Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Salem, Oregon

Find a therapist in Salem, Oregon that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Salem to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


David Demorest

LCPC-5814,idaho,LCP-1288,Wy,Certified,HealthMath,Trainer
15 years experience
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As a counselor his background has been very beneficial in understanding the processes underlying behavior and mental health. As a result of his work in industry David has good people skills which are essential in... Read More
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Quinn Berry

M.A.,M.P.H.,L.P.C.
9 years experience
Hi, I'm Quinn. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I've been a counselor since 2011, and I've been in the helping professions since 2002. I have helped lots of people change their lives in ways that have made them happier. There is no universal formula for individual happiness, but together we can figure out what your formula for happiness is and make it happen. Beginning counseling can feel... Read More
Hi, I'm Quinn. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I've been a counselor since 2011, and I've been in the helping professions since 2002. I have helped lots of people change their lives in ways... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 years

Jennifer Fishman

MA,LCPC,NCC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, and I also hold the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. I have been a counselor for 12 years in different settings, such as community agencies of different kind, as well as my own practice. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an adult educator and worked for colleges and business schools. As an educator, I was passionate about motivating... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, and I also hold the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. I have been a counselor for 12 years in different settings, such as community... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Dr. Sarah Langley

PhD,LPC
10 years experience
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question your existence or purpose in life, and know there is more to explore out there, but just don't know how or where to start? Does your apathy impact your relationship, health, or kids, and you... Read More
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Barbara Leigh

M.S.Ed.,LPC-S,NCC
32 years experience
With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer the perfect combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to hone in on your needs and tailor treatment modalities to your particular circumstances and expectations. I enjoy helping people discover their true needs/desires and pursuing their dreams, fantasies and meeting their life goals. I specialize... Read More
With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer the perfect combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Amber Bathon

LPC,LPCC-S,MAC
13 years experience
Hello, my name is Amber Bathon. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (state of KY), a licensed professional counselor (state of OR), and maintain a certification as a master addictions counselor. I received a double Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Socio-Anthropology from Transylvania University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. My Master's program provided me with additional training and education in the areas of marriage, couples, and family... Read More
Hello, my name is Amber Bathon. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (state of KY), a licensed professional counselor (state of OR), and maintain a certification as a master addictions counselor. I received a double Bachelor's Degree in Psychology... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Margaret Robertson

DMin,LPC,LMHC
13 years experience
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders.... Read More
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Jenna Lander

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I hold my LCSW license in Oregon and Colorado, I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I hold my LCSW license in Oregon and Colorado, I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ann Brooks

LICSW
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a focus on identifying negative thoughts, the impact they play on emotions and that lead to negative behaviors. My mindfulness-based, client... Read More
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Joy Paul

NCC, MA, LPC-I
2 years experience
It is my passion to help people develop healthy coping strategies and to work through difficult life problems or traumatic events in a supportive environment. I primarily work from the EMDR Therapy approach and CBT as secondary, and I also use a Hope-Focused Couples Approach when working with couples. Read More
It is my passion to help people develop healthy coping strategies and to work through difficult life problems or traumatic events in a supportive environment. I primarily work from the EMDR Therapy approach and CBT as secondary, and I also use a Hope-Focused Couples Approach when working with couples. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Overview of  Mental Health Resources in Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon is the capital of the state of Oregon. It’s located in the Willamette Valley in Marion County. Among cities in Oregon, Salem is the third largest behind Portland and Eugene. The Willamette River goes through Salem, and there are also the Salem Hills which are volcanic. There are views of the Cascades from Salem including Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood.

The state government is the largest employer in Salem. The city is also home to manufacturing and food processing plants. Other top employers in the area include the Salem-Keizer School District, Salem Health, and Chemeketa Community College. Regular community events in Salem include the Salem Art Fair and Festival sponsored by the Salem Art Association.

In Salem, people are searching for mental health resources. These resources are available in different forms including individual mental health care providers, health care facilities and nonprofit organizations.

An Overview of Mental Health in Salem

Not just in Salem, but in the state of Oregon there is a significant situation related to the number of people suffering from mental illness and it going untreated in many cases. Some statistics show that one in eight children and one in 18 adults in Oregon have a mental illness.

The same research from the Oregon Health Authority showed that in Oregon, less than half the adults with mental illnesses were receiving treatment from the state. Only around one-third of young people with mental illnesses were being served by state treatment resources at the time of the research.

Suicide is also the leading cause of death among veterans in Oregon who are aged 45 and younger, and the suicide rate in certain areas of Oregon including Portland are three times higher than the national average.

Along with issues of untreated mental health, Salem and Oregon have issues with drugs and substance abuse as well. For example, it was recently reported that deaths related to methamphetamine in Oregon are higher than they’ve ever been in the state.

In Oregon in 2016, meth played a role in more deaths than heroin and was in-line with the number of deaths related to prescription opioids. Oregon also has the second-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the country.

In Oregon poverty remains a pervasive issue also. For example, it was recently reported that nearly half of the children in Oregon are raised in households characterized as low income. In 23 of the 36 counties in Oregon, fewer than half of children born into low-income families will make it to the point of being middle class when they’re adults based on a report from the Oregon Community Foundation.

Marion County has seen rising housing costs, which has played a significant role in poverty. Marion County has one of the highest housing cost levels in Oregon, and 39 percent of families spend more than a third of their income on housing. Financial stress can exacerbate existing mental health issues, or make it less likely for someone to seek treatment.

Mental Health Resources in Salem

There are a variety of mental health resources in Salem. For example, there is the Valley Mental Health Center in Salem. Valley Mental Health is an outpatient mental health clinic that serves both Marion and Polk Counties. There’s also the West Salem Mental Health Clinic. The Mid-Valley Behavioral Health Care Network serves Oregon Health Plan Members. They serve Marion County and work to provide cost-effective services.

Nonprofit organizations in the area include Catholic Community Services and the Oregon Family Support Network. Project ABLE is another nonprofit that provides peer-to-peer services for people with mental health and co-occurring disorders. Along with peer support, this nonprofit also offers wellness classes. Central City Concern is a nonprofit that provides services to adults and families affected by addiction, poverty, and homelessness.

Connecting with Therapists and Care Providers in Salem, Oregan

Along with the resources named above, there are many individual providers in Salem as well. To help people find the right care providers for their needs, we created the above therapist directory. The therapist directory includes quality, vetted professionals in and around Salem. It’s our goal with the Salem mental health care provider list to help people not just connect with valuable resources, but also to streamline their search for a mental health professional who can meet their needs. For example, if you need a specialized type of care provider such as a family or relationship counselor, you can use our directory to simplify your search.