My name is Tyler Gates. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon. I have been serving in the mental health and addictions fields since 2009, and have been in a range of settings including private clinics, the Oregon State Hospital, and the Oregon Department of Corrections. I have extensive experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, transitions, personality disorders and severe and persistent mental illnesses. I counsel a variety of age ranges, ranging from young childhood all the way into late life transitions and am passionate about helping each client find the growth and recovery they are searching for.
My approach to therapy uses integrated techniques with a strong background in psychodynamic principles. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and that those lives are shaped by their relationships not only to the people around them, but their life experiences as well. I pull on tools from a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. By integrating a variety of tools into the therapy room, we are able to explore multiple solutions to empower you to find what works best.
By reading these profiles, you have shown tremendous courage and taken your first step down the path to growth and happiness. If you are ready to continue that journey, I am here to support and empower you.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Tyler is always personable and professional. His previous work history makes him a perfect choice for helping me with my current struggles that are mostly centered around work.
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Tyler for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Tyler is absolutely amazing, and has already given me so much hope that I never knew I had before.
Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Tyler for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd