Counseling, Mental and Behavioral Health
Caring About You as a Total Person
Issues with mental and behavioral health, especially if they're chronic (persistent or recurring often), can be debilitating. Your body can respond physically to depression or anxiety much like it does to physical illness. And sometimes, mental and emotional problems can actually be caused by a physical condition. Your emotional and mental well-being plays a significant role in your overall health.
You are Our Number One Priority
We care about you as a total person, including your mind, body, and spirit, and believe that client-focused care is the fastest path to healing.
Our Mental Health Professionals will help you create a path to healing by helping you achieve your most important and meaningful goals. They do this by providing hope and empowering you. Through this process, you gain a deeper understanding of your mental and emotional problems and receive tools and resources so you can begin to heal and achieve a happy, hopeful, productive, and meaningful life.
Finding the Right Approach for You
Finding the right mental health professional and the right approach to therapy is important. Our access clinician, at your first office visit, will discuss how being engaged in therapy can assist you to meet your goals. He or she will want to know about what your symptoms are, how long you've had them, and what, if anything, you've done about them in the past. She or he will then match you to the right mental health professional that best fits your needs.
At your first appointment with your assigned mental health professional, he or she will probably ask you more about your family and your work as well as what you do to relax or how you have handled your problems in the past and just generally get to know you as an individual. This initial conversation is important in developing an individualized approach to treatment. Our goal is to work with you in developing an approach to treatment. Before you leave the office, the mental health professional will describe your plan for treatment and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
It will likely take several weeks before you become fully comfortable with your therapy. If you still aren't feeling comfortable after two or three visits, let your mental health professional know and explain why you feel that way. The two of you need to work together as a team in order to get the most out of your treatment. We want to work with you to help you succeed and heal. We also realize each individual is unique and sometimes we need to adjust treatment plans.
What type of therapy do you offer?
We offer a broad range of health services and therapy approaches. We have a range of mental health professionals that are trained and skilled in various therapeutic approaches. Some staff enjoys and are trained to work with certain populations like youth, veterans, parents, or couples. Again our access clinician will match you with the mental health professional that best fits your needs. Depending on your needs, your mental health professional will work with you to determine which therapy approach will be best in meeting your wellness goals.
Below is a summary of a few therapy approaches. Again, we offer a wide range of therapy approaches. Please talk with our mental health professionals about what approach will work best for you.
Types of Therapy
Child-Parent Psychotherapy -This approach is for children from birth to age 6 and their families to recover and heal from stressful and traumatic events. Learn more.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy – is a type of therapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. It focuses on solutions, encouraging individuals to challenge distorted thoughts and change destructive patterns of behavior.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy - provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. It focuses on four key areas –mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) -is a trauma focused therapy with special benefits for people with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Treatment includes a hand motion technique used by the therapist to guide the client’s eye movements from side to side, similar to watching a pendulum swing.
Motivational Interviewing - is a conversational technique that helps a person assesses their readiness to stop the behavior and seek treatment.
Specific Therapy Programs
Assertive Community Treatment - a team approach to care that serves individuals whose symptoms of mental illness result in serious functioning difficulties and supports those individuals in taking steps towards independent living.
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) -provides information and support for young adults ages 12-25 experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time.
School Counseling - providing support to schools and students during the school year within the schools.
Who We Serve?
We serve anyone and everyone in Wallowa County. You will receive service regardless of your age, gender, race, culture, religious affiliation, and physical or mental ability. No one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. We also offer a sliding fee scale. Other funding may be available to offset fees for services.
Mental and Behavioral Health Services can benefit anyone. We offer help when individuals/families feel depressed, anxious, are having problems in relationships, can’t sleep, have had negative experiences that affect how they feel about life, struggling with substance use, and many other problems. We also understand many individuals/families are dealing with lots of issues or a complexity of issues. Our services are designed to welcome, engage, and provide integrated services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues. All of us have problems and sometimes need the help of others so that we can achieve our most important and meaningful life goals.
How Do I Get Started?
Call us at 541-426-4524 to get started. We would love to help you start your journey to total mind, body and spirit wellness and help you live a happy, hopeful, productive and meaningful life.