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Video Game Addiction Therapists in Portland
“I believe that everyone wants to feel loved, appreciated & valued. I enjoy helping individuals and couples identify repeating lifelong patterns that prevent this from happening. Sometimes life can be confusing and frustrating and it can feel that you have tried everything to "fix" a feeling/situation/self belief and can end up feeling pretty hopeless though I can help you to identify your strengths, provide support and work with you so that you can lead the life you currently are dreaming about.
“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.
“We all have problems in life, my views of therapy is to help you understand what is causing your current difficulties, work through them, and move forward in life. I view the therapy relationship as an journey we embark on together with both you and I having our own important roles to play. I focus on treating issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse treatment, addiction, and health concerns. I work with individuals to address the current problems in their life, and help them find lasting solutions and tools they can use to keep making changes.
“I help people grow in self-awareness and create greater balance in their lives. Imbalance can look like: a very intelligent person who is disconnected from his or her emotions; a couple struggling with a relationship not matching their expectations and assumptions; a young man or woman searching for personal and professional fulfillment; or someone in middle age yearning for greater authenticity in life and love. If you are ready to explore yourself and your possibilities in depth, to heal, and to move beyond healing into growth, then I can help support and guide you in that journey.
“A therapist's role is to provide supportive guidance, insight, and gentle challenges during a client's search for healing. Self-knowledge, discovery, and acceptance are the keys to psychological transformation. I work with my clients to develop curiosity and compassion about themselves and their suffering. With greater self-awareness, life becomes easier to manage, and choices multiply. I approach my clients with warmth, authenticity, compassion, and humor. Working together, we create an atmosphere that encourages psychological depth: I serve as a partner, witness, and guide as we uncover the way you think, feel, sense, and understand the world.
“I trust that whatever appears in the mind, body, and emotions has its purpose and wants to be deeply heard, honored, understood, and embraced; that all the Psyche expresses are attempts toward our wholeness and realizing the jewel of our Essential Being. With this compassion and care, healing can unfold, patterns and beliefs transformed, and we can live our true potential and purpose, innate wisdom, and experience happiness, peace, and joy.
“I believe that you are the expert in your own life. My job as your therapist is to help you to find solutions and answers that work for you. I will walk beside you on your path, providing guidance, support and direction when needed. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where ideas, concepts, and problems can be examined without pressure. I would like for you to think of my expertise and the therapeutic experience as a tool you can use in order to achieve your goals and start to live the kind of positive life you have imagined.
“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.
“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.
“Therapy feels good. It can be fun, too. Therapy isn't what you see on television. It really can be an amazing experience. It is energizing and can be exciting. It is one of the rare situations where you actually get to be yourself and discover what that's like. You might even discover how you are protecting yourself from really experiencing your life. You get to be yourself with another person who helps you to draw from within yourself your own resources, your own healing experiences, and the changes you have been seeking. And, that's the fun part.
“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, medical illnesses, grief, self-esteem and loss. 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.
“Has life gotten you down? Are you frustrated with your work, family, or relationships? Trouble sleeping, going to sleep, staying asleep? Are you isolating, skipping work, or not meeting deadlines? Has intimacy become stressful, and being close to your loved one is too difficult? Are you wondering how each day has become so hard and no matter what you do, nothing gets better? Have you been drinking more alcohol, smoking more or risking a hard-earned sobriety? Has panicky feelings become more regular and now you're afraid of another panic episode? Are you wanting more out of life?
“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.
“If you want to work on making changes in your life in a non-judgmental atmosphere, I would like to be part of your process. Life is complex and confusing. I have experience providing emotional support, as well as education about the way the brain works that I can share with you. If you have been living with the feeling that there is something wrong with you, or that your life doesn't work, I can help you deconstruct those feelings. I will empower you to get more of what you want and less of what you don't.
“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.
“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.
“Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. I have been described as "open, sincere, compassionate, interactive and insightful". I am passionate about staying close to your experience, without judgment. I believe in the power within each person to heal, create real change, and live a fulfilling life. I am results-oriented and use the therapeutic approach that best serves you and your current goals. Research based therapeutic approaches inform my practice: such as psycho-dynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and the mastering pain method (MPM).
“Your Search for support and assistance is of primary importance to you. My Commitment to you is Heart Felt Communication, compassionate listening, and a customized approach for your individual needs and goals. With many years of experience I offer skills, and practical methods, that can assist you with Relationship, Spiritual or Clinical issues and challenges.
“My area of specialty is working with adolescents and their families, though I also do counseling for depression and adjustment and transition issues. I am a blind person who has experienced some of the difficulties with loss of sight, and I feel I am able to assist the newly blind and their families through this process. I believe that we all carry within us an innate power to heal. What we lack, sometimes, are the tools we need to open the gate to our particular path.
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.