Counseling &  Psychotherapy


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

Glenna Dunaway, LCSW

II am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I began clinical practice in New York City in 1976 and later worked with clients in Philadelphia, PA and Ithaca, NY. I have lived in Eugene since June 2017 and am an Oregon Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Over many years I have enjoyed serving a very diverse client population in city and rural settings, having widely different life circumstances and challenges, and presenting all sorts of troubling symptoms and concerns. I like to see the people I work with move toward the goals they had in coming to therapy.

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Can I Help You?

A lot can go wrong in life, and people are very complicated beings! I have had success in working with subtle problems, like general dissatisfaction with how things are going, and with very serious problems, like depression or high anxiety that interferes with work and relationships. I can help you with the following difficulties:

Depression

Anxiety

Low self-regard, lack of self-confidence

Trouble coping with a crisis, challenge, or constant stress

Distressing issues in relationships, or loneliness and not “belonging”

Career or job complications

Family of origin burdens or conflicts

Medical problems

Habits that diminish your quality of life

Struggles with identity or prejudice

Preoccupation with past negative events -- “I can’t get over it”

Inner sense of conflict, confusion

Feeling you are not living up to your potential, feeling stalled or stuck

Dissociation, “spacing out,” trauma flashbacks, DID (Multiple Personality)



Approach

I know you have already thought about the issues that are concerning you, and may have tried a number of good and reasonable ways to resolve them. I hope to bring something new to the table for you.

I’ll suggest an approach based not only on your particular symptoms, problems and life story, but also on what I can discern, with your help, about your learning style, your personality and interests, whatever might be a factor in terms of neurology; who you are, how you are, and how you want to be.

Together we can discover if I’m on the right track, and luckily there are many ways to look at and work on problems, so if one approach isn’t comfortable for you or isn’t effective, we can try another. I may call you my client, but I want you to remember you are a customer, as well, and that means you get to say what you think about how your therapy is going and whether it feels on target.

Therapeutic Focus

My actual toolbox of psychotherapy methods includes approaches that look like alphabet soup: IFS, EMDR, DNMS, AMST, etcetera. You will find these briefly described,click on the following links:  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)  IFS (internal Family Systems)DNMS, AMST, Sensorimotor therapy.

 If it sounds to you like I might be able to help,

I hope you will give me a call or send and email.

Experience

2 years’ inpatient therapy and supervision of licensed therapists at a state hospital

8 years’ clinical work at a private, non-profit agency with young people ages 14 to 25

6 years’ solo practice in Greenwich Village, NYC

7 years’ rural mental health clinic practice in PA and NY

2 years’ clinical work with a managed care group practice

3 years’ clinical supervision of licensed therapists in group practice and agency settings

15 years’ solo practice in a small college town

Education and Training

.I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from City College of the City University of New York, and a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York.

Although it startles even me to say it, I have been a psychotherapist for 43 years, and in that time I have had a minimum of 20 additional hours of clinical education per year, as required. Typical for New York City therapists of the 70’s, I studied psychoanalysis, but then I abandoned it, finding it not responsive enough to client’s own goals and need for healing. From there I spread my net very wide, learning some ego and self psychologies, hypnosis and ego state work, family treatment, crisis intervention and trauma care, brief approaches like solution-oriented therapy, and whatever other course and workshop offerings might make me more useful to the clients who were working with me at any given time. Eventually that brought me into learning to treat dissociative disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Hours and Billing


Tuesday 10AM-2PM

Wednesday 12PM-6PM

Friday 10AM-4PM.


Sessions are scheduled by appointment

and are usually 45 minutes long.

I Accept Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence, United Health care, Pacific Source, Aetna, First Choice  and MHN.

I am accepting self play clients, and clients who want to use out-of-network benefits with their insurance.