Reduced fee services

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.

Pre-Licensed Professionals at Portland Psychotherapy

Jason Feinberg, Ph.D.

It can be incredibly difficult to live a fulfilling life when your mind seems to be working against you. Most of the people I work with struggle with repetitive and unwanted thoughts, images, and emotions. As a result, their lives have unintentionally become more focused on avoiding certain thoughts or feelings and less focused on connecting with their loved ones, values, and life goals. As a therapist, I find it incredibly rewarding to help people develop effective strategies that get them back to doing more of what gives their lives meaning.  I specialize in working with adults who experience problematic obsessions and compulsions, hoarding, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation), social anxiety, and phobias. In my therapeutic approach, I mainly draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure Therapy, which are evidence-based treatments that research has shown to be effective for people who have problems with anxiety and obsessions. At the beginning of treatment, I will help you set individualized goals that are in line with your personal and cultural values. During and between therapy sessions, I will encourage you to practice science-based strategies aimed at helping you be more present in your life, do more of what matters to you, and improve your ability to handle difficult emotions.  

As a queer therapist, I have a particular interest in, and have significant experience, serving other LGBTQIA+ and queer folks. In addition, with all my clients I explicitly invite discussions regarding how our cultural backgrounds, lived experiences of oppression and privilege, and current socio-political events influence who we are and the therapy we do together. 

Treatment Approach: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy (i.e., Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention), Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy 

Licensure information: I am a board-approved psychology resident working under the licenses of Dr. Angela Izmirian Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist, OR #2876 and Brian Thompson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, OR #2095. 

Specialties: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Hoarding disorder, Body-focused repetitive behaviors (i.e., skin-picking, hair-pulling), Social Phobia/Social Anxiety, Disorder, Specific Phobias, LGBTQIA+ 

Rachel Marsh, Ph.D. 

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 Approaches Used: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational-Cultural Therapy

Licensure Information: I am a board-approved psychology resident working 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

 

To learn more about our sliding scale or reduced fee services, please call (503) 281-4852 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.

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.