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Mental Health

Life brings challenges. When times are tough, you want to talk with someone who understands how you feel. Our compassionate team of counselors and trained peer specialists, who have been on their own journeys toward mental wellbeing, are here for you. Everyone deserves to be healthy and hopeful.

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The journey to wellness can take time; so we celebrate every milestone of improvement with our clients. In 2018, 63 precent of people seeking our help expressed feeling better. 

We Believe in Resilience

Everyone has unique inner strengths. We will help you find those strengths and use them to help you address the challenges you face.

Our mental health care expertise includes help for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Stress
  • And other challenges that make everyday living hard
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Mental Health Programs

Our compassionate staff provide mental health assessments, treatment planning and therapy in individual, group and family sessions. 

Service Locations

  • Beaverton
  • Gladstone
  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • NE Portland (King site)
  • Rockwood
  • St. Johns
  • Tigard

Contact us about services: 503-645-9010

Children's Relief Nurseries
In partnership with the Oregon Association of Relief Nurseries, we operate relief nurseries in Hillsboro, Gladstone, and St. Johns for infants and young children at risk of abuse and neglect.

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
This evidence-based program provides mental health assessments, weekly sessions, and in-home practice treatment options for children ages 2-1/2 to 6 years old and their families.

Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
Designed for the needs of very young children (birth – 6 years), CPP is an evidence- and relationship-based therapeutic intervention that offers support for caregiver/child attachment issues.

Contact us about services: 503-645-9010

Our Day Treatment programs provide children and youth with individual, family, group and milieu therapy—as well as accredited, year-round academic support, Monday – Friday. 

We focus on helping those children or youth exiting a psychiatric hospitalization or residential program and/or struggling in their current school settings and requiring specialized support. Youth must be referred through their school district, Oregon Health Plan or Kaiser health insurance provider. 

Day Treatment is available at our Tigard site for children and youth ages 5 – 18 and at our Umoja Center in NE Portland for youth ages 11-18.

With a robust family component including multi-family groups, this program provides individual/family support, education, advocacy and treatment for individuals experiencing emerging symptoms of psychosis.

Availability:  Serves individuals ages 15-25 with public or private insurance or are uninsured.

Service locations: Sites in Washington and Clackamas counties

Contact: Referrals can be made directly to:

  • Washington County EASA referral line at 
    503-705-9999 or Fax 503-629-8517
  • Clackamas County EASA referral line at 
    503-710-8843 or Fax 503-496-3208

The Independent Living Program helps youth ages 16 – 21 transition out of the foster care system. Offered in Washington and Clackamas counties, youth are taught life skills, supported in their education and/or employment, and given support in developing healthy relationships.

Requirements: Referrals must be made by DHS-Child Welfare.  

Contact: 503-627-9194 ext. 3724

STRIDE (Strengthening Tools to Recovery, Independence, Determination, and Empowerment) serves as a hub to connect young people ages 14-24 who are struggling with mental illness to identify goals and connect with community resources, with the goal of overcoming barriers and improving wellbeing.  

The program is open to all in the tri-county area, regardless of insurance status, but has a special emphasis for those experiencing homelessness, transitioning from foster care or residential treatment, and/or those who identify with the LGBTQ community.

Contact: Referrals can be made by calling 503-619-9007 or by emailing STRIDE@lifeworksnw.org.

 

 

TAY/TAYIS works with young adults who have significant mental illnesses impacting their ability to successfully function in the community and achieve their life goals. 

Availability: Serves youth and young adults, ages 16 – 24 during their transition to adulthood.

Services locations: Sites across the tri-county area

Contact:

Our Adult Outpatient Mental Health program offers therapy, case management, and care coordination to help you get the right level of care, based on your personal situation.

To support your success, we will help you identify and focus on your biggest concern and support you in your journey toward improved wellbeing. We will work together to create a treatment plan with goals that are realistic and achievable.

Our rehabilitation programs help individuals with severe and persistent mental illness develop the skills and access the resources and support needed to live healthy, meaningful lives. We work collaboratively with each consumer’s support system and community partners to develop an individualized treatment plan which may include individual and group skills training, psychiatric services, medication and case management, supported employment, and peer-delivered services. By modeling, coaching, encouraging, and teaching skills, our clients achieve what may have previously seemed unattainable. Rehabilitation services are available at our locations in Beaverton, Hillsboro-Walnut, International Way, Gresham and Northeast Portland (MLK).

Our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Intensive Case Management programs provide intensive community-based services to adults who are homeless, have had limited access to mental health treatment, or have relied on crisis services in the past. 

We believe that all people have the right to have meaningful work. Youth and adults living with mental illness who have a desire to work often do significantly better in reducing their symptoms. Supported Employment works with each individual to find competitive, permanent, career-oriented jobs.

Services include job search and application assistance, interview skills practice, benefits counseling, job coaching, problem solving and assistance with interpersonal conflicts on the jobs.

We operate several residential treatment homes that provide residents with on-site mental health services as well as assistance with meeting personal care needs and learning independent living skills. 

Referrals to these programs are coordinated through their respective counties, with priority referrals coming from the Oregon State Hospital system.

LifeWorks NW staff provide crisis services at the Hawthorn Walk-In Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. Hawthorn Walk-In Center is a place where Washington County adults, youth, and children can receive care and assistance in accessing ongoing treatment for mental health and addiction concerns.

The following teams coordinate their services from this center:

  • Washington County Crisis Team: In addition to seeing individuals at the Center, the crisis team also provides mobile services throughout Washington County in places such as schools, jails, emergency departments and individuals' homes.
  • Peer team: Peers are individuals who have lived with their own mental illnesses and addictions; they provide immediate and follow-up services to clients coming to the Hawthorn Walk-In Center or requesting a mobile response.
  • Intensive Transition Team: This Washington County-based team helps individuals transition from acute care hospitalization to community settings.
  • Mental Health Response Team (MHRT): MHRT pairs clinicians with Washington County Sheriff deputies to respond to 911 calls with a mental health component.

Hawthorn Walk-In Center
5240 NE Elam Young Parkway 
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Hours: Open 7 days per week from 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Availability: Provides services to Washington County residents. Walk-in or by appointment

Contact: Call the business line at 503-846-4555.  Potential clients can also access crisis services either by walking into the Hawthorn Walk-In Center or by calling the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111.

We provide treatment for older adults for a range of mental health and substance abuse issues, including those with an acute emotional disturbance or chronic mental health disorder. Treatment includes individual and group therapies, medication management, activity therapy and daily living skills training. We can also provide or arrange transportation.

Assessment, Counseling and Treatment Services
We provide supportive counseling for older adults, as well as consultation and education for their caregivers.

Access Through Healthcare Clinics
Understanding that individuals often first seek help from their doctor for a mental health issue, our staff are conveniently located in several neighborhood healthcare clinics and primary healthcare sites.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
Our addiction services take into consideration the age-related challenges impacting older adults and their families.

Medicare Only
Those with Medicare as their primary insurance may receive individual and/or group treatment at our Beaverton site or, if no other options exist, by one of our medical providers. Call our Intake line at 503-645-9010 for more information.

Older Adult Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation and stabilization services are designed for older adults who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depression and other psychotic and mood disorders.

Our therapists provide supportive counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication consultation, and case management.

As available, therapists can travel to older adult living facilities and homes for assessment and ongoing therapy. Preadmission Screening and Resident Reviews (PASRR) are available upon request of the adult living facilities.

As available, therapists can travel to older adult living facilities and homes for assessment and ongoing therapy. Preadmission Screening and Resident Reviews (PASRR) are available upon request of the adult living facilities.

Contact us for services: 503-645-9010.

Mental health issues can range from depression and anxiety to obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Our customized counseling and therapy treatment programs are individually tailored to the specific needs of people with mental or emotional disorders—helping to restore wellbeing.

Yes. Our staff speak multiple languages and represent a multitude of races and heritages, reflective of the diverse communities we serve.

We value and strive to create an environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive for all. This is evidenced by our Safe Zone signs, which greet all that walk through our doors and message that no matter how you may identify as an individual, you are safe and welcomed.

Each staff person is also tasked with ongoing training to ensure that every individual is approached with cultural humility and cultural responsiveness.

Mental health treatment is tailored to the unique needs of each individual and can vary in length.

At the beginning of your treatment, you'll discuss with your therapist your goals and expectations about the length of care.

We use recognized and evidence-based therapies, tailored to the unique needs of each individual. Treatment includes confidential evaluation and may involve a mix of individual and group therapies.

Yes. We have a variety of options for both insured and uninsured individuals. 

Our medical staff and counselors evaluate medication needs, and when necessary and appropriate, may prescribe. 

No. Your primary care physician is the best resource for addressing specific medication needs. Our medical staff can work with your physician to determine an appropriate recommendation for you.

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