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...
Elizabeth Hartshorn
LMFT-Supervisor, LPC-SC 1, LPC-Supervisor 1
In-Person Sessions:

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

Secure Telehealth Available! My specialty is helping the "Wounded Healer". My practice predominately consists of healthcare professionals. . I gratefully accept adult clients from all walks of life regardless of your profession! With over 25 years...
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,...
Lisa Headings
MA, Expressive Arts Therapy
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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,...
Samantha Auclair
MS, CRC, NCC, LPC Intern, LMHCA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon, Washington

Have you experienced hardship that still affects you today? If your past seems to follow you around, control your emotions, affect your relationships, and repeat itself in the same old patterns, I can help. I specialize in treating trauma,...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

The point of anxiety is to keep us from physical harm. Anxiety was tremendously helpful to our ancestors, keeping them out of harm's way by sounding alarms in their head and making them feel incredibly uncomfortable in order to survive dangerous...
In-Person Sessions:

Oregon City, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I help couples build communication skills so that they can be more emotionally intimate, healthy partners. I work with men in a variety of ways, including learning how to resolve conflict respectfully and understanding more about their anger and how...
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...
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...
Sarah Sterling
MA, LPC Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I believe that human beings have an inherent tendency to seek balance, wholeness, love and health, and so I trust that you already hold the ultimate source of wisdom within you. I support change to happen authentically and organically from within....
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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 &...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

Sometimes we need a caring person, skilled at listening, who will act as a mirror, reflecting back our deepest knowing and personal truth. The act of entrusting another in this manner helps us to realign with our wisest self. We begin feeling more...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

My name is Meegan and I’m an LMFT who has been providing mental health services over the last several years. I treat all my clients with respect to their identity and culture. My philosophy and approach toward treatment is person-centered. I...
Gale Cader
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Tigard, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I believe counseling is a journey that although be it hard is worth the work. I can help you navigate the hurt and find a new sense of purpose. I have extensive work with addictions, trauma, sex trafficking victims, anxiety and depression. I use...
In-Person Sessions:

Salem, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Deb Marinos
MS, CRC, LPC Intern
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Alli Blank
LPCC 15
In-Person Sessions:

Beaverton, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

My clinical education and training began in 2003 in the communicative disorders department at CSUH. I graduated with a B.S in Speech-Language Pathology. After working in various school settings I returned to graduate school. I completed my...
Daniella Marchick
LPC Intern
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I am a Professional Counselor Specializing in Aging Adults and Caregiver Counseling. I can help you build healthy habits with yourself and others, and guide your journey to finding your own life's meaning. Making sustainable positive changes and...
In-Person Sessions:

Hillsboro, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

I adopt a primarily strength-based approach to psychotherapy and believe that each one of us has the innate desire and wherewithal to develop to our full potential. Many times this desire is blocked by hindrances like negative self-talk, unhealthy...

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 is able to find work, regardless of a willingness to participate in the labor market. Those that are able to 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 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 in regards to prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. Clearly, 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 which estimates 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, become 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 is 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 who 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.

E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to help those in need of mental health assistance via counseling find trusted professionals in their areas. Settle for the best experience by using our directory to find a therapist fit just for you.