Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families

Arise Counseling provides counseling and psychotherapy in Eugene, Albany, Salem, and via telehealth, aimed at helping children, tweens, teens, families, and couples struggling with a variety of stressors and challenges, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety, panic, stress, worry and Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression and Bipolar disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Single event and Complex-Trauma
  • Sexual Orientation & LGBTQIA issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Autism Spectrum disorder
  • Marriage, Relationship & Family Conflicts
  • Adult and Childhood ADHD
  • Veterans Issues
  • Identity/Life Transitions
  • Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling for adults and adolescents is tailored to unique needs and circumstances. Professionally trained therapists provide confidential support and tools to help you grow as a person or work through issues that you feel are holding you back.

Counseling can lessen the effects of common conditions such as moderate depression, anxiety, fear, and worry. Tools will be provided to help you cope with feelings such as “less-than,” or “different-from.” Most people will find that they can overcome past traumas to live healthier, happier lives. Others will find that the collaborative, supportive counseling environment helps to serve as a foundation for finally living life as their most authentic selves.

Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is a type of psychotherapy available to couples of all sexes and genders who desire to improve their relationship. Couples typically seek counseling to work on a specific relationship area (communication, behaviors, dysfunctional dynamics). Others seek counseling before marriage, divorce, or life changes such as a move or pending parenthood.

Psychotherapy for Families

Families face myriad issues together. From blending multiple families into one to coping with family losses to struggling to communicate in a way that is healthy for all members, there are unlimited reasons why families seek psychotherapy together. Family therapy is custom-tailored to address your family’s unique struggles, concerns, and goals.

Therapy for Children & Teenagers

Emotions can be super-charged for younger people, often making the journey to adulthood frightening, confusing, stressful, and depressing. Therapy for children, tweens, and teens can help young people to learn to manage and cope with these emotions while empowering them with the tools they need to make this transition less overwhelming. Therapies range from play therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy and many others.

Psychotherapy Modalities
and Specialties

To find which therapist offer these modalities please use the search option on the Therapists page.

Art Therapy

Art therapy blends therapy modalities with the emotionally expressive nature of art. Art therapy may be used in individual counseling sessions or in a group dynamic, such as family or couples counseling.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT aims to help individuals to better accept circumstances in life beyond their control by learning to become more psychologically flexible and enacting positive change in their lives.



Brainspotting is designed to help patients struggling with trauma. Brainspotting is not focused on reliving the trauma, but rather on releasing the trauma from the mind and body’s memory.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

SFBT provides the individual with tools for coping by focusing on solutions and goals as opposed to focusing on the concern that led the individual to seek therapy. This is a goal-driven model that emphasizes clear, realistic goal negotiations.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on changing an individual’s beliefs about themselves or others to live a freer, happier life. Clients are taught and supported as they reframe dysfunctional thinking to experience mood improvement and positive behavioral change.


Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is often indicated for relieving symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a highly specialized form of psychotherapy designed to help patients to modify beliefs about traumas that are unhelpful.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is custom-tailored to each couple’s unique goals. From overcoming communication difficulties to working on other issues causing friction in the relationship, couples therapy is focused on providing tools and solutions aimed at improving the relationship.


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is often helpful in treating mood disorders, including suicidal ideation, substance abuse, self-harm, and problematic coping. It is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy.


Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT aims to help you let go of the proverbial “baggage” that you feel is preventing you from living a happy, healthy, fulfilled life. EFT involves the use of a stress-relieving technique known as tapping.


Existential psychotherapy helps patients explore personal difficulties from various philosophical perspectives. Free will, self-determination, and searching for meaning are often the focus of this modality.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is used to treat trauma and PTSD. This therapy involves standardized protocols and each patient’s rhythmic eye movements, sounds or tapping to reduce the intensity of painful memories.


Family Systems Therapy

Systemic therapy aims to uncover how your role in your family of origin impacts your present behaviors, thoughts, and well-being. Habitual patterns are considered to ensure that they are not preventing you from achieving more positive outcomes in your life.

Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy

This therapy is appropriate for couples who want to change unhelpful patterns in their relationship and wish to learn to function more effectively, considerately, and supportively.


Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy is a highly personalized treatment based on the theory that each person is unique, capable of growth, full of potential, and entirely qualified to cope with life’s challenges, provided they have the right tools. This therapy focuses on challenging beliefs and behaviors in a supportive environment.


Hypnotherapy & Ericksonian Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy uses relaxation techniques to cultivate a concentrated focus on a specific issue that needs to be resolved. Ericksonian hypnosis is an indirect hypnosis therapy involving conversations that include metaphors, contradictions, symbols, and more to illuminate unhelpful thinking or behaviors.


Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family systems is an approach that believes all people have internal ‘parts’. The parts play different roles in our lives and have individual qualities, and help us cope with life, difficulty and traumatic events. IFS aims to help the individual to ‘lead’ themselves and their parts well to live balanced and emotionally healthy lives.


Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Mindfulness brings patients into the present moment and helps understand, cope with and accept difficult emotions. Self-compassion aims to provide individuals with the tools needed to grant themselves the same kindness and compassion they grant others dealing with challenges.


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT)

MCBT uses mindfulness techniques, including meditative practices in concert with cognitive behavioral therapy to guide individuals towards healthier emotions, behaviors and thinking.


Narrative Therapy

Through sharing life stories, narrative therapy aims to help individuals to separate issues from themselves, and to see create spaces between a problem and the individual. When telling a narrative, individuals may be gently guided by their therapist toward viewing problems or concerns through an objective lens.



This modality is rooted in the neuroplasticity of the brain. In other words, this therapy operates from the position that the brain is flexible and able to adapt to new emotions, feelings, and changes, even if such changes in thinking feel insurmountable.

Person-Centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy puts the individual in the driver’s seat of therapy. Therapists encourage patients to lead discussions, intending to arrive at solutions along the way.

Play Therapy

Play therapy for children is often effective in helping children experiencing anger, grief, loss, crisis, trauma, divorce, or abandonment. This therapy meets children where they are, and may also help with ADHD, autism, conduct disorders, learning and physical disabilities, and more.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This modality is also known as insight-oriented therapy. Using self-reflection and self-examination, the aim is to focus on the psychological roots of emotional suffering.


Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is a nonverbal therapy often aimed at victims of trauma, neglect, and abuse. Children create worlds from miniatures. After assembling the world, the therapist guides children to explain why they created the world as they did before, offering them a chance to recreate a world that is reflective of their wishes.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic therapy is a form of therapy that is centered on the connection between the mind and body. It involves both talk therapy and mind-body exercises to cultivate holistic healing through the release of tension.


Strength-Based Therapy

As its name implies, strength-based therapy focuses on guiding individuals to focus on personal strengths and resourcefulness instead of perceived shortcomings or weaknesses. It aims to help individuals to create a more positive worldview and to live a more affirmative life.

Yoga and Mental Health

Yoga focuses on mind-body awareness. Although you may not be doing poses in therapy, you may benefit from guided deep breathing, awareness of the body, and a focus on being in the moment while in your counseling session.