Portland Psychotherapy In The News

The experts at Portland Psychotherapy are regularly highlighted and consulted by the national and local media.

Here are some examples:

The Sunday Edit quoted Bryce Doehne, PsyD in Dad May Need Some Along Time This Father’s Day–And That’s Okay.

Bryce Doehne, PsyD was quoted in a New York Times article on relationships.

Jason Luoma, PhD was interviewed for an article about psychedelics at The Mental Health Care Executive.

Jenna LeJeune, PhD is referenced in this article in Medium,  The New Anxiety Therapy That’s All About Accepting Your Fears

Portland Psychotherapy and Kyong Yi, LCSW are referenced in this article in Better Homes and Gardens,  Let’s Talk!

Portland Psychotherapy, Jenna LeJeune, PhD, and Jason Luoma, PhD are referenced in an article titled Secrets of a great group practice

“Offering in-house research is also part of the allure at Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center in Portland, Oregon. Founding partners Jenna LeJeune, PhD, and her husband, Jason Luoma, PhD, were both trained in the scientist-practitioner model and wanted to design a practice that lived up to that ideal.”

Read more: Monitor on Psychology

Shadee Hardy, LCSW is referenced in an article titled What to do about your noisy office

“For those with a more severe condition, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Shadee Hardy, a therapist based in Portland, Oregon, suggests getting a note from a doctor, like an audiologist. It can force the company to either offer a quieter spot or provide work-from-home days.”

Read more: BBC Capital

Shadee Hardy, LCSW is quoted in an article titled Seven Ways to Keep Discord off the Thanksgiving Table

“What I’ve been talking to clients about lately is this: If you’re going to have discussions about politics over the holidays, think about what your values are around how you treat the people in your life that you care about.”

Read more: Scientific American

Portland Psychotherapy’s website is quoted in an article titled Portlander opens Lightbar, a light therapy cafe that aims to brighten the winter blues…

According to Portland Psychotherapy’s website, about 10 percent of Americans “develop the blues during the winter months, and this rate increases to 20-30 percent in more Northern latitudes such as Oregon.” As many as 5 to 9 percent of Portlanders develop seasonal affective disorder, according to the website.

Read more: The Oregonian

Dr. Brian Thompson is quoted in an article titled 4 Ways to Cope With the Winter Blues

“What cues our circadian rhythm is daylight. When the daylight hits our eyes—it sends a signal into the brain. What researchers believe is that as the days grow shorter and darker, we don’t have the daylight cues that we should be up and awake, and this 24-hour [schedule] gets desynchronized. We are up and supposed to be active—but the brain is sending a signal that we should be tired and lethargic.”

Read more: The Daily Muse

Jenna LeJeune, PhD was featured in the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science official newsletter in January, 2013 for her work on stigma with college students…

Read more: Using ACT to teach college students about stigma: An Interview with Dr. Jenna LeJeune 

Jason Luoma, PhD discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the “winter blues”… 

“Sometimes, it’s hard to tell where sadness ends and depression begins. If every winter you experience a need for more sleep, as well as daytime fatigue, irritability, decreased concentration, decreased sex drive, and/or an increased appetite — especially for sweets and starchy carbohydrates — those could be symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.”

Read more: MetroWest Daily News, Lincoln Courier, Patriot Ledger

Paul Guinther, PhD shares a perspective on the role of addiction in people’s lives…

“Sometimes people drink or shop or engage in activities as a form of experiential avoidance, which is a way to push painful thoughts, memories or feelings from consciousness,” he says. “It’s a way of coping that has some side effects.”

Read more: The Oregonian

Dr. Brian Thompson shares his professional opinions on antipsychotic medication use for issues with anxiety…

“…we want consumers to be informed about the limited effectiveness of antipsychotics to treat specific problems, the potential dangers of using this class of medications and the availability of effective psychological treatments. With the mass marketing of psychiatric medications to the public, we want consumers to have the facts about the effectiveness and safety of the medications being advertised.”

Read more: The Oregonian

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.