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Coastal Counseling & Consulting LLC

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Peggy moved to the Newport area in August 2015 from Southwest Missouri.  She is the proud mother of two adult sons and several four-legged babies.  Peggy enjoys reading, walking on the beach, bingeing on Netflix, and baking in her free time.
 

Peggy & Mortimer

     I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 21 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples.  I began Coastal Counseling & Consulting LLC in December 2016 on a part-time basis while still working full-time elsewhere.  In July 2017, I began developing Coastal Counseling & Consulting LLC full-time.  

 

 

    Being a licensed therapist for so long has given me the opportunity to work with individuals who have experienced trauma and those who struggle with the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.  I have also worked with many folks working through the aftermath of the loss of someone or something important as well as those who are struggling with being satisfied with their lives.  I have facilitated therapy sessions in community mental health clinics, non-profit clinics, and prisons.

 

     My goal as a therapist is to assist you to address the problems and/or obstacles that are interfering with your life. I believe that everyone can learn skills to improve their satisfaction with life and lessen any mental health symptoms that may be troublesome.

 

     Therapy is a specialized experience based on the individual and challenges being addressed. I use different techniques to help you find solutions.  This can involve examining and developing enhanced problem-solving, coping strategies, and communication skills, as well as developing realistic life expectations. 

 

     I believe that interaction with pets can be healing and have historically brought my therapy dog, Mortimer, to work with me.  Unfortunately, Mortimer no longer comes to work with me every day.  He's decided to take some time to enjoy his canine interests - exploring the yard, barking at trucks, and chasing bugs.  I'm hoping I may be able to convince him to come in occasionally though.

 

     I offer afternoon and evening appointments for those who live in Newport, South Beach, Waldport, Toledo, and surrounding areas. I am an in-network provider for several area insurances where I can bill for your services directly. For self-pay clients, I offer a free session for every three sessions attended.

 

Secure video sessions are also available via doxy.me.  Currently, most insurances are covering video sessions.  And, video sessions are always an option for self-pay clients.

 

Education
Capella University
     PhD in Public Service       
     Leadership - Criminal Justice
Dallas Baptist University
     MA in Counseling
Stephen F Austin State                         University
     BS in Biology
 
Licenses
Oregon LPC #C3495
Oregon LPC Intern Supervisor
Missouri LPC #2005033801 (Inactive)
Missouri Provisional LPC                           Supervisor (Inactive)
Texas LPC #17212 (Inactive)