Counseling &  Psychotherapy


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COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY​ for Children, Teenagers, Adults and Couples

Eldon Richey, LMFT​

When a client comes to see me they are looking forward to feeling better; to have something improve surprisingly soon. They do not yet know exactly what I will say, or what I can do to assist them on their journey. Even though they have already accomplished many difficult tasks and made difficult choices throughout their lives they do not want to needlessly struggle through a current problem or hardship.

They can, however, expect more positive changes in therapy when they become curious, engage honestly and find a willingness to explore alternative ways of thinking and relating to others. They can have a change of mind, a change of heart and a change in their relationships. Change is possible. Change is inevitable. Everyone has unrecognized resources and abilities to call upon to enhance their healing capabilities. Anyone can take charge and speed up the changes in their life by discovering that which is doable, acting on it and avoiding wasting energy on that which is not doable.

I work with clients to find ways to successfully navigate life’s difficulties and hardships by accessing their resources and inner self-healing capabilities. 

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Can I help you ?

I offer individual counseling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy for adults. I specialize in treating the following;

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

Panic Attacks

Phobias and Fears

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depression

Chronic Pain

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Codependency 

Approach

When I first started practicing as a therapist I was interested in techniques. As I matured as a therapist my emphasis changed, and my primary question became, “How do I become a much better therapist?” rather than, “How does one do psychotherapy?” I am continually looking for ways to be more effective with clients in search for solutions that will work for them. No one technique works for everyone. And a technique that works for one person may not work for the next person. Therapy is a collaborative experience where we labor together to find solutions that will work for each client and each unique situation.  

Therapeutic Focus

My primary approach as a therapist is modeled after the work of Dr. Milton Erickson. This means that I can utilize hypnotherapy when appropriate in my practice. I have hundreds of hours of training and supervision in Ericksonian Psychotherapy. I also have training in Brief Therapy Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Family Systems Therapy as well as several other approaches. I work to be flexible with each client and listen to their concerns while receiving feedback as therapy progresses.

Experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I was first licensed in California in 1976. I have been practicing in Oregon since 2017. Over the past 44 years I have maintained a private practice and for 22 years during this time I had privileges at 3 psychiatric hospitals. My inpatient practice included seeing patients individually, providing group therapy on the adolescent and adult units, serving on committees as well as being a director of 2 programs in the hospital. These programs included the “Weekend Family Program” where I and my staff worked with patients and their families each Saturday and Sunday. I also was director of the “Disaster Response Team” which responded to traumatic events in Southern California. 

Formal Training and Education

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Oregon, License Number T1278. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. I participate in continuing education every year, to meet the standards of my license and to improve my knowledge and skills as a therapist.

Hours and Billing

TELE-HEALTH ONLY


I see patients Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Sessions are usually 55 to 60 minutes long. 

Sessions are scheduled by appointment.

I am on the following insurance panels:

OHP Open Card, Trillium OHP, PacificSource OHP, 

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, PacificSource, Moda , First Choice, and TriWest.