Counseling &  Psychotherapy


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

Counseling & Psychotherapy

Counseling & Psychotherapy can be helpful in a variety of issues.

You can ask for our help if you have challenges in the the following areas:


Depression, and Bi-polar disorder

Sadness, Grief and Loss

Anxiety, Panic, OCD, Worry or Stress

Trauma and PTSD, single event trauma's or complex trauma (abusive childhood or relationships)

Conflicts in marriage, family or personal relationships, parenting issues

 Adult ADHD, Identity or self-esteem issues, life transition challenges, LGBTQ+ issues, Veterans issues, Personal growth.


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EMDR

IFS

DBT

CBT

MCBT

Strength Based Therapy

ACT

Mindfulness & Self-compassion

Family Systems therapy

DMNS

AMST

CPT

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Humanistic therapy

Hypnotherapy & Ericksonian Hypnosis

TFT

EFT

Brief Solution Focused Therapy

What to expect when you make an appointment​

Counseling process

Counseling is a very individual process without guaranteed outcomes. Outcomes are dependent on a variety of factors. There are also risks involved. Sometimes it can take a while before there is clear progress and some symptoms might get worse before they get better.

During the intake (the first 1-2 sessions) I will gather information, and together we will formulate goals. These will be written in a treatment plan that will also state how we hope to achieve our goals. I will inform you of the alternatives of our chosen treatment. 


Confidentiality & Exceptions to Confidentiality


Counseling is confidential, which means that what clients discuss with me is private and protected by Oregon State law. Except under the circumstances listed below, I will not share any information unless given written permission to do so. There are some circumstances in which a counselor must share information. These circumstances are defined by Oregon State law and include the following:

• If we learn of a specific intent to harm yourself or another person, or to commit an act of violence, it is my responsibility as a counselor to protect you and others. I will inform a family member, an intended victim, or law enforcement as appropriate.

• If we learn that harm or abuse has been done to a child (age 17 and younger), an elderly person, a disabled person, or a mentally ill person, I will make a mandatory report to the appropriate authorities.

• If we are subpoenaed or court ordered to testify in court or to submit records, I may have to give information without permission.   

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Our counseling services are limited to the scheduled sessions. In the event you feel your mental health requires emergency attention or you have an emotional crisis, you should report to the emergency room of a local hospital and request mental health services. If I am absent due to sickness, vacation or other circumstances I will make appropriate arrangements with another counselor. On the home and contact page of this website you can find emergency phone numbers.

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