Deidre Gestrin

(MA, NCC)

About Me

As a professional counselor of 9 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, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Play 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 issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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

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


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been a client of Deidre’s for several months now. I really appreciate her expertise and support. She has flexible hours for video sections and always responds to messages quickly. I felt comfortable with her immediately and felt we were on the same page from the beginning. I would highly recommend her as a counselor. She really helped me.

Written by R.E. on Aug 18, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 2 weeks

I really appreciate Deidre's compassion and expertise, and am very glad I made the choice to choose her to work with as well as using BetterHelp

Written by B.T. on Aug 04, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, anger, and career

It's very hard for me to admit I need assistance in my life so I took a leap of faith and tried. I don't regret it. Deidre helps me know that I have help. I am not alone and it's ok to have the feelings that I have. I don't think I could get better without her guidance.

Written by S.H. on Jul 18, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

When I communicate with Gestrin, I feel heard. They are honest and inquisitive. I am still working on myself, working out what's best for me, and they're supporting me. I understand that my ideas might not be the best, and I look forward to new, better ones.

Written by D.A. on Jun 23, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Deidre is a wonderful counselor. She makes me feel heard and validates my feelings. She has given me so many excellent tools and insights in such a short amount of time. I can see the growth in my personal life already. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.U. on May 24, 2018 after counseling with Deidre for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and anger

I appreciate her timelines and her commitment. It makes me want to be committed

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.