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Gresham Counseling Services

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  • 7 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
Julia P.
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My husband I were nervous going into couples counseling. It's often so hard to trust that a counselor will fit, be emotionally intelligent enough to help and understand you. Mike has been wonderful so far, in the first session I knew he was our guy. He is genuinely smart, compassionate, fair and loving. All the things you want when you are in need of help. I reccomend him highly!

Lightworks Therapy
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Bette S.
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Terry is a phenomenally gifted therapist who guided me through the darkest point in my life. Intuitive, caring, authentic and wise beyond words, she held a strong, safe container for me to fall apart during and after my divorce and put myself and my family back together. Her deep presence allowed me to trust her as my guide, and I consider her an angelic arrival in my life. My ability to co-parent smoothly with my ex-husband and raise two healthy well adjusted kids is due to the work we did together during our break up and directly after. If you are ready to release your grief and sorrow and step into a full, juicy, amazing life, Terry will be there with helping hands and open heart.

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Jessi Huffman Counseling
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Tracy T.
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Jessi is a marvelous counselor! I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to make real changes. Her warm and open approach allows me to speak freely about even the most difficult issues without a feeling of judgement or criticism. She can be unusually perceptive, and is able to help me get at the root of an issue with much patience and gentleness. I am endlessly grateful for the ways she has helped me become much more compassionate and understanding towards myself and my relationships.

Katherine Chiba, LCSW
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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We found Kate while my wife and I were looking for a marriage counselor. We were a little skeptical at first since we could not find many reviews for her. We took a chance and decided to get in contact with her and we were extremely happy with the results. We felt comfortable with her from the moment we sat down at our first session. She has been doing this for many years and it shows in her professionalism. She does not take sides and helps us to communicate open with one another so we can see each other’s views and concerns that arise between us, making it easier to calmly discuss and resolve conflicts. If you are curious about marriage counseling I would strongly recommend Kate.

Change in Being
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy A.
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The Reiki treatments brought Randy a great deal of peace. Randy passed on April 13, and we are all grateful for the caring treatments he got from you. Thanks so much. We are recommending you to people in your area.

Clear Heart Counseling
4.6
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hernandez P.
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Working with Clear Heart Counseling was a rewarding experience for me. I felt respected and genuinely cared for during my time there. A high level of comfort and safety paved the way for trust are relationship building. I grew a lot from my time at Clear Heart because I felt accepted and not judged. It is amazing what the right amount of support and gentle challenge can do.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Heather G.
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Many things have changed during my time spent working with Dana. The biggest being greater self love and acceptance. I always thought I had a fair amount of self respect, but when working with Dana I was really able to see all the negative/limiting beliefs I kept placing on myself. Dana's approach has been much different then when I've worked with counselors in the past. She asked me what was and wasn't effective in past counseling sessions. This allowed me to feel comfortable in expressing my needs. I was hoping to work with someone who was engaging, and gave honest feedback during our talks. Dana did just that, and it made SUCH a difference in our time together. She's mastered how to be both personable and professional with her clients. After a few months of working with Dana, I started to experience some major shifts. Subconsciously I think I walked in her doors just hoping for a slim body and a less chaotic life. But after a few months of sessions with her I got something even better: self love and acceptance. She helped me listen to my inner needs that have been screaming to get my attention for a while now and helped me to process them. Instead of simply losing weight, I learned how to honor and listen to my needs.. And it's been wonderful. I can't recommend Dana enough.

NW PDX Therapy, LLC
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie H.
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My partner and I are very excited to begin counseling sessions with Angela. We had a free consultation with her and we both loved her! She is very calming, compassionate and understanding. Everything she had to say was very supportive and made us very happy we found her.

Celeste B.
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Linda Sheppard, of Adoption, Attachment & Family Counseling, is an amazing woman with an amazing family. Truly, she is a gift from God. Linda's compassion, love and experience with adoption and all the "good and bad" that come with this miracle, make her one of a kind. I am a survivor because of Linda. She personally made my family's journey of adoption and subsequent disruption one that we can accept, grow, and learn from. We have been able to move on to be a healthy and whole family. Without Linda's constant care and counseling, I honestly don't know how I would have dealt with the hurt, guilt, pain and grief that I have been through. I love Linda beyond words and will forever be grateful for her. I praise God for putting her in my life!

Heather Ruddell Counseling
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly S.
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I felt very comfortable.

Ali L.
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I came to linn suffering with PTSD and severe anxiety. He immediately understood what I was experiencing! And knew exactly how to help me. Thanks to linn’s Professional skills I was able to get back to reality, my life and more importantly my family. I left the first session with life changing skills and techniques that I now use daily. I’m so grateful for his knowledge dedication and compassion! I would highly recommend linn to anyone in need and especially to everyone I love, should they be in search of help!

  • 4 years in business
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I bring warmth, genuineness and curiosity to my work, as I seek to understand who you are, what is important to you, and how to partner with you in moving toward a more fulfilling, peaceful life.

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Conceive, believe, and achieve, for nothing is impossible with God! All things are possible for those who trust in Him. - Luke 1:37, Mark 9:23, 3 John:2 Our goal is to empower those individuals that are ready, and willing to make positive changes in their lives. It is our belief that God created us to have dominion over our lives. This means to be able to overcome any situation that may face us, because we have the God-given ability to do so.

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We specialize in parenting, behavioral issues of children/adolescents; autism support for families, early childhood social-emotional development, ADHD, anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, 504s and IEPs, attachment, coping skills, developmental delays, family conflict, oppositional defiance, self-esteem, academic underachievement, depressive and mood disorders, emotional disturbance, peer relationships, trauma and PTSD.

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Providing quality counseling services to help people move forward in life and achieve their goals.

  • 11 years in business
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I'm committed to the best possible care for my clients. To me this means that I'm focused not only on outcomes but also process - ensuring that clients feel as though they are progressing towards their goals, that they are learning about themselves and their relationships, and that they are gaining and implementing effective tools for life. I want to make sure that what we do together is sustainable, realistic, and achievable. When obstacles appear, I'm not afraid of identifying and tackling them in order to reduce the chances of falling back into old, destructive patterns. Finally, I have a high standard for the work that I do because I recognize that others' lives and relationships are being affected by the counseling process.

  • 32 years in business
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As a Voice Dialogue teacher, I apply a multidisciplinary approach, integrating creative arts, contemplative practices, archetypal studies, dream process and movement practice in my trainings and private practice. I have also written extensively, including my book, An Introduction to Voice Dialogue: Finding the Benefit of People Who Bug You, and numerous published articles.

  • 1 year in business
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I have completed a year long internship as well as professional trainings with the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic. My counseling work combines the experential and mindful frameworks I learned there with my passion for social justice and my creative outlook.

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I offer Christian-based counseling for the following: * Trauma and EMDR * Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, panic and anger * Marriage and relationship counseling * Eating disorders

  • 22 years in business
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With twenty years of experience, I pay a lot of attention to non-verbal as well as verbal communication. This is especially useful in relationship counseling. Non-verbal communication can show sides of ourselves which we may not be aware of but others notice. The good news is that noticing a new side to oneself can lead to welcome change. New sides to oneself can lead the way into change that comes naturally. I notice the difference between change that comes naturally and change that comes with strain. The strain usually isn't sustainable, change that fits one’s nature is. I've taught conflict facilitation in Portland State University's graduate facilitation program. I've spent many years developing attitudes and skills which allow us to work through inner and outer conflict.

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Consider grief counseling if someone you care about has died and you: • feel overwhelmed by your feelings • feel alone with your grief • are having difficulty coping with daily life since your loss • are questioning the meaning of life, your values, or your faith • want to make sure you are “on the right track” as you grieve • could use some support as you make sense of your loss • are feeling unsure about where to turn next • are having difficulty concentrating, eating, sleeping since your loss I am here to support you in your grieving process.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a professionally trained mental health professional who helps patients navigate challenging life situations or mental health issues. To become a psychologist you must earn a doctoral degree; qualifying degrees include a Ph.D., Psy.D. or Ed.D. To actively practice, a psychologist must be licensed in their state and maintain good standing. Psychologists are trained to administer tests that can evaluate a patient’s cognitive strength and weaknesses, intellectual skills, vocational aptitude and preference, personality characteristics, and neuropsychological functioning, explains the American Psychological Association (APA).

A psychologist meets with patients in an office and may work with a variety of methods, depending on patient need, such as cognitive, behavioral or interpersonal.  According to the APA, common reasons a person may visit a psychologist include:

  • Dealing with depression, anger or anxiety over a long period of time.
  • Help with a chronic condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health.
  • Help with grieving and other abrupt transitions.
  • Overcoming addictions.
  • Managing chronic illness.
  • Breaking old and harmful patterns of thinking or behavior.

What are the types of psychologists?

Psychologists are healthcare professionals who use scientific methods to understand the relationships between the brain, environment and behavior. Psychologists may focus on research — studying how the brain and various environments drive behaviors to better understand the issues that trouble patients and society as a whole — or they may focus on practice — interacting with people using therapeutic methods. The American Psychological Association shares some of the more prevalent types of psychologists:

  • Clinical psychologists assess and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Cognitive and perceptual psychologists study human perception, thinking and memory.
  • Community psychologists work to strengthen the abilities of communities, settings, organizations and broader social systems to meet people’s needs — such as improving support for victims of natural disasters, or working to improve health policies.
  • Counseling psychologists help people understand and take action on everyday issues, career and work problems, and serious adversity.
  • Developmental psychologists study the psychological development of the human being throughout life.
  • Educational psychologists concentrate on how effective teaching and learning take place.
  • Engineering psychologists conduct research on how people work best with machines.
  • Environmental psychologists study the dynamics of how people interact with their environments.
  • Evolutionary psychologists study how evolutionary principles such as mutation, adaptation and selective fitness influence human thought, feeling and behavior.
  • Experimental psychologists study cognitive processes, comparative psychology (cross-species comparisons), and learning and conditioning.
  • Forensic psychologists apply psychological principles to legal issues.
  • Health psychologists specialize in how biological, psychological and social factors affect health and illness.
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve productivity, health and the quality of work life.
  • Neuropsychologists and behavioral neuropsychologists explore the relationships between brain systems and behavior.
  • Quantitative and measurement psychologists focus on methods and techniques for designing experiments and analyzing psychological data.
  • Rehabilitation psychologists work with stroke and accident victims, people with mental disabilities, and those with developmental disabilities caused by such conditions as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.
  • School psychologists assess and counsel students, consult with parents and school staff, and conduct behavioral interventions when appropriate.
  • Social psychologists study how a person’s mental life and behavior are shaped by interactions with other people.
  • Sport psychologists help athletes refine their focus on competition goals, become more motivated, and learn to deal with anxiety and fear of failure around competition.

How much do therapists cost?

If you are experiencing a challenging time, have mental health difficulties, or just want professional guidance as you move through life, a therapist can provide relief, tools and structure. The national average cost for a therapist is $80-$100 per hour, although prices may be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the experience and training of the therapist.

Psychiatrists, psychologists and licensed therapists are all health professionals who offer various modalities of therapy. Ask questions about the type of therapy they specialize in (such as cognitive or behavioral, etc.) and their area of expertise (such as grief, anxiety, body image disorders, etc.) to help you find the right fit for your needs. Therapy sessions are typically 50-60 minutes long.  The patient usually meets with the therapist in their office; sessions may also be held remotely (via Skype, etc.) or in a clinical setting. Psychologists, psychiatrists and other therapists who have earned advanced degrees will typically charge higher rates than other licensed therapists. Depending on your diagnosis, your health insurance may cover your therapy costs.

Can a clinical psychologist write prescriptions?

To be able to write a prescription, a clinical psychologist must practice in a state that permits them to do so, and must either have a master’s degree in psychopharmacology or have completed the required advanced training program. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), five states currently permit psychologists to write prescriptions: Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Iowa and Louisiana. Many psychologists who are not able to write prescriptions work in partnership with psychiatrists, pediatricians or primary care doctors to help their patients who need medication.

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