Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bend, Oregon

Find a therapist in Bend, Oregon that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Bend, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Margaret Robertson

DMin,LPC,LMHC
13 years experience
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed homeless Veterans. I have a wide variety of experiences with many different types of people in many different situations. My expertise is in crisis and trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and severe mental disorders.... Read More
I am a retired Navy Chaplain with 10 years of enlisted service and 8 years as a chaplain. I retired in 2008 and then worked as a mental health crisis worker and worked in private practice, then I housed... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Jenna Lander

LCSW
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I hold my LCSW license in Oregon and Colorado, I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. I hold my LCSW license in Oregon and Colorado, I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Wendy Henner

MA,LPC,LMHC
25 years experience
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from San Francisco State University, and my Master of Arts degree, specializing in Applied Behavioral Science and Systems Counseling, from Bastyr University. For the past 20 years, I... Read More
Greeting and welcome to Better Help! My name is Wendy Henner and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

J. Alan Waiczis

LPC
5 years experience
These are tough times! Many of us find our anxiety or depression is through the roof! Relationship issues are magnified by fears, financial woes, having to stay cooped-up together, and even grave loss. I am here to help. The decision to enter therapy is a courageous one: therapy requires change. You’ve come this far and that says something about you: you want a better life. I have a deep and heartfelt interest in walking the... Read More
These are tough times! Many of us find our anxiety or depression is through the roof! Relationship issues are magnified by fears, financial woes, having to stay cooped-up together, and even grave loss. I am here to help. The decision... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Judith Ashby

MSW.,LCSW,CADC,III,DOT-Qualified,Substance,Abuse,Professional
20 years experience
As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you increase your sense of well-being and quality of life. I will help you learn to "live with ease." My approach is client-centered and uses mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Also, I am open to exploring other therapeutic approaches. Further. I appreciate and support diversity. My specialties include depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, and dual... Read More
As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I am dedicated to helping you increase your sense of well-being and quality of life. I will help you learn to "live with ease." My approach is client-centered and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Jennifer Kind

LPC,CDWF
8 years experience
Hi there! My name is Jen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the beautiful state of Oregon with over 8 years of experience in working with adults and couples. I believe that we all have the ability to create wholeheartedness within ourselves, but sometimes we just get stuck in old patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are no longer serving us. It can be difficult to get out of the habit of these... Read More
Hi there! My name is Jen and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the beautiful state of Oregon with over 8 years of experience in working with adults and couples. I believe that we all have the ability to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Amy Green

LPCC,LMFT
14 years experience
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am 40 years young. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it wasn't always easy and yes, we did go to counseling, many times! I have a 18 year old daughter, who is by far one of my favorite people. I also have a 8 year old... Read More
It's important to me that you have an idea of who I am as a human being first... then as a therapist. I am 40 years young. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and no, it... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Gary Daily

MA,EdS,LPC
31 years experience
I am Gary Daily, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Oregon. I have a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy, and a Master’s degree in School Psychology. I take time to get to know my clients. For over 30 years, I have had the blessing of working with a wide range of people experiencing relationship issues, as well as problems including insomnia, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and grief. I use Cognitive... Read More
I am Gary Daily, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Oregon. I have a Master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy, and a Master’s degree in School Psychology. I take time to get to know my clients. For... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:31 years

Candace Sebastian

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling and mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, LGBT, and chronic mental illness. My counseling style is warm and patient. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines humanistic, interpersonal, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience working in the field of counseling and mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Carisa Battin

LPC
2 years experience
My counseling services are based on the belief that you are the expert on your life and that you have the potential to heal. I believe that healing and happiness are achieved through processing difficult or painful experiences and feelings in a safe, supportive environment. I look forward to our work together on your healing... Read More
My counseling services are based on the belief that you are the expert on your life and that you have the potential to heal. I believe that healing and happiness are achieved through processing difficult or painful experiences and feelings in a safe, supportive environment. I look forward to our work together on your healing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

Adam Klaybor

LCSW
6 years experience
On top of a personal connection, I employ tools and techniques to heighten healing. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), anger management techniques, health relationship tactics, and mindfulness. I integrate these perspectives according to the need of the client. Read More
On top of a personal connection, I employ tools and techniques to heighten healing. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), anger management techniques, health relationship tactics, and mindfulness. I integrate these perspectives according to the need of the client. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Adam Clark

LCSW, AASW
5 years experience
Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW is the founder of Head, Heart & Hooves Counseling, his Equine Assisted Therapy practice located in Bend, Oregon in which Adam provides both Equine Assisted Therapy to the community and Equine Assisted Supervision workshops for helping professionals interested in therapeutic partnership with animals. Read More
Adam Clark, LCSW, AASW is the founder of Head, Heart & Hooves Counseling, his Equine Assisted Therapy practice located in Bend, Oregon in which Adam provides both Equine Assisted Therapy to the community and Equine Assisted Supervision workshops for helping professionals interested in therapeutic partnership with animals. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Layne Hood

LCSW
35 years experience
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 express yourself more fully, we can quickly activate growth in the direction you choose to help you feel better and deal... Read More
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 express yourself more fully, we can quickly activate growth in the direction you choose to help you feel better and deal... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

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, is 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 outdoors sports.

However, the entire state of Oregon, including Bend and other communities in the Central Oregon region, faces significant issues with regard to 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 percent, 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 the course of 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 time 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 on a yearly basis, 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 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 crisis situations. 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.

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