Frequently Asked Questions
How does therapy help?
- increased happiness with yourself and your relationships.
- talk with someone who’s objective and nonjudgmental about your problems who can shed new light on old problems or patterns.
- provides a place to share your worries and sort out your feelings.
- understand your own, and others’ behavior so you can change what’s not working
- learn new and more effective ways to deal with situations or others
- resolves ongoing or reoccurring problems
- increase self awareness that you can apply to future situations
What do past clients say about therapy?
“I had developed some poor coping skills. I had tried for over a year to do something different on my own but was unsuccessful.
Lynne helped me to understand why I was reacting the way I was and together we developed healthier ways of coping. I felt like I in this horrible cycle that I simply couldn’t get out of until I asked for help. I really appreciated the way Lynne just didn’t ‘talk’ about the issue, but that she helped me to come up with very tangible ways to combat it.
I have learned to recognize uncomfortable feelings when they arise and find more appropriate ways to deal with them. Many times it simply involves recognizing the feeling and telling myself its okay to feel that way. I’ve become more comfortable with myself and those around me. I’ve learned to speak up. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a really long time.”
“I’d struggled throughout my life with feelings of insecurity. I found myself in a pattern where I was unhappy and dissatisfied with things in my life, yet I continuously made the same choices with the same unsatisfactory results.
Working with Lynne was one of the best things I could have done for myself. She helped me to identify the issues that caused dissatisfaction and pain, learned how I was currently dealing with these issues, and then helped me to unlearn the destructive thought processes that kept me in the cycle of insecurity. All the while letting me be the judge of what was acceptable in my life.
Since working with Lynne, I’ve learned so much about who I am and who I want to be. I’ve noticed a tremendous change in the way I view myself, and I feel empowered to make good life choices for myself.”
What do I bring to the first therapy session?
The following intake form click here, filled out with as much information as you feel is important for me to know to be of help, and your insurance card if you plan to use insurance. (If you don’t have a printer please let me know. I can leave a form for you to fill out before your appointment however you’ll need to arrive at least 15 minute before your appointment.)
What insurance do you take?
• BlueCross BlueShield
• First Choice Health (Oregon)
• First Health
Sometimes you can use your insurance to see me if you have the following insurance:
• Medicare Advantage Plan
If you don’t see your plan please call. On some insurance panels I’m considered an out-of-network provider however the difference in cost isn’t that significant. In other cases I’d qualify as in network because I belong to several managed care payers which allow you to see me and only have to pay your copay or deductible at in-network rates. I’m happy to contact your insurance company before your first appointment to find out if, and how much of, my fee is covered.
If your question isn’t answered here, please contact me?
Lynne Coon, LPC — counselor serving communities in the greater Portland metropolitan area including: Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, King City, West Linn, Wilsonville, Gresham, Troutdale, Scappoose, St Helens, Camas, Brush Prairie, Battle Ground, and Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County and Clark County.