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Find a Therapist in Portland, OR

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It’s normal to experience mental health issues and relationship problems. Talking to a licensed therapist can help. Therapy can teach you more about yourself and your mental health concerns in a healing way. Many therapies are evidence-based and have been proven effective.

Since 2007, GoodTherapy has helped people like you connect with ethical, compassionate counselors and therapists. The therapists listed above, who practice therapy in Portland, are trained to protect client confidentiality and privacy. In keeping with our high membership standards, these mental health professionals are also committed to eliminating the stigma that keeps many people from seeking help.

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Rest assured there are qualified therapists in Portland who can treat a variety of concerns, including family conflict, relationship issues, anxiety, or depression. With our directory, the right therapist is easy to find.

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Mental Health Statistics for Portland

Ranking just outside the top 25 most populous U.S. cities at No. 26, Portland is known for its liberal views, recreation, and high housing costs. It’s also the jewel of a state that, according to a study by Mental Health America, has the highest prevalence of mental illness in the country.

Substance abuse is among Portland’s most pressing behavioral health issues. Addiction rates in the Portland area are higher than state and national averages. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20.7% of Portland-area adults used illicit drugs between 2005 and 2010, and nearly 8% used prescription pain pills for nonmedical purposes. Substance abuse issues were reported by 11.2% of adults and depression in 7.1% of adults.

Suicide is also an issue of concern in Portland. The city's Behavioral Health Unit reports that 202 area residents took their own lives between April 2011 and June 2013. This represents a rate of nearly 35 people per 100,000 and an average of more than seven suicides per month. Suicide is the leading cause of death among Portland-area veterans under age 45.

Mental Health Programs in Portland

By integrating community resources, outpatient providers, inpatient care, crisis care, and transitional housing, the Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHASD) aims to reach all residents in need. Their addiction program addresses all types of dependence, including drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction for teens, young adults, and adults. In addition, the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) works with young people to identify those at risk for psychosis.

Other mental health-related organizations in the Portland area include NAMI Multnomah, the Mental Health Association of Oregon (MHAO), and the Dougy Center, a free service that provides support for children who are grieving.

References:

  1. Dotterrer, S., & Kirshnan, U. (2011). 2010 Census Briefing for Planning and Sustainability Commission. Retrieved from http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/353502
  2. Mental Health Services. (2013). Retrieved from http://web.multco.us/mhas/mental-health-services
  3. Portland Mental Health: A Silent Predator. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.lifelineconnections.org/portland-mentalhealth/
  4. QuickFacts: Portland, Oregon. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/portlandcityoregon/PST045217
  5. Ranking the States. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/ranking-states
  6. Silva, F. (2013). Behavioral Health Unit: An Analysis of Completed Suicides, April 2011-June 2013. Retrieved from https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/465339
  7. Support in a Safe Place. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.dougy.org/
  8. The NSDUH Report: Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro MSA. (2012). Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Portland.pdf
  9. Welcome to MHAO. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.mhaoforegon.org/
  10. Welcome to NAMI Multnomah! (2018). Retrieved from http://namimultnomah.org/