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Welcome to Corvallis Therapy!

Rae Sidlauskas, MS, LMFT Intern

Chelsea Brandenburg, LMFT, Supervisor

Corvallis Therapy offers the chance to explore and address your personal concerns in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere.  I believe each of us possesses the capacity for great change and growth, and I will work with you so that you can catalyze the changes you want in your life and your relationships.

Change is within your reach.


Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy


Child, Adolescent & Family Therapy


Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

My Background as a Therapist

Photo of RaeI earned my Masters degree in Couples & Family Therapy from the University of Oregon; additionally, I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

I work with all ages of clients, from very young children to retirees, and address a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting concerns, childhood behavior struggles, and relationship conflict.

I believe that each of us is the expert in our own lives, and so in therapy I will listen for what you want out of our work together rather than setting goals of what I think ‘should be’ right for you.  This doesn’t mean you need to come in with set goals or clear expectations; simply that when you work with me, we’ll be engaging in a collaborative process that takes into account your unique personality, dreams and desires when directing the course of treatment.

My Personal Life

I live in Corvallis with my husband of several years, three cats, and a dog. My hobbies include gardening, reading, and historical re-creation.

Therapy Services

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Just as each of us is a unique being with our own quirks, hopes and dreams, so therapy is different for everyone. While it can sometimes be painful, therapy should also feel safe for you, and how we proceed should fit you, your family, and your worldview. Whether we do couples, individual or family work, you’ll find that I provide a warm, supportive presence and a safe space for exploring painful or vulnerable topics.

Many people feel a need for therapy at times of transition: the beginning or ending of a relationship; the birth of a child; the death of a loved one; a move, new school, or job change. These changes in our lives can lead to confusion and uncertainty. Therapy can help us shift the balance so that we come to a new place of stability. Other times, people seek therapy for help managing a condition such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Regardless of what brings you in, our work will involve helping you identify your own needs, desires and personal strengths so that you can create the change you want to see.

Family Therapy

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Family therapy sometimes focuses on ‘behavior problems’ in children, things that disrupt school or home life. The transition from childhood to adolescence is difficult for parents and children alike, and families often seek support and guidance to navigate this time. Children are particularly open to influences from the world around them, and so the actions of parents, siblings, and other important adults can have a huge impact on children’s behavior.

In working with families with children, I often focus on exploring and acknowledging the child’s feelings, identifying new coping mechanisms, developing alternative parenting strategies, and strengthening the parent/child emotional bond.

Couples Therapy

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Couples and relationship therapy can focus on a variety of issues including communication problems, infidelity, value conflicts, sexual concerns, and separation/divorce.

In couples work, I feel it’s important to help partners trust and support one another so that they can join forces and face their struggles as a team.

I also spend time working with clients on improving their communication skills and learning some important relationship tools so that they can take charge of their interactions and reduce conflicts at home.

Starting Therapy

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  • Prior to our first meeting, I will ask you to fill out some forms telling me more about
    you, your family, and the issue or issues motivating you to seek therapy. This helps me learn more about you without taking up valuable session time on paperwork.
  • During our initial sessions, we’ll talk more about the therapy process and what you can expect going forward. We will spend some time exploring your concerns and the changes you’d like to see. This is also the time for you to get to know me better. Since the relationship between client and therapist can be a huge factor in the success of therapy, I encourage you to bring up any questions or concerns to ensure that you’re comfortable in our work together.

 

Fees for Services

  • I offer therapy on a private pay (fee-for-service) basis; I do not accept insurance at this time. Click on the link for page 2 below to read more about private pay therapy.
  • Standard 50 minute sessions for all modalities (individual, family or couple) are $90. Ninety minute sessions are available upon request and are billed at $140. I offer a FREE 30 minute initial consultation or $30 full initial session for new clients.  This can be a no- or low-commitment way for you to decide if we would work well together.
  • If your financial circumstances make this difficult to afford, sliding scale spots are available. Sliding scale rates start at $30 per session and are based on household income. I encourage you to discuss your financial circumstances with me so that we can come to a fair arrangement.
  • If you have mental health coverage through your insurance but are having trouble finding a therapist with openings, I encourage you to find out what your deductible is.  Often people find that with a high deductible, it is just as practical to choose private pay therapy.  Additionally, I can provide you receipts that you can submit to your insurance to count against your deductible or for reimbursement from a Health Savings Account.
  • Fees are due at time of service unless arranged otherwise in advance. I accept cash (exact amount only), check, paypal, or credit/debit card.
  • Cancellation Policy: your therapy session is time set aside for you. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the regular rate. I may make exceptions in the event of emergency, illness, or inclement weather.

Forms

What is systemic therapy, anyway?

I realize that when I talk about my approach to therapy, I have a tendency to talk in jargon-y words that are understandable mostly to …

Feb 2016

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Resolutions

January is, of course, the time for New Year’s resolutions. The down time many of us experience at the end of the year offers space …

Jan 2016

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Being Unconcerned

The week between Christmas and New Year’s always feels a bit like dead time to me. Personally, I’m recovering from Christmas Day, cleaning up wrapping and …

Dec 2015

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Self Care & the Holiday Season

If your holidays are anything like mine, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of shopping, letter writing, baking, traveling, parties, and so on …

Dec 2015

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Contact Me

If you’re interested in starting therapy, please contact me! Let me know a general idea of what you would like to work on and the best times and methods for me to reach you. Due to the limitations of email confidentiality, I suggest that you not include confidential or sensitive information in an email message.

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218 NW 6th St
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