Ayco Shifa (Healing) Mental Health Center

Welcome to Ayco Health and Mental Health, your trusted partner on the journey to well-being. Our commitment is to provide culturally specific, dynamic, and unique mental health services in the Portland Metro Area. At Ayco, we understand the diverse needs of our community, and our approach reflects a deep appreciation for the richness of different cultures. Our commitment extends to providing support tailored to diverse backgrounds and unique needs.

Ayco Health and Mental Health Department

Culturally Specific Mental Health Services:

  • Our mental health professionals are trained to understand and respect diverse cultural backgrounds, ensuring an inclusive and affirming environment for all individuals.

Substance Abuse, Drugs, and Alcohol Treatment (Coming Soon):

  • Ayco is dedicated to addressing substance abuse issues with a culturally sensitive approach. Stay tuned for specialized programs aimed at supporting individuals on their journey to recovery.

Family Consultation and Therapy:

  • We recognize the importance of family dynamics in mental health. Our family consultation and therapy services aim to strengthen family bonds and create a supportive environment for everyone involved.

Gambling Support Services:

  • Ayco understands the impact of gambling on mental We provide specialized support services for individuals struggling with gambling issues, promoting healthier choices and habits.

Yoga Sessions:

  • Holistic well-being is a priority at Our yoga sessions integrate physical and mental wellness, providing a space for relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction.

Social Time for Mental Well-being:

  • We believe in the power of social connections for mental well-being. Ayco organizes social events and activities, creating opportunities for individuals to connect, share, and support one another.

As we continue to grow, Ayco remains dedicated to fostering a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, and inclusive approach to mental health. Our upcoming substance abuse treatment programs and expanded services reflect our commitment to addressing a wide range of mental health challenges. Stay connected with us for updates on our evolving offerings.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our culturally specific mental health and upcoming substance abuse services, feel free to contact us. Ayco is here to support you on your journey to well-being.

Why Choose Ayco

Culturally Specific Dynamics:

  • Ayco recognizes the importance of cultural nuances in mental Our team comprises professionals who understand the intricacies of various cultures, ensuring a tailored approach to your mental health needs.

Holistic Approach:

  • We believe in treating the whole person. Our holistic approach integrates mental, emotional, and physical well-being to promote lasting and comprehensive healing.


  • Ayco is committed to preventing mental health challenges before they escalate. Our proactive programs focus on building resilience, stress management, and fostering healthy coping mechanisms.

Substance Abuse and Addiction (Coming Soon):

  • Recognizing the critical link between mental health and substance abuse, Ayco is expanding its services to address these challenges in the near future. Stay tuned for specialized programs designed to support individuals on their journey to recovery.

Mental Health Services - How Can We Help

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Culturally Specific Quality of Mental Health Care:

Ayco embraces diversity and ensures that our mental health services are culturally competent. We respect and value the unique backgrounds of our clients, fostering an environment where everyone feels understood and supported.

Mental Health Disorders:

Our experienced team is well-equipped to address a range of mental health disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Trauma - PTSD
  • Stress
  • Other challenges that make everyday living hard

Tailored Treatment Plans:

Each individual is unique, and so are their mental health needs. Ayco develops personalized treatment plans that consider the specific challenges and strengths of each client.

Comprehensive Support:

Ayco offers a comprehensive range of mental health services, from counseling and therapy to support groups and educational Our goal is to empower individuals to take control of their mental health and well-being.

Ayco's Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Program: Navigating Unique Cultural Dynamics

At Ayco, we recognize the distinctive mental health needs of immigrant and refugee populations. Our stand-alone model is specifically designed to cater to the diverse backgrounds and unique challenges faced by individuals from different cultures.

Here's how we navigate this specialized program:

1. Culturally Competent Assessment:
Conducting culturally sensitive assessments that take into account the individual's cultural background, migration experience, and acculturation level.

2. Tailored Cultural Specificity:
Developing customized mental health approaches that respect and integrate cultural norms, values, and traditions.

3. Multilingual Services:
Offering services in multiple languages to ensure effective communication and understanding, reducing language barriers in accessing mental health care.

4. Cultural Relation Questions:
Incorporating culturally specific questions into assessments to better understand the client's worldview, familial dynamics, and community support structures.

5. Community Partnerships:
Collaborating with local immigrant and refugee community organizations to foster trust, awareness, and accessibility of mental health services.

6. Trauma-Informed Care:
Implementing trauma-informed care practices that recognize and address the unique traumas often experienced by immigrants and refugees, such as displacement, loss, and acculturation stress.

7. Resettlement Challenges:

Addressing the mental health impact of resettlement challenges, such as adjusting to a new environment, language barriers, and navigating unfamiliar

8. Family and Community Integration:
Recognizing the importance of family and community in immigrant and refugee mental health, our programs involve and support the entire social network of the

9. Sensitivity to Migration Trajectories:
Acknowledging the varied migration trajectories, including forced migration, asylum-seeking, and voluntary migration, and tailoring mental health interventions accordingly.

10. Cultural Competency Training:
Providing ongoing cultural competency training for our mental health professionals to ensure they are well-equipped to understand and meet the unique needs of immigrant and refugee clients.

Ayco's Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Program is dedicated to fostering a safe, inclusive, and culturally affirming space for individuals from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to navigating the complexities of cultural dynamics to provide effective, personalized, and respectful mental health care for all.

Your mental health journey is unique, and Ayco is here to guide you every step of the way. Choose Ayco for compassionate, culturally sensitive, and effective mental health care in the Portland Metro Area. Together, we can create a path towards lasting well-being.

Ayco's Prevention Model: Nurturing Stronger Futures

At Ayco, we are dedicated to fostering the healthy development of children, youth, families, and communities through our comprehensive prevention programs. As a pioneering force in the state's prevention initiatives, we center our efforts on cultivating positive behaviors in parents, children, and adolescents while staunchly preventing negative ones.

Addressing Urgent Needs:

Unfortunately, every six minutes in our state, a report of child abuse/neglect surfaces. Ayco's Children's Relief Nurseries are a beacon of support, enveloping families at risk with the tools and assistance needed to nurture happy and healthy children. Our mission is to build resilient, strong families capable of weathering life's challenges.

Decades of Dedication:

With over 13 years of commitment to providing quality prevention services, Ayco has been instrumental in helping clients mitigate the likelihood of future problems. From preventing teen pregnancy to addressing child abuse and intervening at the early signs of addiction, our comprehensive approach has consistently yielded positive outcomes.

Our Prevention Services Focus On:

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention:
    We proactively work towards preventing instances of child abuse and neglect, creating a protective environment for children to thrive.
  • Healthy Parenting:
    Ayco emphasizes the importance of healthy parenting practices, equipping parents with the skills and resources needed for positive family dynamics.
  • School Success:
    Our prevention programs are geared towards ensuring academic success by providing support and resources for children and youth in their educational journey.
  • Juvenile Crime Prevention:
    Ayco actively engages in programs designed to prevent juvenile crime, redirecting the path towards a more positive and productive future for at-risk youth.
  • Life Skills Development:
    We empower individuals with essential life skills, fostering personal development and resilience in the face of life's challenges.
  • Substance Abuse Prevention:
    Taking a proactive stance against substance abuse, our prevention initiatives aim to create awareness and equip individuals with the tools to make healthy choices.
  • Suicide Prevention:
    Ayco is committed to preventing suicide by providing support, resources, and interventions to those at risk, fostering a community that values mental health and well-being.

At Ayco, we believe in building a future where families and communities thrive. Our prevention model is a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating a world where the potential for success is nurtured from the very beginning.

Holistic Care for Mind, Body, and Spirit

Welcome to Ayco, where we believe in the power of whole-person care to support your mental health, addiction recovery, and overall well-being. Currently, we're serving the Portland community on SE 82nd and have aspirations to expand our holistic services to Washington County and beyond. Our commitment to Integrative Care ensures that you receive comprehensive support that addresses your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Holistic Health Services at Ayco:

Integrating Care Supports the Whole Person:
At Ayco, we understand that true well-being involves the integration of mental health, addiction services, and preventive care. Our approach is centered on nurturing the complete health of individuals, families, and communities.

We are dedicated to preventing mental health challenges before they escalate. Ayco's prevention programs focus on promoting positive behaviors in children, youth, and families to reduce the likelihood of future issues such as teen pregnancy, child abuse, and early signs of addiction.

Expansion Vision:
While currently located on SE 82nd in Portland, we aspire to expand our services to Washington County and beyond, bringing our holistic model of care to more communities.

Holistic Health Statistics:

65% of Mental Health Issues:
Did you know that 65 percent of individuals dealing with mental health issues also have a chronic illness? Ayco recognizes this interconnectedness, emphasizing the integration of primary and behavioral care for your overall well-being.

What is Whole Person Care?

Holistic Health Services of Ayco addresses a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Persistent Pain Syndromes
  • Asthma, COPD
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • Insomnia
  • Tobacco use
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Memory Complaints
  • Gastro-intestinal Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Health at every size

Our Presence:

Ayco currently has a physical presence in SE 82nd in Portland and envisions holistic health care sites in Washington County and beyond.

Whole Person Approach and Trauma-Informed Care:

Holistic Care and Behavioral Health:

Ayco recognizes the impact of traumas on mental health and addiction issues. Our whole-person approach, working in tandem with behavioral health, supports trauma-informed care for our clients throughout Portland, including Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County.

Whether you're seeking preventive care, mental health support, or addiction recovery, Ayco is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally sensitive services to help you build a strong, healthy, and positive future. Contact Ayco today to embark on your holistic health journey.

Become a Client - Important Documents

Ensuring our consumers are informed and aware of their rights and responsibilities is paramount. The following documents are provided for your perusal and reference. Should you desire a printed copy or wish to complete any of the forms mentioned, please bring this up during your appointment, and we will gladly mail a copy to you.