Life is complex, often confusing and conflicted. Distress can
come with the territory.
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.
That's the sort of care Bob Fancher aims to provide at Life Therapy. He doesn't offer
gimmicks or tricks to manipulate your mood, nor does he socialize you into some preconceived notion of how you should live.
He helps you understand yourself, what you're dealing with, and how to comport yourself effectively.
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
Please note that
Bob does not treat mental illness, so he does not accept medical insurance. However, since his fee is less than half that
charged by similarly trained and educated therapists, you may find that your out-of-pocket costs, once you take account of
deductibles and co-pays, may compare favorably to those you would incur with someone else.
By avoiding the use of insurance, you avoid having a diagnosis of mental disorder
entered into your medical records. This is not a trivial matter, since current medical dogma holds that mental disorders are
genetically-mediated and lifelong. (By federal law, an insurance claim for mental health treatment must include a diagnosis
of mental disorder.) You also avoid having personal information about your difficulties and care shared with your insurer.