Lynne Coon

Lynne Coon

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Helping you break out of old habits and learn to feel more hopeful and positive about yourself and your life.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

503-243-2283

1340 SW Bertha Blvd

Suite 202

Portland, 97219

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$175

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2005

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health
  • PacificSource
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My Approach to Helping

I'm direct and down to earth. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you make lasting changes. I’m a problem solver who loves mysteries so I enjoy the challenge of solving the mystery of how your brain works for, and against you. You may feel depressed, or struggle with self esteem and find it difficult to love yourself, perhaps because you’re a perfectionist, or hold yourself back because you're afraid you'll fail or believe that if you do or say "bad" things it means you're bad. I help you let go of being perfect and accept who you are, tolerate failure so you can take risks and get unstuck and love who you are by accepting all of who you are. For those who feel anxious I help you tolerate uncertainty, worry less about the “what if’s” in life and trust that no matter what comes your way you have the ability to handle it. I also specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and use Exposure and Response Prevention therapy to reduce or eliminate thoughts that cause you distress.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Since I was a child I've been curious about human emotions. I've always wondered what makes people tick. I was drawn to counseling for that reason and the desire to help those in emotional pain. I realized how much we create our own suffering through our beliefs about the world. We can't know what we don't know and so take our internal beliefs as the truth. We can be afraid to tell others how we think and feel for fear of being judged. Counseling is a safe place to share your inner most fears and get a new perspective. I feel privileged when clients seek me out and trust me enough to share the things that cause them emotional pain. I received my masters in counseling at Portland State and have worked with clients from many walks of life, sexual orientations and cultures since 2004.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Eclectic External link

    Just as a hammer doesn't work for every repair, one theoretical approach may not work for every situation. I utilize aspects of Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Transactional Analysis, and Mindfulness when appropriate, to more effectively help you make lasting change.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I've been a CBT therapist for 15 years. I believe we unintentionally create our own misery in the way we interpret the world in childhood. We take those beliefs into adulthood and don't have the awareness to realize our original thinking may have been faulty. I work to identify the ways you view the world that cause pain instead of happiness and help you adapt healthier thinking patterns.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Self-Esteem External link

    Confidence issues often go hand in hand with my other areas of specialization: anxiety, depression, and OCD. These issues can make you feel that you're flawed. I work with you to help you develop compassion for yourself and to measure your worth in a more accurate and realistic way.

  • PTSD External link

    For the past 5 years I've focused on anxiety disorders. A large part of PTSD treatment is teaching the brain how to know when it's safe. The trauma that causes PTSD makes the ability to determine safety difficult. I help you learn to slow your brain down so you can rationally assess the world around you.

  • OCD External link

    I sought additional training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the standard for treating OCD, traditional talk therapy doesn't work. Someone with OCD can understand their thoughts logically don't make sense but that doesn't stop the obsessions. ERP along CBT works!

  • Anxiety External link

    I added anxiety as a specialty about 5 years ago and have become skilled at helping those with anxiety. I understand the way an anxious mind works and have tools and techniques that can help you change your thinking patterns so you're less anxious.

  • Depression External link

    Not everyone likes working with depressed people. I am skilled at identifying each persons individual causes of depression. I help them to recognize the way their brain can distort thinking so they can learn to think in more realistic and accurate ways that reduces or eliminates depression.

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