Deidre Gestrin

(MA, NCC)

About Me

As a professional counselor of 8 years I have enjoyed helping others work through daily struggles. I have worked with those suffering from depression, anxiety, parenting issues, relationship issues, life changes, abuse, domestic violence, and trauma. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Idaho. I am also a board approved supervisor in the state of Idaho.

My approaches to counseling include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. I believe these approaches offer the ability to not only understand current circumstances but find healthy solutions. I find that focusing on ones strengths can help them find the resolution they are seeking. I believe each individual has the skills and capacity to find the answers they are looking for or make the necessary changes. Sometimes it takes assistance to reach this potential.


Specialties

  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 7

Licensing

LPC #C3685 (Expires: 2018-10-31)

LCPC #LCPC-5585 (Expires: 2018-10-31)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 8 months on issues concerning family

Deidre has been very helpful to me in working through issues I have in the workplace.

Written by R.Y. on Jan 25, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

She's awesome. Very helpful, thoughtful, logical and helps me through some hard things in life.

Written by L.A. on Jan 11, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Deidre is totally helpful and understanding. She offered me resources to help me through my issues and was there to listen anytime I needed her.

Written by J.E on Mar 13, 2017 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, eating, and anger

Deidre has been wonderful so far! She allows me to have video chats and it always engaging.

Written by H.U on Mar 13, 2017 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and family

Everything going well up to now, nice and comprehensive.

Written by B.I on Feb 09, 2017 after counseling with Deidre for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, self esteem, and bipolar

Deidre has been a great sounding board and counselor as I've navigated my personal issues. Whether helping me gain a fresh perspective, or validate my progress, she is consistent. I've also appreciated her ability to know when I need more attention or more space to work things out on my own. As a result I've been successful in replacing fear with hope, and pride with confidence, and developed the tools to maintain my success.

Written by A.S on Dec 08, 2016 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks

The professionalism and willingness Ms. Gestrin has shown with my therapy is unbelievable! From our initial interactions she acknowledged what was shared/said, listened without judgement, and remarkably got me to focused on a cause of my behavior/responses 😊 I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with her. Through the time invested and exercises practiced, I have a new found peace😊 Thank You Ms. Gestrin for helping me put things in perspective💙

Written by J.E on Oct 30, 2016 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Deirdre has been patient, kind, and understanding. She asks simple questions and validates, she pushes gently to help me explore and talk about my issues. She has been consistent and reliable which is something I need right now.

Written by M.A on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Deidre for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Deidre is kind and knowledgeable.