Hillsboro, Oregon Therapists

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Michelle Garfinkel
Certified Spiritual Counselor (VITA Method)
 Online Sessions
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...
 Hillsboro, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Alli Blank
LPCC 15
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
Troy Pound
NCC, MA,LPC-IN, MHCA
 Forest Grove, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
As a husband, father, mental health worker, and minister, I have experienced my fair share of challenges. We all need an encouraging voice from time to time. I am ready to meet you where you are and support you in reaching your goals. I have...
Gale Cader
LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
 Tigard, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
 Online Sessions
It is my belief that people find their problems to be oppressive and they desire relief from them. I work from a systemic perspective and believe that symptoms are created and sustained through habits, cycles, and through the meaning one makes of...
 Tualatin, Oregon
 Online Sessions
Marla Christensen, MA, LPC, NCC 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...
 Portland, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
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
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...
 Portland, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
Do you often feel misunderstood and hurt? Do you feel as though your emotions are controlling you and you don’t know what to do to change that? Does it leave you feeling anxious and depressed? I know what that feels like and I can help with that....
 Online Sessions
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...
Daniella Marchick
LPC Intern
 Portland, Oregon
 Online Sessions
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...
 Portland, Oregon
 In-Person Sessions
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...
 In-Person Sessions
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...
 In-Person Sessions
 Online Sessions
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...
 Online Sessions
My work is informed by my life experience as a committed social worker, longtime member of a spiritual community, and mother of 4 adult children, including my youngest son who has Down's Syndrome. I graduated from Smith College School for Social...
Donald Marks
LPC, MA
 Online Sessions
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...
Gayle Waitches
Registered LPC Intern, DO
 Online Sessions
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...
Devin Jones
MS, NCC, LPC
 Portland, Oregon
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 Online Sessions
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR, with over 5 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, addiction, career barriers, chronic pain, trauma, burnout/ caregiver stress, and relationship difficulties. I provide in-person...
 Portland, Oregon
 Online Sessions
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...
 Portland, Oregon
 Online Sessions
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...
 Online Sessions
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,...
 Portland, Oregon
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I am a certified trauma therapist who offers affordable therapy to individual adults who suffer from the effects of Trauma including childhood Abuse, adult domestic violence, near death experience and the the impact of Covid 19 Pandemic. I create a...
 Portland, Oregon
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"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 in Hillsboro, Oregon

The 105,171 citizens of Hillsboro, Oregon, have much to be proud of when it comes to their city’s history and culture. Not only is Hillsboro the seat of Washington County and one of the largest cities in the state, it is also a hotbed of technology that includes a few corporate giants like Intel and Xerox. The mild climate, with its warm summers and mild, rainy winters makes this city a hub of outdoor locales that include everything from large parks and recreational areas to lush wineries.

Despite its falling unemployment rates, beauty and history, Hillsboro’s size has resulted in some problems with divorce and violent crime. These issues can lead to a variety of mental health issues that include addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bulimia, self-harm and drug or alcohol abuse. Many different factors affect the frequency and number of individuals who suffer from these issues and include:

  • Unemployment: Washington County’s unemployment is slightly below the national average of 6.6 percent. However, the majority of those unemployed belong to Native American or Hispanic families, increasing the risk for mental health issues among these households.
  • Divorce: Washington County has the second-highest divorce rate in the state. Separating from one’s spouse can be a stressful event that can lead to depression, alcohol abuse and other mental health problems.
  • Geographic Factors: Oregon has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with most victims using firearms to end their lives. Those who live in rural areas and have limited access to mental health services, which has led to many suicides.
  • A Skewed Racial Demographic: The number of Caucasians living in Hillsboro is significantly larger than African-American and Pacific Islanders. Native Americans number fewer than one thousand in the city, which can lead to feelings of isolation and depression in the community.

Despite Hillsboro’s booming technological industry, nearly ten percent of the population of Washington County lives below the poverty line. This puts people in those families at risk for a decline in mental health, no matter their age. In general, men are at greater risk for suicide than women.

Challenges of Obtaining Therapy Service in Hillsboro

Oregon struggles with its reputation as having one of the highest mental illness rates in the United States. This can be especially challenging for the residents of Hillsboro, as the new resources coming into the state are located in Portland, which is nearly 30 minutes away from the city. For those who do not drive or have access to public transportation hubs, finding help can be difficult.

While there are several mental health services in Hillsboro and the immediate area that offer assistance to those who suffer from depression, anxiety and other disorders, not all of them specialize in the kind of treatment and long-term therapy that might be necessary to prevent suicide or other types of self-harm. This can be especially challenging for those who are actively suicidal and need immediate attention.

Finding Resources in Hillsboro

Individuals who are caught in the grip of a mental illness often feel hopeless, alone and worthless. They may also feel guilty and feel that they have failed their families, friends and themselves. However, there are ways to reach out for those who live in Hillsboro, and one of the best places to begin is with the city’s Department of Health and Human Services. They treat several different problems, including addiction, depression and anxiety.

Washington County currently has a plan in place to prevent as well as treat mental illness. In the meantime, those who are looking for low-cost services can reach out to Pacific University, which offers phone screenings, therapy sessions and ways for their patients to cope in ways that may help them avoid toxic behaviors.

Connecting With a Therapist in Hillsboro

The death of a loved one, divorce and the loss of a job can cause the onset of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. When this happens, those who experience it can feel like there is no way out. Fortunately, there is a way to reach out. If you feel it is time to get help, the directory found on E-Counseling can put you in touch with a local therapist and other mental health experts in your area. Take the first step by reaching out and asking for help via our online resource, as it can put you on the path to better health and a better quality of life for the future.