Therapists at Applegate Counseling
Daniel Duncan, LPC
Dan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, Oregon. He has offered counseling services for over 20 years in various settings, for clients aged 3 to 75 years old. Dan has deep experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families, with a commitment to clients of any diagnoses. He specializes in Autism, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment issues, bipolar, and more. He strives to make therapies concrete and straightforward and to help his clients find real-world answers to some of the most challenging issues.
Dan grew up in Ohio and obtained a BA in Psychology from the University of Hawaii while on a football scholarship. Following his BA, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in Counseling Psychology in 1996. A long-time Eugene resident, he and his wife have raised three sons in our community, and plans to continue to be a part of the Eugene community for some time.
Lara Bissonnette, LMFT
Lara serves clients of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, spiritual beliefs, physical abilities, and relationship configurations. She approaches each client as uniquely distinct and is a firm believer that one approach to therapy does not fit all or even most people. She strives to engage every client in ways that honor their individual needs and desires. She offers a multidimensional approach that is trauma informed and guided by attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and the biopsychosocial model of human health.
Lara has offered counseling services in the Eugene/Springfield area since 2016. As an undergraduate she earned degrees in both psychology and sociology and completed her master’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. She has continued to pursue the complex and beautiful interaction of human biology, psychology, and society in her private practice. When her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and needed help regulating his nervous system, she became a certified yoga instructor and still uses this training to teach clients simple, but effective mindfulness strategies to help manage anxiety and stress. Recently, she completed certification in Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises and now teaches TRE to clients interested in new ways to de-stress and find inner calm.
Sheryl Fisher, LPC
Sheryl is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, offering counseling services for over 20 years in various settings for clients of all ages. She works with children and their families as well as individuals, and she has specialized training with various forms of play therapy as well as utilizing cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing. Her specialties include Autism, Anxiety, ADHD, Adjustment issues, Bipolar Disorder, and more. Her approach is one of common sense, while working closely with her clients’ support systems to develop real world interventions.
Sheryl obtained a BA in Psychology and English and an MA in Community Counseling from Rollins College. She enjoys down time with her family and pets.
Todd Jeter, LCSW, CADC III, MAC
Todd serves a broad range of adolescent and adult clients, with specialties in trauma, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADD/ADHD, and grief and loss. He provides a trauma informed, person-centered approach that strives to meet the needs of each individual client.
Todd has nearly a decade of experience in behavioral health treatment with specialized training in EMDR therapy, DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing. Prior to joining Applegate Counseling, he had leadership roles as a behavioral health director of a federally qualified health center on the southern Oregon coast and as a director of residential services for a non-profit behavioral health agency in the Portland metro area, with experience in outpatient, residential, medical, and hospital settings. Todd completed his Bachelor Degree of Psychology and his Master Degree of Social Work at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL. As a husband and father of two lovely girls, his hobbies include fishing, snowboarding, playing chess and reading.
Marial Smith, LCSW
Marial has an established clinical therapy practice that has followed her years of work in bereavement counseling and medical social work, assisting individuals and families through long term care and home hospice care. She enjoys working with adult individuals at any phase of life, along with teens ages 16 and up. Her work draws upon elements of CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and IFS. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment, attachment and death and grief.
Marial strongly believes that everyone, regardless of background or adversity, has the right to compassionate care in which their individuality is respected and celebrated. As a social worker she comes from a strengths-based perspective and always strives to work collaboratively. Marial draws upon elements of mindfulness and trauma-informed care in helping clients to define and work toward their goals. She finds that building confidence and self-esteem, alongside providing a safe space to process and explore, can open surprising doors for growth and progress.
Marial is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Eugene, Oregon. She is an Oregon native and a graduate of Portland State University (2016) and Southern Oregon University (2003).
Provide Counseling Services at Applegate Counseling
If you are a therapist that would like to join our team, please contact us. We are always looking to bring more counseling services to our clients. We strive to support compassionate therapists and invest in your success so that you may bring your individual strengths to your clients in a safe and comfortable environment. As your practice develops throughout your career, our goal is to help you reach your professional goals at each stage. We also seek to provide a community of complementary therapy resources where you can collaborate with others.
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Before August 14th
1551 Oak St, Suite D
Eugene, OR 97401
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1997 Garden Ave
Eugene, OR 97403