Rachel Marsh, Ph.D.

“We are discovering the freedom of becoming authentic and fully alive.” – Tara Brach

I am providing both telehealth and in-person services.

I am guided by the belief that what makes us most vulnerable – our hopes, dreams, and fears – are also our greatest sources of strength. I believe that when we fully acknowledge who we are and act from a place of authenticity, our world changes. When we greet ourselves each day with acceptance and compassion, we open to new possibilities, life becomes richer and more meaningful. This belief defines my approach to therapy. I strive to provide the necessary support as you begin to look inward with curiosity, find courage in vulnerability, and interact with the world from an authentic, human place. It is from this place of humanity that we heal.

Our humanity is complex, and it is important to acknowledge how our diverse identities shape who we are and how we move through the world. The cross-section of my own identities (e.g., white, cis woman, neurodivergent) has informed how I approach identity in therapy. I understand that issues of diversity are not always visible, even to ourselves. I strive to understand people from a holistic perspective and am careful to consider how issues of diversity can impact my client’s health, mental health, and well-being. My approach to treatment is rooted in mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion. I have worked primarily with young adults, as well as children, teens, and parents.

I aim to create a warm, accepting, and safe therapeutic space that serves as a secure home base as you deepen your understanding of yourself. To bravely turn inward allows us an opportunity to truly know ourselves, and when we know ourselves and share that with the world, the world we inhabit gets bigger and brighter. To quote Emily Dickinson, “I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.” It is my honor to hold a lantern next to my clients.


Treatment Approach

Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational-Cultural Therapy
Modality: Individual therapy

Client Focus

Ages: Children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 5-25) & Adults (18+)

Qualifications

Degree: Ph.D.
License: I am a board-approved psychology resident. I currently work under the licenses of Dr. Jason Luoma, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, OR #1661 and Julianna Sapienza, Ph.D., OR #3203.

Specialties

  • College students/Emerging adults (age 18-25)
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Graduate students/Ph.D. students
  • Self-criticism
  • Adjustment

Financial

Average Cost: $130
Sliding Scale: Yes

Email Address: rmarsh@portlandpsychotherapy.com

To contact me, email, 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.