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Hello and welcome!

I work with clients to create a collaborative experience to assist in their process of healing, recovery and growth reflecting their uniqueness and needs.


I use a variety of theraputic interventions based interpersonal neurobiology, somatic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, attachment and emotionally focused couples therapy.

Thank you!

Dora Parys



I have worked in Eugene area for over 20 years starting my career at New Roads/Looking Glass program working with homeless and runaway youth and their families. Later I transitioned to work as a medical social worker at Sacred Heart MedicaI Center. There I worked with oncology patients admitted to the hosptial who were either in active cancer related or palliative care treatments.  


After my work at the hospital I began work with  Hospice of Sacred Heart to work with patients and their families coping with end of life. I became a team member of the pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program called Little Stars and co-facilitated development of that program.  I worked with children and their families who were adjusting to most challenging part of their life caring for their children living with life threatening illnesses.  

I began my private practice over 10 years ago and now primarily work with couples individual adult clients.

I received Masters of Social work degree from Portland State University and Masters of Arts in Anthropology from Hunter College in New York City.  I have been licensed as a clinical social worker in Oregon since 2005.


I offer individual and couples counseling 

Specialties Include:


  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Syndrome

  • Couples therapy using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Complicated Grief and Bereavement Counseling

  • Medical Crisis Counseling 

  • Acute and Chronic and Life Threatening illnesses with special attention to cancer patients

  • Chronic Pain

  • Palliative Care

I accept medical insurance through Pacific Source, Pacific Source Community Solutions, Trillium, Regence, and MODA.

I also accept private pay.  

Please contact me with any questions:

Dora Parys


541-343-1937 x22

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