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Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

24 years experience
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU , completed my addiction training at The New School for Social Research , did my fellowship at NYU Medical School for psychoanalysis and attended CCDBT in NYC for DBT therapy. I have Read More...
My name is Lynne Rutstein and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse counselor. I have a BA from Syracuse University , a Masters Degree in Social Work from NYU Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Megan Balcarczyk

Megan Balcarczyk, LMHC

6 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of 6 years counseling experience during which I have worked with a wide variety of individuals, including those dealing with issues of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. My counseling Read More...
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, and earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2012. I have a total of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Jessica Scott

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC

7 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who will be equally invested in your growth. I understand the stressors, barriers and mental/emotional blocks that can make it a challenge for us to unlock our potential and live our best lives, but I also believe Read More...
Congratulations on taking the first step in what can seem like a daunting process. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming and it’s important that you connect with someone you can trust, someone you don’t feel judged by and someone who Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

5 years experience
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in New York. I help people understand and cope with a variety of mild, moderate or severe life circumstances and/or emotional, behavioral or cognitive concerns. I specialize Read More...
Are you feeling down? Are there relationship issues in your life? Perhaps there's problems with your child, spouse, partner, family member or friend. I will work with you to meet your specific needs. My name is Aryeh (pronounced AR-yay.) Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

13 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and stress management. My main focus in my treatment approach centers around the establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the person I'm working with. I Read More...
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State. I mostly have experience in working with adults. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

25 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I can offer a flexible schedule and am eager to help clients manage stress in their lives. I have experience with parenting issues, relationship issues and couples counseling. I can offer stress management strategies Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience. I have an active private practice and work with a variety of mental health concerns. I have extensive experience working with teenagers and families. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

7 years experience
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Management Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Codependency Coping Skills Depression & Anxiety Divorce/Separation/Breaking up Domestic/partner violence Eating Disorders Family and/or Relationship Conflict Goal Management Grief HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Issues Related to Parenting LGBTQ Life Coaching Narcissistic Personality Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Peer Relationships School issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Management Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Mission Statement: Conquering Challenges, through motivation, Read More...
Hello, I’m Kathryn. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have over 7 years in the field of social work, with experience in the following areas: Abuse Addiction Adolescents Adults Alcohol and Drug Abuse Anger Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Victoria Hammer

Victoria Hammer, LMHC

8 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life changes and career challenges. I also helped many young adults with navigating the specific challenges faced when graduating from college, finding a job and navigating the next phase of their lives. My counseling style is Read More...
I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 8 years of experience working as a therapist and care manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


Velma Jones

Velma Jones, MSW, LCSW-R

21 years experience
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, over the past 19 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My Read More...
I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 22 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 21 years


Olga Iof

Olga Iof, LMHC, CAPP

10 years experience
Hello, my name is Olga. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, with Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. I have experiences working with adults, children and teenagers, as well as families. As an immigrant myself, I also have an appreciation and understanding of unique challenges immigrants experience in a new country. In my practice, Read More...
Hello, my name is Olga. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York, with Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology and Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology. I have experiences Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Experience: 10 years


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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Gresham, Oregon

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.

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