Nicole McCullough, EdS

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance”- Nathanial Branden

I am providing both telehealth and in-person services (masks still required).

Sometimes our suffering can feel persistent, chronic, and never-ending. A steady flow of anxiety, fear or painful experiences can leave scars that impact our lives drastically. Chronic fatigue, poor concentration and sadness are only a few of the symptoms that can accompany experiences such as these, and can drastically impact ones quality of life. Often times in these instances, we need a hand to get back on our feet. We need to recognize and name the anxiety, fear and shame traps that we regularly fall into, otherwise we will have difficulty showing up in the world as our authentic, powerful selves. I believe that, until we are able to see ourselves as worthy of love and compassion, we will continue to struggle connecting with others and finding fulfillment in our lives. One of my central goals as a therapist is to help people create that space of love compassion in their lives.

I specialize in treating people who struggle with anxiety disorders including Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, and OCD, as well as PTSD. I also enjoy working with those who are struggling to adjust to difficult changes in life, and people struggling with perfectionism, feelings of inadequacy or shame. Using evidence based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I tailor each intervention to the specific needs of each of my clients.

About my services

I am a practicum student in my fourth year at Pacific University in the School Psychology PhD program. I am currently being supervised by Kati Lear, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist in Oregon #3392 and California PSY32808 and am offering low fee sessions ($20 per session).

Treatment Approach

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Individual therapy

Client Focus

Ages: Work with children (12+) and adults
Special Populations: LGBTQIA+ affirmative


Practicing since: 2020
Degree: EdS, School Psychology
Supervisor: Kati Lear, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Licensed Psychologist in Oregon #3392 and California PSY32808


  • Social and generalized anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Depression 
  • Self-compassion
  • Relationship Issues and life transitions
  • Personal growth and values clarification


Individual therapy sessions: $20

How I Can Help:

Seeing a therapist is a courageous investment in your journey to live a fulfilled life. I can help you strengthen your relationships, be more genuine with yourself and others, and build habits that cultivate peace and encourage intentional living. If you have questions or would like to speak with me to see if my work would be a good match for you, please feel free to contact me. If it turns out that I am not the most appropriate person to meet your needs, I have access to a large list of referrals and will happily provide names for people who may be a better match.
Email Address:
Phone: 503-281-4852

To contact me, call me at 503-281-4852, or use 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.