Rory Gerard


Rory Gerard


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Secondary Credential: LMHC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • HealthNet
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Pacific Source
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence
  • Reliant Behavioral Health EAP
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: 60 minute session $100.00

Mental health or addictions assessment $175.00
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


818 Commercial Street
Ste 303
Astoria, Oregon 97103

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to helping others is client centered and solution focused. Therapy need not take years of time investments. Let's work together to identify the change that you would like to see in your life and create a strategy for making that happen.

More Info About My Practice

I have a master's degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy and a master's level certification in Addictions Counseling from Portland State University. I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oregon and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. For the last 18 years I have been working with teens to seniors who experience co-occurring mental health and addiction challenges. I am a voting board member of the Clatsop County Human Services Advisory Counsel which seeks to improve the availability of addiction and mental health services in our rural settings. I reside with my partner in Astoria along with our two rescue dogs Spike and Dewey.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It seems that life experiences can swell up when we least expect it. Transitions often happen suddenly and without warning. I believe that we all can benefit from a conversation with an attentive, nonjudgmental professional from time to time. My clients tell me that the they find great comfort in being able to share their innermost concerns with a caring, trained counselor. Half the challenge is giving a voice to our thoughts and resolution often follows as the next step.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

1. Choose someone that has office hours that meet your schedule.
2. Offers affordable rates.
3. Has the training, credentials and experience to address your concerns.
4. Is willing to refer you to someone more appropriate if necessary.
5. Is licensed without sanctions.
6. Clear and concise in their treatment approach.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Veteran, active duty military, military dependents, LGBT, Recovering, Law enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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