My counseling services are limited to our scheduled sessions. I am not able to provide emergency mental health services. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Multnomah County Crisis Line at (503) 988-4888, the Washington County Crisis Line at (503) 291-9111, or the Clackamas County Crisis Line at (503) 655-8401, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. They are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit the Cascadia Urgent Walk-In Clinic at 4212 SE Division from 7am to 10:30pm 7 days a week without an appointment.
There are other hotlines that may be able to offer you the help you need in an emergency. Here are some of them:
Portland Women's Crisis Line: (503) 235-5333
Child Abuse Hotline: (503) 731-3100
Elder Abuse Reporting: (800) 232-3020
Drug and Alcohol Helpline: (503) 244-1312
Suicide Hotline: (503) 988-4888
Lower cost community counseling clinics:
P.S.U. Community Counseling Clinic offers counseling for $15 per session. Call them at (503) 725-4620. Their offices are located on the Portland State University campus.
M.E.T.A. Community Counseling Clinic offers counseling for $40-50 per session. Call them at (503) 450-9999. Their offices are located at 4531 SE Belmont, Suit 300.
For people who are or have been faced with decisions around reproductive choices:
If you are trying to make a decision about a current pregnancy, need support around fertility, pregnancy, or parenting, or want to talk about an experience (past or present) with pregnancy, abortion, adoption, or pregnancy loss, call All Options at 1-888-493-0092, or visit their website at https://www.all-options.org for judgement-free support.
For new parents:
You can contact the Baby Blues Connection at 1-800-557-8375, or visit their website at babybluesconnection.org to connect with others who've had difficult pregnancy and postpartum experiences, by phone or in person. Baby Blues Connection also runs free support groups in Portland.
The Nurse-Family Partnership, at www.nursefamilypartnership.org or (503) 988-3520, is a free program for women who are having their first baby, and who meet income requirements. If you are enrolled, a registered nurse will visit you in your home throughout your pregnancy and until your baby is two years old. S/he will partner with you to build a network of support, set goals for your future, and find ways to help you reach them.
The changes in ourselves and our relationships after pregancy are given voice by The Longest Shortest Time, a podcast available for subscription at longestshortesttime.com.
For women exploring divorce:
Clear Transitions offers a program on the third Saturday of each month for women at any stage of contemplating or engaging in divorce. See http://www.familyforwardoregon.org/2015/08/clear-transitions-divorce-workshop-for-women/ for more information.
The Saint Andrews Legal Clinic helps bridge the gap for families who do not qualify for Legal Aid and who can not afford to hire a private attorney. As a result of the legal representation that SALC provides, families have increased financial security, stay off of welfare and are overall more productive members of our society. And more children also grow up in positive and safe environments as a result of SALC's intervention. See http://www.salcgroup.org for more information.
The struggles we encounter as we make our way in the world--so unexpected and so human--are shared in the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking.