Oregon's Therapy Practice in Bend and Eugene

Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling

Mental Health Therapy can help when life feels unbearably hard, and it can also make a good life even better. As a result, you will become more aware of destructive patterns in your life and perform changes to increase your life enjoyment.

Child Counseling

Child Counseling

We try to understand a child's inner world by observing their behavior, play or words. Above all, our aim is for the youngster to better understand themselves, their relationships, and their behavior. To sum up, counseling helps youngsters flourish.

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Our Vision and Values

We use empirically validated therapy 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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Client and Clinician Testimonials

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.

Anxiety and Stress

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million people in the US experience anxiety disorders. There are ways to help yourself feel better in the moment. For instance, controlled breathing and other techniques help stimulate the Vagus nerve, reducing anxiety. As a result, increasing your vagal tone activates the parasympathetic nervous system. Having a higher vagal tone means that your body can relax faster after stress.

Start with deliberate deep breaths from your abdomen. Deep breathing activates some neurons that detect blood pressure (baroreceptors). Thus, by activating these neurons, your vegas nerve receives signals about the increased blood pressure and therefore responds by lowering your heart rate. 

 

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Years of Experience

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Our goal is to provide access to our services to all of Oregon’s residents. We started our journey by offering Mental Health Therapy and Counseling in Eugene and now expanded our services to Bend. Furthermore, by using technology innovatively, we believe we can serve clients from all over Oregon in the near future. We want to thank our clients that have come to us for therapy from Eugene and Bend locally. The profound relationship and its outcomes with our local clients make us shine.

Clinical Psychotherapists

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 practices in Bend and Eugene offer 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. As a result, our clients can expect the best from our capable team of unique psychotherapists. 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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Abigail Bruntlett

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

What can we do to improve our services?

We appreciate your opinion and look forward to your valuable suggestions. For this reason, we hope you will get in touch with us. Our goal is to provide optimum therapy that includes the well-being of our employees and associates. Most importantly, we want to improve our efficacy and efficiency. According to research, therapists who use client feedback as part of their own supervision have better client outcomes and show greater self-efficacy than therapists who do not.

We appreciate your opinion and look forward to your valuable suggestions. For this reason, we hope you will get in touch with us. 

Our goal is to provide optimum therapy that includes the wellbeing of our employees and associates. Most importantly, we want to improve our efficacy and efficiency. According to research, therapists who use client feedback as part of their own supervision have better client outcomes and show greater self-efficacy than therapists who do not. 

Therapists in training who received client feedback after sessions were twice as effective as therapists in training who did not in terms of the strength of the therapeutic alliance and the accuracy of their perceptions of their own clinical skills.

 

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. As a result, our intellectual capacity increases.

Questions are what makes us thrive, ask, and we will search and find an answer together. 

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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.