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This services allows us to provide individual, couples, and/or group counseling services to you via the Internet (video) or phone. At Ocean Mist Counseling, we understand that work and school schedules and/or lack of transportation or childcare can make it extremely challenging to make it to in-office appointments. Not to mention, some people prefer to process their emotions from the safety and comfort of their own home. That is why we are happy to provide Telehealth services as an alternative.
Most licensing boards require the therapist to be licensed in the same state as the patient to whom they are providing services. We are currently licensed in Oregon; therefore, residents of Oregon may participate in our online therapy services.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments. CBT has been clinically proven to help clients in a relatively short amount of time with a wide range of disorders, including depression and anxiety.
This is a body-mind integrated therapy that has been proven to be highly effective for those who have experienced trauma. At Ocean Mist Counseling and Wellness, we believe that all people have experienced trauma to varying degrees. EMDR is founded on the basis that trauma interferes with our brain’s processing. The theoretical basis for EMDR is called Adaptive Information Processing (AIP). AIP posits that during trauma our brain processes and stores memories incorrectly. This incorrect storage can lead to past memories feeling very present. It is important to understand that EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy, with 8 phases and 3 prongs. The technique utilized, called Bilateral Stimulation, is only one component of EMDR
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the treatment most closely associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therapists practice DBT in both individual and group sessions. The therapy combines elements of CBT to help with regulating emotion through distress tolerance and mindfulness. The goal of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is to alleviate the intense emotional pain associated with BPD.
Expressive arts therapy is the use of the creative arts as a form of therapy on the basis that people can heal through use of imagination and creativity. Expressive arts therapy would include art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and writing therapy.
We understand that things come up and people forget about appointments, which is why our cancellation policy allows for 1 late-cancellation or no-show. After your 2nd late cancellation or no-show, we will make same-day appointments with you.
For clients with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines–cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life’s unpleasant occurrences.
Narrative Therapy uses the client’s storytelling to indicate the way they construct meaning in their lives, rather than focusing on how they communicate their problem behaviors. Narrative Therapy embraces the idea that stories actually shape our behaviors and our lives and that we become the stories we tell about ourselves. There are helpful narratives we can choose to embrace as well as unhelpful ones. Although it may sound obvious, the power of storytelling is to elevate the client–who is the authority of their narrative–rather than the therapist, as expert.
Solution-focused therapy, sometimes called “brief therapy,” focuses on what clients would like to achieve through therapy rather than on their troubles or mental health issues. The therapist will help the client envision a desirable future, and then map out the small and large changes necessary for the client to undergo to realize their vision. The therapist will seize on any successent experiences, to encourage them to build on their strengths rather than dwell on their problems or limitations.
You may discontinue therapy at any time. If you or your therapist determines that you are not benefiting from treatment, either you or your therapist may discuss your treatment alternatives. Treatment alternatives may include referral, changing your treatment plan, or terminating your therapy.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a method of clearing emotionally charged issues and obstacles from the body-mind. Tapping on endpoints (Parma points) of the body’s meridians while holding difficult issues in the mind actually releases the hold of emotional triggers that cause suffering. EFT (aka “Tapping”) is easy and beneficial for people of all ages and will amaze you with its potential to clear emotional blockages.
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes.
The fee for service is: Initial 60 minute Clinical Interview & Diagnosis: $180; $155 per 53 minute session thereafter. If you are utilizing private insurance, the cost of your session will be designated by your insurance company. If for some reason you find that you are unable to continue paying for your therapy, please inform us and we will help you consider any options that may be available to you at that time.
If any of our staff members at Ocean Mist Counseling receive a Subpoena to appear at any legal proceedings that you become involved in, you will be expected to pay for our professional time even if we are called to testify by another party. We charge our hourly rate of $155 per hour for preparation and attendance at any legal proceedings. This includes travel time to and from any legal proceedings. This fee is not covered by insurance and must be paid with either cash, check, debit, or credit card at the end of the day of any legal proceedings that we are required to participate in.
When using out of network benefits, you will pay the full fee amount on the day of service. We can supply you with a detailed invoice or “superbill” monthly for you to send to your insurance provider to receive reimbursement at the rate that your policy allows.
Sessions are typically scheduled weekly or bi-weekly (sometimes more or less depending on need) at the same time and day each week if possible. Your consistent attendance greatly contributes to a successful outcome. In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment so that we can provide that time to another client.
Correspondence between office visits is welcome. However, we attempt to keep contact between sessions to a minimum due to our belief that important issues are better addressed within regularly scheduled sessions. You may leave a secure message on the client portal for us at any time or on our confidential voicemail at 541-270-4717. If you would like for us to return your call, please be sure to leave your name and phone number, along with a brief message concerning the nature of your call. With the exception of holidays, non-urgent phone calls are returned during normal workdays (Monday through Friday) within 48 hours. If you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please contact your primary care physician or the nearest emergency room and ask for the mental health crisis worker on call.
It is our intention to provide professional services that will assist you in reaching your goals. Based upon the information that you provide to us and the specifics of your situation, we will provide recommendations to you regarding your treatment. We believe that therapists and clients are partners in the therapeutic process. Remember, therapy is a service that you purchase, and if you are not happy with the services received, it is your responsibility to make that known so we can discuss any hindrances to your progress. We will also periodically initiate discussions about the progress of treatment. Due to the varying nature and severity of problems and the individuality of each client, we are unable to predict the length of your therapy or guarantee a specific outcome or result.
The length of your treatment and the timing of the eventual termination of your treatment depend on the specifics of your treatment plan and the progress you achieve. It is a good idea to plan for your termination in collaboration with your therapist. We will discuss a plan for termination with you as you approach the completion of your treatment goals.