Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gresham, Oregon

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


David Demorest

LCPC-5814,idaho,LCP-1288,Wy,Certified,HealthMath,Trainer
15 years experience
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As a counselor his background has been very beneficial in understanding the processes underlying behavior and mental health. As a result of his work in industry David has good people skills which are essential in... Read More
David has a very diverse background. In addition to Masters in Mental Health Counseling, he has a Maters in Biology/Biochemistry and worked in Research. David changed fields and worked 25 years as a radiochemist which combined nuclear chemistry and physics. As... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Quinn Berry

M.A.,M.P.H.,L.P.C.
9 years experience
Hi, I'm Quinn. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I've been a counselor since 2011, and I've been in the helping professions since 2002. I have helped lots of people change their lives in ways that have made them happier. There is no universal formula for individual happiness, but together we can figure out what your formula for happiness is and make it happen. Beginning counseling can feel... Read More
Hi, I'm Quinn. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I've been a counselor since 2011, and I've been in the helping professions since 2002. I have helped lots of people change their lives in ways... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:9 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

Dr. Sarah Langley

PhD,LPC
10 years experience
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question your existence or purpose in life, and know there is more to explore out there, but just don't know how or where to start? Does your apathy impact your relationship, health, or kids, and you... Read More
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Barbara Leigh

M.S.Ed.,LPC-S,NCC
32 years experience
With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer the perfect combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to hone in on your needs and tailor treatment modalities to your particular circumstances and expectations. I enjoy helping people discover their true needs/desires and pursuing their dreams, fantasies and meeting their life goals. I specialize... Read More
With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I offer the perfect combination of seasoned wisdom, current relevance and flexible interventions. I have seen trends come and go in the fields of psychology and counseling, so I like to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:32 years

Amber Bathon

LPC,LPCC-S,MAC
13 years experience
Hello, my name is Amber Bathon. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (state of KY), a licensed professional counselor (state of OR), and maintain a certification as a master addictions counselor. I received a double Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Socio-Anthropology from Transylvania University and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. My Master's program provided me with additional training and education in the areas of marriage, couples, and family... Read More
Hello, my name is Amber Bathon. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (state of KY), a licensed professional counselor (state of OR), and maintain a certification as a master addictions counselor. I received a double Bachelor's Degree in Psychology... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

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

Ann Brooks

LICSW
8 years experience
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a focus on identifying negative thoughts, the impact they play on emotions and that lead to negative behaviors. My mindfulness-based, client... Read More
Hello! My name is Ann Brooks. I'm a Licensed Clinician in the State of MA. I have experience working with adults who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, parenting, elder care, relationships and substance misuse. I draw from Solutions-Focused... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 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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