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West Linn Counselors

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  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara K.
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Very easy to get into see - office building is a bit old and rundown and old furnishings - not a warm comfortable room but Mike was easy to talk to and kind and understanding. First visit is free which was also nice but he doesn't bill insurance. In the end I didn't keep going after the first visit but he gave me several business cards of other counselors that I might be more comfortable with. He is a Christian per his word and also a counselor but he is a counselor first and doesn't put his relationship with God into the mix in general... For me counsel without God's Word and God's advice and instruction is not counsel that I am interested in receiving. I think it's important to feel comfortable with the counselor and the counsel they give and for me I just didn't have a confidence in where Mike's counsel, wisdom, or advice was coming from - personal experience, general life knowledge, education, or the truth of God... It is not to say he isn't a great counselor but for me he just wasn't the right fit... I realize he counsels people of different religious beliefs and that his goal is to simply help people heal and be well - I think he could be very helpful to many people!

  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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Jen is a warm and compassionate person, and a skilled counselor for couples/families and individuals alike. Her Emotion-Focused Therapy background really helps couples understand each other's feelings and find new ways of communicating.

Relational Therapy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Scott B.
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Awesome Couples Counselor! Can't praise him enough on the help and tools he's brought to our marriage. He's out going and easy to speak with, especially with such private details us newly-weds has brought to light. Would highly recommend him to anyone! Choose on the fact he's a couples counselor and " Awesome Tattoos!" My wife and I are also Tattoo'd Too! Hope that anyone that reads this; that's been holding off seeing someone for help or new tools to bring to the relationship. You'll be a lot happier when you do! Thank you Scott Hollinger! S & S Bellew

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Jessi Huffman Counseling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy T.
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Jessi is a marvelous counselor! I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to make real changes. Her warm and open approach allows me to speak freely about even the most difficult issues without a feeling of judgement or criticism. She can be unusually perceptive, and is able to help me get at the root of an issue with much patience and gentleness. I am endlessly grateful for the ways she has helped me become much more compassionate and understanding towards myself and my relationships.

Clear Heart Counseling
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron G.
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I have been a colleague of Stuart's for over 3 years. As a counselor and a person, he is kind, insightful, and practices with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. I do not hesitate to refer clients to him.

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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We found Kate while my wife and I were looking for a marriage counselor. We were a little skeptical at first since we could not find many reviews for her. We took a chance and decided to get in contact with her and we were extremely happy with the results. We felt comfortable with her from the moment we sat down at our first session. She has been doing this for many years and it shows in her professionalism. She does not take sides and helps us to communicate open with one another so we can see each other’s views and concerns that arise between us, making it easier to calmly discuss and resolve conflicts. If you are curious about marriage counseling I would strongly recommend Kate.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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Many things have changed during my time spent working with Dana. The biggest being greater self love and acceptance. I always thought I had a fair amount of self respect, but when working with Dana I was really able to see all the negative/limiting beliefs I kept placing on myself. Dana's approach has been much different then when I've worked with counselors in the past. She asked me what was and wasn't effective in past counseling sessions. This allowed me to feel comfortable in expressing my needs. I was hoping to work with someone who was engaging, and gave honest feedback during our talks. Dana did just that, and it made SUCH a difference in our time together. She's mastered how to be both personable and professional with her clients. After a few months of working with Dana, I started to experience some major shifts. Subconsciously I think I walked in her doors just hoping for a slim body and a less chaotic life. But after a few months of sessions with her I got something even better: self love and acceptance. She helped me listen to my inner needs that have been screaming to get my attention for a while now and helped me to process them. Instead of simply losing weight, I learned how to honor and listen to my needs.. And it's been wonderful. I can't recommend Dana enough.

Sarah Sterling Counseling
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Dalia L.
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Sarah is a very insightful and caring counselor. She helped me to understand my self-worth, to communicate more effectively with loved ones and to look at situations with a different perspective. In short, she has helped me transform my life.

  • 1 year in business
Stuart M.
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Aaron is a very compassionate person and counselor. I have worked with him during our training in school and now regularly consult with him on clinical, career counseling, and practice matters. He bring to his work a high level of professionalism and a warm presence that helps me and others feel accepted and grounded. He also brings a playful sense of humor that can help anyone feel a little more light-hearted. I feel very confident in his work, and I regularly refer people to him that want help with career counseling and for other mental health services.

New Life Counseling PDX
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Thumbtack Customer
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I started seeing David at a time in my life where I was feeling exhaustingly overwhelmed. Although I was hesitant to share my story, I was met with a relaxing, non-judgmental and accepting energy. David not only provided me with knowledge and tools to use to navigate through life, but he also provided a safe space and an altruistic counselor/client relationship. I feel heard, respected and comfortable and much more confident in my ability to provide myself with a great quality of life.

Krista Arias
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Josie F.
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There are so many counselors, healers, therapists, lifestyle gurus and professional advice-givers out there that it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. As a mother of three, I've spent who knows how much time and money looking for effective support for my family's health, only to find superficial, time consuming programs that may produce short-lived results (that require constant re-upping to maintain any effectiveness), but never really get to the heart of what we need. Nothing I've tried has come close to the kind of immediate, deep affect that working with Krista has provided. Her methods are so gentle and intuitive that it's hard to believe the powerful results. Within a week of our first hour-long session, my energy and sense of well-being were raised dramatically. I felt clearer and more confident in my body's ability to heal and was amazed when the results started reaching beyond the original issue for which I had sought her out. Five years later, I don't hesitate to turn to Krista first for all of my and my family's health questions, from nutrition to mental/emotional and relationship dilemmas. Her compassionate manner and truly holistic approach have given me the support I've needed to overcome blocks and reach my goals, without the confusing and often guilt-inducing yo-yo effect I've experienced with other practitioners. She understands that our lives aren't cookie-cutter and our issues aren't compartmentalized, and so is able to invest in the whole client and get to the actual root of a problem, instead of just temporarily easing the symptoms. If you've tried all the healthy living fads, diet programs, all the different therapies, alternative and conventional, and are still feeling stuck, please set up an appointment with Krista, and get ready for a breakthrough!

  • 19 years in business
Leonard L.
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This was way different and on a totally different level than the other readings I have had in the past with spiritual counselors and healers. It was not only a psychic reading but also coaching and spiritual healing at the same time! The reading unearthed insights going back to past lives. I have always been interested in past life, and always been a firm believer in this concept, but I never had a chance to experience it in person and I have never quite understood correctly how they could connect to the present and what role they play. So here I had my chance, in the reading we also did a past life regression for me, and beside that i left the session feeling totally relaxed and at peace, I was also able to see how few of the challenges I have been having lately, were totally linked to past lives, and how it all made sense! I definitely am impressed, I will definitely want to have other similar readings with Annalena and I look forward to my next session! Thank you!

Sarah Ellenwood Counseling
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
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I have spoken with a number of different counselors and therapists over the years and have struggled to find someone I connect with. From the very beginning, Sarah helped me outline my mental health goals so that we were working toward the same thing. She even took the time to research the semi-obscure religion in which I was raised so she could understand my upbringing and give me advice based on my values and not hers. She made custom meditation recordings and breathing exercises for me. She worked with me on payment options. When I moved away she accomodated me with phone sessions which are just as good if not better because I can say things which I would be embarrased to in person. She has had a profound impact on my life and holds a special place in my heart. I would, and do, highly recommend her to my friends.

Tracy Trefethen, LPCi
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jessica H.
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Tracy is an amazingly warm and understanding counselor. She has helped me find great insight into my relationships with my husband and other people I care about, all with a very non-judgmental and kind spirit. She has helped me through one of the most difficult and darkest periods of my life, with patience and kindness. When I see her I feel like I have the space to just be myself and tell her what is on my mind. She is wise yet humble, and I would recommend her to anyone trying to understand their relationships better, or wanting to find more happiness and fulfillment from their relationships and life in general.

Mariah Ureel, MA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
Tony U.
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Mariah knows me more than most people and I trust her judgement implicitly. She's the best and most informative counselor I've ever employed. She has an instinctive touch and offers tangible solutions to problems.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen E.
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Jennifer came highly recommended to me and she lived up to every expectation. Deeply grounded, thoughtful, a wise and insightful counselor. I have already recommended her to several others.

  • 4 years in business
Nici S.
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Working with my counselor Jeannie has helped me with the challenging situations in my life regarding relationships and specific guidance that I truly needed. She is a true professional. The advice and processes rendered have been outstanding and validating, and I would recommend her services to everyone who needs sound professional effective relationship, family, child, and adolescent counseling and guidance. I was so impressed with her courtesy, thoughtfulness, understanding, and useful ideas and methods. She goes above and beyond. I continue use her services. She is definitely the best counseling I have ever had.

Dr. Lucero Counseling
5.0
from 1 review
    Corrie S.
    Verified review

    I have used Dr. Lucero for counseling for myself and my family for over 15 years. She is a wonderful counselor with keen insight and can address the needs of diverse individuals. I highly trust her for ethical, professional, and competent counseling. I highly recommend her and I am convinced that my family and myself have gained from her valuable professional guidance and as a result have an improved quality of life.

    About

    Wilsonville, Canby and Woodburn areas. I am offering counseling for depression, grief or loss, couples, marital, infidelity, and for work-life balance in Wilsonville. I also provide counseling in Spanish. Hablo Espanol

    About

    I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children. I use proven methods to compassionately and effectively partner with you in working through life's challenges. Many people put off counseling only to later wonder why they waited so long. I work in areas of personal growth, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, grief and more. Through small, consistent changes in your thinking and habits, you can achieve vitality in your body, soul and spirit.

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a pastoral counselor in the Willamette Valley. I have 22 years of experience as a pastor who has done counseling in his congregation. I have established Impact Biblical Counseling, and I work with clients in marriage, parenting, personal, and addictive issues.

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    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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