Portland, Oregon Therapists

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Michelle Garfinkel
Certified Spiritual Counselor (VITA Method)
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

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....
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

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:

Portland, Oregon

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:

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:

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...
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...
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...
Devin Jones
MS, NCC, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
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,...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Samantha Auclair
MS, CRC, NCC, LPC Intern, LMHCA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon, Washington

Have you experienced hardship that still affects you today? If your past seems to follow you around, control your emotions, affect your relationships, and repeat itself in the same old patterns, I can help. I specialize in treating trauma,...
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Sarah Sterling
MA, LPC Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Portland, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

I believe that human beings have an inherent tendency to seek balance, wholeness, love and health, and so I trust that you already hold the ultimate source of wisdom within you. I support change to happen authentically and organically from within....
Lisa Headings
MA, Expressive Arts Therapy
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Oregon

You do so much for others and never take time for yourself. You love the work that you do, but lately, you’ve been feeling totally drained. You feel overwhelmed, anxious, and depressed. You feel guilty even thinking about stepping back and worry...
Alli Blank
LPCC 15
In-Person Sessions:

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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Lake Oswego, Oregon

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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.

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 men al 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
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 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.