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Lake Oswego Psychotherapists

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  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brigid G.
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My experience with Nina was superb! She is brilliant at listening, insightful with advice for comunicating and really was an expert at hypnotherapy. It has helped me in my emotional and personal life to grow within myself and with the relationships. I highly recommend it!

  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
C.D. D.
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Dr. Aart Lovenstein is incredibly well regarded by clients and colleagues alike. He is knowledgeable, invested, professional, yet personable and effective. Most people approach therapy because they are struggling with an issue which they would like to move beyond. Dr. Aart Lovenstein sees patients as individuals, creates a relationship of trust, and utilizes a full gamut of techniques and tools to help people move forward in meaningful, long-term ways. If this sounds like what you are looking for, I fully recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Aart Lovenstein. It has been a very helpful and positive experience, and a decision I am healthier for having made.

Gregory Devore, Ph.D
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  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian U.
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As a psychologist I worked with Dr. Devore in a managed care setting where I got to know his abilities and personality well. He brings a great deal compassion and dedication to his patients and has outstanding skills that lead to change and healing. I would happily recommend that anyone seeking psychotherapy consider working with Dr. Devore. -Brian Uhlin, PhD, Clinical Psychologist.

Freedom Counseling Center
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    Linda G.
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    Back in the days of Freudian psychoanalysis, therapists were among the most highly educated, well read and articulate people. As many disciplines have entered the field of psychology and counseling and created many eclectic approaches to psychotherapy; it has become difficult to find someone with a diverse background that is also an expert rather than a technician of a particular theory. You will find that expert in Michael Wade. Beyond an extensive academic education, Michael has vast experience working with people across cultures, age groups, and illnesses. He has keen insight into emotional and spiritual realities and the problems that exist in our modern society. He combines a real compassion for people with common sense to deliver solution focused care that is customized to each and every client. You will find that you can even enjoy yourself in conversations with Michael while you are the recipient of quality, life changing care. I have known Michael for close to 20 years now and obviously; highly recommend him for your counseling needs

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    I offer individual and couple counseling. My specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, interpersonal and coaching.

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    We all face challenges in life. By taking time to face our inner worlds, we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. Psychotherapy is one of the most effective ways to facilitate personal change. It can be challenging at times, but in return, therapy offers the possibility of real and lasting change which is my goal with every client. My work is grounded in interpersonal process and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies; but over the years, I have been greatly influenced by systems theory, ecotherapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. Technical jargon aside, what you need to know is that I take a collaborative, mindful and open approach to therapy. I see the client as my partner in exploring his or her unique personal world, and I encourage participation in defining problems and setting goals. Throughout this process, I remain open about my observations, and I treat clients with respect and dignity. My practice is built on an appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual. As a result, I work very effectively with clients from diverse cultures, lifestyles, and belief systems. I specialize in helping clients understand and resolve the barriers that prevent them from living happy, healthy lives. These barriers include such things as the following: - Anxiety - Panic - Depression - Relationship issues - Grief and loss - OCD - Adjustment issues - ADHD - Addictions - Anger - PTS - Trauma

    • 4 years in business
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    Are you struggling with any of the following? * Eating Disorder * Addiction * Trauma * Loss and Grief * Relationship Problems * Anxiety * Depression Utilizing evidence-based therapy, I am committed to helping you cultivate and connect to the life you desire. About Me: While obtaining my master of science degree in counseling psychology at Lewis and Clark College, I received specialized training in the treatment of addictions, trauma and eating disorders. I believe in providing coordinated and well-informed care at any level of treatment. With broad experience as a therapist, I've worked in outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment settings. In therapy, you will find that I listen deeply and will provide treatment accordingly. Regardless of past or current problems, I believe that each person can learn to cultivate a healthy, value-driven, rich and dynamic life. My office is conveniently located in Portland, Oregon, and I am able to provide secure and remote services for Oregon residents who live outside of the Portland area.

    • 4 years in business
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    For the past decade, I have been working with couples and individuals in crisis to turn their lives and relationships around. I love what I do because I work with people who come in quite depressed, angry, resentful, anxious or just scared, and it is amazing how lives transform when people have the right supports in place. With more than 12,000 hours of counseling experience and a clientele that has ranged in age from five to 92, my speciality is depression and couples in crisis. I have trained personally and intensively with the two top couples' therapists in the nation -- John Gottman and Terry Real. I am a certified, relational-life therapist as well. When I work with a new client, my first question is usually this: "If our work together were a stunning success, what would that look like to you? How will we know when we're done?" I take a very warm and compassionate approach, and yet, a very direct and challenging approach as well. Too often, counseling creates "feel-good" moments without lasting change. I am into creating lasting change with my clients. As we dismantle the old ways, thoughts and habits that aren't serving you, we are also replacing these with new ones that will far better serve you, your relationships, and your life. I encourage you to visit my website and to call me for a free, 20-minute phone consultation. I look forward to connecting with you!

    • 6 years in business
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    We are providing excellence in psychotherapy and personal growth. We offer affordable counseling services on a sliding fee-scale based on your income and family size. The services that we offer include the following: - Psychotherapy and counseling - Relationship and marriage counseling - Family counseling - Group therapies - Growth and fulfillment - Spiritual direction - Grief counseling - Expressive art therapies - General mental health and addiction counseling We offer our services on a generous sliding scale of from $1 to $120.

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    I provide individual and couples therapy, serving clients from 11 to 65. I'm classically trained in the usual client-centered, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral theories, and I'm quite skilled in them. But my heart and strengths reside in the holistic mind-body-spirit-brain work that I do. I work with the whole person to address issues from the inside out. I utilize my knowledge and skills in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Core Belief Psychotherapy (CBP). I use guided meditation, and I stress overall wellness. My clients often remark that they are grateful for my collaborative approach and my non-judgmental, safe and sensitive warmth. I am an LPC, a CADC-I, (certified alcohol and drug counselor), and am nearly finished with a certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology.

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    My style as a therapist is relational, experiential, and body centered. Work might include physical movements, sounds, and other forms of expression that help you connect more deeply to your experience. I see the body as the most direct pathway to accessing limiting beliefs, attitudes, and feelings that are outside of our awareness. I offer a safe space for you to feel whatever is alive in you.

    • 12 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    I offer EFT (emotionally focused therapy) with individuals, couples, and families. My specialties include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma and complex PTSD, life transitions, substance abuse and dependency, as well as adoption and attachment issues. Licensed Professional Counselor (C 1855) Certified Therapist with Adoptive and Foster Families, Portland State University. Certified Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). Twenty years of clinical experience with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. Adoptive parent of Russian child for twenty years and now grandparent in extended family with six year old granddaughter and one year old grandson. Twelve years of study at Soto Zen seminary, Tassajara Mountain Center and San Francisco Zen Center.

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    As a therapist, I follow a holistic approach which acknowledges each person's psychology, biology, social systems, family, culture and environment. I believe these differnt systems contribute to one's overall health, development and life perspectives. My personal style and core philosophy is to try to see through the eyes of each person and acknowledge each person's worth and value.

    • 10 years in business
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    My work is experiential and interactive. I am not interested in just listening to you. I draw from experiential models of therapy that inspire insight, promote interaction, and heighten awareness.

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    Come find a safe place to explore and transform yourself! Turn pain into gain and suffering into creation. I provide holistic psychotherapy for adults and children, with specialized training in: * hypnosis * EMDR * sensorimotor psychotherapy * infant-toddler mental health

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    Your powerful subconscious mind affects all aspects of your daily life. Are you experiencing stress, fear, anger, dispair, addiction, codependency, relationship difficulties or not actualizing your full potential? I am Rhonda Christensen, the founder of The Liberator Method, a revolutionary system that frees your subconscious to serve you instead of sabotage you. Call or visit/view my web page now for a free help.

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    Dr. DeAnn Smetana DBH, LMHC, NCC is the director of psychological health of the Oregon National Guard, a doctor of behavioral health, and a licensed mental health counselor who offers the following: * Make important contributions to the well-being of patients by incorporating proven psychological interventions and developing methods to assist patients in maintaining healthy lifestyles * Help patients manage chronic disease, avoid preventable diseases, and provide rehabilitative services to persons with acute injuries and chronic diseases * Formulate behavioral health interventions appropriate to the primary care setting and assist with the primary care facility * Make hallway handoffs as needed by the PCP -- brief and solution-focused interventions * Provide timely and succinct feedback to the PCP regarding consultation and findings * Provide identification of implementation of a treatment plan * Provide psychoeducation and skill building to enhance psychological and physical health of patients seen as high medical utilizers that require ongoing services and monitoring She is an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix teaching psychology courses. She is also an associate professor at Arizona State University teaching evidenced-based interventions.

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    Research tells us that counseling therapy works. Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? For 20 years, I've offered respectful, honest, warm and supportive psychotherapy and life counseling to my clients, assisting them in solving their problems and move onward with their lives in positive and productive ways. Counseling therapy can take many forms, and I believe in utilizing approaches and tools that suit your particular, personal necessities. Whether we utilize EMDR-guided imagery, cognitive behavior therapy, or several other counseling methods, I endeavor to develop a confidential, nurturing, safe relationship which is the foundation of any good counseling therapy. Because no matter what tools and techniques we utilize, research shows that the relationship between the counselor and the client is the most significant piece in helping you make the changes you need and want to make. Many clients tell me that they wish they had not waited so long to get assistance. Most say that going to counseling therapy was a lot easier and more helpful than they thought it'd be. Almost all say that they are relieved to finally be effectively dealing with their challenges, as well as to be learning how to turn obstacles into opportunities. Choosing the right therapist is critical for a successful result from counseling therapy. I provide a free phone consultation, so that we can decide if it's right for you to visit and meet with me. From there, we'll determine the approach and get busy working hand in hand toward enhancing your well-being. There's no time like now to begin moving in the direction that you want to go. Call me for a brief phone consultation regarding how life counseling and approaches, such as EMDR, cognitive behavior therapy, or other methods, might help you make the changes you want. I'm looking forward to talking to you.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a psychologist?

    A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

    A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

    • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
    • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
    • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
    • Overcoming addictions.
    • Managing chronic illness.
    • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

    What are the types of psychologists?

    Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

    • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
    • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
    • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
    • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
    • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
    • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
    • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
    • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
    • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
    • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
    • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
    • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
    • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
    • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
    • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
    • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
    • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
    • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
    • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

    How much do therapists cost?

    If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

    Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

    Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

    To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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