River's Bend Specializes in Anxiety
I opened my practice in Bend, Oregon almost a year ago now. I have seen all four seasons through the windows of my new office. As I transition into my second year here, I’ve decided to make some changes in my practice.
As I move forward in my career as a psychologist, I have become more and more drawn to helping patients with anxiety disorders. I have sought out further advanced trainings, readings, and consultations to further my knowledge and expertise. I find that I truly enjoy helping people to find a healthy balance of anxiety in their lives.
Additionally, since moving to Bend, I’ve found that Bend is truly a smaller town than I imagined. I have enjoyed networking here with other therapists, doctors, and medical professionals. We refer and consult with one another and the small-town atmosphere is a wonderful place to build a practice. However, I have also found that, due to the amount of providers here, patients sometimes have to deal with long waitlists or difficulty finding a professional who can help. This is especially true for patients who are seeking help with specialized diagnoses and need specialized treatments to help with their symptoms.
So, I’ve decided to align my interests with the needs of the community and become much more specialized in my practice. This is a difficult decision because it means closing my doors to some patients in order to help others. However, I believe this change will allow me to offer specialized care to people who might otherwise end up in therapy that is not helpful or effective in helping them to get better. Not to mention, I feel as therapists we provide better care when we are doing what we love – and I love helping people with their anxiety!
So, if you are reading this you are probably wondering what this means for you. Simply put, it means if you or your child is struggling with anxiety or trauma as a primary concern, give me a call. We can consult and see if I would be a good fit to help you out. If your primary concern falls in a different area (depression, life transition, behavioral problems, mood disorders, etc), you are welcome to call me to consult, but you may be provided with a referral of another clinician who can better serve you.
Below is a short list of typical referrals to see me:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Panic Attacks/Panic Disorder
School Avoidance (due to Separation Anxiety, Social Anxiety, etc)
Please feel free to call me with questions.