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Melody Jackman, MA, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

12511 SW 68th Ave., Portland , Oregon

I see each of my clients as a courageous warrior who is willing to begin the sometimes joyful and sometimes painful journey of growth. I provide an open and compassionate space for individuals, children, and couples to share their hearts and find healing.

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Therapy Tigard, OR

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Located in the Greater Portland area, Tigard, Oregon is the state's 11th largest city with a population just short of 50,000. Children and teenagers in Tigard attend school in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, which consists of 10 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. The Tigard Public Library offers a wealth of programs for families, with special classes for children and teenagers. Beginning readers through grade 5 can attend Dogs Tales, and weekend adventures are offered children aged 5 and up. The library also provides a homework center for teenagers where teens can gather information on colleges as well as find help with their homework. There is also a writing group for teenagers, a teen book club, and a teen anime/manga club.1

Mental Health in Tigard

Children, teens, and adults that are grieving the loss of a loved one can take advantage of bereavement services offered by local organizations. Me, Too is a grief support group provided by the Oregon Hospice Association. Groups are held throughout the year and are facilitated by clinicians that specialize in grief therapy. Group members can express their thoughts and feelings in a safe place, while learning to support one another through such a difficult time. Groups are free and are offered at numerous locations in the greater Portland area. Call 503-228-2104 for meeting locations in Tigard.2 The Dougy Center also provides support programs for the bereaved. Groups help foster awareness that although grief is different for everyone and varies in duration and intensity, having the support of peers helps in the grieving process. Groups are free, ongoing, and meet every other week. Call 503-775-5683 for further details.3

Puentes and Esperanza Juvenil are culturally-specific programs provided by Central City Concern aimed at meeting the mental health needs of Hispanic residents of Tigard, Portland, and the surrounding communities. Puentes provides drug and alcohol treatment to individuals that facilitates recovery and reduces fear and stimga. Esperanza Juvenil works with Hispanic youth that have substance abuse issues. In-home educational programs, family support, and intervention programs are available to help young people get back on a track to healthy living. To inquire about these programs, call 503-546-9975.4

Current Initiatives

The Mental Health Association of Portland strives to be the voice for the mentally ill through educational outreach programs, stigma-reducing initiatives, and advocacy. Outreach efforts focus on patient-centered change to ensure that Oregonians with a mental illness are treated fairly and with respect by law enforcement, the criminal justice system, employers, and the general public. The organization sponsors workshops regarding public policy to inform the community about the needs of individuals with mental illness as well. To learn more about these outreach programs, visit the Mental Health Association of Portland's website.5


References

1. City of Tigard. (2017). About Your Library. Retrieved from http://www.tigard-or.gov/library/about/default.asp
2. Oregon Hospice Association. (2017). Me, Too. Retrieved from https://oregonhospice.org/me-too/
3. Dougy Center. (2017). About Our Support Groups. Retrieved from http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/support-groups/about-our-support-groups1/1264/
4. Central City Concern. (2017). Puentes and Esperanza Juvenil. Retrieved from http://www.centralcityconcern.org/services/health-recovery/puentes/index.html
5. Mental Health Association of Portland. (2017). About Us. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthportland.org/?page_id=40

Tigard is located in Washington County, Oregon. It has a land area of 12.74 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Tigard is 51,253 people with 19,897 households and a median annual income of $62,048. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tigard, OR

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Tigard are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans