As a parent, you hate to see your child suffer and if your child has a mental health disorder such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or an anxiety disorder, just going to the store can be a major ordeal. There are many dedicated counselors in Lemon Grove trained in treating these and other mental conditions. 

Lemon Grove got its name because in 1894, a San Diego newspaper described the town as a sea of lemon trees. Children with autism or Asperger’s syndrome are sensitive to certain kinds of foods like lemons. If your child is showing signs of any of the above illnesses, talk to one of the Lemon Grove counselors today. 

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Valeria Clarke

Offering therapy in OR
License: MSW,LCSW,CADC II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementBipolar disorder
11 years of experience

Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 11 years of work with people who are striving to thrive. I work through a trauma-informed lens, with a strengths-based, humanistic perspective. Those who have benefitted most from my work have experienced some trauma in their lives and are working to unravel the effects those events have had on them. I have a long history of working with those who have experienced significant domestic violence, grief and loss, and with loved ones of folks who are LGBTQIAA+. Additionally, those with PTSD, other anxiety disorders, and Bipolar have greatly benefited from their work with me. I also work with those who are challenged with addiction issues, especially if they are in tandem with other mental health issues. Together we can unravel the interconnectedness of the challenges you experience and I can support you in finding a life that is more meaningful and satisfying. My goal in my work with you is to develop a connection through which you can learn to develop trust, insight and a deeper understanding of yourself. This means at times I will work with your innate intelligence to identify and create solutions and at other times I may use what you have shared with me and my own intuition to offer advice, share observations and make suggestions. I have an eclectic toolkit that includes working with Narrative therapy, using aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming (EMDR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. You have taken the first step on your road to healing, the first step is often the most difficult. Thanks for considering me as your therapist. I look forward to our work together.

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Daniel Blanchette

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
18 years of experience

Dan holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to Oregon to attend college, Dan worked as a disc jockey, special education teacher and served in the Army. He has more than 15 years of experience serving diverse populations including military veterans, victims of trauma, individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. His career has included roles as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, residential case manager, behavioral health provider, and a clinical specialist for a national suicide prevention hotline. Dan has consulted in court cases, worked in primary care, inpatient treatment and emergency departments. He believes that offering respect and a safe environment are critical components for a patient to feel that their unique stories and experiences have been heard and valued.

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Lihong (Jess) Zheng

Offering therapy in OR
License: MA, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients from various backgrounds and with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss and grief, relationship issues, cross-cultural adaptation challenges, addictions, etc. My counseling style is client-centered and strength-based. I believe my role as a therapist is to identify and facilitate the inner power in each client, and help them connect with the healing factors in their world, for them to self heal. I offer skills building and exploration of insights. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral, and trauma-informed eclectic therapy approaches. I will tailor my therapy methods and treatment planning to meet your unique and specific needs. I admire your commitment and courage to take care of YOU by seeking professional help, and look forward to working with you through this season of your life!

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Catherine Chapman

Offering therapy in OR
License: MSW ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience

Hello! My name is Catherine Chapman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oklahoma. I earned my Masters of Social work from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. I have been a practicing social worker for 10 years and, additionally, am certified in EMDR therapy which I have been utilizing in my practice since 2021. I have experience working in the hospital and medical field to help patients and their families to find the support and resources they need to get through whatever difficult life situation they may be facing. I feel this experience has given me a deeper understanding of the challenges people may face throughout their lives and the various reactions they may have, whether it be anger, grief, depression, or something else, while processing their own health concerns or those of a loved one. I realize that everyone faces these struggles either in their own lives or through someone close to them and that they can be very difficult to comprehend and accept at times. My goal as a therapist is to help people overcome these situations by providing them a better understanding and tools to guide them through these hard times. My methods focus on using the Strength Based Perspective, Person-in-Environment Perspective, EMDR, and Solution Focused Therapy. I believe you are the expert in your own life and I hope to help you recognize the strengths in yourself while offering support and a non-judgmental sounding board. I will take our time together seriously and give you my full attention to best help you. I look forward to working with you!

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Camryn Conrad-Renteria

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & depression. 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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Dorothi (Catie) Johnson

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
13 years of experience

Weekend and evenings available! Working full time for another agency limits my availability here, but I love helping so much that it works for me. I am licensed in Oregon with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence and substance use. 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 shows bravery! If there is not a spot open in my schedule, please just message me. I purposely do not have a lot of openings until I can find what you need.

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Vanessa Vega

Offering therapy in OR
License: MS,LPC,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Counselor licensed in Texas with training in strengths-based and goal-focused therapies. I have a master’s degree in Rehabilitation counseling. I have experience working with clients in several areas including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, substance abuse, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style can be described as welcoming, open, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone equally with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and crisis intervention. I have worked with adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Aside from process therapy, I am also active with psycho-educational therapy, assisting clients to broaden their knowledge and awareness to physical, social and environmental factors of their lifestyles. I enjoy working with clients who are on a road to healing and recovery, and feel honored to assist them in the journey.

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Alyse Gray

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

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

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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Danielle Bean-Lacke

Offering therapy in OR
GriefCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss & compassion fatigue. 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.

How to find counseling in West Linn

Finding the best therapist close by in West Linn 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 West Linn. 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 West Linn, 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn, elsewhere in Clackamas, 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 West Linn area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn, 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 97068 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 West Linn 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 West Linn 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 West Linn, 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.

West Linn 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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