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I understand that entering into a therapeutic relationship is difficult.  Trusting someone can feel like a big risk - you may feel vulnerable or worried about being judged or labeled.  My first goal is to help you feel safe, respected, and heard.  I will spend time getting to know you as an individual with unique needs and circumstances.


People don't fit in boxes and don't follow specific patterns, so I rely on a variety of therapy techniques and practices combined to best suit your needs.  You may have heard of some of the philosophies I rely upon most - Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology.


But theories and techniques aren't what help me get to know you.  I rely on my life experience as a partner, parent, employee, friend, and community member to understand you and your needs.  In addition to my experience as a therapist, I have experience in teaching, research, and management.  I believe that pulling all of this experience together gives me a broad base from which to draw so I can be helpful to you.


I hope to meet you soon.

Understanding. Healing. Hope.



1442 Pearl Street, Unit A

Eugene, OR 97401

Patti Bear, LPC
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