Deschutes County Resources

Support Groups

Bend Attachment Parenting

  • Description: Supports compassionate and peaceful parenting for families throughout Central Oregon.
  • Website: Bend Attachment Parenting

Family Support Services

Bend Support Group hosted by Autism Society of Oregon

  • Description: Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6pm-7:30pm at Abilitree 2525 NE Twin Knolls Dr. in Bend. This is a great way to benefit from emotional connection and support in an understanding and welcoming environment and to share or listen to useful information, advice, tips, and an emotional boost from others in similar situations.
  • Facebook:Autism Society Oregon

Child and Family Program

Saturday Sibling Group

  • Description: Meets the first Saturday of each month during the school year from 10am-11:30am at Hamer Counseling and Consultation Services 15 NW Park Place, Suite 110 in Bend. Brothers and sisters, ages 5-18, who have a sibling experiencing diverse needs are encouraged to come hang out together! This is a time for siblings to share experiences, enjoy fun activities, as well as learn self-care techniques and advocacy strategies. There is a fee for this class which includes a snack and all materials.
  • Contact: For more information or to register to attend please contact Amanda K. Hamer.
  • Phone: 541-678-3945
  • Email: familiesinsync@gmail.com

Parents Helping Parents Family Support Group hosted by Oregon Family Support Network

  • Description: This group meets from 6pm-8pm at Westside Church at 2051 NW Shevlin Rd. in Bend and is for families of children with social, behavioral, or emotional issues, autism, or developmental disabilities to meet other families in a confidential and supportive setting. Dinner is provided and children’s programs are available on-site for ages 3 and up. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • Contact: RSVP is required to Hilary at 541-740-6306 or hilaryh@ofsn.net

Deschutes County Foster/Adopt Support Group

Professional Help

Adoption Therapists in Deschutes County

Dr. Vince Berger

Therapists/counselors

Kelsey Dunlap

  • Specialties and Issues: Child or Adolescents, Depression, Self-esteem, ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Grief, Eating disorder, Self-harming, and others.
  • Phone: 541-299-2259
  • Website: Complete Counseling Bend
  • Location: Counseling 300 SE. Reed Market Rd. suite 270 Bend, Oregon 97702

Megan West

  • Description: Specialties and Issues are Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Anger management, Behavioral issues, family conflict, Asperger syndrome, parenting, self-harming, and teen violence.
  • Phone: 541-886-5540
  • Website: Insight Counseling Group
  • Location: 300 SE. Reed Market Rd. suite 225 Bend, Oregon 97702

Kimberly A. Martin

  • Issues covered: Child or Adolescent, Trauma/PTSD, Family conflict, ADHD, Adoption, Academic Underachievement, Anxiety, Anger management, Coping skills, Behavioral issues, Depression, Grief, Emotional disturbance, Parenting, Self-esteem, Parenting, Relationship issues, Teen violence, and Self-harming.
  • Phone: 541-702-1535
  • Website: Alpine Counseling Bend
  • Location: Alpine Counseling 300 SE. Reed Market Rd. suite 270 Bend, Oregon 97702

Julia Dotson

  • Some Issues: Child or Adolescents, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Anger management, Asperger’s syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Eating disorders, and Parenting.
  • Phone: 541-330-0707
  • Website: Bend Therapy
  • Location: 745 NW. Mt. Washington Dr. suite 304 Bend, Oregon 97701

Dr. Keith Orton

  • Specialties and Issues: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Adoption, Anger management, Behavioral issues, Family conflict, Grief, Parenting, and others.
  • Phone: 541-366-4830
  • Website: Life Work Perspectives
  • Location: 45 NW. Mt. Washington Dr. suite 301 Bend, Oregon 97701

Bend counseling and Biofeedback

Events

The Child and Family Team

  • Description: Offering intensive, community-based support for eligible youth and families on the Oregon Health Plan. The team uses a wrap-around model that brings together people from different parts of a youth’s life for planning and support. With the help of a facilitator, these people work together and coordinate their activities in order to assist the youth.
  • Website: Intensive Children’s Treatment Services (ICTS)

LGBTQ Resources in Deschutes County

A Way To Meetup

Mental Health Services

The Child and Family Team

  • Description: Offering intensive, community-based support for eligible youth and families on the Oregon Health Plan. The team uses a wrap-around model that brings together people from different parts of a youth’s life for planning and support. With the help of a facilitator, these people work together and coordinate their activities in order to assist the youth.
  • Website: Intensive Children’s Treatment Services (ICTS)