Shae Ferguson

MA, LPC Registered Intern

Shae Ferguson

MA, LPC Registered Intern

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Tony Lai, MA, LPC
Primary Credential: LPC Registered Intern
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: Individual therapy $115, Couples counseling $125
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

2350 Willamette Falls Drive
Suite 108
West Linn, Oregon 97068

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My Approach to Helping

More than just a "counselor"- I am a wholehearted listener, a genuine presence, and someone willing to go to the depths with you in your story.I know that exploring your life or relationship with someone (especially all of the challenging parts!) is not always easy to do. You can expect me to always be working towards fostering a connection with you that feels warm and engaging so that you feel comfortable and able to do the hard work of being in counseling.

My Approach
My work is greatly influenced by emotionally focused therapy (EFT), psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory, and Rogerian or person-centered therapy. What this really means is that I believe emotions are the most powerful and telling pieces revealed in session; that humans are relational beings that thrive in secure, positive, reliable connections; and that sometimes unconsciously we don't quite connect to our emotions or drives for certain thoughts or behaviors we might have. What this looks like in session is a much closer exploration of how you feel, how your experiences have impacted you, what your goals are, and what you need to reach them.

I operate from a HAES (Health At Every Size®) perspective, which means that I believe an individual’s innate value to this world and their weight are separate things and that health is not dependent on body size. I am also LGBTQ+ affirming.

You are welcome in my space as you are. I hope to help you feel comfortable and able to do this work, no matter your background, orientation, or identity.

Individual Adult Therapy
Each person starts their counseling journey with their own unique set of obstacles and goals. My work is centered on helping you to align with yourself so that you are more connected to how you feel and what you need. In session, we will also consider the unconscious mind and deeply examine the drives for your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Another aspect of my approach is to consider what important information you've learned from your attachments and how primary relationships in your life affect you.

Couples and Relationship Therapy
Everyone wants to be heard, understood, and supported by their partner- but problematic ways of communicating and connecting with one another are hard habits to break. Our goals in couples counseling will involve improving and rebuilding your ways of communicating your needs, by breaking down the deep-rooted, reinforced interactional patterns that are present. With the use of non-violent communication, you and your partner will learn how to successfully identify and express your needs in ways they can more successfully be fulfilled by one another.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Deciding to start therapy is a monumental moment in your life, and finding a therapist that just really "gets it" is not so easy. One of the most important things that you can do when searching for a therapist is to focus on how you feel when you are talking to potential candidates. Now is your time to focus on gifting to yourself what you need, so asking for a free phone consultation with therapists is a first step to showing yourself that you are worth this work and that you deserve to work with someone who you can really connect with. Forming a therapeutic relationship with your therapist can be one of the most comforting and reparative parts of the counseling process. I would be so happy to talk with you so that you can decide how working with me in my practice feels for you.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Teens (15+ years old), Adults, Couples, and Families

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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