Counseling &  Psychotherapy


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

Josalyn Lawrence,  Professional Counselor Associate

Arise Albany Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern working towards licensure in Oregon. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Corban University, a CACREP Accredited program. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities, playing board games, listening to music, reading, and spending time with my people and my dogs. 

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Can I help you ?

 I offer counseling for young adult to geriatric individuals and couples who may be experiencing various life circumstances'

Psychotherapy and counseling can be helpful in a variety of issues. You can ask for my help if you have challenges in the the following areas:

• Relational conflict

• Stress & Anxiety

• Sadness & Depression

• Grief

• Life transitions

• Identity development & Self-esteem

• Codependency

• Trauma, including, single-event, complex, or childhood trauma. 


I use a person-centered approach to meet clients where they are at and really get to know them. This person-centered basis for counseling and psychotherapy offers a warm curiosity and collaborative approach that allows clients to feel heard. In my approach to counseling I emphasize strengths, self-compassion, mindfulness, and self-care practices for an enhanced understanding, increased capacity, and elevated experience. I use a range of treatment approaches, evidenced-based practices, and psycho-education to aid clients in their therapeutic process. 

Therapeutic Focus

I tailor modalities to meet each client’s individual needs. I use Psychodynamic psychotherapy to gain a better understanding of the client’s experience, relational dynamics, and promote self-awareness. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy aids in the process of undoing aloneness through experiential processing of emotions. I use psycho-education, mindfulness-based techniques including grounding and breathing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and self-compassion to improve healthy coping skills and quality of self-care strategies. 


I have experience with a variety of clients experiencing various life circumstance. I have experience providing therapy since 2019 in a free clinic and a University setting, and in 2020, through private practice. 

Education and Training

 I am a Registered Counseling Associate working toward licensure in Oregon. I received a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Corban University, a CACREP accredited program. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development Family Sciences from Oregon State University. 

Hours and Billing

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are usually 45-55 minutes long depending on insurance and individual need.

In-Person sessions and TeleHealth available

Monday 12:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm (Starting in mid-may)

Thursday 8:00am-2:30pm

I am in-network with: 

  • PacificSource OHP (PSCS)
  • PacificSource (Commercial insurance)

  • IHN (Inter Community Health Network) OHP
  • OHP Open Card 
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Providence