What Is Brave? The Power of Parents to Inspire Courage

Lots of kids struggle with anxiety and worry in their everyday lives. Anxiety can take many forms. Maybe your daughter has trouble trying new things for fear they won’t go well. Maybe your son never raises his hand in class because he worries he’ll make a mistake in front of others. Whatever the case is, … Read more

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

A Call for More Services for Families with Loved Ones with Serious Mental Illness

With all the talk about healthcare reform and budget cuts to healthcare programs, my colleague, Jerome Yoman, PhD, and I were inspired to write an editorial about the need for more family services for The Oregonian, our local newspaper. We just found out that the editorial was published in the April 10, 2012 edition! You … Read more

New Law in Oregon: Your Rights to Bereavement Leave

People who experience the loss of a loved one are often tasked with managing life insurance and legal issues, resolving financial paperwork, planning a funeral, and sorting through their loved one’s belongings. All of this often happens while they are in shock or otherwise facing great emotional distress. This is often a time to seek … Read more

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.