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.


Heather Teters

MSW, LCSW
5 years experience
Hello, I am so glad you are reaching out! My name is Heather and I am a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon, currently practicing as a therapist in Portland. I am also certified in addictions counseling in Oregon. My education and professional background have given me a unique approach to counseling that is holistic, strength-based, and culturally thoughtful and inclusive. I have advanced experience working with adults and adolescents struggling with addiction,... Read More
Hello, I am so glad you are reaching out! My name is Heather and I am a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon, currently practicing as a therapist in Portland. I am also certified in addictions counseling in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Fishman

MA, LCPC, NCC
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, and I also hold the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. I have been a counselor for 12 years in different settings, such as community agencies of different kind, as well as my own practice. Prior to becoming a counselor, I was an adult educator and worked for colleges and business schools. As an educator, I was passionate about motivating... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCPC) in Idaho, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, and I also hold the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. I have been a counselor for 12 years in different settings, such as community... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Kimberly Gerhardt

LPC
20 years experience
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from George Fox University (1998) and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 2002. I have dedicated my professional career to helping people and their families. I have had the pleasure of working with incredible people, helping them find hope and belief in their potential to live better lives. I strive to create a space where people feel safe, comfortable and respected. I am... Read More
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from George Fox University (1998) and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 2002. I have dedicated my professional career to helping people and their families. I have had the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Brandi Johnson

LPC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Oregon. I graduated from East Central University in Oklahoma with a Master's of Human Resources Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013. Throughout my journey of being a Licensed Therapist I have worked with clients with Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, and more. I believe that every client is unique and special which requires me to be eclectic in my approach. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Oregon. I graduated from East Central University in Oklahoma with a Master's of Human Resources Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013. Throughout my journey of being a Licensed Therapist... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Emily Adler

LCSW
3 years experience
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she works with clients to find and master skills that can help make life a little better. Emily believes that the most important indicator of success in therapy is the client/therapist relationship. She focuses on... Read More
Emily is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Linda McNellis

LCSW
26 years experience
Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and individual situations that prompt them to seek professional services. I am committed to assist individuals reach their full potential. I have a significant amount of experience working with person coping with loss/grief, depression,... Read More
Hello: My name is Linda McNellis. I am a mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with twenty-six years’ experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I value each person's unique personality and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 years

Silvana Espinoza Lau

MS, LMFT
6 years experience
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon. I hold a Masters in Psychology from CalPoly San Luis Obispo and a bachelors in Psychology from overseas. I have worked in outpatient and in residential settings with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I am grateful to have worked with underrepresented and marginalised communities with a social justice focus. My goal for counselling is to be able to create a safe space free of... Read More
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon. I hold a Masters in Psychology from CalPoly San Luis Obispo and a bachelors in Psychology from overseas. I have worked in outpatient and in residential settings with... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 6 years

Amy Dummer

LPC
3 years experience
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Oregon. I have been working as a counselor for three years and in the mental health field for five. I have experience working with teens and college aged individuals as well as adults with a variety of challenges including: life transitions, depression, anxiety, parenting and interpersonal relationship challenges and overcoming trauma. I believe that all individuals need to feel a sense of connection and... Read More
I am a professional counselor licensed in the state of Oregon. I have been working as a counselor for three years and in the mental health field for five. I have experience working with teens and college aged... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Gomsrud

MA, LPC, NCC
20 years experience
Hi, My name is Melissa Gomsrud, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon, and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private counseling practice in Oregon. I primarily work with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, career issues, and other life challenges. I enjoy supporting people in their personal... Read More
Hi, My name is Melissa Gomsrud, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon, and a National Certified Counselor. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and currently operate a private... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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 one year shy of 40. 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... 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 one year shy of 40. I have been with my husband since I was 20... and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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 journey! 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 journey! 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
33 years experience
Layne Hood, LCSW, CPC, brings to his practice over 30 years of experience in conducting healing and growth work for people of all ages. He works with individuals, couples, and families. He earned masters degrees in human relations and in social work from the University of Kansas. Read More
Layne Hood, LCSW, CPC, brings to his practice over 30 years of experience in conducting healing and growth work for people of all ages. He works with individuals, couples, and families. He earned masters degrees in human relations and in social work from the University of Kansas. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 33 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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