Counseling in McMinnville

for Individuals, Couples and Families

Professional Disclosure Statement

Ryan Connor, D.Min., MA, LPC
5000 Deer Park Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97317
1275 NW Adams St., Suite C, McMinnville, OR 97128

Philosophy and approach to counseling: My approach to counseling stems from an integrated and holistic cognitive-behavioral perspective: an integration of Adlerian family counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. My approach to counseling focuses on helping clients gain insight and change thoughts and actions, so that they may better understand their problems and find healing from life’s hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life’s challenges. The client’s interpersonal and family systems are also explored to better understand problem situations and provide helpful interventions. I counsel individuals, couples, and families. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds, except for individual counseling with children less than four (4) years of age; however, young children may be included in family counseling. Formal education and training: I hold a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in counseling from Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia) and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D.Min.) in pastor care and counseling from Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL). Major coursework included: Human Growth and Development, Personality and Counseling Theories, Group Dynamics, Marriage and Family Counseling, Career Development, Research and Evaluation, Psychopathology, and Pastoral Counseling. As a Licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (Oregon #C3999), I will abide by its Code of Ethics. To maintain my license, I am required to participate in bi-annual continuing education, attending classes relevant to my profession. I am also an OBLPCT Approved Clinical Supervisor. Fees: Each 50-minute individual counseling session is charged a fee of $120. Fees for additional services may be discussed as needed. Reduced fees may be accepted upon request. As a client of an Oregon Licensee, you have the following rights:

A. To expect that the licensee has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by state law;
B. To examine public records maintained by the Board and to have the Board confirm credentials of a licensee;
C. To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics; D To report complaints to the Board;
D. To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;
E. To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule and law, including the following exceptions:
     a. Reporting suspected child abuse;
     b. Reporting imminent danger to client or others;
     c. Reporting information required in court proceedings or by client's insurance company, or other relevant agencies;
     d. Providing information concerning licensee case consultation or supervision; and
     e. Defending claims brought by client against licensee;
F. To be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other unlawful category while receiving services.

Additional information about this counselor or therapist is available on the Board’s website. You may contact the board at the following address and telephone number:

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
3218 Pringle Rd SE Ste 120, Salem, OR 97302-6312, Telephone: (503) 378-5499
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