Therapists in Bend, OR

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Samantha Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
Do you need a letter of support for a gender-affirming surgery or medical intervention? I’ve specialized in providing these letters of support, generally in one 45 minute session for folx 18+.
Do you need a letter of support for a gender-affirming surgery or medical intervention? I’ve specialized in providing these letters of support, generally in one 45 minute session for folx 18+.
(541) 827-3171 View (541) 827-3171
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Rachael Marble Leary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADCII
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
Not accepting new clients
I help adults & adolescents (14 y/o and up) w/anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, existential questions, trauma recovery, and more. Using extensive experience w/individuals living w/mood disorders and chronic illness I work with you to: Securely investigate thoughts, emotions & behaviors that cause burden & suffering; Investigate long held beliefs & at the same time offer a new perspective on a range of issues; Transform mental habits that are no longer serving you to healthier ways of being in the world & relationships; Re/Discover strengths & Experience success.
I help adults & adolescents (14 y/o and up) w/anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, existential questions, trauma recovery, and more. Using extensive experience w/individuals living w/mood disorders and chronic illness I work with you to: Securely investigate thoughts, emotions & behaviors that cause burden & suffering; Investigate long held beliefs & at the same time offer a new perspective on a range of issues; Transform mental habits that are no longer serving you to healthier ways of being in the world & relationships; Re/Discover strengths & Experience success.
(458) 224-5951 View (458) 224-5951
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Brad Show
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
It seems we are taught the same general A+B+C equals health, but it’s not that simple. When we find ourselves somewhere in between angry, hurt, ashamed, confused, chaotic, and in pain; there is nothing general about it. By choice or force we have been opened and we find ourselves agonizingly and explicitly pulled in multiple directions at once. These tensions are unavoidable in life and are a part of the human experience. At times we can deal with this on our own, at others we need help raising what we cannot yet see within that offers to not just manage our obscured ailments, but to transcend and operate outside them with others.
It seems we are taught the same general A+B+C equals health, but it’s not that simple. When we find ourselves somewhere in between angry, hurt, ashamed, confused, chaotic, and in pain; there is nothing general about it. By choice or force we have been opened and we find ourselves agonizingly and explicitly pulled in multiple directions at once. These tensions are unavoidable in life and are a part of the human experience. At times we can deal with this on our own, at others we need help raising what we cannot yet see within that offers to not just manage our obscured ailments, but to transcend and operate outside them with others.
(458) 219-8975 View (458) 219-8975
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Adeline Holter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
You deserve to be having the best days! You know that something has to shift, but not exactly sure what that is or how things will change. Your emotions might be inhibiting you from feeling empowered, confident and clear in your decision making. I would be honored to support you in gaining perspective through a style that is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach. ​I believe that life is a series of transitions, some more challenging than others, and that there is no reason to proceed solo.
You deserve to be having the best days! You know that something has to shift, but not exactly sure what that is or how things will change. Your emotions might be inhibiting you from feeling empowered, confident and clear in your decision making. I would be honored to support you in gaining perspective through a style that is direct, down to earth and focuses on a collaborative approach. ​I believe that life is a series of transitions, some more challenging than others, and that there is no reason to proceed solo.
(541) 293-1783 View (541) 293-1783
Natalie M Heidtmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, CADCI
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
I work with couples who are experiencing interpersonal distress associated with negative cycles of communication and disconnection. I utilize Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to help build insight into the attachment issues underlying each other's reactivity within the cycle. In addition, I address attachment trauma utilizing EMDR, Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems, helping to build understanding and compassion within the relationship.
I work with couples who are experiencing interpersonal distress associated with negative cycles of communication and disconnection. I utilize Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy to help build insight into the attachment issues underlying each other's reactivity within the cycle. In addition, I address attachment trauma utilizing EMDR, Brainspotting and Internal Family Systems, helping to build understanding and compassion within the relationship.
(458) 207-5534 View (458) 207-5534
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Dr. Jennifer Tansey
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
**Virtual Therapy**&" In Office" In this unique time of uncertainty there are many moments of anxiety and uncertainty. Don't do it alone! If you are struggling please reach out & get the support you need to navigate this time. I've been helping others for 35+ years. I'm a Clinical Psychologist trained in many different modalities. My life experience combined with my training & education has equipped me to serve a variety of people. I work effectively with people challenged by traumatic memories, anxiety, depression, social fears, relationship problem or low self-esteem. I have a strong interest in the spiritual dimensions of growth.
**Virtual Therapy**&" In Office" In this unique time of uncertainty there are many moments of anxiety and uncertainty. Don't do it alone! If you are struggling please reach out & get the support you need to navigate this time. I've been helping others for 35+ years. I'm a Clinical Psychologist trained in many different modalities. My life experience combined with my training & education has equipped me to serve a variety of people. I work effectively with people challenged by traumatic memories, anxiety, depression, social fears, relationship problem or low self-esteem. I have a strong interest in the spiritual dimensions of growth.
(541) 658-3433 View (541) 658-3433
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Brianne Kiso
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Currently accepting new clients! If you've stumbled upon my page, welcome! Beginning the search for the best fit therapist for you can be intimidating, I'm so glad you're here. Let 's talk about how I will fit in your healing journey and how we can work in tandem towards your goals for tangible and lasting change. We will look at all domains of your life, from social constructs, family dynamics, attachment, life transitions, and shift from surviving towards thriving. I strive to provide a warm and inviting brave place for individuals to begin their healing journey.
Currently accepting new clients! If you've stumbled upon my page, welcome! Beginning the search for the best fit therapist for you can be intimidating, I'm so glad you're here. Let 's talk about how I will fit in your healing journey and how we can work in tandem towards your goals for tangible and lasting change. We will look at all domains of your life, from social constructs, family dynamics, attachment, life transitions, and shift from surviving towards thriving. I strive to provide a warm and inviting brave place for individuals to begin their healing journey.
(458) 214-0212 x104 View (458) 214-0212 x104
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Savannah Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Savannah believes in a collaborative therapeutic approach while people explore new meaningful narratives about life, challenge old patterns, and increase self-awareness. Savannah has worked with people who experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, burn out, and other life challenges. Savannah also has experience working with first responders and health care professionals. The majority of people Savannah works with see improvement within the first month and progress ongoing.
Savannah believes in a collaborative therapeutic approach while people explore new meaningful narratives about life, challenge old patterns, and increase self-awareness. Savannah has worked with people who experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, burn out, and other life challenges. Savannah also has experience working with first responders and health care professionals. The majority of people Savannah works with see improvement within the first month and progress ongoing.
(458) 221-9995 View (458) 221-9995
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James Freeman
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
Hello, my name is James, and I believe that relationships and connection are at the core of healing. I address trauma through a blend of cognitive, emotional, and somatic approaches to empower my clients to transform their relationship with themselves and their past. My clients often live life with an emphasis on adventure and spend time in the outdoors. They might live life at a fast pace and are seeking a holistic roadmap to a more balanced life, grappling with issues like anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma.
Hello, my name is James, and I believe that relationships and connection are at the core of healing. I address trauma through a blend of cognitive, emotional, and somatic approaches to empower my clients to transform their relationship with themselves and their past. My clients often live life with an emphasis on adventure and spend time in the outdoors. They might live life at a fast pace and are seeking a holistic roadmap to a more balanced life, grappling with issues like anxiety, depression, and unresolved trauma.
(458) 203-3165 View (458) 203-3165
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Terese Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
**Practice is currently full. Please call if you would like to be placed on a waitlist**Terese Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) blending diverse, person-centered and trauma-informed methodologies to create a safe, non-judgmental healing space. The foundation of her work is that healthy, compassionate relationships are the vehicle for change. Her practice is therefore centered around building authentic, collaborative encounters so that individuals and families can navigate the world in a safe and nurturing way.
**Practice is currently full. Please call if you would like to be placed on a waitlist**Terese Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) blending diverse, person-centered and trauma-informed methodologies to create a safe, non-judgmental healing space. The foundation of her work is that healthy, compassionate relationships are the vehicle for change. Her practice is therefore centered around building authentic, collaborative encounters so that individuals and families can navigate the world in a safe and nurturing way.
(458) 218-7927 View (458) 218-7927
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Melinda Halpern
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
I have spent the last 20 years working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples. My diverse practice has helped me to understand how people of all ages and walks of life function and how to help relieve their pain and work towards health and live without trauma.
I have spent the last 20 years working with children, adolescents, individuals and couples. My diverse practice has helped me to understand how people of all ages and walks of life function and how to help relieve their pain and work towards health and live without trauma.
(458) 254-5970 View (458) 254-5970
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Meredith Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MCOUN, PC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97703
Now accepting new clients! I believe in creating a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for individuals to explore and share what is keeping them from living their best life. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and no problem is too small or big to want to explore and talk through. I foster a supportive and non-judgmental environment and try to find positivity and humor in all of life’s lessons. I specialize in working with young adults (18+) and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss. I am LGBTQ+ affirmative.
Now accepting new clients! I believe in creating a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for individuals to explore and share what is keeping them from living their best life. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and no problem is too small or big to want to explore and talk through. I foster a supportive and non-judgmental environment and try to find positivity and humor in all of life’s lessons. I specialize in working with young adults (18+) and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief/loss. I am LGBTQ+ affirmative.
(458) 214-2520 View (458) 214-2520
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Heather Wheeler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
My name is Heather Wheeler and I provide counseling for clients ages 12 to 100! I work with clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, such as sexual abuse or family violence; anxiety; depression; self-harm; low self-esteem; grief; and many others. I often use expressive arts and sandtray therapy to assist clients in further exploring difficult topics. I currently have a small bit of availability and also have a waitlist if my availability does not meet your needs.
My name is Heather Wheeler and I provide counseling for clients ages 12 to 100! I work with clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, such as sexual abuse or family violence; anxiety; depression; self-harm; low self-esteem; grief; and many others. I often use expressive arts and sandtray therapy to assist clients in further exploring difficult topics. I currently have a small bit of availability and also have a waitlist if my availability does not meet your needs.
(541) 248-6113 View (541) 248-6113
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Ruth E Williamson
PCC, CDWF, CDTLF
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
My work as a leadership and life coach is to support your unique journey. If you're feeling stalled out at work; if you're seeking to rekindle passion and purpose, a coaching conversation can be transformative. We'll identify aspirational goals and create a realistic plan for change, with milestones to mark progress. I draw upon the research of Dr. Brené Brown and I am a trained teacher of the Mindfulness and Self-Compassion curricula of Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. I offer the IEQ9 Enneagram Personality Assessment as a starting point for inquiry. The coaching conversation can bring you back to life. Let's begin.
My work as a leadership and life coach is to support your unique journey. If you're feeling stalled out at work; if you're seeking to rekindle passion and purpose, a coaching conversation can be transformative. We'll identify aspirational goals and create a realistic plan for change, with milestones to mark progress. I draw upon the research of Dr. Brené Brown and I am a trained teacher of the Mindfulness and Self-Compassion curricula of Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. I offer the IEQ9 Enneagram Personality Assessment as a starting point for inquiry. The coaching conversation can bring you back to life. Let's begin.
(541) 833-9081 View (541) 833-9081
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Zeke Sanders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
I work to provide a space where patients can feel accepted and supported through life's messiest, best, and most unpredictable times in life. My hope is to join you in coming up with effective ways to cope and move forward regardless of your circumstance. As a fellowship trained health psychologist, I believe in whole person care and the importance of integrating the ones physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects into health care.
I work to provide a space where patients can feel accepted and supported through life's messiest, best, and most unpredictable times in life. My hope is to join you in coming up with effective ways to cope and move forward regardless of your circumstance. As a fellowship trained health psychologist, I believe in whole person care and the importance of integrating the ones physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects into health care.
(458) 203-7141 View (458) 203-7141
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Jocelyn Otani
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Committed to empowering clients on their paths to healing, I specialize in working with individuals ready to heal from trauma and systems of oppression. I am passionate about cultivating a space for self-discovery, liberation, and uplifting BIPOC experiences. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey of healing by embracing the different parts of yourself.
Committed to empowering clients on their paths to healing, I specialize in working with individuals ready to heal from trauma and systems of oppression. I am passionate about cultivating a space for self-discovery, liberation, and uplifting BIPOC experiences. Together, let's embark on a transformative journey of healing by embracing the different parts of yourself.
(458) 310-3184 View (458) 310-3184
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Jennifer L DeFeo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and Oregon and have been practicing for over 20 years. Therapy is about safety, which encompasses a trusting and non-judgmental environment. This is the biggest asset that you will experience when working with me; safety and unconditional positive regard. I am committed to empowering my clients to navigate their challenges and provide the safe environment to do so. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and believe that therapy is a joint experience that we will pursue together.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and Oregon and have been practicing for over 20 years. Therapy is about safety, which encompasses a trusting and non-judgmental environment. This is the biggest asset that you will experience when working with me; safety and unconditional positive regard. I am committed to empowering my clients to navigate their challenges and provide the safe environment to do so. I enjoy working with a wide variety of clientele and believe that therapy is a joint experience that we will pursue together.
(541) 203-6701 View (541) 203-6701
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Jamie Gunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Waitlist for new clients
I work from a client centered perspective and am passionate about helping clients build resilience to cope with adversity, bounce back, and grow stronger. I am trained in EMDR, and use this as well as other evidence based modalities such as CBT and DBT to further clients wellness.
I work from a client centered perspective and am passionate about helping clients build resilience to cope with adversity, bounce back, and grow stronger. I am trained in EMDR, and use this as well as other evidence based modalities such as CBT and DBT to further clients wellness.
(458) 214-8176 View (458) 214-8176
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Tim Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Tim offers his insight into attachment, developmental trauma, and addiction by utilizing treatments grounded in interpersonal neurobiology. Sharing specific tools such as Mindsight, Heartmath, Brainspotting, and Mindfulness techniques lead to greater compassion, kindness, resilience, and well-being. Tim is is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with over 23 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Oregon and did graduate work at Antioch New England Graduate School, receiving a master’s in Counseling Psychology.
Tim offers his insight into attachment, developmental trauma, and addiction by utilizing treatments grounded in interpersonal neurobiology. Sharing specific tools such as Mindsight, Heartmath, Brainspotting, and Mindfulness techniques lead to greater compassion, kindness, resilience, and well-being. Tim is is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon with over 23 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Oregon and did graduate work at Antioch New England Graduate School, receiving a master’s in Counseling Psychology.
(458) 217-1544 View (458) 217-1544
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Terri Merritt, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Are you ready to experience change in your life? Are you struggling in your relationships or feel like you could be more satisfied with life? Maybe past events or patterns of behavior are contributing to the issues you are experiencing? It's important to find a clinician that you can connect with, so you feel safe and confident in moving forward towards your goals. I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards healing and restoration.
Are you ready to experience change in your life? Are you struggling in your relationships or feel like you could be more satisfied with life? Maybe past events or patterns of behavior are contributing to the issues you are experiencing? It's important to find a clinician that you can connect with, so you feel safe and confident in moving forward towards your goals. I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards healing and restoration.
(541) 896-1098 View (541) 896-1098

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

76% Female
21% 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.