Overcoming Social Anxiety as You Emerge from COVID-19 Quarantine

Feeling excited about rejoining your communities after more than a year of quarantine, but also a little scared? Are you racing to fill up your social calendar, yet somehow exhausted by tiny interactions?  No need to worry. You’re not alone. Isolation is hard on humans The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented, shared tragedy to the … Read more

“I Thought I Was Over It!” – Coping with the Return of Trauma Memories and Feelings

If you have gone through therapy or used other methods to heal from trauma experiences, you may have reached a point where you felt like your trauma was finally behind you. You felt happier in your day-to-day life, your PTSD symptoms seemed to subside, and your former triggers didn’t affect you like they used to. … Read more

What Is Telehealth Therapy, How Effective Is It, and Is It Right for You?

What Is Telehealth? Telehealth refers to the practice of seeing any doctor or health care professional using phone or videoconferencing. While many people are just finding out about telehealth due to current social distancing, telehealth has actually been around for decades. In therapy, telehealth sessions are usually conducted with a person’s computer or smartphone and … Read more

COVID-19 May Be Harder for People with Anxiety

Dealing with COVID-19 is difficult for most people, but often even more so for people who have struggled with anxiety in the past. If you have a history of OCD, health-related concerns, panic attacks, trauma, or worry, you may be experiencing an increase in anxiety or even a “relapse” of older symptoms. Understanding the impacts … Read more

Are Psychedelics Right for You? What You Need to Know

You can’t miss it. If you use social media, Netflix, television, or listen to podcasts, you have likely noticed increased attention on the therapeutic use of psychedelics. Maybe you’ve read Michael Pollan’s book How to Change your Mind or watched a documentary on microdosing in Silicon Valley. However, this topic is not actually a new … Read more

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.