Therapists in Portland, OR and Nearby Locations

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

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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...
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...
Kendra Wenzel
L.P.C, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon, Illinois

I am a licensed professional counselor and I love to come alongside individuals, families, and couples as they navigate difficult life seasons and circumstances. I specialize in helping children and adolescents thrive, helping individuals who are...
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Oregon, Massachusetts

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...
Troy Pound
NCC, MA,LPC-IN, MHCA
In-Person Sessions:

Forest Grove, Oregon

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...
Kala Lyman
LMHC, L.P.C
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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 &...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Washington, Oregon

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...
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

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...
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...
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Portland, Oregon

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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...
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Portland, Oregon

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....
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Oregon

Please go to www.garymonkarsh.com, my website, for a full biography of my clinical expertise, educational experience, and treatment focus and skills.
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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...
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Portland, Oregon

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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,...
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,...
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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...
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Lake Oswego, Oregon

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Oregon

I am a therapist with over thirty years clinical experience. Over the years I’ve worked with and helped hundreds of individuals and couples through a wide range of difficulties. My style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. I’ve learned that...
Elizabeth Hartshorn
LMFT-Supervisor, LPC-SC 1, LPC-Supervisor 1
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Lake Oswego, Oregon

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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...
Devin Jones
MS, NCC, LPC
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Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
Alli Blank
LPCC 15
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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...
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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...
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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...

Finding Mental Health Professionals in Portland, Oregon

The beautiful city of Portland is home to over 600,000 people, making it Oregon’s most populous city. And, the number of residents is ever-expanding. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the citizenry of Portland increased by 10% from 2000 to 2010. The city is known for its creativity and beautiful, lush outdoors. However, not all is good in Portland. Directors at a new Portland-based clinic, Unity, are calling it a “mental health crisis.” New reports are released periodically, each shining a much-needed light on how prolific mental problems are in Portland and the state as a whole. In fact, according to a 2017 study, Oregon ranked as the worst state for mental health in America. Let’s break down the contributing factors to this so-called crisis and discuss solutions for those suffering in the area.

As mentioned before, the state of Oregon currently stands as the worst state for mental health. It’s widely believed that the rate of mental illness in Portland is roughly 40%. These mental illnesses can be anything from eating disorders to anxiety. But, in Portland’s case, depression and suicide are the primary mental health problems people deal with.

Depression is so prevalent in the city that suicide is the current leading cause of death and the trend is only continuing, according to a 2018 report from Lifeline Connections. So, what’s the reason behind the state-wide mental health epidemic? As discussed previously, Portland’s population recently received an influx of transplants. The surge in population is continuing at a steady pace with 8.3% growth since 2010, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. This spike is a contributing factor, as those who live around more people are more susceptible to mental illness. Another demographic that’s statistically vulnerable to mental illness is war veterans. Common ailments for veterans include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. In fact, according to the National Veterans Foundation, almost one in four veterans suffer from debilitating depression or PTSD, a dishearteningly high rate. Portland, Oregon is home to just over 10% of Oregon’s entire veteran population, according to a report published by the state. That’s an extremely high number of very vulnerable people living as Portlanders; undoubtedly a primary cause of the high rate of mental illness in the area.

Portland, Oregon is experiencing more than a mental health crisis. The city is also going through an unceasing increase in homelessness. As per a 2017 survey, there are 4,177 homeless people in Multnomah County, where Portland is located. That’s a massive 10% increase from 2015; a significant surge. The homeless population is also a particularly
vulnerable demographic, featuring exceptionally high rates of mental illness and substance abuse. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, approximately 25% of those who are homeless live with a severe mental illness. For reference, the national average for that statistic is 6%. Additionally, almost 40% of homeless people suffer
from addiction, a key player in mental health problems. Though Portland’s homeless population isn’t all that much higher than the national average, the growing nature of it is what’s concerning. Experts attribute the rise to poor policy decisions on the part of the local government. Recently, a plan was put in place in an attempt to house every homeless family in the area.
Unfortunately, it was largely unsuccessful and thus deemed a failure.

Portland, Oregon’s divorce rate is one of the highest in the country coming in at 12.5%. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for divorced couples is roughly 10%. Divorce is another contributor to Portland’s poor rate of mental health, potentially leaving all parties involved more likely to develop mental illnesses. The increasing
of therapists specializing in family therapy for Portlanders is indicative of the high divorce rate.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Portland, Oregon

Regrettably, only a fraction of those in need of help will receive it. There is a multitude of reasons behind this, including the fact that for many, finding a therapist can be an overwhelming process; especially for those seeking counseling for the first time. However, for the sake of treatment, it’s critical to find the best therapist possible. It’s important to settle with someone
you’re comfortable speaking with and who offers insightful advice. Well-reviewed or highly recommended therapists are usually your best bet. The insurance market in Portland is uneasy at the moment, leaving almost 12% of Portlanders without any health insurance; three points higher than the national average, as per the U.S. Census Bureau. Additionally, health insurance hikes are on the horizon, with many Oregonians looking at a 16% increase in premiums by next year. You must pick a therapist that aligns appropriately with your insurance plan or lack thereof. Mental Health Resources in Portland, Oregon The state of Oregon has recognized the state of emergency regarding mental health and has funded the creation of quite a few distinguished institutions focusing on treating Portland residents. Unity Center for Behavioral Health is a new clinic offering a variety of services to those in need. There’s also Cedar Hills Hospital, a large organization that’s known for providing quality care for patients.