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Patrick is the founder and Manager-Member/CEO of Oregon Directions, LLC. He has been a counselor since 2014. He has years of helpful and enlightened experience as a practicing lawyer for 22 years and as a military pilot with 21 years of service, including 2 combat tours in Vietnam and Bosnia. He has clearly learned valuable lessors that help begin each new day with an open and eager anticipation of exciting things to come. Patrick has the tools, education, training, and experience to help others achieve their hopes and dreams and become ready, empowered, and on a positive path to change, to grow, and to become the person each has always wanted to be.
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“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious”
Are you currently experiencing a “dark night of the soul” or are you feeling overwhelmed by a life transition? I’m here to offer a safe space and caring relationship in which to heal, work through, and overcome these trials. I’ve been working in the mental health field since 2018 and more recently received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. I am currently under the supervision of Caitlin O’Dell as I work towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with a wide variety of people with the utmost cultural sensitivity such as children, teens, and adult individuals as well as couples and families. I have familiarity of working within school settings, in-patient facilities and have worked extensively with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
My areas of expertise are working with those experiencing:
-Grief and loss
-Trauma and PTSD
-Major Life Transitions such as having a baby, getting married or divorced,
and receiving a medical diagnosis to name a few
I have a unique approach to therapy that blends my training in the psychoanalytic/psychodynamic traditions with relational, existential, contemplative/mindfulness, and family systems modalities. I have experience with
interventions from other modalities as well such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative therapy, Violet Oaklander’s Play Therapy, Bibliotherapy and Dreamwork. Ultimately, I believe that healing occurs most within the context of a collaborative relationship in which one may explore emotions, discover strengths and develop coping strategies. Through establishing a healthy, therapeutic relationship, we will take a collaborative approach to support your work toward identified goals that facilitate change and growth.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
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I received my Bachelor's in Social Work and Master's in Social Work from George Fox University. I am currently under the supervision of Cindy Nesiba as I work towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I work primarily with children and teens struggling with a variety of mental health and behavioral concerns looking to understand the impact of their experiences. I approach care from attachment and family systems theory lenses, primarily utilizing motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and include family in treatment to best support the youth. I value working alongside parents in gaining knowledge and skills to cultivate growth with their child. While I understand it is not always the child's decision to engage in therapy, I work to build relationships with my clients to provide them a safe space to express their needs. It is important to me that LGBTQ+ and other marginalized populations feel safe and advocated for in their care.
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I believe that every person deserves to be treated holistically and with dignity and compassion in every aspect of their life. As a neurodivergent queer-, parent-, body positive-, and spiritual-allied therapist and human, our work together will be built on mutual trust and alliance, grace, and sincerity. My primary goal as a therapist is to help Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples heal. My secondary goal is to passionately support and guide ALL people that cross the threshold of my therapy office to seek and find empowerment and strength within themselves.
Therapy may not always be easy or comfortable as I challenge you to explore, evaluate and re-evaluate your life, but I bring authenticity, transparency and humor (and a dash of sass) to the table which often helps the process.
“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
Joe is a compassionate individual who thrives in an environment where he can utilize his listening skills and relatable personality to provide a safe and caring place for others. Joe believes empathy, compassion, and reasonable humor are central to creating an effective relationship that helps clients to make meaningful changes over time. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his Master of Arts from Pacific University.
Joe typically sees clients struggling with Anxiety-Related Disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Joe’s primary training focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but he also incorporates other evidence-based modalities, such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Joe's most significant contribution to Oregon Directions is that he concentrates on the treatment of OCD-spectrum and anxiety-related disorders using Exposure Response Prevention. As such, he is enthusiastically committed to helping clients achieve freedom from the restraints of fear and obtain a better quality of life.
Joe has been a Registered Behavioral Technician for three years, providing individualized Applied Behavioral Analysis services for children and adults with Autism and related disabilities, to help decrease challenging behaviors and increase adaptable behaviors. This background provides him with experience interacting with individuals on the spectrum and motivates him to meet the needs of this population from a counseling perspective. Joe firmly supports Dr. Stephen Shore's quote "If you've met one individual with autism, you've met one individual with autism." Because no two individuals with this disorder have the same needs.
“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. JoyBell
“A failure is not a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ― B. F. Skinner
I have worked in various positions within the community mental health field for over eight years. I look forward to a long career where my community members, especially people of color, veterans, women, and individuals needing a cheerleader and advocate in their corner, can receive the care that they deserve.
I believe in creating a safe space for individuals to be vulnerable, open, and honest. As we work together, I will use my skills and voice to empower you to share your narrative. Therapy is a journey and I encourage you to take things one day at a time and know that you are worthy and powerful beyond measure. I want to understand you as a person and hope that you will soon be able to see yourself for who you are and not by what society or your diagnosis tells you. Seeking mental health treatment is a big step and I want to celebrate this journey with you.
Therapy does not have to happen sitting still, I encourage you to move your body as needed and welcome the playfulness and joy that comes with self-acceptance and understanding. Music can also be a powerful tool so if there is a song that resonates with you, I would love to hear about it.
Areas of Expertise
I provide bilingual services in Spanish.
Well, here we are, most of us are recovering from a global pandemic, monkeypox, and now we must worry whether our children will be safe in their schools and whether to return to work or work from home. The decisions we must make for ourselves and our families can be difficult and sometimes that can be very overwhelming. Life can be stressful; I know firsthand what it’s like to suffer and make sacrifices I wasn’t ready for. I too have issues; I would be lying to you if I told you otherwise. Sometimes it can feel as if we have no one to talk to and nobody who cares. Well, that’s not true, I care, and we can face life's issues together. You don’t have to face this alone.
I possess over 25 years of experience in working with an array of mental health disorders; anxiety, depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Human Trafficking victims and survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as grief and loss and have guided people of different nationalities, children, adolescents, young adults as well as with older adults.
I believe in providing a person-centered approach in which your own life experiences and beliefs are acknowledged and respected. Your priority is my priority as you are in essence the expert in your life. I will guide you and help you through any obstacles you are facing, and we will face them together.
Servicios Terapeuticos en Español.
Ay, no, primero el virus de la corona, ahora el Monkeypox. Que no se los olvide la seguridad de los ninos el las escuelas y decidiendo si volver o no al trabajo or trabajar en casa. La desiciones que tiene que hacer para usted o su familia son deficiles y tal vez comiensa sentirse deprimida/o on desesperados. Pero tambien tenemos que trabajar para sobrevivir. Tal vez piensan que estan sola/os y no tienen a nadien con quien hablar y que no estan interesados en su bienestar, Pero eso no es cierto, para aqui estoy yo para ayudarle y guirarle en las etapas mas deficiilies que se le estan afrentando.
Creo que todo necesitamos a alguien con quien hablar y alguien que los escuche. Creo en proporcionar un enfoque centrado en la persona en donde sus propias experiencias de vida y creencias son reconocidas y respetadas. Su prioridad es mi prioridad por que usted es la experta/o en su vida. You le guiare y le ayudare a superar cualquier obstaculo que esta enfrentando en su vida, y los enfrentaremos juntos Y tambien hablo espanol por que si se puede y aqui estoy para serviles en que se los ofresca.
Tengo mas de 25 anos de experiencia, y yo tambien a pasado por muchas cosas en mi vida. Yo se que es sufrir, y sacrifarse para seguier adelante. Yo a trabajado con gentes y familias de diferentes nacionales y tambien trabajo con adolescents, adultos y con gente mayor. La salud mental es muy importante y mi experienca son con gente que a pasado por trauma, Transtorno de estres postraumatico, lesiones cérébrales traumaticos, abuso physico, emocional, y sexual, el disorden de bipolar, Esquizofrenia, depression, ansiedad, perdidas y mucho mas.
Since entering the counseling field in 2018, I have worked with a range of clients in a variety of settings. I completed my MA in counseling in 2021 through Lewis and Clark in Portland, Oregon. I specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, and am also comfortable treating a variety of presenting issues aside from those listed. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults and am committed to working with individuals to achieve their goals while engaged in counseling.
I believe that you are the expert of your own experience. I hope to create a space where you feel safe, cared for, respected, and welcomed to explore deeper layers of that experience. My theoretical orientation is eclectically rooted in a client-centered and evidence-based approach while being trauma informed. Additionally, my approach is strength-based in nature and focuses on your own strengths and personal abilities to persevere in the face of challenges. Through our collaboration, we will work to explore your concerns and to explore possible changes you can implement in your life while acknowledging sources of strength and resiliency.
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I utilize a client-centered approach to counseling, working collaboratively with you to identify your personal goals for growth and healing. I believe that all individuals have the innate capacity for positive transformation in their lives. I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities and will work with you to determine the approach that will be most helpful for you. The counseling process offers a healing opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and current life circumstances in a safe and non-judgmental setting in order to find greater self-awareness and learn new skills to support your growth and healing. I have over twenty years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals with trauma, psychosis, anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, existential issues, and various life changes. I have worked with many people from diverse backgrounds and am highly invested in cultivating a caring, trusting, and supportive relationship that is so essential for the therapeutic process to be beneficial.
Hello and welcome! Making the decision to start therapy and to work on yourself is a courageous one. I appreciate having the opportunity to walk alongside you on this journey of self-discovery. I pride myself on providing an open, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for you to learn what is and is not working for you, to find your voice, and to own your truth.
Life can be hard, and we all develop ways of coping through tough times. Sometimes those ways of coping are no longer effective for us. I am here to help you explore patterns that may not be effective for you, and to teach you new ways of coping with life stressors. We will explore how the stories you developed throughout your life impact how you see and engage with the world around you, and we will challenge any false beliefs you may hold so you may find your voice and own your truth.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADCI). I have experience working with individuals who have struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma, communication difficulties, low self-worth, and addiction. I utilize an eclectic approach in therapy, meaning I will meet you where you are at and pull from different therapeutic approaches to best help you on your healing journey. I have experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio! I look forward to getting to know more about you!
I specialize in depression, anxiety, men's issues, and high risk clients, and am also comfortable treating a wide range of presenting issues aside from those. I take an eclectic, client-centered, evidence-based approach that focuses on combining the best available research with your individual preferences and learning/interaction styles. Our time in therapy will focus on teaching you effective skills to change the way that you relate to yourself, your emotions, and your thoughts, while also exploring and validating the reasons that you developed your current patterns in the first place.
I pride myself in my deep sense of empathy, and have been told often that I have a calming presence. I have over six years experience in inpatient facilities, often treating clients at their most difficult moment of crisis. I won't ever judge you for difficult thoughts or feelings, and I'll use my experience to guide you through those moments safely.
I believe strongly in the power of counseling to change lives: I'm in this field because I've experienced it firsthand. I also know that reaching out for help can be scary and difficult, especially when things are hard. You're already making progress towards change by starting this search and being on here! I would love to help you continue that journey.
Educated at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH, MA, in Counseling.
Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA, completed doctoral education, and draft of dissertation in Psychology, with a Transpersonal and ecopsychological focus.
Completed dissertation edits, defense, and awarded a doctoral degree with high honors at Akamai University in Hilo, HI (Akamai University is accredited internationally, but not recognized by the Dept of Education in the United States).
Juanita has been working in mental health and substance use case management and counseling since 1995. She has worked in a variety of settings from court ordered treatment facilities, to inpatient locked mental health units, community mental health, crisis and stabilization, private practice, college level education, and insurance care management and utilization review.
Juanita works primarily with adults, from transitional aged young adults to older adults.
Primary modalities are CBT, and mindfulness approaches to therapy, though she prefers an eclectic approach that often combines a variety of tools and approaches that are focused on the client’s needs and what works best for each individual, borrowing from various philosophies and modalities.
Telehealth and In-Person in Lane County
I strive to create a warm and welcoming space for you. I believe that healing and growth are possible for everyone, and that counseling can help you find strength and empowerment, stability, meaning and connection in your life, and provide a nonjudgmental space to process and work through issues. My approach is strengths-based, holistic, and collaborative.
I have worked with people from many backgrounds including those who have experienced trauma, psychosis, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, life changes, and more. I have also worked with people of diverse cultural backgrounds including people from the LGBTQ+ community. I have worked with people of a variety of ages, from children to older adults. I use a person-centered approach and draw from other practices such as internal family systems, somatic therapy, mindfulness, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and more. I am excited to get to know you and walk with you on your healing journey!
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Hello! I’m Bridget. I am a graduate of Purdue University Northwest’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I have experience working with a wide population, but especially with women and adolescents. I have worked with many types of disorders and situations including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and LGBTQ+ issues. My therapeutic approaches include CBT, strengths-based, and mindfulness. Expressive arts therapy has also become a large part of my training, and one that I really enjoy. Lastly, I am a proud member of both the disability and LGBTQ+ communities.
I believe that counseling is not a one-size-fits-all process. Every person has potential to become the best version of themselves; your counselor is here to help you do that! I also have an interest in combining therapeutic approaches with holistic health to create an experience that is unique to every client. I am always open to feedback to ensure that you are getting what you want out of the session - no problem is too big or small! My goal is to make my clients feel comfortable and adapt to what they see fit.
Are you struggling with negative or difficult emotions? Have your childhood struggles or a trauma taken on a life of their own? Are you feeling “stuck” and want to be more in control of your life? Allow me to partner with you to teach you useful tools to help process, refocus, redirect, and enhance the quality of your life.
Seeking therapy is not always an easy choice. Congratulations on making a choice to improve your life. This is the first and most important step in achieving your goal of becoming a happier, healthier you. I consider it a privilege to be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to help my clients begin their healing process. I believe in the power of healing through a therapeutic journey.
As a daughter to immigrant parents, I had the privilege of learning about diversity first-hand and gained a multicultural perspective. I speak Spanish and would love to extend the healing to the Latinx community. I also offer faith-based counseling services if you would like to bring your spiritual beliefs into treatment. I graduated from Hope International University with my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am passionate about and have experience working with children and families with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, crisis, ADHD, and trauma. Allow me the opportunity to work with you on meeting your goals.
Servicios Terapeuticos en Español.
¿Estás luchando con emociones negativas o difíciles? ¿Tus luchas infantiles o un trauma han cobrado vida propia? ¿Te sientes “atascado” y quieres tener más control de tu vida? Permítame asociarme con usted para enseñarle herramientas útiles para ayudarlo a procesar, reenfocar, redirigir y mejorar la calidad de su vida.
Buscar terapia no siempre es una decisión fácil. Felicidades por tomar una decisión para mejorar su vida. Este es el primer paso y el más importante para lograr su objetivo de convertirse en una persona más feliz y saludable. Considero que es un privilegio tener la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración para ayudar a mis clientes a comenzar su proceso de curación. Creo en el poder de curar a través de un viaje terapéutico.
Como hija de padres inmigrantes, tuve el privilegio de aprender sobre la diversidad de primera mano y obtuve una perspectiva multicultural. Hablo español y me encantaría extender la sanación a la comunidad Hispana. También ofrezco servicios de terapia basados en la fe si desea llevar sus creencias espirituales al tratamiento. Me gradué de la Universidad Internacional de Hope con mi Maestría en Terapia Matrimonial y Familiar. Me apasiona y tengo experiencia trabajando con niños y familias con depresión, ansiedad, duelo/pérdida, crisis, TDAH y trauma. Permítame la oportunidad de trabajar con usted para alcanzar sus metas.
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Alissa is an LPC with extensive experience and specialized training and education in psychotherapy and especially NeuroFeedback, which is the next step in the advance of brain research toward more effective counseling. She provides her therapeutic expertise both by telehealth and by in-person sessions. All NeuroFeedback session are conducted in the Oregon Directions offices in Springfield.
Congrats on making your mental health a priority! I see counseling as an opportunity for self-exploration and growth. I am passionate about helping my clients gain a better understanding of their story and how their previous experiences in life are influencing their present. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients, one in which they feel heard and understood with no judgment. I have had the pleasure of working with individuals from all different ages, cultures, backgrounds, and cognitive/developmental levels.
I am here to meet you where you are at, and help you meet your goals.
I value seeing every client as the expert of their own experience. I believe we all have the ability to feel empowered and secure in our lives and it is my goal to support you in taking the steps toward lasting change.
I am experienced in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, and more. I have worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. I have experience with couples, siblings, and families.
I believe that people are strong and resilient with vast internal resources for transformation and healing. This is the foundation of my counseling practice. I see my role as creating conditions that increase access to those resources. I am trained in EMDR and use it with most individuals I meet with. Other interventions I use are Mindfulness and Guided Imagery, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My training and experience focus on evidence-based, goal-oriented interventions with the intention of clearing what has been keeping you stuck.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore options, learn new ways of thinking that will increase wellness, and encourage clients to move toward living a more genuine, satisfying life.
The first step can sometimes feel like the hardest and reaching out for help is a tough hill to climb. I am honored to walk alongside people as they take steps along the courageous journey towards healing through therapy. I believe in empowering my client's to recognize their strengths and work to push them towards becoming the best versions of themselves.
I seek to create a safe space for client's to feel accepted and understood. My experience in various clinical settings has allowed me the honor to work with people from all walks of life and to learn from them. I seek to continually educate myself on the impact I have on society as an educated white woman. I am a lifelong learner who wants to find new ways to use my power and privilege to advocate for others and fight for justice on behalf of those marginalized by society.
I work with individuals, couples, and families. I bring specialized experience in working with children and teenagers from various community based mental health roles.
I use a Person-Centered therapeutic approach and incorporate interventions from Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Play Therapy, and Art Therapy.
I have worked with people who have experienced poverty, houselessness/housing insecurity, trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, ADHD, Autism, and various other developmental/ intellectual disabilities.
I strongly believe that we are not only the product of our experiences in life and that we have the power to positively impact the trajectory of our lives. My goal is to support my clients with seeing their potential and support them in finding deep healing.
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I believe that all people have the potential to change. Making changes to yourself can be a confusing process that brings up some of the deepest insecurities, weaknesses, and pain. Together we can make space for those tough feelings to surface and we can work collaboratively to discover your strengths to empower you on your healing journey.
I value authentic connections and seek to empower all I come in contact with. As a white woman in the United States, I recognize the social constructions that define our gender roles, power structures, and identities and work to help my clients define their own values, beliefs, identity, and expression for themselves. I provide affirmative counseling to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and all oppressed people who hold a minority identity.
I am currently studying to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Adams State University. My life journey is a confluence of creativity, movement, expression, and collaboration. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oregon and have been certified as a practitioner of Structural Integration. I was a dance educator for over 20 years, teaching in studios, high schools, colleges, universities, and in the community. I learned the power of storytelling through movement patterns which expressed and reflected the oneness of human experience. Witnessing the vulnerability that dance embodies, I knew that there was a connection between how our minds work and what our bodies show, which led me to become interested in counseling.