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Video Game Addiction Therapists in Portland
“Welcome! I believe that you should always feel safe in therapy and that your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me. I strive to make my clients feel cared about and listened to. I also work hard to create a warm and inviting space for you, so come in, sit down with me, and have a warm cup of tea. I understand that you may have a full schedule, so for your convenience I am available to meet with you on nights and weekends as well as regular business hours.
“I believe the struggle that comes with managing everyday life can be as debilitating as major trauma. Anxiety, depression, irritability, low frustration tolerance, no patience....these are all important indicators to understand and perhaps a wake up call from your unconscious mind (or partner or child) to let you know things need to shift in order for you to find peace and increased mood stability, living a more conscious life. My style is relational and attachment oriented, using mindfulness and teaching self regulation. When anxiety and depression are examined and held in a safe place, your true self can emerge.
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“As a contemporary psychoanalyst, I work with adults and adolescents in exploring issues of self-esteem, disturbances of mood, and difficulties in love and work relationships. My clients find a safe environment in which to communicate and explore. In applying the gains made in our sessions to your outside world, you will find a strengthened sense of self-identify, an increased ability to decide and carry out goals, and a voice that can speak up in today's challenging world.
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“I am a Mindful-Based therapist who works with individuals and couples. I work with depression (mild to severe), anxiety, and relationship issues. I have over 20 years of meditation training and continue to study mindful practices which I incorporate into my work. I've seen profound changes in my years as a therapist. I can help you become more present and aware of the choices you make, and understand and develop compassion for those decisions.
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“Hello! I am Chad Ernest, Owner and Counselor of Sunny Sky Counseling, LLC. Every one could use some sunny sky in Portland now and again. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, who believes in the best in all of us and tries to help you find that in yourself. Whether that means I am working with you as an individual, your family, or as a couple, I am working to help you find the best outcomes. I believe in a client/family centered approach with collaboration in treatment between you and myself.
“We've all had difficult experiences. I believe we can heal from these experiences, becoming more of who we truly are and want to be. I have worked with a large range of life circumstances including anxiety, depression, GLBTQ, grief, self-esteem, loss as well as many other life circumstances. In these painful experiences we all are faced with healing that pain. Through my academic studies at Corban University , professional work at Salem Free medical clinic and personal life experiences I have come to believe that healing is something which can be learned.
“We work to create new awareness, new knowledge and new possibilities. American Research Institute, Inc. therapists Thomas J. Wright, Ph.D, LCSW and Andrea J. Wright Johnston, MA, MFT offer family therapy, couple therapy, structured behavioral therapy, and individual psychotherapy. Discover how to use your strengths and innate wisdom to create the life of your dreams. You can have a loving, lasting relationship, an empowered family as well as a calm and happy state of mind through therapy. We approach each person and family with attention to mental health, physical health, social, and spiritual influences.
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“Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless? Can't get your needs met to your satisfaction? Do you find one or more areas of your life to be unfullfilling such as romantic relationship, work, parenting, extended family? Do you have legal or financial struggles or relationship conflicts that affect your mood significantly? I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, experience in working with past clients and personal experience to collaborate with you in creating the best healing environment specific for you.
“I love my work. I take a creative and collaborative approach, researching new techniques and information to help you make the changes you desire. I work with pre adolescent through adult clients. My clinical focus areas include: relationships, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life transitions, weight management and stress management. My practice includes working with the full spectrum of eating issues including body image concerns, weight management, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. My training includes a specialization in emotionally focused couples therapy. I help couples work through difficult transitions,building intimacy, and healing after affairs or trust concerns.
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Video Game Addiction Therapists
VIDEO GAME ADDICTION in Portland
The current DSM doesn't recognize video game addiction as a diagnosable addiction. But the patterns of behavior can make parenting a kid or teen who's video gaming difficult.
Get help form a Therapist in Portland with a teen or child who's patterns of behavior of include:
1) Craving more game time, no matter how much they've already played.
2) Chronic dry eyes.
3) Friends stop calling and coming by to hang out.
4) No shower or change of clothes for days.
5) Gets upset if someone suggests they might have a problem with video games.
6) Rarely leaves the house because they feel like they're missing out on something that might be happening in the video games.
7) Spends entire allowance on video game hardware and software.
8) Lies to parents about how often they play games or video games.
9) Skips doing chores to keep video gaming.
10) When not at the computer, they're irritable and snappy.
For more lots more on on video game addiction, see Unplugged - a video game addiction blog
How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Portland have broad skills and are able to work with a wide range of issues.
For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Portland you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Portland and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Portland or family therapy in Portland.