Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Newberg OR

Local resource for anxiety in Newberg. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychologists and mental health counselors who can help with the hurdles associated with anxiety, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and can provide psychotherapy or medications.

Laurie E. Powers
(503) 725-9605
600 NE Chehalem Drive
Newberg, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Family Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Oregon
Credentialed Since: 1995-12-21

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Nancy Stiehler Thurston
(503) 554-2378
George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Services
Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Central Michigan University
Credentialed Since: 2008-08-04

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Jesse Lough
(503) 704-3895
16189 SW Holland Lane
Sherwood, OR
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Fox University
Credentialed Since: 2010-05-14

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Sante Group
(503) 783-2499
25117 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Thomas G. Kern
(503) 494-1702
9195 SW Elrose Court
Tigard, OR
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-17

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Wayne V. Adams
(503) 554-2372
Grad Dept. of Clinical Psych/G. Fox Univ.
Newberg, OR
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Syracuse University
Credentialed Since: 1977-08-15

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Sergiy Barsukov
(503) 930-2065
P.O. Box 256
Newberg, OR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Cultural Diversity Issues, Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Languages Spoken
Russian,Ukrainian
Education Info
Doctoral Program: George Fox University
Credentialed Since: 2010-04-30

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Herbert & Louis
(503) 685-6100
30300 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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William J. James
(503) 692-7249
17655 SW Shasta Trail
Tualatin, OR
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Problem Related to Abuse or Neglect (e.g., domestic violence, child abuse), Play Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 2002-12-23

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John Robert Bates
(503) 523-2343
14780 Sw Osprey Dr
Beaverton, OR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Anxiety

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By Barbara Hey

Who hasn’t felt it? Anxiety, that unremitting voice in your head warning that something is wrong—or will be wrong very soon. A voice that sets your nervous system aflutter.

The thoughts evoking such unease can be specific, from concerns over avian flu to rodents or finances, but the feeling commonly gets disconnected from the trigger and spirals away into a universe of its own making. When this happens you whirl into worry after worry after worry. For some, such anxiety comes and goes. But for others, this pernicious condition can cast a shadow over day-to-day activities, well being and, yes, even health. That’s when anxiety becomes a “disorder.”

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of anxiety disorder. However, all types of anxiety do appear to have a strong genetic component, exacerbated by life events, trauma and stress. Those with anxiety most likely suffer from several different manifestations and are also at increased risk of depression.

The different manifestations run the gamut from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, characterized by relentless, often unspecified worry) to social anxiety disorder (excessive self-consciousness and fear of social situations), phobias (an intense fear of something that, in fact, poses no danger), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, debilitating fear that arises after a terrifying event), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, recurring, persistent thoughts, images and impulses that manifest in repetitive behaviors) and panic disorder (sudden overwhelming feelings of terror, accompanied by intense physical symptoms).

If you suffer from any of these or know someone who does, take heart. A variety of techniques, some simple and others more involved, can bring a greater sense of peace to your life.

It also may help to know you’re not alone. Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) show some 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders right along with you, making it the most prevalent psychiatric complaint, according to psychotherapist Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and director of The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington. Yet only a third of those who suffer seek treatment, she says. She adds that of the millions who wrestle with anxiety disorders, women outnumber men two-to-one, and 10 percent of sufferers are children.

When is worry worrisome?
How do you know you have an anxiety disorder? Give yourself six months. If, after this amount of time, you still regularly wrestle with such symptoms as excessive worry, undue panic, negative thinking or endless obsessing over the “what ifs” of life, or their possible dire outcomes, chances are you have an anxiety disorder. It doesn’t much matter what you worry about. It could be a specific problem, or it could just be an amorphous feeling—what you might call the free-floating variety. All this stress wreaks havoc by catapulting you into the ...

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