Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic

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We offer structured, evidence-based treatment for adults with:

Anxiety Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis/ Health Anxiety (aka Illness Anxiety Disorder)
  • Phobias

 

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
    • Hair Pulling (aka trichotillomania)
    • Skin Picking (aka excoriation)
    • Also: nail biting, biting cheeks
  • Hoarding

Many anxiety disorders to not respond to typical talk therapy. Making progress often requires specialized, structured treatments that have been specifically developed for anxiety disorders.

We provide structured treatments for anxiety-related disorders that have been shown to work in scientific studies. We use with routine progress monitoring that enables you and your therapist to track that the treatment is working and make changes as needed.


Our Specialists

Brian Thompson, Ph.D.Brian Thompson, PhD, Anxiety Clinic Director & Licensed Psychologist

Specialties: Generalized anxiety, OCD (including Pure “O” and ROCD), PTSD, panic disorder, hair pulling (trichotillomania), and skin picking (excoriation).

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

Click here to learn more about me or contact me for an appointment. Please note: I’m currently conducting a research study to help increase our understanding of OCD treatment. Click here for more information.

 

kaylin200x200Kaylin Jones, PhD, Psychologist Resident

Specialties: Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, hair  pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (excoriation). I am able to offer sliding scale rates for those in financial need.

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

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Meghan O'Neil, M.D., Ph.D.Meghan O’Neil, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist

Specialties: Dr. O’Neil offers medication management and evaluation and has worked for several years in anxiety speciality clinics. She specializes in the treatment of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, panic disorder, and OCD.

Age ranges I work with: 18 years and older.

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Our Approach

Welcome to the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic, where we specialize in evidence-based treatment of anxiety-related problems. Our Anxiety Clinic is distinct from our main clinic, Portland Psychotherapy, in that we focus specifically on anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related problems, employ a structured approach to treatment, and routinely use progress monitoring and outcome tracking to make sure treatment is working.

Anxiety is one of the most common problems with which people struggle.  However, research has shown that anxiety is very treatable using structured approaches. When you enroll in treatment with the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic, you will be assigned a therapist who specializes in the specific difficulties with which you are facing.   You and your therapist will complete a structured intake that will help clarify diagnoses and plan your course of treatment. Throughout treatment, your therapist will regularly administer relevant measures to make certain treatment stays on track and you meet your treatment goals.

If at any point you determine you would prefer less structured treatment or would like to refocus treatment on other problems (e.g., relationship issues), you are welcome to opt out of our Anxiety Clinic and continue working with your therapist as part of Portland Psychotherapy.

Like our main clinic, the Anxiety Clinic specializes in a newer form of cognitive behavioral treatment called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word “act,” for short), a flexible mindfulness and acceptance-based treatment with a strong research base. We also use exposure therapy and other behavioral interventions. Our Anxiety Clinic is on the cutting edge of using ACT and combining ACT with other evidence-based therapies in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

The Anxiety Clinic at Portland Psychotherapy specializes in treating a wide range of anxiety and related problems, including:

Anxiety Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Hypochondriasis/ Health Anxiety (aka Illness Anxiety Disorder)
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
    • Hair Pulling (aka trichotillomania)
    • Skin Picking (aka excoriation)
    • Also: nail biting, biting cheeks
  • Hoarding

In addition to providing clinical services, many of our clinicians also conduct scientific research. Involvement in ongoing research that is relevant to our clinical services enables us to provide the most up to date, evidence-based treatments for our clients.

We want to offer you the best care and expertise available. If we cannot match you to a clinician experienced in your particular struggles, we will do our best to direct you to someone in the community who can. Please note that, although we hope to offer services for adolescents and children struggling with anxiety in the future, we only offer services for adults (age 18+) at this time.

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If you are interested in our services, please contact us at 503-281-4852 or fill out the confidential contact form below

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