Our Counselors and Therapists

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

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

Kyong Yi, LCSW

Kyong Yi LCSW

Life brings constant change and we all get stuck sometimes. At times, we can feel so deep in our suffering that there seems little way out. But the human spirit has great capacity for resilience and power to find its way through the darkest places. What sets resilient people apart is not an innate strength, but a set of skills that can be learned, creating resilience where there was seemingly none. I approach therapy as a partnership. You are the expert on your life. My role is to facilitate a process to increase your strength and resilience, empower you in moving towards your goals, help heal from emotional pain, and break free from patterns that have acted as barriers to Read more