Let Me Introduce Myself

I'm Dave Ebaugh, licensed therapist. I have been working as a therapist and counselor for over 20 years. I have extensive training and experience in treating substance (alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs) and process (pornography, internet) addictions, depression, anxieties, phobias and recovery from adult and childhood trauma and PTSD. I use therapy techniques, such as Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, that are proven effective, to help people recover from the effects of these mental health concerns. Often, my clients have been suffering for years from the effects of anxiety, trauma or addictions. I provide them with clear, specific strategies for improving their coping and increasing the overall quality of their lives.

My Education and Credentials

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of California, Berkeley. I am a certified Divorce Coach and trained in the Gottman Approach and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), both are effective and empirically validated models of therapy for couples. I have participated in over 200 hours of consultation with professionals practicing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an empirically validated model of therapy for stress, anxiety and PTSD. I am also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am licensed by the State of Oregon as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #3678). I am also a Certified Clinical Supervisor for interns working toward their own licensure.

Advice on Choosing a Therapist

Research shows that your relationship with your therapist is one of the most significant aspects of the counseling process, so it’s important you find the person right for you. What does it feel like for you to sit with the therapist? Do you feel safe and comfortable? Can the therapist articulate their general philosophy and approach to helping? Can the counselor clearly define how they can help you to solve whatever issue or concern has brought you to therapy? Does the counselor seek regular peer consultation? Has your counselor done his own therapy? Does your counselor encourage dependence or independence? Read more at http://www.goodtherapy.org/.

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