Mary Beth JamesLMFT

Mary Beth James

Education

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University

Specialties

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Stress
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy and postpartum issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Ages birth+

Certifications & Affiliations

  • LMFT, State of Oregon

Insurance Accepted

  • Regence BCBS
  • Moda/Formerly ODS
  • Pacificsource
  • HMA (PeaceHealth employees)
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health
  • First Choice
  • Samaritan
  • OON with Providence/United Behav Health/UofO Employees
  • HealthNet/MHN
  • and others contact us for more info

About Mary

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Mary Beth is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her Master's in Expressive Arts Therapy & Counseling Psychology, and learned to use modalities including visual art, movement/dance and music within the therapeutic context. Mary Beth has over 10 years experience as a talk therapist and is a skilled diagnostician. She also has a great deal of experience working with children, trauma, and parenting issues.

Mary Beth believes that the foundation of the therapeutic relationship is based in a non-judgmental approach which also highlights the strengths of the individual or family. Within that context, Mary Beth can also be direct in helping clients identify problematic patterns of behavior. She is both gentle and wise in her treatment and is very effective in working with her individual clients and families alike. She is very dedicated to her clients. Mary Beth recently moved back to Oregon where she spends time with her children and plays music with her husband.