Our Counselors and Therapists

Amy Dexter, Psy.D

Amy Dexter, Psy.D

I find great meaning in helping people connect with the things that matter most to them and live more full and satisfying lives. I aim to provide a fully accepting and compassionate environment, with respect and admiration for individual differences and unique personal histories. I believe in using research-based methods to provide treatments that are known to be effective, and I have great appreciation for the courage it takes to reach out for help when things aren’t working. I specialize in evidence-based behavioral therapies for sleep problems, depression, and chronic pain and health problems. I am particularly interested in working with people whose lives have become narrowed and preoccupied by emotional and health issues, and those who wish to live Read more


Shadee Hardy, LCSW

Shadee Hardy, LCSW

My approach is holistic and demonstrates a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual. I provide a warm, genuine, and validating environment in which we can safely explore that which is, and is not, working. I believe the foundation of individual mental health involves having a positive relationship with ourselves. Our relationship with our self impacts our relationships with others, the choices we make, the expectations we set for self and others, and how we view the world outside of us. If we do not have a good relationship with ourselves, it’s difficult to change and grow. It can take a tremendous amount of courage to acknowledge what is not serving you well, to reach out for assistance, and Read more


Kaylin Jones, Ph.D.

Kaylin Jones, Ph.D.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” –John A. Shedd Do you feel anxiety or depression is taking up a lot of space in your life? Do you feel disconnected from others, do you avoid activities that are meaningful to you, or do you feel stuck in your attempts to create a life worth living? I view therapy as a joint undertaking to expand your life in the direction of what is important to you. In therapy, I balance listening with active engagement and look to your experiences and values to provide us with helpful information. I believe that you have innate wisdom and strengths within you in even your most painful Read more


Josh Kaplan, M.S.

Josh Kaplan, M.S.

Wise decisions are made by observing, noticing, and choosing to act in ways that move us toward what’s important. When things get hard, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. The things that cause us pain often distract us from where we really want to be going in our lives. For example, your anxiety about meeting new people might feel so overwhelming and frightening that you forget why meeting new people is important to you in the first place. Or maybe you feel like your depression is too powerful for you to get out of bed in the morning. If you feel like anxiety, depression or other painful emotions get in the way of living your Read more


Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

I provide evidence-based psychotherapy for individuals who are suffering and who seek to make changes in their lives. My commitment is to helping the people I work with live lives that are more meaningful and vibrant, lives of integrity and dignity. Rather than just feeling better, my focus is on helping my clients live better. Many of the people with whom I work come to me because they are feeling “stuck” in their lives; they feel a loss of vitality, satisfaction, or meaning in their lives. That “stuckness” may come in the form of depression, difficulties coping with trauma, relationship struggles, persistent feelings of shame or chronic self-criticism, or a more general life dissatisfaction. With these or any other forms Read more


Jason Luoma, Ph.D

Jason Luoma Ph.D

As a researcher as well as a therapist, I strive to integrate the language of the heart with the guidance of science. I specialize in working with people who suffer from chronic  depression, shame, self-criticism and low self-esteem. My particular focus is on helping people be kinder to themselves and more connected to those around them. I provide evidence-based psychotherapy aimed at helping people create whole vital lives that can be lived with integrity. I strive to help people live better, to be more fully alive in their lives, present to each moment, and accepting of themselves. I help people to clarify what matters most in their lives and act toward that end. In particular, I am good at helping people create stronger Read more


Brian Thompson, Ph.D

Brian Thompson, Ph.D.

An active approach to meaningful living. As a licensed psychologist and Director of the Portland Psychotherapy Anxiety Clinic, I specialize in evidence-based treatment for problems related to anxiety, stress, and worry. My specialty areas include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD—including Pure “O” and relationship OCD), repetitive hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (excoriation), and trauma/PTSD. Additionally, I work with panic and health anxiety (aka, hypochondriasis), as well as social anxiety—especially where there is significant self-criticism and/or shame. In my therapeutic approach, I mainly draw from a newer cognitive behavioral treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word, “act”), which I value for its broad flexibility and commitment to scientific rigor. Additionally, I often flexibly incorporate exposure therapy in treatment. The Read more


Doug Fogel, Psy.D

Doug Fogel, Psy.D.

In an ideal world I would want all my clients to be able to say that they have never felt more understood and, simultaneously, that they have never felt more challenged — always in a safe and respectful environment. I work with both individuals and couples dealing with a wide variety of difficulties. With individuals I specialize in treating depression and anxiety and my treatment approach is mainly informed by an empirically supported treatment known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Most couples I work with are wrestling with some combination of anxiety, depression, anger, and being “stuck”. In addition, they are sometimes struggling to figure out what is most meaningful and important with regard to being in a romantic Read more