Seth Bernstein, Ph.D.



My structured approach to psychotherapy is only for clients who feel that they can identify two important goals to focus on, goals which they believe are potentially achievable within this timeframe and structure.

If you think your psychotherapy interests are amenable to this approach, please print and fill out an evaluation form. Then, mail or email the form to me and I will contact you to discuss setting up an assessment session. 

As of July 4, 2020 I am no longer accepting new psychotherapy clients. I am retiring as psychotherapist. I will, however, continue with my consulting and teaching work.

          the four managed care Networks i am contracted with:

           Regence/BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon          MODA

           Pacific Source                                                      IHN/Samaritan


Clients pay me each session for their anticipated financial obligation under the terms of their particular insurance. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY REGARDING YOUR COVERAGE FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES BEFORE CALLING ME TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. 

​Please note: 

1.) I am NOT on any other panels, including United Health Care, Providence,

 and Aetna, though I will bill on your behalf as an out-of-network provider if your plan has such coverage. See my Out Of Network Policy for details.


2.) I am NOT a Medicare provider or on any Medicare Advantage plans,

including Samaritan Advantage.

time-limited psychoTherapy

This mode of doing psychotherapy will include: 6-8 weekly sessions; two every other week sessions;  and then two monthly sessions.Between session work is critical to success.

          office hours starting July 1, 2020      

       *  My office hours will be 8 am - 6 pm on Fridays

       *  Psychotherapy will be available by secure video and in person following

          my Covid-19 office procedures.



  • Collaborative
  • Time Limited
  • Strength Based
  • Solution Focused

A solution-focused psychotherapy approach to helping people make changes emphasizes building on client strengths and past successes. It also recognizes that new skills are often needed to begin moving forward. Working in partnership with my clients, a treatment plan is created that is adapted to their view of how people make changes and the particular difficulties that are challenging them. The type of psychotherapy I provide is time-limited and designed to address each individual’s or couples' goals, as well as their readiness to change.


  • Depression
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Conflict
  • Work Issues
PSYCHOTHERAPY and counseling for individuals  and Couples – Corvallis OR