I AM FULL AND HAVE CLOSED MY WAITLIST FOR NOW - A wonderful image of where good therapy can lead is of a knitter transforming a pile of chaotic threads and snarled knots into something beautiful, intentional, and nurturing. The internal elements that create your experience of life can truly learn new stories to live in and be safely released from stories of fear and shame. As your therapist, I will help you hold your commitment and courage by guiding your relationship with yourself at a pace that is sustainable yet brave, using tools that will help you lovingly meet and free all of your neglected parts and old hurts.
I'm a counseling psychologist, with a strong background in time limited evidence based psychotherapies for both adolescents and adults. I focus on 'third wave' mindfulness and acceptance informed therapy, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This is a 'trans-diagnostic' approach to the problem of suffering, and the pursuit of valued and meaningful living. Many other evidence based approaches work within this framework. The ideal client for this kind of work, is one who reports feeling 'stuck', and would benefit from experiencing more 'psychological flexibility' in the pursuit of valued ends.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP! It's never easy, but when you do take that first, safe step into healing and transformation, you will find the energy for change and lasting solutions. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you decide if we're right for each other. I specialize in anxiety and depression and their effects on relationships, including marriage, partnerships, family, and the workplace.
I enjoy people, and get great satisfaction out of helping folks work through the knots and tangles of this life. My ideal client is someone who is trying to move through a period of pain or confusion, and has lost a sense of direction or confidence in the ability to move forward. I am drawn to help with difficulties in family relationships - between couples of all genders, parents and children, adults and their parents, and those coping with substance abuse, or family members in the grip of substance abuse.
My psychological counseling approach is an in depth, psychodynamic, very engaged therapeutic relationship that addresses the body/mind connection both verbally and somatically. It is known in medical research that we hold our feelings in our body and as stress and tension build up, we have problems and symptoms that respond to therapeutic intervention.
When our emotions go unheard, unexpressed, or even unfelt, our symptoms can worsen over time, developing our personal and interpersonal problems and often actual disease and disorders - such as pain, insomnia, muscle tensions, and indigestion.
My specialty is working with folks who have a developmental or intellectual disability (DD) as well as having a dual diagnosis, and those who are close to them. I understand there are many issues confronting you. I would love to help you sort through those issues and find solutions. Sometimes just a few tips can change a situation into something workable for everyone. I am here to listen and provide the guidance you are looking for in making your life better.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Oregon and New York, I help adults ages 18+ who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, and life transitions. I provide a compassionate and nonjudgmental space in which my clients feel “held,” heard, and helped. My therapeutic approach is personalized, collaborative, and tailored to each client’s unique needs and goals. My practice is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and utilizes a range of techniques including awareness of sensations in the body, narrative interventions, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Are you stuck in an unhappy, broken relationship? Feel trapped in a habit? I can help. Learn how to switch unhappiness to enjoyment. Transform feelings of powerlessness and confusion. Find hope. Reach out today for a free call. You will experience real change. Sign up for a free call here: https://calendly.com/wisecaring/rcmentoring
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSHT, QMHP
I will skillfully guide you in finding your strength today! ALL persons can be released from limiting emotions/thought/behavior patterns, opening up more space for quality of life and love...each person's birthright. I am honored to listen deeply AND HEAR YOU, being licensed/certified 17 yrs. Through a collaborative effort we create a safe space to examine, release and restructure CORE beliefs holding you hostage... (which can promote anxiety-depression/negative behaviors/addictions). Using SOUND HEALING-BALANCING therapy is one effective, direct tool I use affording deep relaxation, clearing old patterns and accessing vision.
It takes great courage and strength to reach out for support. All trauma requires attending to and healing, especially if you experienced early life trauma. Our bodies and brains store memories of our early experiences, creating patterns which affect our sense of self and our relationship patterns in adult life. Your unique healing journey includes a therapeutic process, ideally a collaborative one; collaboration that honors you and ensures your best possible outcome. Partnering with a trauma sensitive practitioner in a process of exploration and discovery will connect you to your own innate wisdom. This is what we will do together.
I have been a psychotherapist for 30 years, so my practice has both depth and breadth. I have much experience working with depression and anxiety, addictions and recovery, all types of trauma, and relationship issues of all kinds. More recently I have been welcoming LGBTQ individuals and issues, and I enjoy working with individuals, couples, "pods," and families. My goal is the empowerment of everyone I serve.
I work with a variety of emotional and psychological issues that include anxiety, depression, phobias, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, stress disorders, pain, physical problems related to stress and other issues, problems with relationships, and performance enhancement. I have taught thousands of people how to relax, reduce their stress, and release the emotions that prevent them from realizing and putting into action their true potential. My focus now is upon helping people quickly dissolve and/or release negative emotions and self-limiting beliefs that get in the way of living with a sense of fun and joy.
I evaluate, diagnose and counsel teens and adults on The Autism Spectrum. I have worked with individuals on the spectrum in various capacities for 22 years and am truly passionate about supporting these individuals as they find their voice and place in society.
I want you to feel seen and heard. Through compassion and empathic presence, I offer a safe space for you to heal, grow and come to more self-understanding, self- awareness and most importantly, self-acceptance. Do you ever feel stuck in the same cycles of life? Do you ever feel like you know what you "should" do but somehow you continue to end up in the same patterns? We all have to navigate the complexities of our lives and sometimes it makes all the difference to have a professional therapist to help navigate it with you.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, body image, bullying, social media stressors, challenging relationships, work and/or school burn out, trauma, or any other issue that is affecting your life?
Psychotherapy is a way to better understand yourself and your relationship to the world at any stage of life. Such understanding can open ways for you to live more freely and creatively. I offer careful listening, empathy, and respect for your unique experience. I share your curiosity about this experience. This shared inquiry can provide insights into how to love and live well. Psychotherapy is relevant when you are having a hard time and when things are going well. I respect the significance of early childhood experiences for the here and now.
As a Board Certified Art Therapist I give my clients a safe space where expression without judgment is supported. I work with adolescents and adults in both brief and long-term art psychotherapy. I work with people to transform trauma and anxiety, as well as those questioning sexuality and gender identity. The modality and practice of art psychotherapy combined with my background in depth psychology create a therapeutic experience that supports your own internal wisdom in the process. I am also practical and provide immediate skills to my clients for managing stress, changing detrimental thought patterns and behaviors, and gaining insight.
I partner with you in therapy to help you contact your inner wisdom and ability to find your own answers. I see my job as empowering you by providing tools, ideas, different perspectives, and support. We all have layers of grief, fear, hurt, anger, misperceptions, and pain that sometimes makes us feel as though we are broken. But we are not. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the mind to grow and change. We can choose where to focus our minds, and have the ability to override old stories, beliefs, and excuses in order to have the life we want.
I have been a Transformational Therapist for over 30 years with a holistic approach of mind/body/emotions/spirit.I provide a safe, compassionate environment to help you move through your personal challenges.You will receive many tools to assist you in feeling empowered to resolve any emotional problems or conflicts; i.e. Breathwork, Guided Imagery, Energy Work, Stress Release, Centering Exercises, Therapeutic Movement, Medicine Wheel Work, Sacred Card Readings, Compassionate Awareness, Non-Violent Communication, Pattern Interrupts and Reframing of Negative Programming. I work with both men and women in transition, as well as with people dealing with grief, loss, depression, stress or anxiety.
Life can be a delicate balance between acceptance and change. Therapy is available to support you with this ongoing, lifetime process. My core philosophy is based in Existential-Humanistic theory which believes in the capability of each person to find the answers within themselves to live a more meaningful, conscientious and authentic life. Our therapeutic relationship is very important. Together, we will create a safe and comfortable environment for you, so that we may work together in exploring the many layers of yourself.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ashland are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ashland then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ashland, or Child Psychologists in Ashland.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ashland psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ashland specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.