Ray Gertler, PhD, Psychologist in Bend
I work with a variety of adult clients. Most people who consult me are confronting anxiety,depression, substance abuse, stress related disorders, and marital problems. In assessing the type of problems, people present, I look at lifestyle, current coping mechanisms, how we think and perceive our problem, our personal histories and what strategies specifically people have used to address their concerns. The use of mindfulness, learning to be more present in the moment allows for reduced reactivity, new ways of coping, problem solving, and relating to others in ones environment. It can lead to healing and transformation.
I collaborate with clients on identifying their current strengths and capacities while also intervening in such a way that alters their thinking and perceptions by teaching them how to reduce their reactivity to stress. I have advanced training in the treatment of substance abuse disorders, relationship therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and mindful self-compassion.
I facilitate an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction clinic. In it we focus on mindfulness meditation, moment to moment awareness, decreasing reactivity, quieting the mind, and noticing the nature of both our external and internal stressors. I also facilitate a 8-week Mindful Self-compassion program (MSC)
Call Ray Gertler for a free phone consultation now - (541) 854-0972


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium
  • Year Graduated: 1986
  • License No. and State: 738 Oregon


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MHN
  • Medicare
  • Moda Health
  • PacifiCare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence
  • UnitedHealthcare
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Ray Gertler's Groups

Mindful Self-Compassion

8-week training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion and teach core principles and practices that enable you to respond to difficult moments with kindness, care, and understanding. Includes meditation, short talks, experiential exercises, group discussion, and home practice

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Mindfulness Stress Reduction

8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction group teaching mindfulness meditation. Assists in teaching people to better take care of themselves and to encourage an active response to chronic illness, pain, anxiety, depression, and other stressors in your life. CDs and practice guide are provided. Participants learn to achieve deep states of relaxation and gain an awareness of the connection between emotional distress and physical tension/pain. New attitudes towward change and coping with difficult transitions are explored and taught. Maximum number of participants is 10. Program is modeled after the Stress Reduction clinic at U.Mass M.C. Check out the website at Insightstressreduction.com

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  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress-related Disorders


  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Gay

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduc
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017
Ray Gertler, PhD, Psychologist in Bend

Ray Gertler

Psychologist, PhD