All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Ken Gilbert, MC, LPC-I has joined Evoke Therapy Programs as a primary therapist at the Cascades location. Ken has worked with Evoke for four years as a field instructor, parent coordinator and clinical assistant while he finished his graduate studies. Ken works primarily with young adults struggling with substance use and addiction in a wilderness setting. In addition to the treatment of substance use, Ken focuses on treating underlying anxiety, depression, grief and trauma through an attachment-focused and relational lens. Ken balances 12-Step and clinical work with clients exploring the possibilities of recovery from addiction. Ken received his Master’s in Counseling from Oregon State University.
As a person in long-term recovery (and a former wilderness client), Ken utilizes his own experiences and unique approach to relate to his clients. Ken believes in the power of the wilderness in allowing clients to slow down, and improve their ability to be present in their own lives. Ken utilizes therapeutic modalities such as Relational-Cultural Theory, DBT, and Somatic and Attachment-Focused EMDR in individual sessions with clients. Additionally, Ken works experientially with clients, as he knows traditional “talk therapy” is not always effective for everyone. Ken enjoys working with clients that have been through traditional therapy and rehabilitation before with limited success.
Ken is excited to move into the role of primary therapist at Cascades and states, “I’m so grateful to be a part of the journey with clients I work with. At the core of addiction is isolation and shame. Bringing folks together to learn to connect and be in relationship is such an important part of recovery work.” When Ken is not working he’s an avid river surfer, skateboarder, and enjoys exploring the beauty of Central Oregon.
About Evoke Therapy Programs at Cascades
Evoke Therapy Programs at Cascades, in Bend, Oregon provides research-proven Wilderness Therapy treatment for struggling teens, young adults, and their families. and this approach promotes lasting change. They also offer Personal Growth Workshops for individuals, couples, families, and professionals in the mental health field that are looking to create lasting changes in their life.