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. ***If you are looking for therapy, I am not currently accepting new clients. To learn about our other excellent therapists, go to this page.*** 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 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. ***If you are looking for therapy, I am not currently accepting new clients. To learn about our other excellent therapists, go to this page.*** 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 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

Angela Izmirian, Ph.D.

Angela Izmirian, Ph.D.

Therapy is a process of change that can seem scary and daunting. At the same time, therapy is also an exciting opportunity to learn more about yourself and get support in living a life that aligns more closely with what’s important to you. My goal is to use evidence-based practices to walk alongside my clients in their journey of growth, helping them gain skills while also leading a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I see therapy as a collaborative process. I try to help clients find what isn’t working in their lives and help them “try on” different ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving. In a sense, therapy can at times be a “trial and error” where I provide coping Read more

Bryce Doehne, Psy.D.

Bryce Doehne, PsyD

Attending therapy demonstrates one’s strength to face challenges and make changes. I am honored to accompany clients on their journey to create the life they desire. Reaching out for help isn’t easy for many of us. I am frequently humbled and inspired by the courage people show as they work to make real changes in their lives. I specialize in helping people who struggle with psychological trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety. For example, I often work with those who have experienced emotional abuse in a close relationship (e.g., a partner, family, or friend) or those who are managing psychological pain with substance use. Experiencing trauma and addiction can result in difficulty feeling like a “whole” person and identifying what is Read more