At Portland Psychotherapy, we are committed to making high quality psychotherapy, backed by science, available to everyone in our community.
As part of our commitment to providing services to the uninsured or underinsured, we provide hundreds of low fee sessions every year. Most of these sessions are provided by our crew of amazing postdoctoral fellows and practicum students who can see clients who do not have the financial resources to pay our normal fees. Our postdoctoral fellows are selected through a national search and we choose only highly qualified therapists experienced in evidenced-based psychotherapies. Our residents and practicum students receive specialty clinical training, spend time conducting scientific research, and receive supervision from our most experienced supervisors. This arrangement allows us to offer high quality, doctoral-level psychological services at low fees. Practicum students are psychologists in training at local universities and receive intensive supervision by our doctoral-level staff. Trainees are also supervised to engage in LGBTQ-affirming therapy approaches and are trained in therapy practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Our low fee individual counseling services depend upon the client’s income and financial situation and can be as low as $20 per session. Our fees are intended to cover some of our expenses involved in providing these services. We do not make a profit from the low fee work that we do.
To learn more about our sliding scale or reduced fee services, please call (503) 281-4852 x2 and leave a message or use the contact form below. Fees take into account a person’s financial situation as well as their clinical needs.