Life can be beautiful and rich if we know how to look and experience the positive moments in our lives. I am reminded of a scene in the movie "Groundhog Day" when Bill Murray is sharing his woes that every day repeats itself, and one of the guys at the bar says "You must be a glass half empty kind of guy." Reaching the moment of acceptance of the good and the bad is a key aspect of therapy. Once this is achieved, then progress can be made to begin shaping the future in a positive way. Once Bill Murray accepted his life as it was, his life changed for the better.
People collaborate with me to live life more fully: with passion, vigor, and satisfaction. How do you want to live your life? What do you want to be able to write in your autobiography when you are very old? Those are the things I want to help you to make happen in your life. My therapy style is warm, supportive, genuine and direct. In the service of what's most important to you, I offer a broad range of skills and exercises that you can learn and immediately apply to your life.
This has been a tough time since March 2020, everything in our life changed and we experienced a universal crisis together. Simultaneously, people report issues or repressed traumas were shaken out and uncovered and demanded tending. Individuals I have seen throughout the crisis report the pandemic has been a blessing as well as a curse having grown tremendously throughout this stress. if you are willing to work on what was below the surface and really understand what is creating the chaos and anxiety in your life-long before the pandemic, I am honored to walk with you and aid you on or towards your path of personal growth.
As a therapist I am warm, compassionate, strength-based, authentic, and open-minded. I strongly believe that individuals and families are resilient and can grow and heal when engaged in a collaborative process with the right therapist. I will work together with you to make sure that you feel supported in your journey towards healing and growth. I am highly collaborative, authentic, and transparent. I will always strive to find the best approach for you and/or your family. I endeavor to create an environment that fosters mutual respect, growth, curiosity, and hope.
I believe that we all experience struggles in life, both within ourselves and through challenging circumstances. It’s common to experience difficulty when there is a change in life. Struggles can influence our sense of self-worth, identity, belief in our abilities, the world around us, and otherwise limit us. So often, these struggles can impact our relationships, career, and long-term well-being, etc., in ways that are sometimes unpredictable. It can be difficult to make sense of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors when we experience these struggles.
Are you longing to find an easier way of managing the demands of work, couplehood, and family? Are you looking for more peace in your core relationships? I would love to help. I help Women & Couples find a better balance, communicate in a healthier, stronger way, and find the peace you hoped for at this stage of your life. I am a compassionate partner to help you sort through the tangles of life. I get it---I'm a parent too and understand how challenging it can be. [Set up a free consultation at https://calendly.com/heartwisesusan/free-consultation]
In my counseling practice, I support Teens & Young Adults who are struggling with the stressors & anxieties of school, friends, families and the ups & downs of life. I am also a Certified Jungian Life Coach for Therapists & Adults. I work with therapists, like myself, who wants to expand their work with clients, but in a more adaptable, creative way. I also work with adults who are ready to move forward, shift into those big, life transitions, create their next calling, and reclaim their life.
I am a great fit to work with clients of all genders, races, and creeds who are motivated to heal from traumatic experiences. Clients who are seeking a relational (systemic) understanding of their concerns and who want to work collaboratively to achieve goals would particularly find me to be a good fit to help them achieve their goals. I incorporate expressive arts and other creative interventions within talk therapy and therefore am also well suited to working with creatives.
We work individually with young adults to seniors 95+, seeking change in their lives. They may feel the need to improve relationships with intimates, friends, family, colleagues and/or themselves. Trauma and past experiences may have shaped their choices, decisions and actions; they may need help to manage emotions and learn new coping strategies, or they may be in crisis. Different life stages pose challenges which require adjustment and support managing a range of emotions from joy to bereavement and grief. Our clients seek to connect with compassionate experienced professionals who see and care about them. Visit our website.
Live your life more fully while enjoying better health with balance and focus. You can learn to experience relief from worry, fear and unhealthy relationships. I believe that positive growth is possible through awareness and attention to small changes in your thinking and actions. Together we can help promote healing and recovery by addressing your emotional, social, physical and spiritual needs.
Most people who come in to my office wonder why they waited so long to become more healthy. My goal for you is to have a life changing and fulfilling experience and to reach your fullest potential.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCIII, MAC, MA
I enjoy working with people who seek both short term solution-focused therapy and those who choose to pursue longer term goals of personality change in the context of depth psychology. There are truly many paths to achieving significant relief from symptoms of loss, depression, and anxiety or a change in one's personal situation.
I view the therapeutic journey as Herodotus understood the original meaning of the word history (historous): not as a noun (i.e. a fixed thing) but a verb: literally to go and find out for one's self.
It is my belief that the mind and body are inextricably connected to one another. So often we experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with medical problems. As psychologist, with specialized training in health psychology and geropsychology, all my psychotherapy work emphasizes this mind-body connection. I seek to provide patient-centered, high quality care to all my patients. Whether you are struggling with emotional distress such as anxiety or depression, or medical problems like cancer or chronic pain, together we will explore ways of managing these symptoms and help you to live more fully each day.
Do you feel that you and your family have been struggling lately? are you, or your family members struggling with anything that you are not certain how to deal with? No matter how much you have tried things seem to be the same or seem to be getting worse for you and your family? Do you feel accepted and understood?
Hey everyone, I’m Meegan! I’m an LMFT who has been providing mental health for the past ten years. I use a person-centered approach in my practice because I believe each person has all the answers and the ability to solve their problems within themselves. I specialize in working with couples, families, individuals, digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and those who work from home.
I specialize in a form of training for the brain called neurofeedback. Basically you are changing how your brain responds to stressful, anxiety-provoking situations. What are formerly triggering events no longer have the power to control you. By a preconscious shifting of your brain waves, you are able to control how you process stressful situations and anxiety-inducing events. It's as if the fight or flight response is no longer as easily evoked and situations that formerly would have caused you to panic are now manageable.
Are you struggling in your relationship which causes you to struggle with depression, anxiety, being triggered, or experiencing dysregulated emotions often? Do you find yourself having the same arguments time and again? I help couples sort through stuck areas and old wounds in their lives, process emotions, make repairs and determine how to make changes in behavior. Once we work through the hard stuff then we work on the fun stuff. Intimacy! I use the Gottman method and Emotion Focused Therapy exercises as well as EMDR for couples with trauma. Ask about my 3 day workshop intensives for couples who want to progress more quickly.
Cynthia Hiles, LCSW received her master's degree in Social Work from University of Southern California three decades ago. She has been a practicing Clinical Social Worker in private practice and in a neonatal intensive care unit in a medical setting. Working with individuals or families coping with a medical crisis or facing a life challenge is her primary focus. Utilizing various treatment modalities, she is able to tailor a tool kit to maximize the therapeutic process in a respectful and compassionate setting.
I specialize with individuals and couples who desire to heal emotional problems associated with lack of trust, intimacy difficulties, ineffective communication, anger, silence and distance, sexual matters/addictions or infidelity. My services are COMPASSIONATE, RESULTS-ORIENTED, AFFORDABLE. I focus on helping people deal, heal, and grow through the inevitable seasons of change inherent to our lives. My approach is collaborative with the client, helping you reveal who you are, what you seek, supporting you in critical examination of the challenges you face. Together we create goals, develop strategies, and engage in ongoing interaction that moves you toward meaningful paths of change.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego, or Child Psychologists in Lake Oswego.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lake Oswego 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 Lake Oswego 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.