Recovery from Schizophrenia? Yes, it’s Possible!

If you live in a major city you have probably encountered a person who is dressed strangely, mumbling to himself, not making eye contact, and perhaps pacing back and forth or engaging in some other repetitive behavior. You may have sighed and felt a twinge of sympathy mixed with a sense of resignation, “this person … Read moreRecovery from Schizophrenia? Yes, it’s Possible!

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers Don’t Spoil

Have you ever had the experience of learning the ending of a book, movie, or TV show that you had really wanted to read/watch and saying to yourself, “AARGH—it’s ruined for me!”? In college, I tried to be very careful about reading the introductions to classic literature. I found out the hard way that the … Read moreSpoiler Alert: Spoilers Don’t Spoil

The Power of Storytelling: Charlene Strong’s Story of Transformation

I love stories. A great storyteller can transport you to places you have never been, can touch a place within you that seemed lost, or can inspire you in ways you might never guess.. A great story can take you on a journey but also reminds you of what is important in your life right … Read moreThe Power of Storytelling: Charlene Strong’s Story of Transformation

Aimee Mullins on the Beauty of Adversity (and Human Cheetah Legs)

“If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have…it is our humanity, and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.” – Aimee Mullins As a therapist, I sit face to face every day with people’s suffering. … Read moreAimee Mullins on the Beauty of Adversity (and Human Cheetah Legs)

Help! My Loved One Won’t Stop Drinking!

If you’re reading this post then most likely you are a family member, partner, or friend of someone who’s drinking concerns you. You’ve most likely tried everything you can think of to help this person seek treatment:  nagging, pleading, threatening, leaving, staying, bargaining, contracting, and much more. Perhaps you’ve thought about signing up for the … Read moreHelp! My Loved One Won’t Stop Drinking!

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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.