey. Forty-three years ago, while studying psychology at Wofford College, I began working with children and families impacted by violence in Upstate SC. I went on to serve as child protection worker and in permanency planning and adoptions. Over the years I continued working with children, adolescents and their parents in a variety of settings… foster care, residential treatment facilities, psychiatric hospitals, alternative schools and at a shelter for folks impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. As my interest in helping people heal from traumas grew, I returned to college, earning a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Webster University in order to hone my skills and better serve my clients. What I have learned over the years is that the human spirit is incredibly resilient. We are capable of great things in our lives if we can learn to cope with the circumstances that inevitably confront us. Philosophy and Approach: The overriding philosophy I utilize in my work is that of Existentialism. This model purports that many of the challenges of human existence are universally applicable to all peoples. Thus, problems all people face, such as loss, freedom, responsibility and the meaning of life are viewed in terms of natural stages in normal human development rather than in terms of maladjustment or mental illness. My overriding philosophy of existentialism is enhanced by the Biopsychosocial Model that underscores the individual’s unique life circumstances such as ethnicity, sex, gender identity, biological or physical challenges and socioeconomic strata. I utilize a Client Centered approach which incorporates an eclectic toolbox of techniques that have a common theme… they have all been thoroughly researched and are considered as “Best Practice” techniques. These include but are not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Family Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Play Therapy. I love the work I do, it is often challenging but never boring and I find that really getting to know a person is a gift… for me but also for my clients as they learn what they are actually capable of. I approach my work with a deep sense of commitment. The level of anguish that many people struggle with can be crippling and I have found that often, with support, newly mastered tools and a caring guide, people can heal from unimaginable trauma, achieve balance and even joy! I will honor your journey but will not back away from challenging you when your choices are ineffective or self-sabotaging. I look forward to joining you as you embark on the adventure of your life … the adventure of creating the best, most productive, joyful life you can!

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Tyler Gates

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, My name is Tyler Gates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I have been serving in the mental health and addictions fields since 2009, and have been in a range of settings including private clinics, the Oregon State Hospital, and the Oregon Department of Corrections. I have extensive experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, personality disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses. I counsel a variety of age ranges, ranging from young childhood all the way into late life transitions and am passionate about helping each client find the growth and recovery they are searching for. My approach to therapy uses integrated techniques with a strong background in psychodynamic principles. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and that those lives are shaped by their relationships not only to the people around them, but their life experiences as well. I pull on tools from a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. By integrating a variety of tools into the therapy room, we are able to explore multiple solutions to empower you to find what works best. By reading these profiles, you have shown tremendous courage and taken your first step down the path to growth and happiness. If you are ready to continue that journey, I am here to support and empower you. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you.

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Noel Sicat

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Noël and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon, with 10+ years of post grad school experience, and 4 years prior. I achieved my Masters of Social Work at Loma Linda University, and completed a post-graduate school Social Work Fellowship at Yale University. I want to help you with whatever situation you are facing. We all need support sometimes, and I know that taking these first steps to finding the help you need are some of the hardest. Everyone deserves to be truly heard and their life journey to be respected. I have had experience in working with clients who struggle with symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, psychosis, personality disorders and other mood disorders and symptoms. I have worked with clients on building self knowledge, self-esteem and understanding; and finding value in their life and personal journey. My preferred modality for treatment is a combination of Existentialism and utilizing strategies and education through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. However, rest assured that I work with a client centered approach, so we will be discussing options for treatment and reviewing all evidence-based options for therapy based on your individual needs and find your best fit. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgement. 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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David Sprouse

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Hawaii, Oregon, Oklahoma and Alabama with 5+ years of professional licensed counseling-specific work experience in addition to 20+ years of healthcare experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse, ADHD, career stressors, medical stressors and many more. I have several years of experiencve working with addictions, including previously directing a Medication Assisted Treatment center of over 500 clients, including methadone, suboxone and more. 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. My casual, yet still professional style often helps clients relax and share openly.

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Annie Mattox

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

***Let me start with a disclaimer for your information. I have multiple chronic health conditions that I manage. I do my best to support myself and reduce the occurrences of these symptoms in my life and practice, however, flare-ups do happen. In the event that I need to cancel your session due to my physical health, I will always do my best to offer you an alternative session within the same week, including creating special appointments on the weekend to ensure that we still have an opportunity to meet. Please feel free to ask any questions. I use my personal experiences to help inform my practice and to augment my professional practice. Thank you :) *** 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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Alyse Gray

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemCareer difficultiesADHD
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Oregon with many years working with teens and adults. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. In sessions with me, you are encouraged to explore parts of yourself that you may be still learning about. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! LGBTQ+ welcoming, Black Lives Matter.

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Andrea McClure

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Idaho, Texas, Oregon, and Washington with 5+ years of professional therapy experience. I have primarily worked helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I have a strong belief that everyone has strengths to pull from when dealing with challenges in life. I have a strong background in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help clients learn and utilize skills for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, a client-centered focus, and biosocial theories to tailor services to my client's specific needs. I am proud of you for taking control of your mental health! I look forward to working with you!

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Kimberly Underdue

Offering therapy in OR
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersSelf esteem
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Georgia with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & sleeping disorders. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Allison Dreshfield

Offering therapy in OR
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTCoping with life changesCompassion fatigueADHD
9 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Allison Dreshfield. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have experience working with a variety of individuals with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, attachment issues, grief and loss, trauma, and LGBTQ+ issues. I also provide support and resources for transgender and gender non-conforming or non-binary individuals and their families. I enjoy working with people of all ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations. I predominantly use a person-centered approach, combined with trauma-informed and attachment-based theories. I tailor sessions to the needs of my clients and often combine different approaches. My goal is to help clients unpack their "stuff" in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. I feel honored to be a witness to someone's life experiences and bring compassion to every session. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them obtain mental health and well-being.

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Brenda Haney

Offering therapy in OR
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio, Oregon, and Arizona with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Brenda

How to find counseling in Wasco

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wasco 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 Wasco 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 Wasco 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).

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

Therapists in Wasco, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Wasco 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 Wasco 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?

BetterHelp's verified Wasco 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 Wasco 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 Wasco 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.

Wasco 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 Wasco 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 Wasco 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 97065 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 Wasco 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 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 Wasco.

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 from a therapist. A Wasco 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 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 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 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 Wasco, 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.

Wasco 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 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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