What are your skills? What are you good at? Every day, I work with adults and late adolescents to help them discover their intellectual, emotional and interpersonal strengths. I’ll work with you to determine which choices will be healthy and helpful to you now, and for your future. Our work together will support you in your personal growth – maximizing your safety, healing, and ultimately your happiness.
Call 541-660-0080 today to set up an appointment or to get more information.
Every client walks into my office with my complete respect and attention. I work closely with clients to explore their issues and collaborate to resolve their conflicts and concerns.
I have provided counseling services in the area for more than 30 years, and have been licensed by the state of Oregon since 1991. Many of my clients have experienced abuse either as children or adults or have been the victims of other crimes. My practice focuses on helping adults and near-adults deal with past or recent traumas, as well as anxiety, depression, stress and major life changes.
I have specialized training in Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I blend these practices with others, as well as new research-based information about how our bodies and brains work together. I am also trained in Brainspotting, a technique based on brain research that helps some people process traumatic memories or emotional distress.
I earned a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona. Major coursework included assessment, individual and group therapy, research plus courses in various counseling approaches. As a licensed counselor, continuing education is required, so I am up-to-date on current ethics, research, and new techniques. I have also received specialized training in areas such as trauma (including sexual and physical abuse and domestic violence), anxiety and depression.
Paige Bender is WIEBGE Certified by the International Resource Center for Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents. The WIEBGE acronym stands for Will I Ever Be Good Enough? and signifies certification in Dr. Karyl McBride’s five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissistic parents.
With each new client, I spend the first one or two sessions completing a Comprehensive Assessment. This Assessment is essential to our beginning a therapeutic relationship.
Goals: I will assist you in articulating your concerns and help you set goals for our work together.
Individualized Therapy: We will work in a way that helps you move toward your goals. I will be respectful of your style and your pace. Know that our sessions are completely confidential.
Coordination of Services: If you are in recovery, I will consult with your substance abuse counselor to provide coordinated treatment. Please know that I am not addiction counselor.
Sessions: are about an hour in length. I am available most weekdays, and some evenings for those who need them.
Billing: I accept most insurance, and am a provider for several Employee Assistance Programs. In most cases, you will be able to bill your insurance company for your therapy. I also accept checks, cash and, in some cases, debit/credit cards.
My office is conveniently located at 217 N.E. C Street (in the Dixon House) in Grants Pass. I look forward to seeing you!
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217 NE C St (in the Dixon House)
Grants Pass, OR 97526