I am a licensed professional counselor in Oregon with over 19 years of experience working with adult, individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced difficult life transitions, physical trauma (including athletic injury) and abuse.
My treatment approach is rooted in relationship and the genuine goodness of all human beings. I believe that we are all striving for psychological balance and flexibility. We regularly face seemingly insurmountable obstacles such as shame, doubt, fear, anxiety and depression. In response, we seek out very reasonable strategies of short-term relief in effort to move away from these undesired internal states. I am most interested in helping you understand what you most value. From there I am invested in helping you accept and claim those values, lean into the undesired internal states and frightening external obstacles, and understand what coping styles may help you forge a path towards your long-term valued goals. With the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle, I strive to create an environment that helps you continuously move towards what is most important in your life.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and free life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
OR LPC C4810
I have worked with Tyson over the course of years not continuously but in spurts for a few months and then taking a break. Tyson understands my history and my family and work so I don't have to start over with him and we can pick up just where we left off. It's so great. It's like returning to an old friend except that he provides wise counsel, thoughtful questioning and helps me reflect and take action in a compassionate way. I am so grateful to have found someone who is a great fit for me and has helped me many times in my life .
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Tyson for 3 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Tyson so far has been great, very understanding and a great guy
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Tyson for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd
Tyson has helped me through some difficult times and I appreciate his knowledge and guidance
Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Tyson for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Tyson is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and very organized therapist. Working with him has helped me immensely with managing my ADHD, depression, and anxiety. He's brought acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness practices together in a way that feels both evidence-driven and holistic.
Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Tyson for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Tyson for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Tyson has an incredible ability to focus in on the sometimes vague and/or disparate adjectives I toss out to describe my feelings, intentions, goals, questions, etc., and then to provide a concise, clear, single sentence. His ability to provide me with language to understand my own internal dialogues is worth every penny. He listens well and makes it clear that he is alongside you for the long haul, which is what I have been searching for for a very long time.
Written on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Tyson for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management