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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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.
Email or Call Mary E. Langston, PhD, LPC, CADC III at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24132
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
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
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