Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Damascus, OR.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Damascus, Oregon.


Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Danette Buchanan, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97008 - Nearby to Damascus.

I have found that anxiety is one of the most treatable forms of mental distress! Treatment is not easy, but it can help you manage your stressors. Life is full of stress, but it does not have to paralyze you. You have choices, even in the most debilitating of circumstances. How can I support you in the midst of your challenging situation(s)? Two heads are better than one in coming to a solution!

Marisol G. Westberg
Anxiety Counselor

Marisol G. Westberg

In 97205 - Nearby to Damascus.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

David Anderson, MA, LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

David Anderson, MA, LPC, NCC

LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)

In 97068 - Nearby to Damascus.

Dealing with anxiety and stress can come in a variety of ways. I do not take a cookie cutter approach, as each person is different. Anxiety and stress has to be identified first and then addressed; this ensures that it does not keep coming back. I deal with the root causes, not just the symptoms. We address diet, sleep and other "controllable" issues first; this gives us the foundation to address the symptoms in a very positive manner.

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC
Anxiety Counselor

Ross Cohen, MA, LPC, LLC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97232 - Nearby to Damascus.

Do you struggle with chronic worry or intense fear of specific situations (e.g. social settings, panic attacks, flying, other people’s opinion of you)? Has your anxiety led to physical discomfort, stress, avoidance behaviors, depression? Anxiety can negatively impact all aspects of your life. Fortunately, through developing effective coping strategies and addressing negative thinking and behavior patterns, you can learn to manage your anxiety. I also use gentle, yet highly effective trauma-processing methods (e.g. EMDR, Brainspotting), to help you address the root cause of your anxiety. Feel free to contact me for a free consultation.

Carolyn Hoffmann, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carolyn Hoffmann, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 97015 - Nearby to Damascus.

High levels of stress and anxiety are all too commonly experienced by individuals with modern day pressures. Research shows that after 3-4 weeks of heightened and relentless stress, a person's nervous system can become "stuck" in fight or flight mode. Trouble concentrating, sleeping, relaxing, and enjoying activities can result as well as panic attack as the like. I work with clients to reduce stress and re-establish normal capacities for relaxation and self-regulation. Supportive and empathic connection during times of heightened stress can move a person out of fight or flight and restore a healthy psychological and neurological balance.

Mary Krug, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Mary Krug, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97232 - Nearby to Damascus.

Do you find yourself fearful when tackling a new task? Are you burnt-out because the stress and pressure on you just seems too much? Do you find yourself saying "yes" when you want to say "no"? I will work with you to examine the roots of these stressful patterns and to find previously discounted or undiscovered strengths you possess. I will help you form stronger and more resilient boundaries so that you will experience a sense of choice and autonomy in dealing with others. I will help you transform anxiety to excitement using powerful tools such as EMDR and the Emotional Freedom Technique, so that you can lead a more harmonious, contented life.

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC
Anxiety Counselor

Miles Salisbury, PhD, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97005 - Nearby to Damascus.

Just like depression, anxiety is also an emotional symptom. It is present to give you feedback that your attention is needed. Anxiety is somewhat similar but also different than stress. Anxiety often arises from a place of fear, stress sometimes expresses itself as a symptom of anxiety. It can be very confusing where these feelings come from, or you might have a very good idea where it comes from but struggle to know what to do with it all. I often say that anxiety is the sibling of depression. They are interrelated. You can become depressed about how anxious you are and then become anxious that you are still depressed! Don't fear or fret, there are ways to work with this paradox.

Gina Gamage, M.A., LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Gina Gamage, M.A., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98606 - Nearby to Damascus.

Anxiety and stress can feel overwhelming and can negatively affect every area of life. Fortunately, counseling is often very effective in overcoming these emotions, as I have witnessed in over 25 years of working with clients. I use EMDR, Inquiry, mindfulness and skill building to help people learn to lessen the grip of anxiety and stress and to experience greater inner peace, awareness, and joy.

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA, LICSWA
Anxiety Counselor

Refresh Therapy, LMFT, LMFTA, LMHC, LMHCA, LICSWA

Licensed Marriage/Family/Mental Health Counselors/Therapists

In 98685 - Nearby to Damascus.

Maybe you've had to work extra hard at managing your thoughts and feelings, and this leads to those chiding voices in your head repeating that you're not "good enough." When you were younger you were full of ideas and plans, but never quite felt like you fit in. You trudged on toward your goals, sometimes feeling lonely and unsure of yourself, and kept going anyway because you're resilient and perhaps a little stubborn. When the anxiety stealthily crept in and then grew into overwhelming fear, or the mood shifts made your daily schedule chaos at best, your goals were shifted from enjoying a career and family to figuring out how to survive.

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Deborah Orandon, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 97219 - Nearby to Damascus.

If you are a Talented & Gifted, Highly Sensitive and/or Creative person, anxiety and overwhelm may have been a life-long companion. If you grew up in Western culture, chances are good that you often have felt that you don't fit in causing pervasive social and performance anxiety. The work that I do re-educates you about your nature and helps you understand and validate how your proclivities are normal for people in this group. We work together to identify the particular lifestyle changes (environment, relationships, self-care) you can make and tools you can use to keep your nervous system balanced so that instead of withdrawing from life, creativity, and relationships, you can live fully.

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Katrina Barnes, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98661 - Nearby to Damascus.

Stress is part of this life. When it becomes overwhelming or spins into anxiety we need to find the calm in the storm. How we think, act and relate recursively loop to amp it up or tone it down. Experiencing and practicing ways to soothe ourselves, identify triggers and risk factors can help. Connecting with supportive people who help us to see more of the details in the whole story can bring increased peace.

Patricia Rohani, LPC, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Patricia Rohani, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 97045 - Nearby to Damascus.

Life can be stressful, and at times we all experience anxiety. If stress and anxiety are getting in the way of living life to its fullest and hampering your every day functioning, it’s time to seek help. You might even be using unhealthy coping methods like drugs, alcohol, overeating, etc. Allow me to help you discover the root cause and learn healthy coping skills. There is hope for a brighter and happier tomorrow!

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Jacqueline Ilana Bradford, MA LMFT (intern) NCC

Marriage Couples and Family Therapist

In 97035 - Nearby to Damascus.

My approach to anxiety and stress is to use CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) CBT focuses on identifying, understanding, and changing thinking and behavior patterns. Depending on the individual benefits are often seen in 12 to 16 weeks. In this type of therapy you will be actively involved in your own recovery, and will have a sense of control, while you learn skills that are useful throughout your life. CBT involves reading, keeping records between appointments, and completing homework assignments in which the treatment procedures are practiced. You will learn skills during therapy sessions, practice repeatedly to see improvement.

Gale Cader, MA, LPC, NCC,
Anxiety Counselor

Gale Cader, MA, LPC, NCC,

Licensed Practical Counselor

In 97223 - Nearby to Damascus.

Do you struggle with finishing projects, presenting presentation, heart palpitations, sweaty palms and do not have an idea what you might be suffering with. It is possible that you are struggling with anxiety and stress related issues. Let me help you develop tools for your toolbox to use during those time. I have grounding techniques, positive affirmations, relaxation techniques to help aid in the process.

Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA
Anxiety Counselor

Jeffrey Post-Holmberg, MA

Individual, Couples, Family Therapist

In 97209 - Nearby to Damascus.

Clients who I am privileged to work with, will often express a desire to talk about the stresses they are experiencing in their life. These stresses often are accompanied by anxiety. Today's world is, no doubt, a difficult place to navigate. Stress reduction, for many people, is an imbalance between what they are willing to accept and what they believe can or needs to be changed. I help them identify what part of their worries are about the past and which are about the future. We work together to establish a mindfulness approach to stress reduction which emphasizes the skill sets of consciously being in the present moment, through breathing and awareness of thought/body connection.

Angelie Karabatsos, MA, QMHP, MBA
Anxiety Counselor

Angelie Karabatsos, MA, QMHP, MBA

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 97223 - Nearby to Damascus.

Anxiety is a future-orientated mood state. Many times we worry needlessly about and event or activity that will happen down the road. A little anxiety can bolster performance but when it becomes overwhelming and exhausting it impacts every aspect of our lives. Many of my clients find the breathing, mindfulness, and guided imagery exercise taught in session helpful. It allows them to quiet non-productive thoughts and focus on what is in their control. It empowers them to review, think, and act. You don’t have to live with anxiety, stress, or panic. Call, text, or email me today!

Diane Calder, Registered State of Oregon
Anxiety Counselor

Diane Calder, Registered State of Oregon

Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA

In 97045 - Nearby to Damascus.

The pace of modern life is stressful. Furthermore, the expectations placed upon individuals to "be all they can be" are many times unrealistic and place unnecessary stress on the individual. Further adding to anxiety and stress is the isolation of many; indeed, many lack the interpersonal connections necessary in order to have the psychological support necessary when met with the adversities of life. Counseling offers clients a place to come and receive the interpersonal support that they need to overcome demanding life circumstances, while also addressing the thoughts and cultural expectations that may also be contributing to a client's anxiety and stress.

Joseph Schutte, LMFT, QMHP
Anxiety Counselor

Joseph Schutte, LMFT, QMHP

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 97035 - Nearby to Damascus.

Anxiety and stress can have a paralyzing hold on a life. The constant second guessing, doubts, and worry can interfere with life in a variety of areas: work, relationships, hobbies, etc. Anxiety and stress are important emotions for us to have. Without them, life would be reckless. Anxiety and stress could be viewed as a "governor" for the speed at which we move through life; Too much we crawl and too little we move too fast and miss the scenery. Counseling can assist you develop an understanding of anxiety and stress in a safe setting. Counseling can help you break free from the restraints of excess stress and anxiety and regain joy and fulfillment.

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 97204 - Nearby to Damascus.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Damascus, OR.

Thank you for visiting our Oregon page of stress therapists in Damascus, Oregon who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Damascus, OR will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Damascus is located in Clackamas County, Oregon. It has a land area of 16.03 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Damascus is 10,952 people with 3,726 households and a median annual income of $83,263. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Damascus, OR

Mostly Affordable

Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Damascus for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Damascus public health department.