In order to meet the demand for mental health services here in Portland, we have expanded our services and treatment team to welcome clients without substance use issues who are experiencing primary mental health struggles. In our separate outpatient therapy programs, we help people struggling with a range of mental health conditions that prevent people from living their best lives.

If mental health is hindering you from enjoying experiences and negatively affecting your day-to-day life, our team of therapists at Crestview Recovery offers a fresh, clinical approach to outpatient mental health services. Contact our Portland mental health clinic to set up an appointment with a therapist to discuss the intensive outpatient programs available.

Mental Health Outpatient Therapy 

Millions of people living in the United States are dealing with a mental health issue that hinders their ability to make decisions, get things done, live with gratitude, connect with others, and manage responsibilities. Mental health roadblocks cause difficulties in people’s personal, occupational, and social lives. If you aren’t living the life you want, we want you to know that you have options.

If you aren’t happy with your life, take a chance and find a therapist that works for you. We specialize in treating people as individuals instead of based solely on their mental health concerns. Our therapists offer the following:

I Don’t Need Assistance with Medication Management

If you are struggling with a mental health concern, having a good outpatient therapy program can help you remain true to yourself while developing more positive, functional thought and behavior patterns. If you have been prescribed psychiatric medication and always take it exactly as prescribed, there is no reason for you to participate in 12-step meetings or addiction treatment. Our mental health treatment programs rely heavily on individual therapy and the client-therapist relationship. If you do need counseling for substance use disorder, we can provide that as well. The following are a few examples of co-occurring conditions we commonly treat at Crestview:

A therapeutic approach to help distinguish between thought and emotion

Balancing personal and professional responsibilities

Mindfulness and meditation therapy

Conflict resolution and communication

Adjusting thought and behavioral patterns

Therapy on Your Schedule

If you are struggling with a mental health concern, having a good outpatient mental health clinic nearby can help you remain true to yourself while developing more positive, functional thought and behavior patterns. If you have been prescribed psychiatric medication and always take it exactly as prescribed, there is no reason for you to participate in 12-step meetings or addiction treatment. Our mental health treatment programs rely heavily on individual therapy and the client-therapist relationship. If you do need counseling for substance use disorder, we can provide it; however, a primary mental health therapist is able to treat all kinds of mental health disorders that are not limited to a dual diagnosis. The following are a few examples of mental health treatment programs we offer at Crestview:

A Portland mental health clinic may be an option for you if you find yourself standing in your own way.

Making the decision to visit a Portland mental health clinic can greatly increase your chances of moving through the concerns you need to work through in order to experience a more comfortable quality of life. Crestview’s full medical and psychiatric team will assist you every step of the way. Finding balance isn’t easy in the beginning; however, your mental health is worth the effort.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

At Crestview Recovery, we acknowledge the need for outpatient mental health treatment for people who struggle with a mental health disorder as their primary concern. That is why our licensed mental health therapists, counselors, psychiatrists,  psychologists, and master-level clinicians work with you to develop a unique individual mental wellness plan. A few of the mental health programs our therapists offer include:

  • Rational emotive behavior therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Moral recognition therapy
  • Mindfulness & meditation therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Dialectical behavior therapy

Find a Therapist

Join us at Crestview for outpatient mental health assistance from qualified psychotherapists. A counselor can help you work through your personal struggles using constructive, progress-centered methods. You can learn helpful coping skills for dealing with stress in the future. Therapy can also provide you with a post-treatment mental healthcare plan.

Behavioral Health: Treating Mood Disorders

Understanding Depression And Bipolar Disorder

Mood disorders are defined by an extended disturbance in mood, usually accompanied by other signs and symptoms. Two of the most common mood disorders our therapists see at Crestview are depression and bipolar disorder.

What Is Depression?

Depression is a medical condition causing a person to experience extreme sadness or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities. Depression affects an individual’s day-to-day functioning. Most people with depression benefit from treatment involving a combination of psychotherapy and medication, but determining the right combination takes time.

Risk Factors For Depression

Depression can result from many potential causes. Common risk factors that play a role in the illness include genetics, trauma, family history of depression, isolation, and other health problems.

Diagnostic Criteria For Depression

Diagnosing depression starts with assessing the client’s mood, behavior, goals, and medical history. A person with diagnosed depression will exhibit five or more symptoms listed in the DSM for at least two weeks, with one of the signs being a sad mood or loss of pleasure. Symptoms of depression may include the following:

  • Sadness
  • Loss of enjoyment in favored activities 
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Suicidal ideations or preoccupation with death
  • Physical ailments

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by manic or hypomanic episodes, which may alternate with bouts of depression. A manic episode is an emotional state characterized by elevated activity, language, and optimism. Hypomania is typically described as a mood or energy state that is elevated somewhat above the normal range. Each episode typically lasts anywhere from hours or days to months at a time. 

Bipolar Treatment

Bipolar disorder can cause significant disruptions in a person’s life functioning; however, the illness can often be managed when the therapist has experience treating people with bipolar disorder. At Crestview Recovery, our bipolar treatment specialists have years of experience working with individuals who are struggling with bipolar disorder. Whether it is co-occurring with addiction or the client’s primary concern, we are here to help.  

Common Risk Factors For Bipolar Disorder

The most common risk factors for bipolar disorder include genetics, trauma, isolation, chemical dependency, and high stress. 

What Are the Diagnostic Criteria For Bipolar Disorder?

To be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the patient must fit specific criteria defined by the DSM. There are three types of bipolar disorder listed in the DSM:

Bipolar I

Those with bipolar I have at least one manic or mixed episode. These episodes include: 

  • Euphoria and increased energy
  • Insomnia
  • Impulsivity
  • Sudden overconfidence
  • Racing thoughts and rapid speech
  • Increased spending
  • Increased sex drive

Bipolar II

Bipolar II involves a state of hypomania (less extreme than a full manic episode) with fluctuating states of depression.


Cyclothymia is characterized by rhythms of mild depression and hypomania. The symptoms of depression episodes may include:

  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest
  • Low self-esteem
  • Slowed speech and difficulty concentrating
  • Lethargy
  • Suicidal ideation and preoccupation with death or dying

Mood Disorders And Addiction

Dual diagnosis indicates the presence of a chemical dependency in addition to another psychiatric illness, often a mood disorder. It can be challenging to determine which disorder began first; however, both pose a risk to the other. In other words, a mood disorder could lead a person to self-medicate or use a psychoactive substance as a means of temporarily alleviating physical or emotional distress. Similarly, a person’s abuse of alcohol or other drugs could trigger the onset of a mental health disorder. Both disorders must be treated simultaneously with a therapist in order for treatment to be effective. 

Levels of Outpatient Mental Health Care 

If you are new to the behavioral healthcare world, we understand that it can be difficult to figure out exactly what kind of mental health treatment program you need. Inpatient mental healthcare, also known as residential care, involves 24/7 care in a treatment facility. Partial hospitalization is a step down from inpatient care and involves both medical and psychiatric care. Outpatient mental health and psychiatric care involve daytime mental health programs. The outpatient mental health programs at Crestview are designed for people in stable home environments who need assistance with their mental health. We offer the following levels of mental healthcare at Crestview:

  • Partial hospitalization
  • Intensive outpatient
  • Outpatient mental healthcare

Having an undiagnosed or untreated mental health concern often causes people to withdraw from the social circumstances that aid healing. Recovering in an outpatient mental health setting allows clients to develop an extensive network of family and friends to support their recovery. Clients participating in an intensive outpatient rehab program continue to attend work or school and live in their own homes, and attend mental health therapy during the day.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Dual diagnosis treatment is designed for people who are struggling with a mental health concern along with substance use disorder. At Crestview Recovery, our dual diagnosis program is separate from our primary mental health treatment programs and assists clients with skills such as:

  • Processing trauma
  • Medication management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing anxiety
  • Moving through depression
  • Balancing moods
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Building positive relationships

Our mental health treatment program at Crestview offers compassionate, life-affirming, adaptable mental health programs to people who are in need of a change. 

Find a Portland Behavioral Health Center

When the body and mind become dependent on a harmful substance, it takes time to adjust to life without it. Our mental health center is located in Portland, Oregon. 

The Road to Recovery Begins in Structured Therapy

If you’re ready to start on a new path, our professional therapists at Crestview Recovery are eager to help. Let the programs at our Portland behavioral health and addiction treatment center guide you toward a sober and independent new start. We offer a range of mental health therapy programs, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy