Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic

Our Approach

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Please note that during this period of social distancing, the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic is offering telehealth services to people in Oregon, Washington, and California. Our treatments are generally very appropriate for telehealth for many individuals. We offer structured, evidence-based treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with:

Anxiety Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Many anxiety disorders to not respond to typical talk therapy. Making progress often requires specialized, structured treatments that have been specifically developed for anxiety disorders. 

We provide structured treatments for anxiety-related disorders that have been shown to work in scientific studies. We use with routine progress monitoring that enables you and your therapist to track that the treatment is working and make changes as needed.

When working with children, we typically involve parents in treatment as this facilitates the best outcomes. 

Our Specialists

Brian Thompson, Ph.D.Brian Thompson, PhD, Anxiety Clinic Director & Licensed Psychologist

Specialties: Generalized anxiety, OCD (including Pure “O” and ROCD), PTSD, panic disorder, PTSD, hair pulling (trichotillomania), and skin picking (excoriation).

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

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Brian Pilecki, Ph.D.Brian Pilecki, Ph.D.

Specialties: Generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, PTSD, and specific phobias.

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

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Julianna Sapienza, Ph.D.

Specialties: Children and adolescents with generalized anxiety, sleep difficulties, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, selective mutism, panic disorder, OCD, tic disorder/Tourette’s disorder, repetitive hair pulling or skin picking, school refusal, and perfectionism.

Age ranges I work with: 2-18 years old.

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Meghan O’Neil, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist

Specialties: Dr. O’Neil offers medication management and evaluation and has worked for several years in anxiety speciality clinics. She specializes in the treatment of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, and OCD.

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

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Our Approach

Welcome to the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic, where we specialize in evidence-based treatment of anxiety-related problems. Our Anxiety Clinic is distinct from our main clinic, Portland Psychotherapy, in that we focus specifically on anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related problems, employ a structured approach to treatment, and routinely use progress monitoring and outcome tracking to make sure treatment is working.

Anxiety is one of the most common problems with which people struggle.  However, research has shown that anxiety is very treatable using structured approaches. When you enroll in treatment with the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic, you will be assigned a therapist who specializes in the specific difficulties with which you are facing. You and your therapist will complete a structured intake that will help clarify diagnoses and plan your course of treatment. Throughout treatment, your therapist will regularly administer relevant measures to make certain treatment stays on track and you meet your treatment goals.

If at any point you determine you would prefer less structured treatment or would like to refocus treatment on other problems (e.g., relationship issues), you are welcome to opt out of our Anxiety Clinic and continue working with your therapist as part of Portland Psychotherapy.

Like our main clinic, the Anxiety Clinic specializes in cognitive behavioral treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word “act,” for short), a flexible mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment with a strong research base. We also use exposure therapy and other behavioral interventions. Our Anxiety Clinic is on the cutting edge of using ACT and combining ACT with other evidence-based therapies in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

The Anxiety Clinic at Portland Psychotherapy specializes in treating a wide range of anxiety and related problems, including:

Anxiety Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

In addition to providing clinical services, many of our clinicians also conduct scientific research and provide training for other professionals. Involvement in ongoing research that is relevant to our clinical services enables us to provide the most up to date, evidence-based treatments for our clients.

We want to offer you the best care and expertise available. If we cannot match you to a clinician experienced in your particular struggles, we will do our best to direct you to someone in the community who can. 

Check out our blog posts!

To learn more about our perspective and the kind of work we do, you can read some of our blog posts on anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorders.

Contact Us

If you are interested in our services, please contact us at 503-281-4852 or fill out the confidential contact form below

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.