Meet Paige A. Bender
I have provided counseling services to a wide range of people in the Grants Pass area for more than 28 years, and 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 now focuses on helping adolescents and adults, especially those dealing with past or recent trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and major life decisions and changes.
My goal is for each of my clients to feel respected, safe and supported as we explore their issues and collaborate to resolve their conflicts and concerns.
I have specialized training in Solution Focused Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and blend these with strategies from other philosophies as well as research- based information about how our bodies and brains work together to affect our experience of life. I also have training in Brainspotting, and receive regular supervision in this technique, which is based on research about the brain, and can help in processing traumatic memories and emotional distress in a relatively quick manner.
I invite you to contact me with questions, or to make an appointment.