Welcome to the practice of David Lechnyr, LCSW! As a Eugene therapist and counselor, I work with individuals ages 18 and up. I provide therapy for a number of issues, including anxiety, assertiveness, codependency, depression, panic attacks, perfectionism, self-esteem, self-compassion, and relationships/marital therapy. Easy to use online scheduling is available for you to be able to make an appointment to work with me. As well as being able to bill a number of insurance plans, I offer private-pay sessions for those wanting 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.
My approach has been described as Directed Therapy & Supportive Counseling – Specific enough to receive guidance, but supported in that you are respected, heard, and valued for your own path in life. With this in mind, I have found these to be the most common areas of focus when working with patients:
- Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
- Building Self-Compassion
- Challenging Codependency
- Depression and Sadness
- Assertiveness Training
- Improving Self-Esteem
- Managing Panic Attacks
- Reducing Perfectionism
- Relationship Communication Skills
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes. I am currently accepting new patients, ages 18 and up.
Do you take insurance?
I can bill several insurance panels, including Moda, PacificSource, FirstChoice Health, and Providence. I am happy to provide you with paperwork that you can submit to your insurance if you are out of network. I also offer the option for private pay, which has the added benefit of increased privacy and confidentiality.
Where are you located (and where do I park)?
My office is located at 1598 Pearl Street, on the corner of East 16th Ave. and Pearl. A small parking lot is available on the north side of the building; both metered and free parking are available on both sides of East 16th (view parking map).
How often can I see you?
I generally schedule appointments once every 1-2 weeks, depending on your needs and goals. As you progress in therapy, we can start slowly decreasing the time between our sessions.
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 benefit from having at least 6-10 sessions.
What is the first appointment like?
After reviewing your initial paperwork, we’ll spend time talking about what issues you’re facing, what sort of struggles you’ve had to deal with, and what you’re hoping to get out of therapy. This also allows you to get to know me and my style, as it’s important that we both feel that we are a good fit in order for you to benefit from counseling.
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 23 years has been that the more conditions we place on ourselves, the less likely it is that therapy will be very helpful or effective.