Allyson (Ally) Ridling (She/Her)

MSW
Accepting Clients

Hello, I currently have my MSW and working towards my LCSW. I have an ESA pup named Sullivan who would be delighted to meet you!

Social Worker in Beaverton, OR
Supervised by Debra Moser, LSCW

Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I am fluent in American Sign Language. I have experience with animal assisted therapy, grief & loss counseling, mental health management, welfare systems and recourses, and experience within the Deaf/HH community. I am open to new clients. I can meet in person or online!

My Background and Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior. CBT therapists emphasize what is going on in the person’s current life, rather than what has led up to their difficulties. A certain amount of information about one’s history is needed, but the focus is primarily on moving forward in time to develop more effective ways of coping with life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can change and grow at any time in their lives. I don't believe that there is a limit to human capacity. A person's mental health and many common mental disorders are shaped by various social, economic, and physical environments operating at different stages of life. Good mental health is integral to human health and well-being. Risk factors for many common mental disorders are heavily associated with social inequalities. I don't discriminate against anyone, and I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • MODA
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English, Sign Language
  • Rate: $110 - 150/session

Info

Email Allyson (Ally)
17933 NE Evergreen Pkwy, Suite 111
Beaverton, OR 97006
6975 SW Sandburg St Suite 200
Tigard, OR 97223

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