Trauma & PTSD

Our beliefs about trauma, PTSD and recovery are closely aligned with those of author and psychotherapist Judith Herman:

“The first principle of recovery is the empowerment of the survivor. She must be the author and arbiter of her own recovery. Others may offer advice, support, assistance, affection, and care, but not cure. Many benevolent and well-intentioned attempts to assist the survivor founder because this fundamental principle of empowerment is not observed. No intervention that takes power away from the survivor can possibly foster her recovery, no matter how much it appears to be in her immediate best interest. In the words of an incest survivor, ‘Good therapists were those who really validated my experience and helped me to control my behavior rather than trying to control me.’

“The alliance of therapy cannot be taken for granted; it must be painstakingly built by the effort of both patient and therapist. Therapy requires a collaborative working relationship in which both partners act on the basis of their implicit confidence in the value and efficacy of persuasion rather than coercion, ideas rather than force, mutuality rather than authoritarian control. These are precisely the beliefs that have been shattered by the traumatic experience.”

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Contact Oregon Counseling

To request an appointment please call us at 541-714-5620 for a free, confidential consult with our intake coordinator who will help you find the best therapist for your needs or fill out the form below.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider these emergency options:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • call 911
  • Go to your nearest emergency room.

To request an appointment please call us at 541-714-5620 for a free, confidential consult with our intake coordinator who will help you find the best therapist for your needs or fill out the form below.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

To request an appointment please call us at 503-928-3998 for a free, confidential consult with our intake coordinator who will help you find the best therapist for your needs or fill out the form below.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room

To request an appointment please call us at 514-868-2004 for a free, confidential consult with our intake coordinator who will help you find the best therapist for your needs or fill out the form below.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please consider the following resources:

  • Call the Whitebird Crisis Center at 541-687-4000
  • Call the National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Text HOME to 741741
  • Call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room
Contact Information

SE Portland Location

10011 SE Division Street,
Suite 202
Portland, OR 97266

503-928-3998

Monday to Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Corvallis Location

887 NW Grant Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

541-714-5620

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Eugene Location

401 E 10th Ave,
Suite 330
Eugene, OR 97401

514-868-2004

Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

https://www.eugenetherapy.com/