Aimee Mullins on the Beauty of Adversity (and Human Cheetah Legs)

“If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have…it is our humanity, and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.” – Aimee Mullins As a therapist, I sit face to face every day with people’s suffering. … Read more Aimee Mullins on the Beauty of Adversity (and Human Cheetah Legs)

The Courage to Survive, Thrive, and Tell About It: Marsha Linehan’s Journey

Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. is easily one of the most influential psychologists of the past thirty years. She is a giant in the field. I remember the first time I met her — she seemed  to eclipse the other, also very prominent psychologists who were sitting next to her. Her presence is powerful and imposing. And … Read more The Courage to Survive, Thrive, and Tell About It: Marsha Linehan’s Journey

Willingness in difficult times: Holding the cactus gently

“When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool” — Chinua Achebe I may be singlehandedly responsible for more cactus sales in Portland than any other person. Yes, I’m into low maintenance gardening, but that’s not … Read more Willingness in difficult times: Holding the cactus gently

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.