These local professionals offer services that complement the work we do in therapy. Consider working with them to help you achieve your goals more quickly.
If you are considering a change of career, I can help you weigh your thoughts and feelings in therapy, but I highly recommend consulting a professional career counselor who has a much bigger skill set to help you identify your desires, goals, and options. I recommend Kristin Schuchman, MSW, of Spark Career & Business Coaching
It's hard to feel good emotionally when your body hurts, whether it's from an injury or just poor posture. The experts at Move Better Chiropractic are anatomy geniuses who can help you develop a comprehensive program of personalized training plus manual adjustments to help you feel better and get moving again.
Working with a compassionate and insightful divorce mediator as an alternative to litigation can protect your mind, heart, and wallet. Consider working with expert communicator Stuart Watson of Oregon Divorce Guides.
If you struggle with ADHD or hoarding, it may be valuable to hire a professional organizer such as Laci Love.
In addition to relieving pain and stress, bodywork can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, boost feel-good endorphins and oxytocin, and teach your nervous system to activate the parasympathetic response. Nick Peterka, LMT of Massage Hodgepodge is a highly professional, effective, and affordable deep-tissue massage therapist.
Rhonda Rowan, PMHNP, of Spectrum Mental Health, prescribes psychiatric medication for children, adolescents, and adults.
Dr. Lana Ferris of Haven Health and Wellness specializes in a naturopathic approach to mental health disorders including ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, among others. In addition to prescribing pharmaceutical medications, she can also help you identify dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as herbs, vitamins, and minerals that are shown to be effective in treating your condition.
Neurofeedback is a way of training your brain and can help resolve a number of mental health conditions.
Read about what it can do at Alder Family Medicine. Other local options include Portland Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback Portland, and Weimer Neurofeedback.
Karin Wagner, LMT is brilliant at assessing musculoskeletal patterns in the body and providing potent interventions to correct structural imbalances leading to pain. She also teaches classes online that teach tools you can use at home, such as her courses, Self Care for the Nervous System and Jaw Therapy.
To find other therapists, check out Portland's Somatic Center or return to Portland Therapy Center's database.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive medical procedure that has been proven effective in helping people with persistent depression who haven't gotten relief from medications and therapy. Local options include Shanti TMS and Greenbrook TMS.
Some people who have experienced trauma have difficulty finding and expressing their voice, and find that their throats feel tense. Becca Stuhlbarg is a compassionate and gracious singer, yogi, and voice coach who teaches "vocal yoga." She can help you heal your vocal cords and reconnect with your power of expression.
A note on referrals
Legal and ethical guidelines prohibit therapists from exchanging “kickback” referral fees. I do not receive any monetary gain from sending clients to these colleagues, nor do they profit from sending clients my way.
Know a healer or business you swear by? Send your recommendations my way! I am continuing the search for more referrals, especially psychiatrists, PMHNPs, and acupuncturists/TCM practitioners.