Welcome to the practice of David Lechnyr, LCSW! As a Eugene therapist and counselor, I work with issues of depression, anxiety, emotional intelligence, stress, panic attacks, grief/loss, marriage counseling, and divorce for adults, ages 18 and up. Easy to use online scheduling is available for you to be able to make an appointment. I am able to bill for a number of insurance plans. Private-pay sessions are also available for those wishing to have additional confidentiality.
I enjoy helping people connect with what they have lost in both life and in themselves. I feel very strongly that we can let what happens in our lives make us angry, resentful and afraid, or we can embrace these events as a way to grow stronger, yet softer, and end up being more open to what scares us. This process of personal recovery is amazing to witness and I am always impressed by the motivation of my patients towards change.
I come from a multi-generational family of therapists and psychologists. I have grown up in this environment all my life and “breathed the air” of psychology, so to speak. This experience has taught me that the hardest part of change for anyone is in getting to know yourself and to face the areas where we feel stuck at in life. If I can help during this process, I would be glad to assist you.
Reviews from Former Patients
- “I wanted to thank you. I don’t think I’d be where I am in this process without your help.”
- “David was personable and easy to talk to. I was hesitant to see a counselor at first, but he was supportive of my needs and concerns. I felt listened to.”
- “I was pleasantly surprised by how approachable and kind David is. I’ve never been to counseling before so was unsure. It was very helpful.”
- “I like that working with David offers a supportive yet challenging atmosphere. In the past I have been to too many “talk therapists” who just nod and don’t really help you with anything. While it has been difficult for me at times, it has made a lot of difference in my life working with David. Highly recommended!”
- “I appreciate the candid feedback I always get!”
- “David has been just the therapist I was looking for. He listens to me and understands me. In every session, he follows understanding with great insight, and suggests actions I might take.”
- “He has compassion for my past and future thoughts. Opened my mind about why I am the way I am.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. I am currently accepting new patients, ages 18 and up.
What insurance can you bill?
I am able to bill a number of insurance providers, including BlueCross BlueShield, FirstChoice Health, Moda/ODS, PacificSource, and Providence. I also offer the option for private pay if you are interested in not using your insurance for increased privacy and confidentiality.
Can I bring my spouse/partner?
In most situations, yes. This will give us a chance to discuss your situation further and decide on how to best approach things. It’s important to make sure that having someone in therapy with you is beneficial and not merely a disruption.
How many sessions will I need?
It’s important to remember that therapy is never a “quick fix”. It requires commitment towards personal growth and change. That being said, most people generally benefit from having 6-10 sessions on average. Sometimes, rather than stopping therapy at this point, we decrease the time between sessions to every other week or once each month.
What is the first appointment like?
We’ll go over your intake forms and collect your insurance information. Then, we’ll spend time talking about what issues you’re facing and what sort of struggles you’ve had to deal with. We’ll also talk about what you’re hoping to get out of therapy and how we would best work together. Remember, it’s important that we both feel that we are a good fit in order for you to benefit from counseling.
May I bring my children with me?
The office is shared by multiple mental health practitioners and childcare is not available. It will be important to arrange for childcare for your sessions as children cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.
I can only see you on Thursday evenings, I might need to cancel frequently, and I’ll need to bring my cat…
My, that’s a lot of conditions (Yes, I actually got this question once). This generally isn’t a good sign, so we should talk further. My experience over the past 20 years has been that the more conditions we place on ourselves, the less likely it is that therapy will be very helpful or effective.