The Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) provides referrals to assist families in locating therapists or counselors in their area. ORPARC does not provide direct therapeutic services nor recommend specific providers, but acts as a referral service for state adoptive and subsidized guardianship families in Oregon. Should you request assistance in locating a service provider in your area, we will provide you with a list of referrals which best match your family's needs. ORPARC does not license, recommend, endorse, guarantee, control or regulate any provider or agency.
Families should contact each professional directly to inquire as to specialty, fees, experience and services provided to determine the best therapist for their child/family. Families may also check the licensing boards to verify that the therapist is in good standing:
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers
Download Mental Health Referral Policy
ORPARC also recommends you read Questions for Adoptive Parents to Ask When Interviewing a Prospective Mental Health Professional.
Oregon Health Plan (OHP): Medical (Mental Health) and Dental Plans by CountyOregon County Crisis Lines and Mental Health Resources
The OHP members handbook can also be accessed online: OHP Client Handbook
A Need to Know: Enhancing Adoption Competence among Mental Health ProfessionalsEvan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute / Released September 2013