Resources

When it comes to healthcare just know you have many options and many resources do exist. I will do my best to try and keep this list up to date, continuously adding to it. If you have any additional resources, feel free to share them with me!


Prescribers:


Therapy:

  • Looking for low cost therapy? It appears as though Mindful Therapy Pacific NW offers therapy for $50 a session! I believe that they work with Oregon and Washington residents.

  • Camille Curry

  • Simone Crothers (In-network with: United, Providence, Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, etc.)

  • Jona Behr: Is not accepting new clients at this time

  • Greg Crosby

  • Ellie Antico

  • Reuben Simon

  • Janis Crawford

  • Susan Bishop

  • Casey Black: I had the privilege of working with Casey for two years and was always continuously impressed. He is such a compassionate individual with a wealth of knowledge. I believe he is still accepting new clients at this time, though please note he is not in-network with any insurance companies.

  • Lisa Stewart

  • Riki Yonack

  • Alyssa Rose: Is not accepting new clients at this time.

  • Dr. Melissa Satterberg, LMFT, ATR-BC: Missy received her Doctorate of Art Therapy from Notre Dame and she works with teenagers and families. Please note that she does not accept insurance, though she is taking new clients at this time. She is also licensed in California and she teaches at Lewis and Clark University in Oregon.

  • Kiersten Lindahl: Works with teens, individuals, and couples. Accepts Providence insurance, United, Blue Cross, Cigna, and Moda. All of her sessions at this time are virtual.

Group Practices:


Body Worker's:

  • Regan Goodrich: Regan is amazing. She is personable, compassionate, and shows up so authentically. She can provide massage, acupuncture, cupping, and support using herbal medicine. And what's amazing, is she accepts most major insurances including Pacific Source!


Naturopaths:

  • Dr. Hudson


Residential/Inpatient:

  • CottonWood Tucson: I had the privilege of visiting Cottonwood Tucson for a Professionals Weekend. I was extremely impressed by their staff, immediately noticing their fund of knowledge, compassion, and employee retention. The landscape and campus alone is incredibly healing in its beauty. You have many choices when it comes to residential treatment and it is a big decision. For any of you struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues I highly recommend Cottonwood Tucson. Some standout features include equine therapy, the family program, art therapy, recreation therapy, and individualized treatment.

  • Providence

Medicaid/HealthShare:

  • Central City Concern

  • Integrative Trauma Treatment Center

  • Pearl Health Center

  • Health Related Service Funds: It looks like OHP might be able to pay for things like yoga, air conditioners, cell phones, etc. to help keep you healthy. Talk to your provider id you are interested.

Books:

  • The Center Cannot Hold

  • The State of Affairs

  • When Things Fall Apart

  • The Gift of Imperfection

  • Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff

  • Attached

  • If the Buddha Dated

  • Why We Sleep

  • The Realm of Hungry Ghosts

  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem: In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. Menakem argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans—our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not only about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide.


College Planning Guide for Students with Mental Health Disorders


Looking for an Autism Evaluation?

We can assess and diagnose many conditions, however, there are some situations where we might refer out. For instance, if we are working with someone who is displaying many symptoms we might look to a psychologist to help indicate a more accurate picture in terms of diagnosis. Talk to your therapist if you are curious about your diagnosis. If you are hoping to get assessed for autism, you might want to call Miriam Anderson.



Kiddos:

  • Restore Therapy

  • Alyssa Rose: She is trained in Art Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is an in-network provider for Moda, BCBS, Cigna, Kaiser, and Pacific Source.


LGBTQ+

  • Prism Health:Prism became Oregon's first LGBT primary health clinic in 2017, and opened as an extension of the Cascade AIDS Project. AND they take OHP!

  • Looking for a church that is LGBTQIA+ accepting? The following is a list of churches that are affirming:

Central Lutheran Church in NE PDX

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.




Trans Specific:


ADHD / Getting Organized:

It is easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if you have been diagnosed with ADHD or if you have challenges with executive functioning. Just know that there are lots of things out there that can be helpful!


Addiction

  • Documentary called The Social Dilemma

  • Sisu Healing Partners: Founded by Taralynn Rayburn, Sisu Healing Partners offer a variety of amazing services such as family coaching, intervention, sober transport among other things. Taralynn is in recovery herself, so she knows firsthand what it is like to go through the healing process

Financial Coach:


Take a listen:

  • I'm Right,You're Wrong: NPR: This podcast episode helps us understand how we process information and how we come to the conclusions that we do. In this episode, Tali Sharot, a cognitive neuroscientist and author of the book, "The Influential Mind," speaks on the topic of influence, looking at how difficult it can be to change others opinions.


  • How Science and Information Spreads - The Vegetable Lamb: NPR: What a great adjunct to the episode above. This episode describes how we know what we know and how new theories can shift into the spotlight, regardless of how accurate they are. Some of the stories within this episode help to highlight how imperative critical thinking is, regardless of the collective norm. For instance, Ignaz Semmelweis was able to make the connection that hand-washing was important before we knew germs were a thing. Unfortunately, his ideas were rejected and seen as offensive at the time. Both episodes speak to the importance of curiosity and compassion toward others and ourselves, along with an openness to what could be.


  • The Lonely American Man: This episode takes a look at the sense of isolation that can come along with male gender norms. It reiterates the importance of emotional vulnerability and connection with others. Take a listen and let me know what you think.


  • The Anatomy of Trust: When it comes to mental health issues, often trust can be a relevant topic. Sometimes we might struggle to trust ourselves and when it is difficult to trust ourselves it can be challenging to trust others. How do we begin to live more authentically, leaning in to what feels right? Brene Brown is a great resource with her SuperSoul video diving into the theme of trust.


Healthy Coping:

Resources for Clinicians:


Movement:

Movement is so important when it comes to our mental health and there is significant research out there to support that statement. With that being said, I encourage you to find ways to stay physically active that you actually enjoy! Working out doesn't have to be torture. Find what you love!


  • Barre3: I love Barre3 because they offer online and in person options. They also have classes that range from ten minutes to an hour. So if you are busy, you can still get your workouts in! I also love that they offer modified options so classes are appropriate for all levels. They also incorporate breath work into each session, encouraging that mind/body connection. They have some great new client specials that are worth checking out!


Internal Family Systems (IFS):

Looking to connect with your system outside of therapy? Check out these awesome IFS meditations!



Here are some free resources that you can check out:


  • Yoga with Adriene : With over six million subscribers, Adriene offers over 400 free videos appropriate for those who are new to yoga, more experienced, or looking for some meditation.


  • Melissa Bender Fitness: I have been a fan of Melissa Bender for quite some time. What I love about her is that many of her workouts are under a half an hour and often don't require any equipment. I will warn you though, they can be a bit challenging. She also works as an Occupational Therapist which is pretty neat and she does offer some postpartum workouts, mommy and me works outs, in addition to at least one workout that is for kiddos.


  • The Yoga Room: The yoga room specializes in offering yoga that is accessible for all sorts of individuals such as those with bigger bodies, people who might have mobility issues, and those with back issues.


  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cameras: Research shows that watching aquariums can help reduce stress. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a live feed so that you can view the penguins, sea otters, sharks, jellyfish, and other creatures.


  • Insight Timer: Insight Timer is the #1 free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress offering over 30,000 free guided meditations.


  • The Passion Planner (an amazing planner) compiled a list of amazing FREE resources ranging from craft classes, to audio books, to financial resources, and other amazing things for you to check out. It is a pretty extensive list so I recommend taking a look!