Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Portland, Oregon

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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Michelle Friedman

Michelle Friedman, LCSW

Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse treatment, and residential school environments as well as within the criminal justice and healthcare systems over the past ten years providing counseling services to adults, adolescents and Read More...
Hello, my name is Michelle Friedman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the states of New York and Florida. I use a person-centered approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. I Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Diana Diaz

Diana Diaz, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience in counseling. I have worked with chronically ill clients focusing on their motivation for self-care. These clients had a myriad of physical and mental health disorders including substance abuse. I also work with adults who are having a difficult time navigating major life events. I like to believe that some individuals need a little help in becoming motivated to change. Read More...
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years experience in counseling. I have worked with chronically ill clients focusing on their motivation for self-care. These clients had a myriad of physical and mental health disorders Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Amelia Peck

Amelia Peck, LMFT

My name is Amelia Peck, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Western New York. I love being in a profession that helps people get through tough situations with extra support. I have practiced for nearly 10 years helping people work through anxiety, relationship issues, and many other areas that can make us feel stuck in our journey. Therapy is a wonderful, and confidential, way to explore why you are where you Read More...
My name is Amelia Peck, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Western New York. I love being in a profession that helps people get through tough situations with extra support. I have practiced for nearly 10 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Lynne  Rutstein

Lynne Rutstein, LCSW, CASAC

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years


Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones, LCSW

Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my sessions are full of empathy, unconditional positive regard, active listening, and reflection. The result of this is that I quickly build a very strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, who comment that I am Read More...
Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Aryeh Minkin

Aryeh Minkin, LMFT

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Vicki Wolfe

Vicki Wolfe, LMHC, CASAC

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Christine Harris

Christine Harris, LCSW, BC-TMH

I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second service – sometimes the more important service – is to help you learn how, what to do and why this challenge was presented to you. My job is to work myself out of a job because Read More...
I’m here to give you tools and resources to help you to live better. As a licensed therapist, my job is to provide 2 services: To help you resolve an immediate problem, e.g., a relationship break-up or losing your job. The second Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Staci Davis

Staci Davis, RLCSW

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon

Kathryn Clavin Vunkannon, LCSW, CASAC

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Guide to 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 are
ever-expanding. According to the U.S. Census Bureau , the citizenry of
Portland enlarged by 10% from 2000 to 2010. The city is known for its
creativity and beautiful, lush outdoors. However, not all is good in Portland.
In fact, 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
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.

An Overview of Mental Health in Portland, Oregon

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 percent. 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
percent growth since 2010, as per the U.S. Census Bureau . This spike is
definitely 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 are 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 percent 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 the homelessness. As per a
2017 survey , there are 4,177 homeless people in Multnomah County,
where Portland is located. That’s a massive ten percent 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 percent of those that are homeless live with a
severe mental illness. For reference, the national average for that statistic
is six percent. Additionally, almost 40 percent 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 percent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national
average for divorced couples is roughly ten percent. 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
number 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
you 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 percent of Portlander’s 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 percent 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 who’s known
for providing quality care for patients.
E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to help those in need of
mental health assistance via counseling find trusted professionals in your
area. Settle for the best experience by using our directory to find a therapist
fit just for you.