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.