TeleHealth Services

To all of our clients: 

As practitioners here at A Better Way Counseling Service, we understand that many in our community as well as our world, are experiencing concern, uncertainty, and fear as lives are disrupted and transformed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our mission at A Better Way is always to be of service to our community and in light of recent events and closures in our community and the need for social distancing, we are moving to individual mental health services via TeleHealth in a secure HIPPA compliant web-based service through Zoom Healthcare. This service offers secure high definition video, is user friendly, and all you need is a computer (or phone) with a camera and microphone.  

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for Telehealth seems to be an ever-changing situation. Most insurance carriers are accepting Telehealth as a covered service at this time, however, if you are planning on using insurance, please contact your plan directly and we are also verifying coverage for all of our clients. 

Graduate Intern Therapy Clinic

We also have therapists available for Telehealth that work on a sliding-scale for any new clients without health insurance coverage and our Graduate Intern Clinic therapists are available on a low-sliding scale starting at $30/hr. 

Keeping Our Community Safe

We know that this is a very stressful time and want to do our part in helping to manage this crisis while also serving our clients. If you are feeling overwhelmed or are in crisis, please contact the Clark County Crisis Line at 800.626.8137 or for life-threatening emergencies, please dial 911.

We are also offering Support Groups twice a week for those needing support during this time. These groups are support groups and not therapy, facilitated by one of our therapists, that will provide a space to share experiences and also learn crucial stress tolerance skills during this uncertain time.

Telehealth is a wonderful alternative that can help ensure the safety and health to our clients, our staff, and our community. 

To schedule your session or if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 360-281-6824. 

Our Mission

Here at A Better Way Counseling Service, our mission is be of service to our community by offering quality mental health counseling, training, and classes on a variety of helpful topics. Our philosophy is to work with people from an individualized, needs-driven, and strength-based focus. We are committed to offering quality mental health services to all people regardless of religious preference, race, sex, income, sexual orientation, or education.

A fundamental principle of our counseling service is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. We provide therapy to adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples by providing counseling, treatment groups, mediation, and conflict resolution. We work in the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area, however we aspire to make our mental health services available across the globe by offering videos and services online.

To learn more about our progressive approach to mental health treatment, please see our counseling services. If you have never been to a counselor, or even if you have, you may feel nervous about the counseling process – Our FAQ may be able to help.

Thank you for considering A Better Way Counseling Service to meet your counseling needs. We are committed to providing exceptional, client-focused service.