Bridget Lovejoy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bridget Lovejoy, LCSW

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I am an experienced couples therapist who also provides individual therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma.

I received my Master's in Social Work in 1996 from California State University, Fresno and then spent 10 years overseas in India, Pakistan and Dubai. I became licensed in 2012 and have expertise in EMDR, couples therapy, CBT, DBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy and other modalities.

My approach is warm, gentle, approachable and compassionate. Often we will laugh although as needed will there will be space for tears, anger, and doubt. I believe that we need to feel to heal. I am very fond of Byron Katie and if you are interested, I can facilitate you in Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction.

My real beginnings as a couples counselor started in Dubai in 2003, when I did premarital counseling and primarily used PREPARE/ENRICH. I would also introduce couples to the work of John Gottman and his research-based findings. Now I also use the helpful communication education of David Burns and sometimes I include DBT with its emphasis on mindfulness. In grad school, I studied sex therapy and sometimes I help couples with intimacy issues. And I work with couples utilizing the Work of Byron Katie, also known as Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction. My approach to couples counseling is eclectic and uniquely my own and I call it The Lovejoy Method. Couples report that my style of working with them is helpful and when we conclude therapy they say that they are back on solid ground and that they have the tools and skills needed to carry on with their relationship in a loving and rewarding way. At this time, I am studying Internal Family Systems and I am beginning to incorporate this wonderful type of therapy in my work with couples as well.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$145.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
10
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5236
Oregon
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Active member
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
Active member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
California State University, Fresno
MSW
1996