I am currently not taking new clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 12 years of experience working in mental health. Through my own experiences in the military, I experienced first-hand Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression. After leaving the Navy, I sought therapy to help process what I experienced. While completing my education, I worked at Veterans' Affairs, helping combat Veterans who experienced PTSD and other challenges, including drug and alcohol addiction. I bring this experience to working with you in processing trauma and other issues you may be experiencing.
As a therapist, my approach is grounded in empathy, compassion, and person-centered counseling. I don’t believe that therapy is a “one size fits all,” and I utilize a variety of methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Attachment Theory to provide an approach that will fit your individual needs.
At Carewell we focus on creating healthy relationships, including the one you have with yourself. Let us help you through this challenging time. If you have anxiety issues we will develop coping strategies — especially important during COVID 19. Navigating a divorce, blended family issues, those enduring narcissistic abuse, are all particularly vulnerable during this time when we are having so much togetherness. Adults find support at Carewell via Telehealth and people with support do better.
Thriving in a world torn apart by broken relationships, unmet expectations, and ongoing heartache can seem like a far off dream. While navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging, I believe God uses our pain to help us see ourselves, to see God, and to see others more accurately. I am passionate about helping people move from brokenness and sorrow to hope and restoration, and I believe that this journey is not meant to be an independent one. I’m here as a companion for this journey to help you to uncover your God-given identity, and embrace a healthy sense of self.
If you want to improve your relationships in your life, desire support with managing your anxiety and/or depressive symptoms more effectively, understand how past trauma is affecting your life, address your alcohol/drug use, work through equity/inclusion issues, or want an objective therapist to listen and support your own personal empowerment, I would feel honored to assist you with your self discovery. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work in 2006 and my Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in 2009. I received my linsencure as an LCSW in 2016.
We will work one-on-one to explore your thoughts, feelings, habits and experiences so you can gain a better understanding into yourself and develop coping skills to achieve your goals and improve your well-being.
I am a systemic therapist with a focus on relationship whether it's the internal parts of an individual psyche (holistic/systemic, depth psychology, shadow work), relationship with others (couples, friends, family and group), place in the ecosystem (ecotherapy), or existential/spiritual (transpersonal psychology). My education has been on a psychological continuum with my BA having a cognitive-behavioral perspective, my MA a systems perspective and post-grad, doctoral level classes a transpersonal perspective. I have a passion for healing modalities and tend to take a more unconventional but still evidenced-based approach.
Are you struggling with change? Do you want to take your life in a different direction? I specialize in working with adults who need help navigating major life transitions such as divorce, death of a loved one, children leaving home, leaving an abusive relationship, retirement, job loss, recovery, major career changes, and much more. I've personally been through many of these life changes myself and understand firsthand many of the issues and feelings you're experiencing. I can help you sort through your options and move from being stuck to being in action!
I am Dr. Nick Hong, a licensed psychologist, who provides individual therapy for adults and teenagers struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD and behavioral problems, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, and other life adjustment challenges. I also have extensive experience in consulting with parents of children and teenagers, as well as those of young adults who find it challenging to launch or have recently returned home due to significant adjustment challenges.
Everyone has times in their life when they need help. Therapy can help you get back on track, build skills to navigate daily life, increase your confidence, and build connections with others. I integrate a physiological and mindfulness approach into counseling to give you applicable skills for change. Please note my primary office is currently located in Florida. I am licensed in Oregon and provide online and phone counseling to Oregon residents. My therapy dog assistant is also available to participate in video sessions.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CADCI, NCC, LPC
It is my goal as a counselor to help my clients plan and use their personal strengths, resources, and supports to find new ways to live. I have experience helping people with difficulties regarding depression, anxiety, eating disorders, interpersonal communication, trauma, and addictions, as well as addressing life patterns that have impeded them from their goals and hurt their relationships.
At Renewal Counseling Services, we aim to provide client-centered and client-lead services to improve quality of life inside and outside the counseling room by offering supportive guidance, multicultural humility, and the encouragement of personal growth for individuals. It is our mission to be there with you every step of the way on your journey of self-reflection. With a holistic philosophy and a collaborative approach, we make it our mission to hear everything you have to say, especially when you think no one else will. It’s our job to help you on your journey to wellness, happiness, and personal fulfillment.
I am currently accepting new clients (Every week on Mondays at 12pm, Tuesdays at 1pm, every other week Wednesdays at 11am or 3pm). I'm Sarah and I am a LPC Associate. My focus is on those who are suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. I hold a masters in Clinical Mental Health with a bachelors in Nutrition.
Do you find that small, unforeseeable incidents trigger intense emotions you’re unable to cope with? It may feel like your life is a struggle. You do your best to cope with it all, but you cannot seem to find a balance. What’s more, you’ve experienced a traumatic experience in your life, and you’re not sure how to move forward. As an LGBTQI+ individual, it feels as though you don’t fit anywhere in the world. Living life with a negative outlook can be difficult, and it feels as though every thought spirals into a worse one. Know that you’re not alone.
My approach to treatment includes a combination of both Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative theories. These two approaches aim to look at how thoughts and ideas influence emotions and effect behaviors and decisions. In addition, this approach attempts to separate the problem from the individual and often uses homework assignments, journaling, and mindfulness exercises as therapeutic interventions. I believe that the counseling experience is a sacred one. You, as the client, have the power to make healthy and helpful choices in your life. It is my role to assist you in this journey.
As a Professional Life Coach and Consultant, for over 20 years I have dedicated my life to the betterment of individuals, families, relationships and various companies. After graduating from SUNY Stonybrook with a Bachelors Degree in psychology I proceeded to Hofstra University to earn my Masters Degree in Psychology and systems theory. I have been featured on radio talk shows and have had the pleasure of supervising many upcoming providers in the role of Director in various organizations. I also have a strong entrepreneurial history including developing products from idea to market including the well known AtmoSphere trackballs.
I am passionate about helping people struggling with issues caused by trauma & abuse. These often times include a loss of safety, confusing emotional experiences, and difficulty creating and maintaining healthy long term relationships.
Many people grow up in dysfunction and therefore they relate in inappropriate ways. Clients that I have helped the most typically relate to these dysfunctional ways: They guess at what normal is. They judge themselves without mercy. They have difficulty relaxing and enjoying life. They have difficulty with intimate relationships. They over-react to changes over which they have no control. They constantly seek approval and affirmation. They feel that they are different from other people. They avoid conflict or aggravate it; rarely do they deal with it. They fear failure, but sabotage their success.
Update 9/23/22: I am currently taking new clients that live in Oregon or Washington for the management of psychiatric medications. Appointments are available in the next 1-2 weeks. I am a Licensed Psychologist and Psychiatrist Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience. I specialize in diagnosing and treating depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders.
Life can be bumpy and overwhelming at times often resulting in layers of difficulties adjusting, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational struggles, and much more. An ideal client would be an individual who is ready to become unstuck and make impactful shifts in their life. Someone who is looking for support processing life stressors and is wanting to take steps toward their goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Far Southwest, Portland 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 Far Southwest, Portland 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.
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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 Far Southwest, Portland, or Child Psychologists in Far Southwest, Portland.
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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 Far Southwest, Portland 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.