Eugene, Oregon Therapists

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Texas, Oregon

Thank you for taking the time to learn who I am. It takes a lot of courage to reach out & be willing to grow psychologically. I have been on your side of the couch, and I know how helpful therapy has been in my life as well as the life of many...
S. Paige Evans
MA, MFT Intern
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Philomath, Oregon

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Oregon

With a background in trauma research and passion for working with couples, I have a special interest in how trauma impacts intimate relationships. This unique lens allows me to view patterns of interaction, unwanted behaviors, and unhelpful...
Tiffany Irwin
MA, LPC INTERN
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Oregon

♦︎♦︎ CHILD AND FAMILY THERAPIST ♦︎♦︎ I'M CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS♦︎ ♦︎♦︎♦︎♦︎I have a sliding scale: $30-$60 Individuals; $30 -$80 Families♦︎♦︎♦︎♦︎♦︎ I believe that people have amazing...
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Eugene, Oregon

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Oregon

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide array of issues. Deciding to begin therapy can feel empowering and that you are starting the process of creating the difference you are seeking in your life. Some...
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Oregon

I use a combination of mental health counseling techniques to teach clients techniques to to overcome or cope with the challenges they face. My treatment moralities include, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT),solution focused, cognitive behavioral...
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Eugene, Oregon

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Oregon

As a licensed therapist, I practice a form of Person-Centered, Humanistic Therapy. This means that I believe every person has the capacity for healing and can access their inner wisdom to meaningfully respond to the difficulties in life. My work is...
Kate Aronoff
LPC 172, MA
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Philomath, Oregon

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Oregon

I have always found that helping others is my passion. Before becoming a counselor, I worked for many years as a research coordinator with patients and their families fighting end-stage cancer. That experience showed me the amazing resilience and...
Carolee Horning
MA, QMHP, NBCC
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Eugene, Oregon

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Oregon

If you are looking for a counselor with a calling to help others find their own path on a healing journey of a happy and healthy life, has excellent active listening skills and experience with trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, and is open to...
Scott Waters
LPC 172
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Eugene, Oregon

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Oregon

One of the greatest joys I have is watching someone find more about themselves and the world around them. For myself, this process is best done with compassion, empathy, and some healthy challenge. I know that I need a place that is safe enough to...

Mental Health Issues in Eugene, Oregon and Where to Find Care

 Located about 50 miles of the Oregon coast, Eugene is the second most populous city in the state of Oregon after Portland. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Eugene’s population at 172.662 residents as of 2019. Eugene is also the county seat of Lane County and one of the principal cities of the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan statistical area.

Eugene has a median household income of $50,962, which is significantly lower than both the state and national averages as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Furthermore, a staggering 20.4% of the city’s population lives in poverty. In comparison, 13.2% of Oregon and 12.3% of the United States live below the poverty line. The Census Bureau also reports that 11.7% of Eugene’s residents do not have health insurance coverage. Although this percentage is higher than the average for the state of Oregon (8.2%), it is pretty representative for the United States, where the average percentage of uninsured citizens is 10.2%.

Looking at these statistics when discussing mental health care is important, as income and medical insurance are often two of the determining factors in one’s ability to afford appropriate care for a mental or behavioral condition. In fact, the Lane County Community Mental Health Program audit published in December 2016 found that residents suffering from severe or persistent mental disorders have a much higher risk of experiencing homelessness, poverty, incarceration, and even untimely death.

The State of Mental Health in the Eugene, Oregon Community

 The Lane County Community Mental Health Program audit reports that one out of every 35 residents over the age of 18, or approximately 8,872 individuals in the county suffer from a severe or persistent mental illness such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depression, or other personality or anxiety disorder. Additionally, fewer than 15% of those individuals are able to keep meaningful employment. The audit also reports that 30% of the homeless population in the county has self-identified as an individual suffering from a mental illness.

Individuals with severe mental or substance abuse conditions often end up incarcerated instead of in the appropriate care. The audit states that an estimated 20% of jail inmates and 15% of prison inmates in the United States have a serious mental illness. People suffering from mental illness are also more susceptible to suicide or other untimely death. Compared to the general population, these individuals die on average 25 years earlier.

In addition to severe mental illnesses, the Eugene community also struggles with stress, depression and other emotional problems – milder conditions sometimes associated with experiencing “poor mental health days” in community health assessments and reports. According to County Health Rankings, Lane County residents experience on average 4.2 mentally unhealthy days in the past month. While this number is on par with the average for Oregon, it is higher than the top performing counties in the country where residents reported 3.1 poor mental health days in the past 30 days.

Mental Health Care Options in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene residents in need of mental or behavioral health services have several options for receiving treatment through the Lane County’s Community Mental Health Program, a state-mandated program providing community-based mental health services in an attempt to prevent hospitalization or incarceration of residents suffering from mental illnesses. Lane County’s Community Mental Health Program includes the following providers:

  • Lane County Behavioral Health
  • White Bird Clinic
  • ShelterCare
  • Centro Latino
  • Laurel Hill
  • South Lane Mental Health
  • Options Counseling
  • Peace Harbor Medical Center

These organizations provide a variety of services including outpatient care, crisis services, housing and employment assistance, individual and group therapy, case and medication management and peer support.

In addition to the Community Mental Health Program providers, Eugene has a well established network of private therapists and counselors. You can find more information about these providers and the care services they offer in our professional directory. We feature only top specialists with an established reputation in their medical field. If you choose to work with a private mental health care provider, consider the following questions:

  • What is their specialization?
  • What conditions have they treated in the past?
  • What reviews have previous patients left for them online?
  • What insurance plans do they accept?
  • Do they accept new patients and have available appointments?
  • Do you feel comfortable discussing personal matters with this provider?

Remember that if you or a loved one is currently experiencing a mental or emotional crisis, you should go to the nearest ER or the 24/7 Hourglass Community Crisis Center in Eugene. You can also call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255.