What Is Telehealth Therapy, How Effective Is It, and Is It Right for You?

What Is Telehealth? Telehealth refers to the practice of seeing any doctor or health care professional using phone or videoconferencing. While many people are just finding out about telehealth due to current social distancing, telehealth has actually been around for decades. In therapy, telehealth sessions are usually conducted with a person’s computer or smartphone and … Read more What Is Telehealth Therapy, How Effective Is It, and Is It Right for You?

COVID-19 May Be Harder for People with Anxiety

Dealing with COVID-19 is difficult for most people, but often even more so for people who have struggled with anxiety in the past. If you have a history of OCD, health-related concerns, panic attacks, trauma, or worry, you may be experiencing an increase in anxiety or even a “relapse” of older symptoms. Understanding the impacts … Read more COVID-19 May Be Harder for People with Anxiety

Telehealth Treatment for Hairpulling: As Effective as In-Person Treatment

In Portland, Oregon, where I live, potential therapy clients have access to wide range of therapists who use evidence-based practices. However, this is not true for people who live in many other areas of the state. Telehealth, that is, healthcare provided through videoconferencing platforms, is one means through which people living in more rural parts … Read more Telehealth Treatment for Hairpulling: As Effective as In-Person Treatment

Haunted by Memories of Sexual Assault? How Therapy Can Help Decrease Shame and Transform Your Emotions

Sadly, countless people in this country have been sexually assaulted. And for a long time, they were taught that they should not speak up about their trauma. Over the past few years, a long-overdue conversation about the prevalence of sexual assault has opened up. The #MeToo movement encouraged people to share their experiences with sexual … Read more Haunted by Memories of Sexual Assault? How Therapy Can Help Decrease Shame and Transform Your Emotions

How to Talk About Coronavirus with Your Anxious Child

With the spread of the coronavirus to the US, people all over the nation are getting worried about staying healthy and that includes your kids. As a psychologist who specializes in working with anxious kids, there are a number of things I recommend to parents who want to help their kids who are worried about … Read more How to Talk About Coronavirus with Your Anxious Child

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.