Counseling Services for Individuals, Couples, and Families

The Applegate Trail was created in 1846 to have a safer alternative to the Oregon Trail. It gave travelers an option to take a longer southern route to the Willamette Valley instead of the original route that included a dangerous trip down the great Columbia River. By this time in their journeys, the travelers, their livestock, and their wagons were weary from the long trip from the East, and for many, it was not an easy decision to make.

Applegate Counseling was founded in 2020 to help those in our community find a better path in each journey. It is not a shortcut, and it may require some time to get where you want to be. We want to help you get there the best way possible, recognizing your strengths and resources, and helping you find the tools you need to make your journey successful, in this, our beautiful Willamette Valley.

Therapists at Applegate Counseling

Dan Duncan counselor

Daniel Duncan, LPC
Licensed Therapist

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.

Dan Duncan counselor

Lara Bissonnette, LMFT
Licensed Therapist

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.

Dan Duncan counselor

Todd Jeter, LCSW, CADC III, MAC
Licensed Therapist

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.

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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