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Workshops and Training for Professionals
We regularly offer training for therapists, counselors, psychologists and other professionals in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, self-compassion, mindfulness, osychedelic-assisted therapy, and other evidence-based therapies.

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Offering Telehealth and in person-services
We are accepting new clients for telehealth in Oregon, California, and Washington and in-person therapy services in Portland.

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Our Specialties
At Portland Psychotherapy, rather than trying to be something for everyone, we seek to specialize in what we do best and offer services that relate to those areas of practice.

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Our Space
We are conveniently located in the rapidly growing Williams District of N Portland. We practice in a warm, friendly, peaceful, and newly renovated 1889 Victorian home that has been converted into offices.

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Our Staff
Our team of therapists are specialized in a variety of different areas of practice. Many are also researchers, which helps stay on top of the newest science of what works in therapy. Rather than trying to be something for everyone, our aim is to provide the best services possible within our specialty areas. Take a look at our team and see if anyone is a good match for what you are looking for.

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Current Blog Posts

Self-help books for trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Choosing a self-help book from the vast number of choices can be really difficult. Here are some books that we frequently recommend to clients who are in therapy with us for trauma or PTSD. We hope you find them helpful: Books not specifically about trauma but we’ve found are often relevant to people with trauma:

Portland Psychotherapy’s Clinical Trial of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder: Recruitment Underway!

Many have been watching as the psychedelic renaissance has taken off and more clinical trials for psychedelic-assisted therapy have begun. Here at Portland Psychotherapy, our research team has been working tirelessly to prepare for our Clinical Trial of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), recently mentioned in the MAPS Investigator-Initiated Trial update here. Our … Read more

Showcasing Portland Psychotherapy’s Work at the ACBS Conference 

The Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) – a professional membership organization – has an annual conference, where researchers and clinicians from around the world gather to present research related to Contextual Behavioral Science and attend trainings and workshops. For the ACBS World Conference 2022, Portland Psychotherapy has 18 accepted presentations! Below is a list … Read more

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Therapy & Counseling in Portland Oregon

At Portland Psychotherapy, we are committed to helping our clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other life problems so that they can live fuller and more meaningful lives. Our commitment is not just to help our clients feel better, we help them to live better.

Our Colleagues Say It Best

Portland Psychotherapy is special. I have the utmost confidence in each of the clinicians here. They are compassionate, genuine, and have formed a model clinic in the scientist-practitioner tradition. They are committed to effectively implementing research-supported treatments and also work to advance the science in our field through psychotherapy research. The clinic enjoys an outstanding reputation among other mental health professionals as a top-notch evidence-based practice. This is a place I would refer a family member or close friend.
B.G.

What Makes Us Unique

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research & training center with a unique business model that funds scientific research. This results in a team of therapists who are exceptionally well-trained and knowledgeable about their areas of specialty.