Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, but many people don’t take it seriously. If you leave a mental health condition untreated too long it will start to affect all aspects of your life and can even affect your physical health. The City of Wilsonville has quite a few excellent therapists who can help you. 

Wilsonville is a bustling city with more jobs than it has residents, which is great for the community and the economy. Not only that but they also take their recreation seriously, with 12 different parks to enjoy. However, if your mental health is ailing you are probably not going to want to enjoy the park or anything else. That is why you should talk to one of the Wilsonville therapists today. 

This is Jon Kauffman's avatar and link to their profile

Jon Kauffman

Offering therapy in OR
License: LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we all need help from time to time. Sometimes the help we need is just an ear to hear all the things we need to say, but have no one to whom we can say it. Sometimes we need someone who is outside our context to give us an objective perspective on our circumstances. Sometimes, what we really need is someone to call us on the nonsense we have been telling ourselves. Hi, My name is Jon and I am here to fill all those roles and more (if you need it.) I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). In the last ten years, I have provided counseling in a variety of contexts from community clinics to college to jails. I am kind and compassionate and do not shy away from saying what needs to be said to help you achieve your goals. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused strategies to assist you in working through whatever challenges you are facing. Through it all, I rely on you to be the expert on your own life and see my role as a sort of consultant offering suggestions to help you get where you want to be. I have worked with people of all ages and stages of life and I have worked with individuals and couples. I have worked with people experiencing depression, anxiety, career challenges, trauma, body image issues, low self-esteem, grief/loss, parenting and guilt/shame issues. As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, I am also familiar with the military context and the variety of traumas that can result from service.

This is Angelina M. Kennon's avatar and link to their profile

Angelina M. Kennon

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
8 years of experience

Are you feeling lost, lonely, and anxious? Do you feel overwhelmed by unresolved issues with your partner, family, or friends? Does grief capture your thoughts, but you feel a burden to share your pain with loved ones? As an Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) my commitment to you is unwavering and empathetic support while walking with you on your self-care journey. Through a client-centered and solution-focused approach, I believe measured success can be achieved for any committed client willing to engage honestly in the helping process. Building a strong therapeutic alliance is essential to facilitate clear communication and commitment while together we define, work towards, and achieve your goals. With 5+ years of hospice experience, I have worked with many people who are going through some of the most difficult days in their lives. I have experience with rural, elderly, and vulnerable clients as well as their families – individuals who often struggle watching their loved one transition while simultaneously wrestling with the changing dynamics within their family system. Additionally, in the last decade, I expanded the program was the primary counselor and director for a local youth bereavement summer camp for kids ages 7-17. I have further experience working with mandated child welfare families as well as older and disabled client’s requiring case management for daily support through Oregon’s Aging and People with Disabilities program. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Mindfulness Therapy while Meaning in Loss and Dignity Therapy help address anticipatory grief and bereavement. I commend you for attending to your mental health needs and hope for you clarity as you walk this path. Keep going!

This is Jennifer Shaw-Klymyshyn's avatar and link to their profile

Jennifer Shaw-Klymyshyn

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. My work has focused on working with people experiencing mood, anxiety, thought disorders and personality disorders. I am a strengths based, person centered practitioner who uses a dynamic approach in helping people solve problems, address grief, stress, and life changes. I look forward to partnering with you and appreciate the steps you are taking in seeking therapy. ***I am not currently seeing clients in the evenings at this time. Appointments are currently available in the mornings and early afternoons.

This is Lawana Mount's avatar and link to their profile

Lawana Mount

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma, stress and anxiety, abuse, 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Amanda McLean's avatar and link to their profile

Amanda McLean

Offering therapy in OR
License: LICSW,MSW,CMHS
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am an individual therapist licensed in Washington State with ten years of experience in therapeutic interventions with clients presenting with a variety of different concerns. These include depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA-related concerns, relationship issues including in non-traditional relationships, and stress-related, motivation, and self-esteem challenges. I have also worked with people with trauma, addictions, parenting issues, and grief and loss. I also carry the credentials of Child Mental Health Therapist and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist. My style as a therapist is warm, genuine, honest, and casual, as well as interactive. I believe that you are the expert on your situation and come with the ability to overcome challenges, even if it may not feel that way right now. You are capable of making change, and I'm here to help. I believe everyone deserves to be heard with compassion and respect. My approach to therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and solution-focused counseling. We will work together on your goals and needs and come up with a plan to get there. It's important to note that I only offer communication via text, including asynchronous, email-style messaging and live sessions, which are instant-messenger style communications in real time. I am thrilled that you've decided to reach out, and I can't wait to meet you, get to know you, and help you meet your goals.

This is Kayann Foster's avatar and link to their profile

Kayann Foster

Offering therapy in OR
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Washington with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, 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. 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.

This is Martha Higgins's avatar and link to their profile

Martha Higgins

Offering therapy in OR
Relationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCoaching
14 years of experience

I am licensed in Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah with 14 years of professional work experience in this field with 11 of those years as a licensed psychotherapist. My approach focuses heavily on emotional intelligence, self awareness and meeting you where you are now while looking to your history for insights and motivation. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, confidence and behavioral activation. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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!

This is Keith Welsh's avatar and link to their profile

Keith Welsh

Offering therapy in OR
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
23 years of experience

PLEASE NOTE: Presently I am only available for unlimited messaging but am not available for live appointments except very sporadically when I have cancellations week to week with my full caseload of clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the Distinguished Military Graduate. I served six years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Army and later spent eleven years in the private sector employed by behavioral health companies. I earned a Masters in Social Work from Temple University, entered private practice and practiced traditional talk therapy including cognitive behavioral interventions, marriage and relationship counseling, family counseling, group therapy, and EMDR therapy.​ I later spent two years working as a therapist and administrator for an International Mission agency based in the UK. While living, traveling and working in fourteen countries on five continents, I gained experience with mental health interventions across cultures in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. ​During this time I evolved my practice into specializing in EMDR Therapy which I have practiced now for 22 years and virtually since 2016. In 2018 I became a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. I am honored to serve our all clients including Veterans as I am also a Veteran myself and enjoy serving people from all walks of life. I continue my clinical practice virtually from Pennsylvania and Delaware serving clients all over the United States and around the world, having treated clients on every continent so far except Antarctica!

This is John O'Neal's avatar and link to their profile

John O'Neal

Offering therapy in OR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Idaho with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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. 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.

This is Michael Garrison's avatar and link to their profile

Michael Garrison

Offering therapy in OR
License: LMSW
Trauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am a school social worker in Michigan and have experience working in the school setting with kids for the past several years. Although, I have spent close to a decade working in the community mental health agencies working with the SPMI (Severe and persistent mental illness) working with children, adults and couples. I have experience working with children and parents focusing on PMTO (parent management training - Oregon model) and ways to encourage parents to be positive role models building on respect and safety. I have experience working with trauma, addiction personality and mood disorders. I have training in DBT, CBT, MI and am a certified EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist. I provide support and validation in my therapy style. The therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest factors to change and growth, the connection is needed. I encourage others to find insight through reflection, discussion and practice. I meet you where you are at and use the time to focus on the goals and objectives that are needed for you to have a fulfilling life and a sense of wellness and a positive mental health. I look forward to getting an opportunity to meet you and work with along side you!

How to find counseling in Wilsonville

Finding the best therapist close by in Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville. 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 Wilsonville, 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville, 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 Wilsonville area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville, 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 97070 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville 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 Wilsonville, 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.

Wilsonville 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Wilsonville.

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Wilsonville:

97070

Find the right therapist for your needs
Match with a qualified therapist