Therapist in Gladstone, Oregon Garrett Wheeler, Therapist

License: CSWA

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 6-21

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Gladstone, Oregon Garrett Wheeler, CSWA

Garrett Wheeler, CSWA

Garrett Wheeler graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Influenced by coursework and the humanitarian mission of the institution, Garrett joined the Peace Corps after completing his studies. For two years Garrett served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Baran, Kosovo. There he taught English as a foreign language to middle school students at Deshmoret e Kombit; the local school. Aside from promoting English literacy, Garrett provided opportunities for social engagement. With the aid of other volunteers, Garrett helped organize and lead various summer camps throughout the country. And in the community of Qallapek, Garrett wrote a grant on behalf of farmers enabling them to begin their own dairy business. Aspiring to continue work in education, Garrett became a National Teaching Fellow for Citizen Schools upon returning to the States. Affiliated with Americorps, Citizen Schools aims to reduce the opportunity gap by partnering with schools in low-income communities. Here they provide supplemental curricula and connect youth to working professionals. With Citizen Schools, Garrett worked at Alpha Jose Hernandez and Roots International Academy; two middle schools located in California. At these sites, Garrett taught an extended learning program. Lessons focused on academic enrichment and social emotional learning. Garrett also helped put together an event known as the WOW! During this event, students showcase projects created throughout the year. After working for Citizen Schools, Garrett accepted a position at Think College Now Elementary. As the special education teacher of a counseling enriched classroom, Garrett worked with a variety of professionals. Together they provided services and accommodations for emotionally disturbed students. Garrett offered specialized academic instruction and implemented strategies designed to curb challenging behaviors. He also wrote an individualized education plan (IEP) for students on his caseload. This documentation was then presented to guardians and key stakeholders. Hoping to become more familiar with the impact of trauma, Garrett attended graduate school at Case Western Reserve University. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work. In addition, Garrett obtained a certificate in trauma-informed practice. Classes mainly focused on pathways to recovery. During this time, Garrett was also an intern at Beech Brook; a nonprofit which provides behavioral health services. Garrett offered individual therapy to high school students with a variety of challenges. Garrett is a proponent of unconditional positive regard. He helps others to gain insight into their own behaviors. Further, Garrett understands how ubiquitous trauma is. When working with youth, Garrett involves activities which kinesthetically engage clients. Aside from being fun, these activities are designed to address specific challenges. Outside of work, Garrett enjoys soccer, hiking/camping, ashtanga yoga, and meditation.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Kaiser Permanente (Northwest)
  • Moda Health
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Trillium

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Populations

  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women

Languages

  • Albanian
  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please call us at 503-659-5515 to schedule an appointment with Garrett Wheeler.

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