Gresham, Oregon Therapists

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Michelle Garfinkel
Certified Spiritual Counselor (VITA Method)
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
Kala Lyman
LMHC, L.P.C
In-Person Sessions:

Vancouver, Washington

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 &...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

As an experienced integrative Cognitive Behavior Therapist, we will explore core issues and move toward a healthy, fulfilling life. We will do this using a CBT framework that has helped countless clients move through the toughest challenges. Helping...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Joy Paul
NCC, MA, LPC-I
In-Person Sessions:

Salem, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I am passionate about helping people to experience healing from the negative effects of trauma or other difficult life circumstances. It is an honor to be part of a person’s journey toward getting their life back. I seek to meet clients where they...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
Nadine Dody
LPC 172
In-Person Sessions:

Redmond, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I come from a solution focused counseling perspective. I specialize in working with First Responders and their families in individual and relationship counseling.
In-Person Sessions:

Bend, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

We all deserve to heal, to find meaning in our lives, and to have healthy, fulfilling relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Clients I work with are often in therapy because they are overwhelmed by worry, stress, and sadness....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

As a practical, interactive, solution-focused psychologist, my treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With over 15 years of experience, I help clients find solutions...
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Hawaii, Oregon

My name is Ken Fields. I am a nationally certified, state licensed mental health counselor. I am available online to provide you with quality, professional online counseling. Whatever problems and troubles you are faced with, I can offer you...
Carolee Horning
MA, QMHP, NBCC
In-Person Sessions:

Eugene, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

If you are looking for a counselor with a calling to help others find their own path on a healing journey of a happy and healthy life, has excellent active listening skills and experience with trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, and is open to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

Please go to www.garymonkarsh.com, my website, for a full biography of my clinical expertise, educational experience, and treatment focus and skills.
Sky Snogren
LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Ashland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Colorado, Oregon

I studied at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado, a Buddhist university. I integrate mindfulness and body centered work with client centered psychotherapy. I come from the perspective that many of the traumas we experience in life happen in...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Eugene, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! I work with individuals, couples, and families on a wide array of issues. Deciding to begin therapy can feel empowering and that you are starting the process of creating the difference you are seeking in your life. Some...
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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...
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Portland, Oregon

ABOUT ME I believe that the values of integrity, self-acceptance, self-compassion, and gratitude are essential to feeling fulfilled in your life and cultivating harmonious relationships. The Root&Connect way is to Feel Grounded, Be Focused, and...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

With nearly 10 years of clinical practice, my clinical work experience has included integrating theoretical approaches that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for individuals and couples, Trauma informed therapy,...
Randy Wild
LPC 172, LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Bend, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Gayle Waitches
Registered LPC Intern, DO
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Gresham, Oregon

For many, life in the city of Gresham, Oregon is as fine as northwest American living can be. According to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Gresham is home to roughly 111,000 people. That figure is climbing at a steadily impressive pace. Every decade or so, Gresham’s population increases by roughly six percent. It is not surprising to see many families flocking to the area, given its appealing characteristics.

Amenities are abundant and easy to access. If you are a fan of taking a walk or cycling instead of driving to a destination, you should be happy to know Gresham features a plethora of easily walkable neighborhoods in addition to a good number of bike lanes and a surprisingly efficient public transportation system.

Gresham is far from free of trouble, though. The primary motivation for a family’s decision to move to Gresham, Oregon is identical to most American cities. Occupational opportunities, such as a raise in salary or a new job altogether are the driving forces behind one’s choice to move domiciles. However, not everyone who is seeking employment can find work, regardless of a willingness to participate in the labor market. Those who can land a job are not guaranteed to keep it – especially with layoffs happening regularly. The economic troubles of the area are ancillary to another large, complex issue the city of Gresham is facing.

Experts are saying Gresham is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that means, why it is so bad in Gresham, and what you can do to get in contact with a local therapist who can help if you are in need.

Unfortunately, the effects of a poor system that deals with mental health conditions are being felt by people across the country. Chances are, you probably know someone struggling with mental health, if not yourself. An especially revealing study from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates that 18.1 percent of Americans experience mental illness.

Narrowing the statistics fails to yield better results. A 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America ranks the state of Oregon almost number one regarding the prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. Oregon needs to see great improvement in the mental health sector. So, what is contributing to the poor state of mental health in Gresham, specifically?

First of all, Gresham’s education system needs work. As per statistics from local school districts, Gresham student test scores are on average ten percent lower than the rest of the nation’s students. Officials are criticizing the high student-to-teacher ratio many of these public schools use. What we know for sure is education plays a significant role in children’s mental health. Lower quality education statistically results in more mental illness.

Oregon is known for having a higher-than-average rate of divorce. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a study that estimates that 12.5 percent of Oregon adults have gone through a divorce. It is no secret divorce can have a profound impact on one’s mental health. Everyone involved in the relationship, including children, becomes more susceptible to mental conditions, such as depression. If you feel your relationship is in jeopardy, it is best to seek help through counseling before making any permanent decisions.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Gresham, Oregon

A harsh reality is many Americans are finding the process of reaching out to a therapist as being troublesome. A study recently published by the National Institute of Mental Health suggests a majority of Americans who experience mental illness receive no treatment during any given year. Experts are partly blaming the alarming figure on the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment to patients.

In the case of Gresham, specifically, people are pointing fingers at ineffective legislation, poverty and unemployment, and stigma surrounding mental health as being barriers to care. As per the U.S. Census Bureau, a resident of Gresham is almost twice as likely to lack any health insurance. Undoubtedly, a good chunk of these people who lack insurance are low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Gresham, Oregon

Thankfully, attention from both state and federal entities means more money is going toward initiatives combatting mental illness. More organizations that focus on improving the community’s mental health are popping up across the state. Gresham residents, in particular, enjoy access to a good number of these places. Lifeworks Northwest is a local mental health clinic offering a bevy of services and resources to those in need. Telecare is another organization with similar offerings.