Counseling and Therapy Services in Eugene

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Individual Counseling

Individual Therapy is a broad term, meaning that this type of therapy can apply to many we have already learned about. Positive Psychology, EMDR, CBT, IFS, and more can all be provided through Individual Therapy. So, how do these sessions work?

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Couples Counseling

During Couples Counseling we observe how the pair interacts with each other and how they express (or don't express) their emotions. We guide the couple towards their goals and towards realizing things about each other that they hadn't before.

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Children's Counseling

This particular approach to Psychotherapy and Counseling allows both a parent and therapist to focus on the client to help them overcome obstacles. Some of these include listening issues, rebellious behavior, poor school performance, ADHD, and more.

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Practice Vision and Values

We use empirically validated counseling services to help individuals access their innate ability to heal and improve the quality of their life.

Our vision is to grow an inclusive place that exemplifies the elements of well-being to contribute positively to client’s and practitioners’ lives while advancing the field of psychotherapy and counseling practice.

Edify Therapy abides by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapist’s guidelines and meets the requirements at every level of authority. All of our practitioners have Oregon State Licensures and work tirelessly to improve their capacity in serving clients.

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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is a well-researched, highly effective psychotherapy. It can help people overcome trauma and other distressing life experiences such as anxiety, depression, and panic disorder.

EMDR Counseling has a range of benefits mainly targeted towards those who are facing trauma-related symptoms. This type of therapy can be beneficial to someone experiencing signs and symptoms of PTSD, Anxiety, self-esteem issues, and more. It can even help with chronic pain. Primarily when joined together with other treatment approaches such as talk therapy, EMDR’s detailed phases have proven to be very effective in helping to relieve a person’s trauma.

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Some who go through EMDR therapy, for example, are partially rid of their PTSD symptoms while others overcome them entirely. 

Once the EMDR counseling has been deemed completed and successful, the client should be equipped with the ability to not only feel more confident about their past, but with skills to help center themselves if they ever feel overwhelmed or emotionally distressed in the future. Because of this, EMDR therapy is not only effective when the client is with their therapist, but also while they continue in their day-to-day life with their new, successful techniques.

Positive Psychology

Human beings have a gift to be able to create who they want to be. It is our ability to develop ourselves and decide who we would like to be at any given moment. You make yourself all the time through your choices. Positive Psychology harnesses this gift and presents the idea that we can change how we interact with ourselves.

Do you have a minute to invest in your well-being? If so, please watch the video, it’s all about perspectives. 

Polyvagal Therapy

If you are familiar with the “Fight or Flight” response, you already understand a part of Polyvagal Theory! Polyvagal Theory can be used by therapists to help their clients relieve and manage their stress. This treatment method is called “Polyvagal Therapy.” So, what does Polyvagal mean, and how does it work? Let’s break it down together! “Poly” means many, which is why the theory observes three different ways of managing stress. Secondly, “Vagus” is the Latin word for “wandering.” Therefore our vagus nerve is one that “wanders” throughout a large portion of our body. When we work to manage our stress, we focus mainly on this nerve and how it affects our bodies physically and emotionally

We have a cognitive, or mental, approach that addresses the client’s negative thinking patterns. Secondly, we have a behavioral or action-related approach that takes on a client’s specific habits that contribute to their problems. The therapist and the client work together to break bad habits and create new ones to live a healthier life.

Polyvagal Therapists use the science behind the Vagus nerve and how it reacts to stress to create treatment plans for their clients. Anyone experiencing stress or signs of Anxiety, Depression, or any symptom related to stress may achieve relief through Polyvagal Therapy.

Clinical Counselors & Therapists

Our values make us different because we aim to raise the standard in counseling and address concerns of therapist burn-out and less than optimal care for clients. Our practice in Eugene offers a healing environment for both Psychotherapists and Clients. We offer continued education and support Counselors or Therapists to increase their knowledge and skills in the counseling field.

In the first place, the Psychotherapists themselves help form our values. Therefore, we listen to their ideas and needs. After all, it is their expertise and experiences that assist clients in need with recovery and growth.

We are inviting others into the field of counseling services. As a result, our clients can expect the best from our capable team of unique psychotherapists. We really want you to be or get well and we are willing to work around the clock to help you. Please click on the link below to review their bio and certifications.

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Desiree A. Dalkiran

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Sarah Catherine Golden

LPC Intern

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Sierra M. Voigt

LPC Intern

Cognitive Behavorial Therapy

CBT, also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, joins two types of therapy into one. This unique combination creates a more inclusive approach towards helping people on their mental health journeys. What are the two types of therapies in CBT? They come right from its name: Cognitive and Behavioral therapy. 

We have a cognitive, or mental, approach that addresses the client’s negative thinking patterns. Secondly, we have a behavioral or action-related approach that takes on a client’s specific habits that contribute to their problems. The therapist and the client work together to break bad habits and create new ones to live a healthier life.

CBT Counseling may be helpful for anyone experiencing mental or physical health issues that they may be struggling with in the present. These problems could come from a source of Addiction, Anxiety, an Eating Disorder, or another cause. All of these experiences are perfectly normal, and CBT can work as a possible solution. No matter where the obstacle comes from, CBT works to identify and break habits that a client may have formed over time. Therefore anyone who has a cognitive or behavioral pattern that they would like to stop has the potential to benefit from CBT. 

This type of therapy is effective not only during therapy sessions but also in our day-to-day lives. 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no such thing as no communication. For instance, even when we’re silent, we’re communicating something. Perhaps we are not in the mood for a talk that speaks for itself, doesn’t it? On the other hand, when we are in an exploratory mood, we ask questions.

Please feel free to reach out to us for more information and suggestions.

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Judging when to stop therapy is a straightforward process and natural thing to do because you feel it. It's that moment when it's time for treatment again, and you think, "huh, I'm seeing my therapist again already? I have no idea what to talk about." Typically this transition means we space out the time between sessions to go into more of a maintenance schedule to gain confidence that you really got this. You can do this on your own. Once that confidence is built, we are ready for discharge.

What happens in psychotherapy is very subjective as it is influenced by the interaction of what you are bringing to the table and your therapist's skills and knowledge. For all clients, we focus on exercising positive emotion centers of the brain and identifying strengths, creating stability in the here and now, reducing anxiety about future events, and healing the past.

Most people benefit from therapy once a week. We require once a week initially because this frequency is essential in building a trusting relationship between you and your therapist so the hard work can be done. Some people need to meet more frequently to help with forming stability. As progress is made and we can enter into a maintenance schedule, once every other week or once a month becomes feasible. Medicaid requires clients seen at least once every 30 days, and we have adopted this policy for all of our clients.