This section is designed to provide you with answers to the most commonly asked questions. Bendable Therapy is committed to helping educate our community on the potential benefits, risks, and research surrounding modern and scientifically-backed mental health treatment options including mindfulness, meditation, yoga, counseling, legal psychedelics, and other forms of mental wellness.
What does Bendable Therapy provide?
Bendable Therapy connects candidates with a dedicated wellness guide to provide coaching, guidance, and support as they learn about and explore adding a new treatment option to their existing mental health path. We will connect you with a service provider if the treatment option is a good fit. We also provide training and education to individuals and mental health providers. Bendable Therapy also provides scholarships for those in need of financial assistance.
Where does Bendable Therapy operate?
Bendable Therapy is dedicated to helping Central Oregon: we prioritize supporting residents of the area and partner only with local guides and service providers. Please join our waitlist for more information.
Are you thinking about bringing our model of accessible treatment to your community? We are always willing to share how we’ve made this happen and how to make it spread. Please contact us to set up a free consultation.
What types of treatment are supported?
Bendable Therapy can guide and support you through a wide range of scientifically-backed mental health treatment options, limited only by the availability of educated guides and local providers we have agreed to partner with. Some example services include:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness and meditation
- Legal psychedelics such as ketamine and psilocybin
- Equine therapy
The choices can seem daunting, but we are here to help you identify the best options for your situation and goals. Reach out whenever you are ready.
Does Bendable Therapy offer treatment?
No, Bendable Therapy purely provides guidance and education related to potential services. All services occur at a separate licensed business who has been vetted and approved as a partner to Bendable Therapy. The specific facility depends on your situation and the type of treatment you are pursuing.
How much does it cost?
Bendable Therapy services are provided to you entirely free of charge. This is made possible through donations from the community and clients. If you are interested in making a donation to support these efforts, click HERE.
Bendable Therapy offers full treatment scholarships and we ask that you consider a donation to cover those costs if you are able. We have a suggested donation sliding scale available to help guide giving. Bendable Therapy will never exclude someone from their programs based on inability to donate.
Who are your wellness guides?
Our wellness guides are experienced in the treatment practice they support clients through. Bendable Therapy requires that any guide be fully licensed, wherever possible, in the field they are discussing, be it acupuncture, massage, ketamine-assisted therapy, or more. Our facilitators come from diverse backgrounds that mirror the needs of the populations we serve.
Experience, knowledge, and trust are paramount in guiding you through alternative treatment paths.
Who is a good candidate?
Modern mental health treatments can be supportive in alleviating various mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, disordered eating, and addiction. These treatments may also be used to elevate consciousness and general mental wellness. While these practices can potentially benefit many individuals, the best candidates are those who sincerely desire to address their mental health issues, are willing to undergo a screening process, and can commit to integrating their experiences into their existing mental health path. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if any of these treatments are appropriate for you.
Psilocybin Wellness Program
Under Oregon state law a person over the age of 21 may use psilocybin at a licensed facility under the supervision of a licensed facilitator. To learn more about the Oregon law please click HERE. Bendable Therapy can help an individual navigate to a licensed psilocybin center. This type of treatment has gained traction in recent years for its potential to treat various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), end of life despair, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and addiction. Psilocybin can induce profound changes in perception, thoughts, emotions, and consciousness, which can lead to significant psychological insights and personal growth when paired with intentional and professionally guided sessions.
Good candidates for psilocybin wellness programs are typically individuals who:
– Have a mental health condition that has not responded well to conventional treatments.
– Are open to the unique and sometimes intense experiences that psilocybin can induce, such as altered states of consciousness, emotional release, and introspection.
– Have a stable support system and are able to follow the guidelines for preparation and integration as mandated by the state of Oregon.
Not all individuals are suitable candidates for psilocybin session. Some people who may not be good candidates include:
– Individuals with a personal or family history of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, as psilocybin has the potential to exacerbate these conditions.
– Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled hypertension or heart disease, might put them at risk for adverse reactions to the substance.
– Pregnant or breastfeeding women due to a lack of research on the potential effects of psilocybin on fetal development or infants.
– Individuals who are unwilling or unable to engage in the work necessary for successfully integrating the psilocybin experience.
The use of any treatment as part of your mental health journey should only be considered after consulting with your physician and mental health provider. These treatments can have potential risks and side effects and can interact with other medications or conditions. It is important to have a comprehensive understanding of your mental health and medical history to make an informed decision. Any information provided here is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician and mental health provider before using any new practice to treat mental health concerns.