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Gresham Mental Health Counselors

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Break Free Counseling
from 20 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Shabnam R.
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I was going through a rough time because of a recent break up with someone that I truly loved. I am an immigrant so had no close family here. It was really getting out of control and I decided to seek for some help. Dave helped me a lot to understand what is really bothering me. He provided a calm and relaxing environment that I could easily talk through my issues. I was feeling really terrible before the counseling but now I am feeling much better, I am a lot more stable and I know that I can go through this phase of my life.

Jeanette Chardon, MSW
from 9 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Ms. J.
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She is the perfect image of an "Earth Angel"! She can guide you to physical, mental, and spiritual salvation! I am still on my journey and it will take a great deal of work! With Jeanette beside me, I know I will find my little piece of heaven here on Earth!

Paula-Noel Macfie, Ph.D.
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Monica S.
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Paula’s sharp intellect, deep intuition, intense focus, and outside-the-box point of view are a valuable resource for those who seek connection to their deeper ancestry, to those who wish to improve their overall wellness--and most especially—to those who desire to explore the connection between their ancestral heritage and their physical, mental and spiritual health.

  • 1 year in business
Melissa S.
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I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for when I first called Aaron. I wasn't happy in my job but I didn't know why. I wasn't necessarily looking for another job yet but I wasn't sure what to do next. Aaron helped me figure out that my job wasn't aligned with my values and that I was burned out on some aspects about my job I used to love. We did some work getting to the heart of my nagging discomfort, tried to figure out if there was a way to make my current job work for me, did some assessments to explore what else might be out there that would work for me, and came up with some great ideas. Once we'd figured out where I might want to go with my career, Aaron was invaluable in helping me navigate LinkedIn, research some options, set up informational interviews, talk to people in the graduate school programs I was considering, get keyed in to making connections with others and attending events where I could chat with people in fields I was looking at. Then when I was actually applying for jobs we worked together on my resume and cover letters, interviewing skills, whatever! It was helpful that he's a career AND mental health councilor, and our work together involved more than just showing me jobs to apply to. I guess what I mean is that I felt like he was considering me as a whole person and helped me see where I was assuming I wouldn't be successful without even trying? Seriously, what a great experience. I'm happy with my new position and am incredibly thankful to Aaron.

Krista Arias
from 2 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Josie F.
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There are so many counselors, healers, therapists, lifestyle gurus and professional advice-givers out there that it's easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices. As a mother of three, I've spent who knows how much time and money looking for effective support for my family's health, only to find superficial, time consuming programs that may produce short-lived results (that require constant re-upping to maintain any effectiveness), but never really get to the heart of what we need. Nothing I've tried has come close to the kind of immediate, deep affect that working with Krista has provided. Her methods are so gentle and intuitive that it's hard to believe the powerful results. Within a week of our first hour-long session, my energy and sense of well-being were raised dramatically. I felt clearer and more confident in my body's ability to heal and was amazed when the results started reaching beyond the original issue for which I had sought her out. Five years later, I don't hesitate to turn to Krista first for all of my and my family's health questions, from nutrition to mental/emotional and relationship dilemmas. Her compassionate manner and truly holistic approach have given me the support I've needed to overcome blocks and reach my goals, without the confusing and often guilt-inducing yo-yo effect I've experienced with other practitioners. She understands that our lives aren't cookie-cutter and our issues aren't compartmentalized, and so is able to invest in the whole client and get to the actual root of a problem, instead of just temporarily easing the symptoms. If you've tried all the healthy living fads, diet programs, all the different therapies, alternative and conventional, and are still feeling stuck, please set up an appointment with Krista, and get ready for a breakthrough!

Sarah Ellenwood Counseling
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie H.
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I have spoken with a number of different counselors and therapists over the years and have struggled to find someone I connect with. From the very beginning, Sarah helped me outline my mental health goals so that we were working toward the same thing. She even took the time to research the semi-obscure religion in which I was raised so she could understand my upbringing and give me advice based on my values and not hers. She made custom meditation recordings and breathing exercises for me. She worked with me on payment options. When I moved away she accomodated me with phone sessions which are just as good if not better because I can say things which I would be embarrased to in person. She has had a profound impact on my life and holds a special place in my heart. I would, and do, highly recommend her to my friends.

Mario Messina Massage
from 2 reviews
    Elizabeth R.
    Verified review

    Mario Messina Massage was my introduction to touch therapy. By working with Mario for 8 months, I have truly come to understand the meaning of wellness and, more importantly, know how it feels. Stress and anxiety following the death of my husband had really impacted my health, physically and emotionally. Conventional medicine helped, yet controlling symptoms didn't provide me the level of health I wanted. That's when I started seeing Mario. The bodywork he offers is so extensive that he was able to develop a course of treatment for me that combined massage with other alternative therapies that has improved my physical well-being and restored by emotional strength. Each session with Mario is like a power surge that so energizes your entire being you practically float out of his office. I also now realize how inadequately I'd been caring for myself. I hadn't realized how much energy was being drained away from me every day from stress, anxiety and poor sleep. With Mario's assistance, I have also learned practices to calm and relax both my mind and body to alleviate my anxiety and reduce the impact that daily stresses have on my physical and mental well-being. I also no longer suffer from sleep disorders. I am getting very restfull sleep and am able to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. As I gain more awareness of the mind-body connection through Mario's work, I am seeing other ways I can contribute to my own health and well-being through the choices I make in every aspect of my live, from how I eat to how I spend my free time. It is so much easier to make other lifestyle changes when you are feeling so well. Mario has been a tremendous resource for me and I am continuing to work with him indefinitely as a personal commitment to my health.

    Nourished Roots
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Connie O.
    Verified review

    I did a cleanse with Teri that was amazing. She sent daily support and words of wisdom that kept me focused and on the right track to healthier eating. It went so well that I continued on it for 2 months longer than I needed to. My acid reflux has disappeared, I've lost weight and I have so much more energy.


    I have a variety of settings from which to be involved in your wellness, including mental health counseling at the Portland DBT Institute, private or studio yoga classes, and help in utilizing essential oils for health and healing. I do this work because I feel it is my calling. I have had an array of rich experiences with clients to facilitate my knowledge and only practice and share modalities that are evidence based and meaningful to me.


    I meet my clients on a humanistic, relational level. Seeing my self in every client and just being there for you.


    We offer mental health service to assist you in growth through challenges. We have a unique team approach -- working together in creating the changes you want and need for you and your family.


    We provide quality counseling, recovery, and mental health services that promote positive outcomes. Blue Pine Counseling is in network with these insurance providers: Optum/Providence, MODA, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.


    I am a good fit for anyone who wants warmth, humor, and honest feedback from their therapist. I match my therapeutic style to your needs, and walk alongside you on your journey towards your goals. I also use art, mindfulness, and sandtray therapy. Engaging your whole mind and body in therapy has lasting benefits, and can help undo the effects of trauma on the brain. I love walking alongside people as they challenge themselves, learn to embrace discovered or forgotten parts of themselves, and overcome parts of their past that have been weighing them down.


    I provide mental health counseling for individuals and couples. Relationship counseling can often help to improve understanding and communication between partners. This can often begin to happen very quickly, even after only a few sessions. Individual counseling can you help to increase self-awareness, work on managing and reducing anxiety, and promote healing from old or more recent traumas. Counseling is about having a caring, objective and involved listener who is invested in helping you create meaningful and lasting change in your life. I endeavor to be that person for my clients. My name is Jessi Dey, M.S. I have a Master's degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy. I welcome clients from all backgrounds at my practice. I am experienced in providing individual and relationship counseling to diverse clients. I am queer, trans, poly, kink knowledgeable and friendly.


    I offer a private practice setting in which adult clients can safely explore and work through their concerns, questions and issues in depth. My approach includes looking at the self, the family, and the larger society. Within that, I also encourage clients to reflect on physical factors which may affect them, such as nutrition, sleep and exercise. In addition to talk therapy, I offer tools such as desensitization, role play, relaxation, and meditation. I offer an initial consultation at no cost. I am compassionate and experienced. For more information about me, I would invite you to visit my web pages.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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