Bridget Lovejoy, Therapist in Portland, Oregon — Zencare
Bridget  Lovejoy
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Bridget Lovejoy

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Oregon Accepting Online
Portland Not Accepting In-person

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Updated March 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Bridget Lovejoy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Portland, OR. Many of Bridget’s clients find themselves quick to react emotionally to situations, whether that’s feeling angry, defensive, judgemental, or even attached. This generally stems from a place of emotional insecurity, which Bridget helps clients recognize and heal. Bridget works with adults, many of whom feel anxious or stressed daily. Some of her clients feel the overwhelming impact of trauma, which may cause issues in relationships or at work. Bridget provides a calm atmosphere in sessions to explore these feelings.

Bridget’s approach to therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), compassion-focused therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Clients learn how to change their thought patterns, with the goal of also adjusting their emotional responses. Bridget teaches clients how to ignore cognitive distortions and instead show self-compassion. With couples, she uses techniques from the Gottman Method to promote bonding and mutual respect.

Bridget earned her Master’s degree from California State University, Fresno. She previously lived abroad, learning about different cultures and supporting others in many ways. Bridget has worked in a variety of clinical settings. Her goal is to provide clients with the tools they need to lead meaningful, comfortable lives.


Message to clients

I welcome working with you whether is it individual therapy you are wanting, couples therapy or family therapy (I work with adult family members). I applaud your courage in reaching out and I want to reassure you that I am gentle and non-judgmental in my approach. I also bring in laughter sometimes. We can focus on a specific modality (such as EMDR) or we can simply address whatever your concerns are and I will apply what I know to your unique situation and make a therapy that is tailored to you. Therapy means healing and everyone can sometimes use some extra support and nurturance.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Bridget Lovejoy is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (45min)
  • Initial session: $145 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $145 (45min)
  • Family sessions: $145 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am to 4pm
  • Tue 9am to 4pm
  • Wed 9am to 4pm
  • Thu 9am to 4pm
  • Fri 9am to 11am
  • Sat 9am to 4pm
  • Sun No hours available on Sundays

Portland practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Western Psychological , Therapist, 2013 - 2019

California State University, Fresno, MSW, 1996


Licensure

Oregon: 5236


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"personable, friendly, safe, a joy to be around, she makes me laugh a lot!"
- Zencare client • March 2022