Therapists in Bend, OR

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Peter C Swick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
I really enjoy working with people who want more out of life; whether it's to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, or pain; to move on from past experiences; or just change directions. I love being part of that journey and helping people get closer to a "life worth living." We all have a truth and a sense of when we are living in tune with the person we feel we were meant to become. Trauma, addictions, and other mood conditions force us to feel separate from that truth, and I am looking to work with people who want to reconnect with it.
I really enjoy working with people who want more out of life; whether it's to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety, or pain; to move on from past experiences; or just change directions. I love being part of that journey and helping people get closer to a "life worth living." We all have a truth and a sense of when we are living in tune with the person we feel we were meant to become. Trauma, addictions, and other mood conditions force us to feel separate from that truth, and I am looking to work with people who want to reconnect with it.
(458) 203-1639 View (458) 203-1639
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Kristen Ales
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703  (Online Only)
My mission is to help you build a loving and trusting relationship with your body free from eating disorders. Together we will explore your past history of experiences, relationships, and the social constructs that have led you to believe that your body is something that "needs to be fixed". Our work will be focused on healing those experiences, and applying lessons to your current life. In our work we will examine how your disordered eating or negative body image is impacting your life, relationships and goals. We will work to let go of the insecurities that are holding you back from living fully and showing up authentically.
My mission is to help you build a loving and trusting relationship with your body free from eating disorders. Together we will explore your past history of experiences, relationships, and the social constructs that have led you to believe that your body is something that "needs to be fixed". Our work will be focused on healing those experiences, and applying lessons to your current life. In our work we will examine how your disordered eating or negative body image is impacting your life, relationships and goals. We will work to let go of the insecurities that are holding you back from living fully and showing up authentically.
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Bend Thoughts & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, M-Coun, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Anxiety can leave us feeling stuck, but there is hope. Do you wake up feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what next steps in life look like and how to move forward? If you feel stuck in the same patterns, symptoms of burnout, stress, overwhelm and trauma in day to day life, I can help guide you to unpack challenges and stuck points to begin working towards a life of fulfillment. Check out my website for more info! bendthoughtsandtherapy.squarespace.com
Anxiety can leave us feeling stuck, but there is hope. Do you wake up feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what next steps in life look like and how to move forward? If you feel stuck in the same patterns, symptoms of burnout, stress, overwhelm and trauma in day to day life, I can help guide you to unpack challenges and stuck points to begin working towards a life of fulfillment. Check out my website for more info! bendthoughtsandtherapy.squarespace.com
(458) 203-8554 View (458) 203-8554
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Kelsey Davis
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
I believe that the counseling relationship can promote growth, and I strive towards an approach where we can work together in a holistic way to achieve your goals while developing skills for you to take into your everyday life. I believe that each person is capable of finding freedom from their current situation and past.
I believe that the counseling relationship can promote growth, and I strive towards an approach where we can work together in a holistic way to achieve your goals while developing skills for you to take into your everyday life. I believe that each person is capable of finding freedom from their current situation and past.
(503) 994-9171 View (503) 994-9171
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Cooperative Counseling - Jordan Runk
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
My goal as a counselor is to help people find strength and courage to explore their challenging or adverse thoughts and feelings in depth, and to learn how to experience those thoughts and feelings in a healthy and effective way. I see the counselor and client walk alongside each other to explore these experiences, with the outcome as finding a way for the client to live authentically for themselves, and in relation to others. This is based on a belief that each individual is their own phenomenon carrying a unique and powerful interpretation of the world, one which can be utilized in healing, growth, and change.
My goal as a counselor is to help people find strength and courage to explore their challenging or adverse thoughts and feelings in depth, and to learn how to experience those thoughts and feelings in a healthy and effective way. I see the counselor and client walk alongside each other to explore these experiences, with the outcome as finding a way for the client to live authentically for themselves, and in relation to others. This is based on a belief that each individual is their own phenomenon carrying a unique and powerful interpretation of the world, one which can be utilized in healing, growth, and change.
(458) 217-8110 View (458) 217-8110
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Lee Nadeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Waitlist for new clients
Emotional wounding, loss, trauma, and unhealthy relationships often create a sense of overwhelm, heaviness and prolonged anxiety that can feel never-ending. Over time, it's common to become increasingly detached, stagnant and feel like it's impossible to connect with others in an authentic and meaningful way. Psychotherapy provides the unique opportunity to 'get real' with 'what is', allowing you to grow and heal in ways that will benefit all of your relationships, including (most importantly) the relationship that you have with yourself.
Emotional wounding, loss, trauma, and unhealthy relationships often create a sense of overwhelm, heaviness and prolonged anxiety that can feel never-ending. Over time, it's common to become increasingly detached, stagnant and feel like it's impossible to connect with others in an authentic and meaningful way. Psychotherapy provides the unique opportunity to 'get real' with 'what is', allowing you to grow and heal in ways that will benefit all of your relationships, including (most importantly) the relationship that you have with yourself.
(970) 528-0915 View (970) 528-0915
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Melissa Heil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
Waitlist for clients seeking after school or work hours, open availability for daytime hours. I truly believe it takes great courage to reach out for help! A therapeutic relationship is just like any other relationship in life, the right fit is important so I want you to know how I can help. Are you feeling hopeless? Struggling in relationships? Struggling to manage anxiety? These and many other important reasons are why people enter my office. My goal as your therapist is to create a space where you feel validated, understood, valued, and educated on ways to heal while working through the pain that brings you to my office.
Waitlist for clients seeking after school or work hours, open availability for daytime hours. I truly believe it takes great courage to reach out for help! A therapeutic relationship is just like any other relationship in life, the right fit is important so I want you to know how I can help. Are you feeling hopeless? Struggling in relationships? Struggling to manage anxiety? These and many other important reasons are why people enter my office. My goal as your therapist is to create a space where you feel validated, understood, valued, and educated on ways to heal while working through the pain that brings you to my office.
(541) 797-4485 View (541) 797-4485
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Kim McLean
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Accepting new clients! I enjoy working with teens and young adults experiencing a wide range of issues. I believe the path to wellness is possible for everyone, and each journey is different. I aim to create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space for my clients to explore their relationships with themselves, others, and the world. I use a relational approach and incorporate a systems lens to understand how relationships, culture, and society impact our well-being. I have a passion for utilizing the strengths of my clients and providing a grounding presence through the complex emotions that can arise during therapy.
Accepting new clients! I enjoy working with teens and young adults experiencing a wide range of issues. I believe the path to wellness is possible for everyone, and each journey is different. I aim to create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space for my clients to explore their relationships with themselves, others, and the world. I use a relational approach and incorporate a systems lens to understand how relationships, culture, and society impact our well-being. I have a passion for utilizing the strengths of my clients and providing a grounding presence through the complex emotions that can arise during therapy.
(458) 203-3107 View (458) 203-3107
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Myers Neurofeedback & Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
These are challenging times. Are you ready to feel better, more satisfied in your relationships and/or inspired by your work? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in the mental health field. My practice includes neurofeedback, a safe, non-medication alternative for children and adults to help decrease symptoms which often get in the way of optimal functioning in daily life. In addition, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based skills and other psychotherapy techniques to provide an individualized treatment plan in order to empower and enhance positive change and growth.
These are challenging times. Are you ready to feel better, more satisfied in your relationships and/or inspired by your work? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in the mental health field. My practice includes neurofeedback, a safe, non-medication alternative for children and adults to help decrease symptoms which often get in the way of optimal functioning in daily life. In addition, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based skills and other psychotherapy techniques to provide an individualized treatment plan in order to empower and enhance positive change and growth.
(541) 306-5749 View (541) 306-5749
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Amber Bishop
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
I (she/her) am a seasoned trauma therapist. My presence is down to earth, non-judgmental, and I bring my genuine self into the therapy room, while remaining grounded in my professional training and role. I enjoy working with people who have experienced severe traumatic events still playing out in current life situations. Some areas of my focus include narcissistic abuse, impacts of bullying, struggles stemming from oppression of LBGTQ+ and Racism, sexual trafficking, domestic abuse, spiritual abuse, childhood or teenage trauma, suicidality or loss to suicide, PTSD, medical trauma, and breakup or divorce.
I (she/her) am a seasoned trauma therapist. My presence is down to earth, non-judgmental, and I bring my genuine self into the therapy room, while remaining grounded in my professional training and role. I enjoy working with people who have experienced severe traumatic events still playing out in current life situations. Some areas of my focus include narcissistic abuse, impacts of bullying, struggles stemming from oppression of LBGTQ+ and Racism, sexual trafficking, domestic abuse, spiritual abuse, childhood or teenage trauma, suicidality or loss to suicide, PTSD, medical trauma, and breakup or divorce.
(458) 231-8379 x2 View (458) 231-8379 x2
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Ryan Reese
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97703
We help people who feel sad, lonely, angry, have experienced a recent loss or life transition, and those who seek to find meaning and purpose amidst stressful, busy lives. We possess a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience difficult emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or who find it hard to connect with others.
We help people who feel sad, lonely, angry, have experienced a recent loss or life transition, and those who seek to find meaning and purpose amidst stressful, busy lives. We possess a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults who experience difficult emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or who find it hard to connect with others.
(541) 790-2954 View (541) 790-2954
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Stacy Gallinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to support your well-being. If you are looking for a space to truly let your walls down in a safe and healing atmosphere, you have found the right place. My approach is to work in partnership with clients to identify their goals, how they want to approach making changes and how best they can heal.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to support your well-being. If you are looking for a space to truly let your walls down in a safe and healing atmosphere, you have found the right place. My approach is to work in partnership with clients to identify their goals, how they want to approach making changes and how best they can heal.
(458) 243-4536 View (458) 243-4536
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Holistic Therapy Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, NBCCH, NCC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702  (Online Only)
Engaging a Mindfulness-based, cognitive approach can greatly benefit anyone exploring lifespan challenges and/or their journey towards personal growth. The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. Specializing in couples and individual counseling, I have over 28 years of experience addressing marital issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. In addition to being a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I also provide a space (drumming circles) for individuals and/or groups to experience a healing approach through sound and self-expression.
Engaging a Mindfulness-based, cognitive approach can greatly benefit anyone exploring lifespan challenges and/or their journey towards personal growth. The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself. Specializing in couples and individual counseling, I have over 28 years of experience addressing marital issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. In addition to being a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, I also provide a space (drumming circles) for individuals and/or groups to experience a healing approach through sound and self-expression.
(541) 359-3860 View (541) 359-3860
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Elise Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, NTP
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703  (Online Only)
If you've ever felt like you're living in survival mode, I hear you. In our work together, we'll explore the experiences and patterns that keep you stuck to better understand how these experiences have impacted your ability to feel safe, both out in the world and within your own body. I'll encourage you to embrace this exploration with a sense of gentleness and curiosity, remembering not to place judgment on yourself throughout your healing journey. I view therapy as a space for deep connection and full emotional expression, all the way from tears to laughter.
If you've ever felt like you're living in survival mode, I hear you. In our work together, we'll explore the experiences and patterns that keep you stuck to better understand how these experiences have impacted your ability to feel safe, both out in the world and within your own body. I'll encourage you to embrace this exploration with a sense of gentleness and curiosity, remembering not to place judgment on yourself throughout your healing journey. I view therapy as a space for deep connection and full emotional expression, all the way from tears to laughter.
(458) 232-3464 View (458) 232-3464
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Jennifer Forster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. I provide professional mental health counseling services for adolescents and adults. I approach counseling as a joint relationship in which you and I collaborate together in a supportive, safe environment. My belief is that all clients have unique insight and ability to improve their own lives but may need help identifying strengths and developing skills that support healing, healthy decision making, relationships and steps towards positive growth. I personally operate from a Christian worldview and am willing to incorporate this into our counseling.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. I provide professional mental health counseling services for adolescents and adults. I approach counseling as a joint relationship in which you and I collaborate together in a supportive, safe environment. My belief is that all clients have unique insight and ability to improve their own lives but may need help identifying strengths and developing skills that support healing, healthy decision making, relationships and steps towards positive growth. I personally operate from a Christian worldview and am willing to incorporate this into our counseling.
(971) 286-5192 View (971) 286-5192
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Brian T Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
By using compassion, humor, and research-based interventions I support older teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of adjustment issues, life stressors, and mental health challenges. I believe we are all wired for wellness but sometimes life gets in our way. I used solution-focused and brief therapy approaches to help clients learn new skills quickly. I specialize in working with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, trauma, grief and health issues (traumatic brain injury, new medical diagnosis, etc.).
By using compassion, humor, and research-based interventions I support older teens and adults who are struggling with a variety of adjustment issues, life stressors, and mental health challenges. I believe we are all wired for wellness but sometimes life gets in our way. I used solution-focused and brief therapy approaches to help clients learn new skills quickly. I specialize in working with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, trauma, grief and health issues (traumatic brain injury, new medical diagnosis, etc.).
(458) 236-3465 View (458) 236-3465
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Cory Fagin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Currently welcoming new clients.
Currently welcoming new clients.
(458) 232-4633 View (458) 232-4633
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Nicole Nelson
BS, MA, EEM-CP
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Do you find yourself externally excelling but internally stuck in survival mode? Do you tend to put yourself last due to people-pleasing... or, maybe, stress yourself out from perfectionism? You are not alone. Hello, I’m Nicole Nelson, a professionally certified executive coach and energy medicine practitioner with over 15 years of experience. I guide motivated, high-performing, professionals to heal from hustle culture using energy medicine and energy psychology.
Do you find yourself externally excelling but internally stuck in survival mode? Do you tend to put yourself last due to people-pleasing... or, maybe, stress yourself out from perfectionism? You are not alone. Hello, I’m Nicole Nelson, a professionally certified executive coach and energy medicine practitioner with over 15 years of experience. I guide motivated, high-performing, professionals to heal from hustle culture using energy medicine and energy psychology.
(458) 204-0987 View (458) 204-0987
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Abby Kelley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MCoun
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Relationships are beautiful and they are also incredibly challenging. Sometimes our deepest connections and relationships can experience unintentional wounding. This can be as a result of a variety of things inherently coming up for us that we may not yet realize or understand. As a PACT trained couple's therapist I provide a deep level of attunement to couples in session to locate tender spots and any underlying issues. I provide a space where couples can connect and be seen and heard by one another and ultimately move towards functioning securely together. Let's get you unstuck, out of old patterns and onto the same team, again.
Relationships are beautiful and they are also incredibly challenging. Sometimes our deepest connections and relationships can experience unintentional wounding. This can be as a result of a variety of things inherently coming up for us that we may not yet realize or understand. As a PACT trained couple's therapist I provide a deep level of attunement to couples in session to locate tender spots and any underlying issues. I provide a space where couples can connect and be seen and heard by one another and ultimately move towards functioning securely together. Let's get you unstuck, out of old patterns and onto the same team, again.
(541) 213-9017 View (541) 213-9017
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Ana Mesina
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCoun, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
You already are on the path of your own healing, because you have faced difficult things, or may be going through difficult times right now. Something inside of you believes that change is possible. I invite you to have us explore something you already have, your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and lived experiences. Imagine understanding yourself more and unlearning beliefs that no longer serve you. What feels like only a desire to be at peace with your past, can feel as true as living in the present moment.
You already are on the path of your own healing, because you have faced difficult things, or may be going through difficult times right now. Something inside of you believes that change is possible. I invite you to have us explore something you already have, your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and lived experiences. Imagine understanding yourself more and unlearning beliefs that no longer serve you. What feels like only a desire to be at peace with your past, can feel as true as living in the present moment.
(458) 235-4436 View (458) 235-4436

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bend, OR

500+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Bend, OR who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% PacificSource
55% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
38% Aetna

How Therapists in Bend, OR see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bend?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.