“ The secret of Crisis management is not good vs bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” ~Andy Gilman

CRISIS – danger or opportunity?


Immediate Support

  • Call 911 for medical or mental health emergencies.

General Support

Non life-threatening Support Information


Scared?  Not sure what to do?  There are individuals willing to share their experiences and offer support…don’t think about it just reach out!


Starting Place and Suggested Reading for Parents, Individuals, and Family

  • Action Plan – Assess for risk of harm:
    • has your family member had a physical or blood work completed recently?  It’s important to meet with an internist and have the conversation about what is going on with your family member.
  • Treatment Research Institute with PartnershipTM for Drug-Free Kids to create science-informed tools for parents struggling to protect children from the dangers of alcohol and drugs Resources for Families.
  • Time to Act! is an online resource consisting of science-based guidance when parents know or suspect their children are drinking or taking drugs. Follow important steps if You Think Your Child is Using or if You Know Your Child is Using.
  • Prepare to Take Action if You Suspect Teen or Young Adult Drug Use.
  • Partnership for Drug-Free Youth.  Realizing that your teen or young adult child needs help for his or her substance use can be scary and overwhelming.
  • Enabling your adult addicted child?
  • A soft place to land for battle weary parents, Conduct Disorders forum.  We are a group of parents who are raising challenging children. Our kids have many different issues and diagnoses, but they all can be oppositional, defiant and resistant to parenting. We are committed to helping our children grow and flourish. This can be a hard road and the support of other parents who have dealt with similar issues can save your sanity. Parents often stumble upon our forum while searching the internet for information to help their child. Faced with the challenges of raising a difficult child they often find themselves feeling helpless, confused, deserted, exhausted, useless and guilty. This site offers a place to share experiences with other parents in similar situations: you are not the first parent to face these challenges and you will not be the last.
  • First Call.  Stop the Shame,

What to do if you suspect your child is using drugs/alcohol and understanding how to educate ourselves on the disease of Substance Use Disorder then what?

Engage, Educate and Empower – find support!

Getting Educated

  • Family Resource Center. Research has clearly demonstrates that substance use disorders are chronic medical illnesses, with biological, social, and behavioral components. And like other chronic medical illnesses (i.e. Type-II Diabetes) substance use disorders and addiction are best managed with an appropriate combination of clinically proven approaches that include prevention, early intervention, treatment and continuing care.
  • Center for Motivation and Change. At CMC we want as many people as possible to have access to evidence-based resources, regardless of their ability to pay, or where they live. As such, CMC has embraced the internet as one way we can help people gain access to high quality resources.
  • SAMHSA, How to tell if your child is drinking alcohol.
  • Addiction Policy Forum. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease, and with a combination of integrated care, evidence-based treatment, and a short and long-term plan, recovery is an ever-more attainable goal. Learn more about how to find treatment, the various kinds, and levels of treatment available, and how to support yourself or your loved ones as they begin their road to recovery.
  • National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD).  Addiction is a disease, learn about it.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn how health care professionals address common mental illnesses and substance use disorders and how SAMHSA helps people access treatments and services.

Treatment, Intervention Specialists, and Educational Consultants what are they and do I need one?

Treatment Specialist

Treatment specialist takes a patient-first approach to finding the best program that meets the client’s needs, taking into consideration single or multiple diagnoses, specialty programming, location, insurance and out of pocket costs. 


  • Casey Palmer, MS, CADC III, QMHP
    Alcohol &Drug Behavioral Needs Care Coordinator
    Clackamas County Behavioral Health Division
    Direct 503.742.5968

Consultants - Guiding Individuals and Families

Helping individuals and families find long-term solutions.

  • Educational Connections helps families locate the most appropriate educational and therapeutic options for their children.
  • Clere Consulting guides individuals and families towards long-term independence from addictions. We use time-tested strategies with the nuance of 50 years of combined experience for supporting and sustaining lifelong recovery. We specialize in acute complex cases requiring experience and creative solutions.

Intervention, Sober Companions, Transports, Case Management Specialists

Sober Companion, Case Management, Transport, and Intervention

Case Management, Sober Companion, Transport, Intervention

VOYAGE & SERENITY is an organization that creates a safe, healing journey for the client and family suffering from the disease of addiction by providing intervention, sober companion, and case management services.  Supports the family dynamics around addiction and provides the client one on one guidance with a sober companion to collaborate and create a bespoke routine around specific areas.  Our sober companions are experienced in their own journeys in recovery, and are skilled in supporting our tribe in addictions, eating disorders, and diagnosed depression.  Our endeavor is to motivate and support the progress of healing for families, and guide our tribe towards their true potential.

The key duty of an alcohol/drug interventionist is to help family and friends convince their loved one to seek treatment. The interventionist acts as an objective third party during an intervention, supporting the family as it confronts the person suffering from substance use disorder in a firm, but loving manner.
  • Compassionate Interventions, Our goal in an intervention is to not only get the addict into treatment but also to support the family so the addict’s behavior changes while in treatment are supported in a healthy, positive way once they complete treatment and return to the social group.
  • Leslie Koralek, Ph.D., CADC III, don’t go through it alone reach out today:  503-407-4885
  • Matt Brown, Freedom Interventions.  We provide drug and alcohol interventions and continuum of care services to clients and their families.

Treatment, Residential/Sober Living, Detox Facilities and understanding health insurance.

Take your time, ask questions - educate!

Treatment Facilities and Supports - SUD & Eating Disorders

Treatment Facilities

In-Patient, Acute Care

  • Cedar Hills Hospital has been dedicated to helping people with mental illness and/or addiction to drugs and alcohol since 2009.  

Wilderness Therapy

  • New Vision Wilderness provides an intensive, individualized, and thorough healing process. Our nationally recognized, individually tailored wilderness challenge programs lead the way in relational model wilderness therapy. This program is designed for struggling youth needing immediate and longer-term treatment and combines a challenging wilderness experience with an intensive clinical immersion. New Vision’s intervention services are designed to be a catalyst for positive change by fostering an encouraging atmosphere with an emphasis on safety, family involvement, and mastery. New Vision Wilderness offers individualized treatment plans and optional psychological evaluations, as well as addressing family dynamics and academic needs.
  • evoke Therapy Programs, Helping Teen, Young Adults, and Families.  

Residential / Intensive Inpatient

  • Youth Care. We believe that teens in crisis are best served in a home-like setting that emphasizes personalized interactions, close supervision, and comprehensive professional support.  11-17 years of age.
  • YES House Residential Program  “YES house” stands for Youth Entering Sobriety.  YES House adolescent Program provides residential services that include a variety of treatment methods.  
  • Hazelden Betty Ford, committed to helping you get your life back from addiction, ages 18 and over.
  • Serenity Lane, a private, not-for-profit treatment center for alcohol and other drug addictions. We offer inpatient / residential and outpatient services to adults 18 years and older. We also offer clinical assessments, special family programs, long-term treatment and recovery support for a full year.  
  • Madrona Recovery.  Offering services that support youth through both mental health and chemical dependency issues within a co-occurring focused program.  Please call admissions number 503-749-0200 for support and/or starting the intake process.
  • The Recovery Village offers patients access to comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation care that caters to your individual needs at centers across the country. Our team of physicians, counselors and addiction specialists work closely with you to address your substance use disorder, as well as any co-occurring disorders that influence it.
  •  Newport Academy, a different kind of teen rehab, nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love.

  • The Sierra Tucson Model® of treatment recognizes a simple truth: all of us exist as mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Only when the whole person is treated—not just the symptoms, but the underlying problems—can positive outcomes be lasting.
  • Duffy’s Rehab as a family business for a family problem.” As a rehab run by the Duffy family today, we understand what the family is going through, and we tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of the family during the treatment process. In addition to family visiting days on Saturday, we offer family counseling sessions between you and your loved one.
  • Kootenai Health, The adult chemical dependency program is a 16-bed intensive inpatient program providing a medical model of rehabilitation. This 21-day program focuses on addiction, education, spirituality, relapse prevention skills and client and family strengths to assist the client in continued sobriety. Therapies include group, individual, family, education, and recreation.
  • Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our vision is to be the best at delivering effective, lasting treatment and providing superb experiences across our continuum of care in all places.
  • De Paul Treatment Centers, If you are concerned about your teenage son’s alcohol and drug use, De Paul can help. We have been assisting families and providing substance abuse treatment since 1985. At the De Paul Youth & Family Center, located in Northeast Portland, we provide a variety of programs and services for male-identified clients ages 13 to 17.

    We will work with you to find the right substance use disorder treatment plan that fit the needs of your family and teen.

    All treatment services at De Paul are evidence-based. Positive youth development is the cornerstone of our services. Positive youth development supports and encourages teenagers to engage and participate in their treatment, learn how to make informed decisions and to accept accountability for those decisions.

Eating Disorders 

  • Clementine a Monte Nido for adolescents.  Offers a unique residential treatment program exclusively for adolescent girls, between the ages of 11 to 17, seeking treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or Exercise Addiction.

Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) / PHP

  • Recovery Blvdis not your average drug rehab facility. We are not like all the others and neither are our clients! We take recovery to the next level because that’s what we are here to inspire them to do with their own lives. Our eclectic, unique and comfortable facility mirrors that- don’t settle.
  • YES House Outpatient, is a family focused certified adolescent drug and alcohol program that is mental health capable. We provide a wide variety of evidence-based practices that are individualized to best meet the specific needs of the families and individuals we serve.
  • Oregon Trail Recovery, an intensive outpatient program for individuals struggling with substance abuse. 18+
  • Tree House Recovery (men), Tree House Recovery is dedicated to achieving complete and lasting recovery. Our distinctive approach revolves around working to heal the person as a whole, not just the symptoms of addiction. 18+
  • Crestview Recovery is an Oregon drug rehab center and alcohol rehab center here to help when you are looking for an experienced rehabilitation center offering individualized addiction treatment programs. 18+
  • The Taylor Made Retreat is dedicated to creating a path to a spiritual awakening for the folks that come to stay with us.  The facility, the property and the program are all geared toward providing an atmosphere and opportunity to have your perceptions changed. We eliminate outside distractions and focus on the 12 steps and their application in our lives. Both in the program house and outside. Come join us on the broad highway of a spiritual life.
  • Recovery Works NW, trained and licensed in OBOT (Office-Based Opioid Treatment), our team has the right set of skills to help you recover from your opioid or alcohol dependency. 
  • Kootenai Health, Intensive outpatient services (IOP) are available for adults (ages 18 and older). This comprehensive treatment approach includes a thorough assessment, which provides the basis for goal-oriented treatment planning. Group meetings are offered three nights weekly. Topics include relapse prevention, family issues, addiction education and 12-step work in both co-ed and gender-specific formats. 18+
  • LifeWorks NW.  A wide range of customized individual and group programs help youth and families, adults and older adults deal with addictions from alcohol and gambling to medications and beyond—working to regain a balance.

Youth Outpatient Treatment – Group, Individual, In-school Programming, DUII Rehabilitation

  • Northwest Family Services 
    • A program designed to offer DUII Rehabilitation as mandated by Oregon State Courts.  This program fulfills all the necessary treatment requirements.  The goal of the Transitions DUII program is to provide convenient, confidential, and respectful treatment and rehabilitation outpatient services to individuals and their families. Our services are available in English and in Spanish.
    • Adolescent drug and alcohol outpatient treatment program – In School Programming, Group and Individual programs.

Sober Living

Provide housing for people who have just come out of treatment (or recovery centers) and need a place to live that is structured and support for those in recovery.

  • Sober Living Oregon is focused on providing safe, well-structured living environments as an effective transition program from active alcoholism and chemical dependency. 
  • Mountain View Recovery Co-ed housing. Contact Rick 503-936-2060 or Zack 503-206-4501.
  • Fresh Start Housing For men and women, west side of town. Contact Jen 503-713-7222.
  • Come Rest Awhile Women, Lake Oswego. Contact Ildi 503-635-0102.
  • Peace of Joe For women, in Hillsboro. Contact Holly 971-217-3162. 
  • Fairhaven Recovery Homes Men & women, Faith-based. 503-995-9023 
  • My Sober Roommate. Sobriety can be hard. Finding a like-minded roommate shouldn’t be.
  • Oxford Houses – Both men’s and women’s houses in the tri-county area. 

Detox Facilities

  • Pacific Crest Trail Detox, LLC aims to provide a superior quality of care in a comfortable setting so that our clients can begin their journey into recovery and overcome their chemical dependencies.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance and making it work for you – understanding how health insurance works, your rights, what to ask, who to ask, and what it all means.

Should you have issues or are denied coverage please inquire below:
  • The Kennedy Forum:  Access to mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care is your right.  The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA or Parity Act) requires health insurance carriers to achieve coverage parity between Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (MH/SUD) and medical/surgical benefits, especially in regard to financial requirements and treatment limitations.
    • Parity Registry. If your health plan denied services, there are ways to fight back.
    • Step-by-step Guide to Fighting Back.
    • To find resources in your state for consumer advocates, health plan contracts, state regulators, federal regulators or veteran and military resources, click here and find your state.
Starting the process with health insurance – Questions, what to document, understanding terms insurance companies use:
  • When you are seeking treatment for your son or daughter’s substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health (MH) issue, it can seem impossible to navigate the insurance system.  To help you navigate this complicated system, here are some important questions to ask your insurance provider when seeking coverage for addiction treatment, to ensure that you get your child the best help possible.
  • How to properly document your contact with your insurance company.  When you are seeking treatment coverage for your child’s substance use disorder or mental health issue, it is critical to document every action you have taken for insurance and medical purposes.
  • A glossary of terms for insurance coverage.  Navigating the treatment system when your son or daughter has an addiction is unfortunately incredibly complex, and often is the most complex when it comes to insurance.
General information:

Mental Health, Substance Misuse, & Trauma-Informed Support

Information & Local Supports

Mental Health & Therapeutic Supports – Individual, Group, Family

  • Clere Consulting guides individuals and families towards long-term independence from addictions. We use time tested strategies with the nuance of 50 years of combined experience for supporting and sustaining lifelong recovery. We specialize in acute complex cases requiring experience and creative solutions.
  • NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness is a support and advocacy association for those with mental illness. They offer support groups, resources, and education classes on mental health:
  • Donny Wright, Wright Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC 1684 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone:
  • Mind Matter, Child & Family Psychiatry.  Mind Matters aspires to promote and strengthen mental health and wellness. As a collaborative team, we share our expertise with our community to foster change, inspire hope, and improve lives.  Now in West Linn.  Services for:
    • Child and Adolescent.  Whether this is your first experience in a mental health clinical setting or you are resuming from prior treatment experiences, Mind Matters, P.C. aims to make you and you feel welcome, safe and understood from your first contact with us.
    • Adult.  Upon your first contact with Mind Matters, our administrative staff will collect your initial referral information and guide you through the next steps towards evaluation. This may include prior records from your primary care physician and prior treatment providers.Once this information is collected we will identify the clinician that is the best fit for your needs.  An initial psychiatric evaluation will be schedule over 3 to 4 sessions with your designated primary clinician. Diagnostic findings will guide comprehensive treatment planning and subsequent recommendations for clinical interventions and services.
    • Young Adult, We recognize young adults are in a uniquely challenging stage of their lives. Defined as individuals between the ages of 18 and 25, this stage of life generally involves transitioning towards independence and an expectation of greater self-reliance.  Navigating these experiences inevitably may lead to increased “adult” level stressors.
    • Group Therapy, We aim to offer a rotating and diverse selection of therapy groups to our patients. These opportunities are designed to cover topics and issues relevant to improving themes such as self awareness, coping skills, developing trust, interacting with peers and the community, and challenging negative beliefs.
    • Family Therapy, couples Therapy, parent workshops, theme based group therapy
  • The Child Center, serving children who have mental health disorders and issues including trauma; emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse; Bi-Polar Disorder; loss of a parent; Attachment Disorder; psychotic disorders; depression; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; thoughts of or suicide attempts; aggressive and explosive behaviors; low self-esteem; and autism. When a child receive services, their family is also involved in family therapy.
  • LifeSTREAM Therapy LLC.  Office based and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is provided for youth, couples, families and adults in individual, group and workshop settings. Whether dealing with relationship issues, trauma, recovery from substance use or emotional challenges our approach is to support learning how to feel safe and connect with others to grow, learn and heal.
  • Unity, Center for Behavioral Health.  We are a 24-hour behavioral and mental health services center located in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We provide immediate psychiatric care and a path to recovery for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Mental Wellness 360. in West Linn, Oregon, we help you cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, and stress. Whether you want to overcome any hardship in your everyday life or become more accepting of yourself and others, we have your back. We provide psychotherapy to teenagers and adults.
    • Support Group For Parents of Children with Mental Challenges – Get to know other parents and share your struggle with others who understand.  Willamette Christian Church, 3153 S. Brandywine Dr., West Linn, Last Thursday of each Month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Contact Suzy Anderson w/questions 503-351-8680.
  • Sundstrom Clinical Services we provide a breadth of services including individual adult, child, and adolescent therapy, as well as couples and family counseling.
  • The Center – A Place of HOPE has been helping people change their lives for good.  Treatment programs at The Center are unique and life-changing. At the very foundation of the treatment, care is The Center’s whole-person approach. At The Center, we focus on “you” – your mind, body, and spirit while you focus exclusively on your recovery in a beautiful setting, away from the pressures of home, where you are encouraged to be yourself and share your experiences in a safe, confidential, supportive environment.
  • Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation – Provide information to families about available therapeutic programs.
  • Lifeworks Northwest.  For adults, children, teens, and families coping can be tough. That’s why we have the most qualified, caring counselors, who understand how clients feel—and how to help.
  • Trillium Family Services is Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health care for children and families.  We are the only provider in Oregon offering a full continuum of children’s mental and behavioral health services.
    • Keep Oregon Well, in schools program, creates a safe environment that promotes the discussion of mental health and provides a platform for adapting it to a multitude of social learning environments.
    • Trillium’s Intensive Community Treatment Services and Intensive Outpatient for children and their families include individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, and skills training. Services can be provided in the therapist’s office, the community, or in the family home, depending on the need and preferences of the team. These services are provided to families with the hope of keeping children in their homes. Staff is also available on a 24-hour basis to provide crisis support to the child and the family.
  • Avel Gordly Center for Healing/OHSU Psychiatry.  A multicultural, mental health center responsive to the needs of the diverse communities of Oregon.
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is an experiential therapy administered by a licensed mental health professional and a certified equine specialist to address specific psychotherapy treatment goals. Horses willingly participate in these individual or group sessions giving the client a holistic treatment experience.

Mental Health Resources, Advocacy, Training

  • Oregon Family Support Network, providing support groups and education to families with a strong advocacy component.
  • Trauma Informed Care Oregon, serves as a centralized source of information and resources and coordinates and provides training for health care and related systems.
  • DIY Advocacy Center, Helping parents advocate for their families and to overcome barriers to behavioral health care.  Developed to share knowledge, tools, and a practical process for families of children with behavioral challenges.  The Center was founded upon the belief that you know your child best and given the right plan and process, you will make decisions best suited to your family’s unique needs.
  • Help Kids Cope, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
  • Youth Suicide Warning Signs.  Youth, healthcare professionals, parent/caregivers, gatekeepers.  There is hope and help.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving, Children will do well if they can!
  • Heart of the City – Wilsonville, purpose through connecting people, promoting health and wellness, expressing compassion and care, and providing personal development by maximizing resources via strategic partners.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, (SAMHSA) a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
  • Conduct Disorders, A soft place for parents to land.  We are a group of parents who are raising challenging children. Our kids have many different issues and diagnoses, but they all can be oppositional, defiant and resistant to parenting. We are committed to helping our children grow and flourish. This can be a hard road and the support of other parents who have dealt with similar issues can save your sanity. Parents often stumble upon our forum while searching the internet for information to help their child. Faced with the challenges of raising a difficult child they often find themselves feeling helpless, confused, deserted, exhausted, useless and guilty. This site offers a place to share experiences with other parents in similar situations: you are not the first parent to face these challenges and you will not be the last.
  • GetTrainedToHelp.com, If you found yourself with a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or student in the middle of a mental health or emotional crisis, would you know how to help? Do you coach young people, assist the elderly, or work with the public? What do you do after asking “Are you okay?”

Trauma Informed Care and Resources

  • Clifford Beers Clinic, Child Trauma & Adversity.  Mental health clinic serving children and families
  • Alive is an innovative program designed to help students, classrooms, and schools-as-a-whole become responsive, at the moment, to the effects of negative experiences on the educational mission. Through specialized stress reduction sessions, classroom-wide psychoeducation, and school-wide early detection and screening, ALIVE aims to create an open conversation about the effects of stress, and link the students’ lived experiences with curricular material.
  • ACEs Connection is a social network that accelerates the global movement toward recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior and health, and reforming all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and develop resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people.
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • PTSD Parent, Educating, supporting, inspiring.  Parenting is tough, you are not alone.

Legal Systems & Support

  • Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, We are a CONFIDENTIAL service funded by the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) for all Oregon lawyers and judges. OAAP provides assistance with and referral for problem alcohol, drug, and/or other substance use; stress management; time management; career transition; compulsive disorders (including problem gambling); relationships; depression; anxiety; and other issues that affect the ability of a lawyer or judge to function effectively.
  • Reynolds Defense Firm (Attorney & Blue Binder Project) – DUI or Criminal Charges.
  • Parrot Creek, Youth Diversion provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system and their families with the tools, skills and emotional support they need to address negative behavioral patterns and get back on the right path to success.
  • Clackamas County Alcohol & Drug Evaluation.  Our office provides clients with Court ordered drug and alcohol evaluations for Clackamas County.  We specialize in DUI cases.  Our clients are provided with knowledge of the DUI process and assigned a treatment center.

Counselors/Therapists & Drug/Alcohol Assessments

General Behavioral Health, Substance Use Concerns, Drug Alcohol Assessment, and Treatment (* = assessments can be performed)

  • Donny Wright, CADC, West Linn.  Family & Substance Abuse Counseling, He is able to meet with students and families to provide recommendations for potential services. He is well versed in addictions as well as typical adolescent behaviors.
    (503) 320-9190
  • Foundations Counseling & Consultation, LLC, – Oregon City. Provides Mental Health Services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.  We begin by providing a comprehensive individual or family assessment to include treatment recommendations.  Further, Foundations provides comprehensive Alcohol & Drug assessments to adolescents and young adults and provides education and treatment services. (*)
  • Amy Holbrook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII.  It can often feel like a brave step to decide to go to therapy. I specialize in recovery– from old patterns that no longer serve you, problems with anxiety or depression, addiction, grief and relationships that are changing. Perhaps you are not sure what you need but you know something is just not quite right…Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to think carefully about your life, your history and what you hope for with a trained listener who can help you navigate and help you figure important things out.
  • At Sundstrom Clinical Services we provide a breadth of services including individual adult, child, and adolescent therapy, as well as couples and family counseling.
  • Wendy Frankle, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a member of the American Counseling Association. My specialty and passion is working with teenage girls and their families as well as teaching Grief Recovery.  These children and young adults have various life stressors they are trying to cope with, such as anxiety, ADHD/ADD, depression, self-worth, relationship issues, family stress, parent-child relationship problems, sexual and gender identity, disordered eating, self-injurious behavior and suicidality. 

  • Jessica Thomas, PhD, LMFT, has extensive education and experience helping those struggling with loss, anticipatory grief, complicated grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, couple’s and family conflict, and life transitions.
  • LifeSTREAM Therapy LLC has provided training and consultation in the use of adventure and experiential based therapy for over twenty years in addition to this private clinical practice work.
  • Portland Therapy Center.  Just like adults, some teenagers and adolescents can benefit from therapy. Many need help dealing with school stress, violence, bullying, the loss of a relationship, or peer pressure. Others need help working through their feelings about family or social issues, particularly if there’s a major transition, like a death, divorce, move, or serious illness. Therapy for teens focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication. Therapists who specialize in the treatment of teenagers are experts at helping adolescents to cope with stress, develop problem-solving skills, a strong sense of self and emotional strength.
  • Portland Anxiety Clinic, LLC is a treatment, research, and training clinic committed to helping children and adults overcome Anxiety and Depression. We provide effective treatment so people can live fuller and more meaningful lives. Our approach is active and focused on our clients’ individual needs, values, and specific life situations.
  • Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) was established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in an effective and efficient manner.  They have three locations, listed at the bottom of the website, that can help families and youth learn about engaging in an assessment/treatment. Those locations are Beaverton, Gladstone, and Vancouver. You can click on the location and contact them directly to ask for a completion of a drug and alcohol assessment for a youth. (*)
  • Crossroads Treatment and Counseling Services, LLC.  (503) 682-7744.  They have two locations, one in Wilsonville and one in Oregon City. They have days/hours which typically work well for youth and families and provide lower cost services than other treatment options. They also are more formalized in their assessment process. (*)
  • Counseling Services of Portland – Addiction.
  • Safe Journey’s, offer a variety of counseling and coaching services.  Oregon State approved outpatient DUII Treatment Program, we provide our clients with all services surrounding the DUII program.
  • Counseling Services of Portland, Provide expert support and advice in a safe, nurturing environment for Children, Teens, and parents.
  • Clackamas County Addictions Services.  They have a variety of locations and will work to find the closest clinic with the services you are looking for. They do provide more formalized services for drug and alcohol assessments.  (503) 655-8401 (*)
  • LifeWorks NW.  (503) 645-9010.  They have multiple locations which can offer treatment or a drug and alcohol assessment to an adolescent. Regardless of the location, you call the above number and let them know what you are looking for and they will match you with the best location. (*)
  • Northwest Family Services.  (503) 546-6377.  They have a variety of services and do partner with other agencies. It might be worth calling them to see if they have recommendations or locations you can go to in order to access their services. (*)
  • Sapphire Blue Behavioral Health Solutions, LLC your success is our primary goal. Whether you are in need of Counseling, Behavioral Health Consulting for your organization, clinical supervision for licensure or OAR’s requirements, or just personal growth and assistance, we are here to assist you personally.  5200 SW Meadows Rd, Ste 150, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, (503) 342-7764.   They have clinicians experienced in supporting youth with substance abuse issues.
  • Pacific Premier Group, is comprised of a small group of clinicians who are committed to providing the highest quality of mental health care to adults, adolescents & children. Locating our practices together allows our patients and clients ready access to skilled and conscientious clinicians from different disciplines.

Bullying, Sexual Assault, and more

  • Always remember that you can text START to 741741 to chat 24/7 with a live, trained counselor at Crisis Text Line & Crisis Text Line Resources.
  • BullyBust, is designed to help students and adults become “upstanders”—people who stand up to bullying and become part of the solution to end harmful harassment, teasing, and violence in our nation’s schools.
  • Cyberbullying Research Center. This is a constantly updated list of contact information for social media apps, gaming networks, and related companies – so you know where to get help for bullying, harassment, threats, and other forms of misuse.
  • SafeBAE is a student-focused, survivor-driven organization whose mission is to raise awareness about sexual assault in middle and high schools and student’s rights under Title IX. SafeBAE is focused on preventing dating violence and sexual assault by giving students the tools to change peer culture, end harassing re-victimization and advocate for consent and safe relationship education.
  • HEAR, Helping Everyone Achieve Respect.  Parents, educators, students, and research-based bullying prevention programs for the classroom that challenge students to adopt respectful personal behavior and active bullying intervention.