Life Therapy


Life Therapy

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Conventional wisdom in the last ten or fifteen years has embraced the notion that virtually every form of distress signals mental disorder. That's probably a mistake; the scientific evidence for it just isn't there. Life is complex, often confusing and conflicted. Distress can come with the territory.  

When we’re distressed, and we’ve tried everything we know to no avail, we might need outside counsel: to help sort out our 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 an objective eye on your circumstances. Someone 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. With thirty years experience, and wide-ranging scholarly expertise (evidenced by his publications), 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 also avoid having a diagnosis of mental disorder entered into your medical records.