Mary E. Langston, PhD, LPC, CADC III

Mary E. Langston, PhD, LPC, CADC III

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C1701
Secondary Credential: Oregon Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor - 03-03-55
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 24132
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Office 1
100 39th St
Suite 206
Astoria, Oregon 97103 - United States
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Each person that walks through my office door is totally unique, and I love the process of getting to know them. As we explore together your reason for coming to see me, we establish a bond in a trusting relationship that supports your change process. I offer my education, training, and experience, but the most important work I do is forming a relationship with you. Research shows that all types of therapies and techniques can occur, but without a collaborative relationship, the work will not be effective. I will join with you in your goals, support and assist you as you move toward them, and celebrate with you when they are reached.

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More Info About My Practice

I have been using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) in individual and group sessions since 1995. It is a skills-based therapy, with a core skill-set of mindfulness, and includes skills for managing stress, regulating emotions, and communicating in relationships. I have worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse since the early 1990's and continue to integrate research-supported practices into my work. I have expertise in the area of child abuse and family systems, and both my Master's and PhD work focused on those areas. I conduct parent custody, criminal violence, substance abuse, and mental health evaluations for individuals, courts, and attorneys on the Oregon coast. In 2007 I launched a website that provides information, support, and resources to mothers of sexually abused children.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have particular expertise in the areas of depression and anxiety disorders, marriage and parenting issues, substance use and other addictions, and trauma and abuse issues.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I believe that the most important part of psychotherapy is the relationship between you and your counselor. Healing occurs in safe, supportive, and trusting relationships. Just knowing that you will be heard and not judged is healing, and, as that occurs, you have the opportunity to reevaluate your self-view, adjusting it to the reality that you are lovable, worthy, and deserve to be heard and respected.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Everyone loves a good story. That's why books and movies sell. Our lives are all a story, a book with empty pages, going forward, and you can write on those pages the story of you, as the hero or heroine. You can look, with curiosity and respect at earlier parts of your story and sort out truth from fiction and messages to be retained or discarded. And then you can decide what the rest of the story will be, as you heal, become healthier, and establish new goals.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Other
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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