Life Therapy


Life Therapy

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Help for Bright, Unconventional People


If you suffer a "mental disorder" that needs to be "diagnosed" and "treated," stop reading and go elsewhere--you won't find that here. If you have troubles you need to understand and work out, read on . . .

Life is complex, often confusing and conflicted. Distress comes with the territory, for most everyone, sooner or later.  

For those who don't fit comfortably into convention, that distress can come with some frequency or intensity. Conventional folk, after all, get more readily-available guidance along their readily-understood paths, the skids are well greased, and status markers of success are clear and readily attainable. 

When you’re distressed, and you’ve tried everything you know, you might need outside counsel: someone to help you sort out your difficulties, to understand what's going on and what might be done.

A counselor provides an “auxiliary mind,” so to speak. An alter ego. Someone to bring to bear, on your behalf, a range of knowledge that you simply haven’t had occasion to acquire. Someone to provide emotional balance and perspective. Someone to help you understand yourself and what you're up against, to help you sort out your experience.

Maybe you need to sort out some contradictions or incoherence of your inner life. To identify and examine beliefs, habits, hopes, and values you've had for so long you don't even recognize them, or how they're causing you problems. To rethink your sense of what you're about. To expand or update your understanding of your circumstances, or how important parts of your life work--or don't work. Maybe you just need to learn some things you don't know yet. In any of these cases, you'll do better with an expert, supportive, outside eye to help. 

What you don't need, of course, is platitudes, nostrums, or psychobabble. And since life does not situate itself neatly within the confines of academic disciplines or professional rivalries, you don't need someone whose understanding of life comes solely or mainly from inside such strictures. You need help that draws upon the best of many disciplines and fields of practical wisdom, who can approach your quandaries with complexity and sophistication appropriate to the task. 

That's the sort of care Bob Fancher aims to provide at Life Therapy.

With thirty years experience, and wide-ranging scholarly expertise in several fields, Bob offers supportive, exploratory help in developing greater self-understanding and competence at conducting your life. 


2512 SE Gladstone Street, Suite 101 
Portland, OR 97202

Email Bob to set up a consultation.