Research and Training at Portland Psychotherapy

Portland Psychotherapy is a clinic, research and training center. A central part of our mission is to use science to develop novel methods to help people live better lives and alleviate the suffering that is part of living as a human being, and then share those methods with other clinicians.


Approximately 16 cents of every dollar we take in at Portland Psychotherapy goes to support scientific research. You can read about our projects and publications, as well as ways to get involved in research here.

Our research is made possible by an independent ethics board which reviews our research to ensure it meets the highest ethical standards. We helped establish this board, hosted by the Behavioral Health Research Collaborative in 2011. To learn more about it, click here.


We host training workshops and consultation groups for clinicians seeking to learn about evidence-based approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. To learn more about our training opportunities, click here.

Overall, on our sister site, “Portland Psychotherapy Training,” you can stay up-to-date on our scientific and research endeavors.

Written by Christina Chwyl, B.A.

Author: Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith serves as our full-time research coordinator. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Pacific University and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and become a psychedelic-assisted therapist.


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.