Victoria M Bones, LCSW, ACHP-SW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience and training. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1978. Victoria has extensive knowledge and understanding of those who have survived life altering events such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as other traumatic situations. She has been a long time advocate for children, adolescents and adults. She is in private practice in Medford & Ashland Oregon.
Therapy has some great benefits especially when guided by the client. Our sessions are collaborative in nature, and it is through this collaboration that rapport and trust are built. Together, we create treatment plans, mental health assessments, and case notes. Another part of my job is assisting you in identifying coping strategies that can be effective in reducing distressing emotions which is done through psychoeducation in session. I employ a person-centered and strength-based approach; my primary interventions include techniques based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques.
Are you seeking true transformation? I love meeting individuals who are ready for deeper work & revolutionary growth. Whether you are new to counseling or a long-time therapist, if you are wanting to push beyond the familiar shadow parts and let go of the old stories, then we may be an ideal fit. I work with a wide variety of adult clients and enjoy working with various issues including; Self Realization & Potential, Relationships, Romance, Spirituality, The Self, Self-image, Grief, Anxiety, Trauma, Abuse, Communication, Sexual Issues, Sexual Orientation, LGBTQ issues, Trans-Gender issues, Faith/Religion, Spirituality, etc.
I am experienced working with a wide range of mental health concerns: Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, BPD, and PTSD. I have over ten years of experience and have worked in a wide array of settings including outpatient and intensive services. I work with children as well, ages 2-17. I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (P-CIT), and other modalities which may be individualized to your unique needs. One of the benefits of therapy is collaborating with a nonjudgmental, and unbiased professional who can accompany on your journey.
Showing up is the most important and often hardest part of this process. Once you make it to the office, we can usually find a direction for change you feel connected to. If we don't show up, change isn't likely to occur. I don't care if you are sad, angry, rageful, confused, indifferent, suicidal, or in despair, if you show up, I promise to do the same. If we can't make space for the spectrum of our humanity in the therapeutic space then where can we? I believe people are genuinely trying to do the best they can with what they have, and sometimes what we have isn't useful for the immediate situation. So, we get help.
It is truly possible to live a happy, balanced and serene life, and to be your authentic self in the process. Addictions, anxiety and depression don't have to be your norm nor the secrets you keep. You don't have to fake it to make it, nor do you have to suffer isolated and alone. I help individuals, couples and families sort things out and get on with living. Call today and let's talk about the changes you are seeking and how I can help.
Farris Counseling offers caring and constructive services for those experiencing interpersonal conflicts in their lives and/or significant life events that can lead to feelings of loss, uncertainty, doubt or conflict in your life. We are here to help you live you best life and and free yourself from burdens that hold you back. Whether it is relationship problems, family conflict, struggles with substances, grief, or loss. We are here for you.
Jake is especially interested in working with children and families in rural Oregon who are at disproportionate risk for poor developmental outcomes. Appropriate referrals include concerns related to mood, anxiety, or stress response in individuals college-age or younger; concerns related to autism, ADHD, learning abilities/styles, intellectual functioning, or other social, emotional, cognitive, or adaptive developmental concerns; concerns for adherence to a medical regimen (especially T1D); and concerns related to parenting behavior, family stress, family communication, or child/adolescent behavior management.
Are you worried about your relationship? Do you have too many conflicts or is there poor communication? I work with all types of people, often successful people, who have relationships which may include stress, anxiety, trauma, infidelity, step parenting or other issues. I specialize in improving relationships with both couples and individuals for a more calm, secure connection and emotional closeness. My clients find me practical, caring and informative when we work on issues. Since using video has many conveniences and has been shown to be just as effective as in person sessions, I offer online sessions.
I believe each person is innately capable of employing their own strengths and making their own choices toward growth and fulfillment. This often requires a great level of introspection and rediscovering strengths we do not know we have, practicing new skills, and releasing ourselves from lifelong negative beliefs we have held about ourselves and others. I want therapy to empower you. If you struggle with self-confidence or self-worth, my goal is to help you realize you are capable of achieving your own goals. I particularly enjoy working with clients with a history of trauma, anxiety, disordered eating, depression, or shame.
The cognitive and emotional help you are looking for can be found in therapy. I provide therapy for many issues, including anxiety, addictions, sexual concerns, depression, trauma, and challenging life-transitions. Within the safe container of therapy, I will encourage you to push yourself beyond your mental and emotional comfort zones. This can be hard work at times, but well worth the effort. This style of 'depth work' is often the more demanding, but more encompassing and rewarding line of work. Feel free to call or email to setup a free consultation or session.
Limited availability, mornings and day times available for immediate openings. If referring a child they will need to be capable of participating in a telehealth format as I am working solely telehealth at this time. I like an open and engaging session and take a client centered approach. In sessions I will check in with what you're needing to address or we will work on pre-set goals. I do a lot of work with strengths based care and work with clients to improve current quality of life, whether that's due to ongoing mental health concerns or poor stress/time management.
I am accepting clients with JCC (OHP) Insurance (must be primary insurance). There are times when we experience phases of anxiety, depression, stress and exhaustion and wonder, "how can I feel better"? I have experience working with individuals with substance abuse, survivors of trauma, shame, adolescence, adults, depression, anxiety and emotional disturbances. My goal is to support you and/or your loved one(s) during the healing process and assist in developing new patterns of behavior and thoughts.
My focus is on helping clients to connect with their own inner resources of strength and wisdom, and to transform patterns that are no longer serving them. I help clients who are survivors of trauma and chronic stress; healing from PTSD, anxiety, and depression; grieving; on journeys of personal growth; and reclaiming their self-esteem and boundaries. I believe that everyone has within them the capacity for healing and resilience. I use a blend of neuroscience-informed and body-centered therapy approaches, to help your mind, body, emotions and nervous system create new patterns of safety, presence, and connection.
I seek to guide individuals to discover & grow into their highest possibilities. Through clear and compassionate inquiry, my focus is to support clients to learn to meet themselves where they are and to build on the skills and talents s/he possesses. Counseling supports/interventions are designed to remove barriers (e.g., limiting beliefs, conditioning) that block one from being empowered to make changes and live to the fullest capacity. Family/Couple counseling centers on encouraging each person to be aware of their own pre-sets & ego-mind expectations, and take personal responsibility for their emotional well-being/choices.
Growth and healing is often a process of rebuilding a sense of self, self-worth, shifting patterns and creating new, healthy ways of thinking. Whether you experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or struggle with a history of trauma, we can work together to find your path to freedom and happiness. As a multi-modal therapist, I use an array of interventions and tools, partnering with you to achieve your goals. Deep healing takes a lot of courage and I commend you on taking the first step!
I love connecting on a deep level with people who are walking the road of hardship, pain, grief, codependency, emotional abuse, depression and self doubt. I love working with adolescent and young adults who are struggling to find out who they are and where they fit in to this social system by addressing fears, abuse and negative thinking. Working with students for the last 25 years has helped me gain profound insight and connection to these clients. I enjoy working with families struggling to effectively communicate and engage in the healing process of codependency and narcissism.
Have you ever noticed a pattern of behavior that feels rooted in something deeper than you could identify? Fueled by a rich background of social work, teaching, and therapy, I've developed a profound passion for helping people find the "roots" of their difficulties and joining them to make life-changing realizations about themselves and their world.
My practice is currently full (updated 2/22/22). I provide treatment to children, adolescents, their families, and individuals. If you are seeking help for parenting, co-parenting, emotional/behavioral outbursts in children, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, self esteem/self love, grief and loss, or problems created by exposure to various types of distressing experience and trauma, I can help.
Struggle is unnecessary; there is nothing you need to become. You already possess the resources necessary to live a joy-filled, passionate and purposeful life. It's simply a matter of releasing the limiting thoughts and beliefs which keep you stuck in patterns that don't work. This paves the way for you to recognize and reconnect with your inner wisdom and utilize the full strength of your natural potential. Begin your journey of alignment with the wisdom within; awaken to your highest abilities and passions in the environment of acceptance and compassion of DayLight Awakenings.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Medford 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 Medford 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 Medford, or Child Psychologists in Medford.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Medford 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 Medford 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.