All Work and No Play? Why We Need to Take Advantage of Opportunities for Joy and Personal Growth

For some of us, it can feel like we should spend every moment of our days being productive. A wasted moment is a missed opportunity to make more money, impress your boss, start a new project, or simply get more work done. To succeed in “adulting,” we might push free time to the back burner … Read more All Work and No Play? Why We Need to Take Advantage of Opportunities for Joy and Personal Growth

What If My Child Won’t Go to Therapy?

So you have an anxious kiddo and you’ve tried teaching them to take deep breaths and to think positive thoughts. Maybe you’ve tried apps like Headspace or Calm or read books about worry. But your child just isn’t interested or worse, actively resists all your help. Many kids with anxiety react the same way for … Read more What If My Child Won’t Go to Therapy?

Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself as You Would Treat a Friend

If your friend called you and told you that they had a bad day at work, would you scold them? Would you berate them for making mistakes? Or would you let them know that it’s okay and everyone makes mistakes? On the contrary, instead of criticizing them for screwing up, you would probably reassure them … Read more Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself as You Would Treat a Friend

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

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.