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BASE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

WELCOMES YOU

Providing individual, group and family counseling to explore change and develop more self awareness around your mental health and substance use. 

Base Behavioral Health Counseling is dedicated to provide therapeutic services to people who recognized they want support in addressing their mental health and substance use disorders at the same time.

There is an alarming 50% to 75% of all people receiving treatment for substance use also have a diagnosable mental health disorder (McGovern, 2008). In addition, it is estimated that 20% of 50% of people who are treated with a mental health diagnosis also have or have had a substance use disorder at some point in their life (Mueser & Gingerich, 20-3; SAMHSA, 2015).

Base Behavioral Health Counseling professionals have education, training and experience working with co-occurring disorders, making treatment more efficient. We implement effective effective goals to the unique needs of the individual. 

 

FACTS

Background

Defining Co-Occurring Disorder (COD): The simultaneous existence of “one or more disorder is relating to the use of alcohol/or other drugs of abuse as well as one or more mental [health] disorders” (CSAT, 2013, p. Xvii).
Why is it hard to get therapy for a Co-Occurring Disorder?

  • People who have mental health and substance use disorder can experience significant stigmatization and discrimination from society which can prevent people from seeking treatment. The lack of education about co-occurring disorders can also solicit stereotyping.

  • Some professionals are not comfortable treating co-occurring disorders.

  • There is an increase in hospitalization for individuals who have two or more co-occurring disorders and are referred to programs that are not prepared to treat them.

  • Individuals may be treated for one disorder without consideration of another diagnosis, bounced back and forth from mental heath to addiction professionals if symptoms of one disorder becomes primary.

What would therapy entail?

Base Behavioral Health Counseling operates under the integrated model of treatment. This approach is designed to treat people with co-occurring disorders and that utilizes one treatment team at the same time. Research suggests integrated treatment produces better results than traditional treatment models (McKee, 2017) and eliminating the need to comply with multiple professionals and treatment plans.

*We offer a variety of therapeutic approaches such as individual counseling, group therapy and family interventions.

*Goals in treatment is client driven and therapist supported.

 

ASHLEY BAUER

Philosophy and Approach

I believe therapy can bring awareness to an individual's strengths, challenge them to grow and help them to live a more fulfilled life. I provide a theoretical integration approach with an existential view. My focus is grounding in person-centered counseling and bringing the individual's to their present self. I approach individuals from a holistic view, treating them whole with mind, body and spirituality. I integrate interventions such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness practices. I encourage exploring the meaning and value to live a life as their authentic self.  It's my focus to invite the individual to explore their self-awareness, thoughts, behaviors, feelings at the pace they are comfortable with, providing a safe place without judgement.

Education and Experience

I received by Bachelors of Arts in Child and Family Studies, specializing in youth services in 2007 from Portland State University.  I received my Master's degree in Mental Health specialization in Addictions Counseling at Lewis and Clark College in 2017. Additionally, I am certified in the State of Oregon as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor III (CADCIII). Currently I am a Licensed Professional Counselor LPC with the State of Oregon.

For over 12 years, I have worked with individuals (youth and adults) struggling with mental health and substance use.

 

BASE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Specialized Therapy

CONTACT

Please feel free to email or call if you have  any questions about services, would like to book a phone consultation or schedule an appointment.

*Appointments Available Saturdays ONLY starting March 2020.

Email: Basebehavioralhealth@gmail.com


Phone: 541-638-0830

Location:

1235 SE Division St, Suite 103 Portland, OR 97202

Mailing Address:

5010 SE Foster RD

PO BOX 86101

Portland, OR 97286

Multnomah County Crisis line: 503-988-4888

Clackamas County Crisis line: 503-291-9111

Washington County Crisis line: 503-655-8401

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 or text START to 741741

RATES

Free 15 minute phone consultation to see if Base Behavioral Health Counseling is right for you.


Initial 90 minute Assessment: $80

50 minute individual session: $60

90 minute group therapy: $50

50 minute family session: $60

*Appointments Available Saturdays ONLY

*Cancellations within 48 hours or No Shows will be changed a $50.

We can not bill insurance companies for these services.

Benefits for not using your insurance:

* Insurance companies limit the number of sessions.

* Many "in-network" therapists are full.

* Your insurance may have high deductibles.

* Insures privacy for individuals who are getting insurance through work, family or significant others.

Ask about payment options.

 
Counseling Group

GROUP THERAPY

You are not alone!

Group options coming soon.

 

REFERENCES

Forest

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2013). Substance abuse treatment for persons with co-occurring disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, N.42. (DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-3992). Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration. 


McGovern, M., (2008). Co-Occurring Disorders Program, Integrated Services Substance Use and Mental Health Problems: Clinical Administrator's Guidebook. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation.

Mueser, K.T. and Gingerich, S. (2013). Treatment of co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders. Journal of Social Work and Public Health, 28, 424-439. doi:10.1080/193719182013.774676

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from 2014 National survey on Drug Use and Health. DHHS Publication No. SMA 15-4927, NSDUH Series H-50. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from: http://www.samhsa.gov/data.

 

RESOURCES

Community Support

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

https://www.aa.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.

Narcotics Anonymous

https://www.na.org/
NA provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for those who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol.

SMART Recovery

https://www.smartrecovery.org/ 
SMART Recovery (Self Management And Recovery Training) helps individuals gain independence from addiction (substances or activities). SMART Recovery supports individuals by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life. 

Refuge Recovery

https://refugerecovery.org/ 
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. 

Women for Sobriety

https://womenforsobriety.org/
Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.

Ben's Friends

https://www.bensfriendshope.com/
Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.

LGBTQ+ Recovery Support Meetings
https://www.pdxqcenter.org/addiction-and-mental-health-support
https://www.gayandsober.org/meeting-finder-oregon

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/
GA is a is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Al-Anon

https://al-anon.org/
Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.

Alateen

https://al-anon.org/for-members/group-resources/alateen/
Alateen, for younger family members and friends, is a part of Al-Anon Family Groups. 

4th Dimension
http://4drecovery.org/
Provide and cultivate an atmosphere of recovery where all young people can overcome drug addiction and alcoholism through social interactions with recovery communities and 4D recovery mentor services.4D is the most innovative approach to helping young people find recovery around.

The fact that our entire staff are in recovery is what makes our program so attractive and that is why over 600 young people show up every month.

The Recovery Gym

http://www.therecoverygym.org/

TRG is a program of The Recovery Gym, the first fitness center and active community in the Pacific Northwest exclusively for individuals and families in behavioral health recovery. The Recovery Gym combines CrossFit, running, rock climbing and outdoor adventure to meet the health and wellness needs of our community within a safe and supportive space where individuals can focus on healing, health and person renewal.

Run TRG

https://www.wyeastwolfpack.com/

Run TRG welcomes and encourages runners of all levels – dreamers, beginners, as well as those with running experience, past or present. We’ll run together, suffer together, celebrate together: supporting each other through the peaks and valleys of both running and recovery

NAMI

https://www.nami.org/

The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group originally founded as a grassroots group by family members of people diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI identifies its mission as being "dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness"

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Groups (DBSA)

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar. DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with mood disorders.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous

https://ddainc.org/

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous is a fellowship of persons who share their experiences, strengths, weaknesses, feelings, fears, and hopes with one another to resolve our dual diagnosis, and/or learn to live at peace with unresolved problems. The only requirement for membership in DDA is a desire to develop healthy addiction free lifestyles.

Emotions Anonymous

https://emotionsanonymous.org/

Emotions Anonymous is based off the 12 Steps of AA. Members attend support groups to help them cope with their emotions.

Anonymous ADHD Adult Support Groups

https://nw-adhd.com/resources/

Portland Hearing Voices

https://portlandhearingvoices.net/

Portland Hearing Voices is an Oregon based education and support effort dedicated to promoting mental diversity and supporting the voice-hearing community in the Portland and surrounding areas.

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