Carol B. Markovics,
1880 Willamette Falls Drive, Suite 230
West Linn, Oregon 97068
|Disabled Accessible: Yes
||Located in the
Willamette area of West Linn|
Clinical and Developmental Psychologist
||Routine and Urgent
Psychological Associatoin (APA)|
Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon (AMHA-OR)
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning disabilities
Initial 90-minute intake session:
$35 discount for paying in full on the day of the session,
with no paperwork required.
50-minute session: $130.
$25 discount for paying in full on the day of the session, with no
Couple or family
session, or child seen with parent: $175. $30 discount for paying in
full on the day of the session, with no paperwork required.
consultations: $130 per
hour over 10 minutes. No
charge for calls about appointments or similar business.
I participate in several insurance company panels and would assist
patients who choose to utilize coverage for reimbursement.
Individual Psychotherapy and Counseling
Autism, Asperger's syndrome|
||Family and couple's
Focus of Practice &
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of
Anxiety and Depression
Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism
|Social Development issues
in Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
||Marital, Parent and Family
|Gay and Lesbian issues and
||Skills for transitions in
clinician and administrator|
||Trainer for developmental approaches to
||Community mental health center|
|Consultation to school and
consultant and therapist|
Patient & Client
Children (2-12 yrs)
||Teens (13 to 19 yrs)|
|Adult (20 to 30 yrs)
Mature Adults (30-100 yrs)|
believe that different individuals and different concerns require
flexibility in approach and a broad perspective.
My extensive experience and background permits me to
carefully match my approach to the needs of my clients. With some
that means providing cognitive-behavioral strategies, others may
need grief and healing therapy, and others need
play opportunities to achieve healing, growth and
development. My work with
families, couples and individuals emphasizes the importance of an
understanding of developmental and individual differences while
addressing medical issues, facing transitions in life and building
social and emotional skills to navigate the complex world of
My style is to provide ample feedback to clients in a
supportive, warm and non-judgmental manner.
|My role as a
psychologist is very consistent with who I am as an individual
living in the world. I am a
nurturing, caring human being who is able to use her own life
experience to inform her understanding of the challenges that others
may face. As a woman who has
stayed married to her high school sweetheart and, with him, have
faced the highs and lows of raising children and balancing work and
play, finances and transitions, I have personally been mindful of
how tough and how joyous life can be.
Surviving the loss of a child and grandchild has been my
greatest challenge and, with support, I have turned that challenge
into a recommitment to living fully and to sharing my perspective on
life with others who are struggling with loss and transition.
often think that the key to working with individuals of different
ages is having a good memory allowing you to recall the emotional
responses that are evoked by the the challenges facing different
With compassion I assist individuals and families in exploring and
implementing the changes that might lead to safer, happier, and more
satisfying relationships and life experiences, and, often, better
Those with specific issues or problems such as panic disorder, grief
and loss, and pain are guided toward developing coping strategies
that will enable them to function more comfortably and more
a third of my practice has been focused on the area of autism
spectrum disorders. I
have provided direct treatment, using DIR and related approaches, to
children and teens from 2 years of age to 20.
I have also worked with adults with asperger's syndrome and
high functioning autism, supporting the development of social
thinking and relationships.
In my work, I have become very aware of the difficulties and
challenges of the families, parents, siblings and spouses, who are
also very effected by the struggles of the effected individuals.
I frequently work with the families as couples or individuals
to address the problems that arise in living with a person on the
spectrum and to develop a better understanding of the ways in which
they can be of help and support to each other and to the effected
Another area of professional satisfaction has been the training of
other professionals to work more effectively with children and teens
with autism spectrum disorder.
Workshops and consultations have been an effective way of
introducing and supporting providers working directly with ASD
individuals in implementing a developmentally-based approach as an
alternative to discrete trial techniques.
been a therapist in
for more than thirty years, I have enjoyed knowing and helping many
individuals, couples and families address problems and issues.
I look forward to continuing that work as I develop my
practice here in
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