Sean Downes offers psychotherapy and counseling in Bend, Oregon with an emphasis in Mind-Body Health, which can include a wide variety of concerns and life transitions. Living in Bend, Oregon has its own unique challenges and this is certainly an interesting time.
Whatever challenges you are facing, psychotherapy can help! Some of the issues we deal with include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Anger Management
- Entrepreneurial Stress
- Relationship Issues
- Bipolar Disorder
- Coping Skills
We take an integrative approach to counseling and therapy with a focus on EMDR therapy, drawing on other methods and practices that best meet your needs. Therapy should be unique for every client’s situation. Some of the many therapies we utilize include:
Self-pay or out of pocket rates are $175 per 53 minute session.
I currently accept PacificSource Commercial, First Choice, MODA, PacificSource Community Solutions, OHP and Medicare. I also do provide Out of Network Billing for other insurance companies. If you are using your insurance benefits, please take the time to understand the nuances of your insurance plan (copays, deductibles, HSA, etc.) on the front end of your treatment.
What is Psychotherapy?
In psychotherapy, the therapist applies certain procedures to help you develop healthier, more effective habits. There are several approaches to psychotherapy that include cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal and other kinds of talk therapy that can help individuals work through their problems.
Psychotherapy should be a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Through dialogue, your therapy sessions provide a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your psychotherapist work together to identify and change the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.
Over time, you will not only have solved the problem that brought you in, but you will have learned new skills so you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.
When should you consider psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy may be a good modality for you if you are feeling depressed, anxious or angry and these emotions are getting in the way of your happiness or your relationships.
Some people seek psychotherapy because they have felt depressed, anxious or angry for a long time. Others may want help for a chronic illness that is interfering with their emotional or physical well-being. Others may have short-term problems they need help navigating. You may be going through a divorce, facing an empty nest, feeling overwhelmed by a new job or grieving a family member’s death. In all these examples, psychotherapy and counseling can help.
What are the signs that you could benefit from psychotherapy?
Do you feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness?
Do your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends?
Do you find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or to carry out other everyday activities?
Do you worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge?
Do your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs or being aggressive, harm you or others?