Welcome! I am accepting new clients, ages 18 and older, for teletherapy. To schedule an appointment, please select from the following:
Your First Session
I recommend that all new clients take two short tests prior to our work together. The first is a questionnaire called the Oxford Happiness Questionniare to measure your baseline happiness level in order to gauge your progress in therapy. The second is an attachment style questionnaire designed to help you understand how your relationships tend to develop with other people.
The goal of individual sessions is geared towards understanding the influences and patterns that have led you to where you are. Our work together will focus on your strengths, explore your struggles, and help you grow across life’s challenges. I have received training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from the Beck Institute for Anxiety and Depression.
When working with couples, it’s important to help you learn how to identify your relationship’s strengths, explore its vulnerabilities and discover the tools you both need to master better communication and to grow closer together. I have received Certification Consultation Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Dave Lechnyr, LCSW, ACSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Academy of Certified Social Workers
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Oregon Therapy Clients
I’m licensed to provide therapy across all of Oregon. In a nutshell, this means that you can also use your insurance to pay for your sessions. Our teletherapy sessions will take place from my office in Eugene, Oregon.
Arizona Therapy Clients
I’m also licensed to provide therapy across all of Arizona as well as have you use your insurance. The most surprising thing about working in Arizona is how much people value the ability to have the convenience of teletherapy without the need to commute or travel.
Coaching & Guidance
If you’re located outside of Oregon or Arizona, I can work with you as a Coach/Mentor. The feedback I’ve received from my clients is that they far prefer coaching instead of therapy. Coaching is more “goal oriented” rather than the “how does this make you feel” bit that tends to be associated with counseling.
Coaching excels at helping people overcome roadblocks that prevent them from fully living their life. It is designed for those that are prepared to receive specific, tangible guidance on how to achieve their goals. Whereas with counseling, a different approach is taken: A safe and supportive space is created so that one can explore questions like ‘where one is stuck’, ‘who one really is’ and ‘how to cope up with what one is facing in life’.
For coaching, the primary difference is in how we deal with any problems. For example, in therapy we might deal with a fear of being judged by others by examining what led you to that point, discussing your underlying hidden feelings and attempt to change how you view this fear. With coaching, we would tackle the fear of being judged by looking at how your fear of being judged is impacting your life, identifying what change would look like, and developing specific strategies to tackle and overcome this fear.