Bend, Oregon Therapists

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Layne specializes in awakening resilience. His work fosters emotional agility, develops mental clarity, and optimizes personal power. Resilience is positive and constructive adaptation. Whether you feel out of balance, lost, broken, or looking to...
Michelle Garfinkel
Certified Spiritual Counselor (VITA Method)
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Oregon

Spiritual abuse haunts so many of us. Strict religions and high-control groups can affect your life even decades after leaving them. From difficulties in the bedroom to feeling like old beliefs are tattooed on your brain, the residue of...
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Oregon

Hi, I'm Kristen Ales I'm a therapist who specialized in disordered eating and negative body image. My passion for this work comes from years of disordered eating myself. After losing a significant amount of weight as a teenager and receiving praise...
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Portland, Oregon

I work primarily from the Internal Family Systems model, which engages both client and therapist's innate capacities for courage and compassion as tools for transformation. My work is also informed by several other approaches; since therapy is a...
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Salem, Oregon

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Oregon

I’ve worked as a therapist for 38 years. My experience covers a diverse array of challenges, including panic attacks, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, fears, relationship challenges, trauma, PTSD, and childhood abuse. I help individuals manage...
Gayle Waitches
Registered LPC Intern, DO
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Oregon

A lifelong learner and practitioner, I am both a physician and an individual and relational therapist intern. I obtained a MS from Portland State University while also immersing in a year-long internship at the M.E.T.A. Institute (Mindfulness...
Kala Lyman
LMHC, L.P.C
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Vancouver, Washington

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Washington, Oregon

MY APPROACH ​ I am passionate about assisting individuals & families on their journey through life's challenging moments. I strive to assist individuals in finding fulfillment, engagement & empowerment in their life. While our past experiences &...
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Oregon, Washington

Camille Holland, an honor’s graduate from Capella University with a master of science degree in mental health counseling, is a board certified pre-licensed mental health care professional. She holds credentials to practice therapy throughout the...
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Portland, Oregon

Do you often feel misunderstood and hurt? Do you feel as though your emotions are controlling you and you don’t know what to do to change that? Does it leave you feeling anxious and depressed? I know what that feels like and I can help with that....
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Oregon

Marla Christensen, MA, LPC, NCC, LMFT Wellspring Individual, Couples, Family Therapy LLC, Owner/Founder, Marriage & Family Therapist, Serving Individuals, Couples, and Families. Welcome to Wellspring Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy LLC. Your...
Kaijah Bjorklund
LPC 172, Certified in EMDR
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Ashland, Oregon

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Oregon

My name is Kaijah Bjorklund (she, her, hers). I love my work as a counselor. I find great joy and reward in being a person that is able provide support through life's challenging moments and ongoing struggles. In my work I draw from the relevant...
Deb Marinos
MS, CRC, LPC Intern
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Oregon

After 30 years of working as a self employed electrician and teacher, I returned to college & graduated in 2010 as a counselor. Since then, I have been helping people find ways to transform whatever life and choices may have brought. My own...
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Hillsboro, Oregon

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Oregon

Today you are one step closer to a new place in your life,where you feel empowered and on a positive path toward growth and well-being. You may have the dream of personal growth or relationship enhancemement. Whatever that may be, I want to join you...
Randy Wild
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
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Bend, Oregon

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Oregon

Hi. I am the founder of Bend Counseling & Biofeedback (BCB). We are a small group of licensed therapists in Central Oregon. Most mental health practitioners decide to become therapists because they themselves have struggled during their life. As...
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Portland, Oregon

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Oregon

"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want" Lao Tzu Power comes from being open to exploring your inner strength as a means of gaining insight and knowledge. I strive to provide a safe,...
Kendra Wenzel
L.P.C, MS
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Oregon, Illinois

I am a licensed professional counselor and I love to come alongside individuals, families, and couples as they navigate difficult life seasons and circumstances. I specialize in helping children and adolescents thrive, helping individuals who are...
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Utah, Oregon

About Me I am a Child and Family Therapist, specializing in individual and family therapy for individuals of varying backgrounds. I have a private practice in professional counseling in South Jordan, Utah. I have extensive experience working with...
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Oregon

I use a combination of mental health counseling techniques to teach clients techniques to to overcome or cope with the challenges they face. My treatment moralities include, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT),solution focused, cognitive behavioral...
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Portland, Oregon

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Oregon

My ideal client is willing and able to do deep self work. They are willing to ask the hard questions, and feel ready to face the scary things in their life. My ideal client is ready for change and as a result of this profound change is possible. In...
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Portland, Oregon

I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, and other life stresses. we have doctors, teachers, all kinds of people that help us along the way it only makes sense to have somebody to help you process through...
Lisa Headings
MA, Expressive Arts Therapy
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Oregon

You do so much for others and never take time for yourself. You love the work that you do, but lately, you’ve been feeling totally drained. You feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. You feel guilty even thinking about stepping back and worry...
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Eugene, Oregon

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Texas, Oregon

Thank you for taking the time to learn who I am. It takes a lot of courage to reach out & be willing to grow psychologically. I have been on your side of the couch, and I know how helpful therapy has been in my life as well as the life of many...
Troy Pound
NCC, MA,LPC-IN, MHCA
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Forest Grove, Oregon

As a husband, father, mental health worker, and minister, I have experienced my fair share of challenges. We all need an encouraging voice from time to time. I am ready to meet you where you are and support you in reaching your goals. I have...
Donald Marks
LPC, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

If you are thinking about starting therapy, you've already taken the first step toward making a change. I strive to help you feel supported to grow into your best self, to collaborate on holistic goal setting, to feel validated and heard, and have...

An Overview of Mental Health in Bend, Oregon

Central Oregon is a region made up of Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson Counties, and the largest city in the region, with an estimated population of 91,122 as of 2016, in Bend, Oregon, the county seat of Deschutes County. Men’s Journal Magazine listed Bend as one of the 10 Best Places to Live in 2016. With a mild, arid climate, Bend is seen as a haven for outdoor sports.

However, the entire state of Oregon, including Bend and other communities in the Central Oregon region, faces significant issues with regard to the prevalence of mental illness and limited access to care.

Mental Health Challenges in Bend, Oregon

Oregon consistently rates as one of the worst states in the nation (including the District of Columbia) when it comes to mental health, with high rates of mental illness prevalence and relatively low rates of access to care.

Depression and Suicide: Two of the most significant concerns are depression, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempts. These issues are of concern for adults and adolescents alike.

  • Between 2015 and 2017, a study called the Central Oregon Regional Health Assessment demonstrated the percentage of adults with depression in Deschutes County was 23.1% or nearly 1 in 4.
  • The same study demonstrated that 19.7 of eleventh-graders, or approximately 1 in 5, reported mental health that was fair to poor, and that 11.8 percent of eleventh-graders, more than 1 in 10, had seriously considered attempting suicide over a year.
  • The suicide death rate per 100,000 people for people ages 15 to 24 was 25.4 between 2010 and 2015, significantly higher than the statewide rate of 14.4 over the same period.
  • The percentages of adults with depression and eleventh-graders with fair to poor mental health increased throughout Central Oregon between 2015 and 2017, while the percentage of eleventh-graders who seriously considered attempting suicide decreased.

Substance Abuse: Though addiction itself may be, and often is, considered a mental illness, substance abuse often occurs alongside mental illness, with more than one in four adults with mental health issues in the United States also abusing one or more substances. Substance abuse treatment programs have been shown to improve the quality of life and yield a positive return on investment.

Divorce: Oregon has one of the highest divorce rates in the country, ranking at number four among all 50 states. While the nationwide percentage of adults who have undergone a divorce is 10.5 percent, Oregon’s percentage is even higher at 12.5 percent.

Deschutes County had one of the highest divorce rates of any county in Oregon in 2015. At that time, the statewide average was 3.39 divorced individuals out of every 1,000 Oregon residents, while the rate in Deschutes County was more than four per 1,000. Breaking up the data into five-, ten-, and 20-year increments demonstrated a troubling trend of increasing divorces, the only county in Oregon in which this was the case.

Difficulties Accessing Mental Health Care in Bend, Oregon

A study showed that, between 2011 and 2015, 52.4 percent of adults aged 18 and older with mental health issues did not receive treatment every year, compared with 47.6 percent who did.

The difficulty of accessing mental health services in Bend, as well as Oregon as a whole, may be attributed to private insurance companies limiting treatment and denying coverage for mental health treatment in violation of parity laws at the state and national levels that require insurers to cover mental illnesses equally to how they cover medical and surgical conditions. Though a federal mental health parity law was passed in 2008, only two states reportedly enforce them.

Mental Health Resource in Bend, Oregon

Despite the challenges regarding access to mental health services, help is available for residents of Bend, Oregon for those who seek it out. Deschutes County has a Behavioral Health department that provides services, prioritizing uninsured county residents in crises. Oregon Health Plan members are also prioritized, although participation in the plan is not required to receive services. Other Central Oregon mental health facilities include Life Works of Central Oregon in Bend, BestCare Treatment Services in Jefferson County, and St. Charles Behavioral Health Services in Bend and Redmond.