Our Counselors and Therapists

Joanne Chan, Psy.D.

My role as a therapist is to facilitate change by providing you with the tools you need to live a life that reflects your deepest held values. Over the past decade, I have developed a specialized practice in the treatment of OCD, hoarding disorder, anxiety disorders (e.g. phobias, panic disorder, generalized anxiety), and trauma/stress related disorders. I find working with these conditions particularly rewarding because it allows me to be creative in how I design treatment interventions, and is also aligned with the active, hands-on style of therapy that I prefer to use in my work. The fundamental nuts and bolts of my treatment approach is rooted in the latest scientific research while my delivery of the interventions is tailored Read more

Bryce Doehne, Psy.D.

Bryce Doehne, PsyD

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 may appear to others as high-functioning, high-achievers, who have it “all together.” However, too much self-control, striving, inhibition, and perfectionism can result in suffering. This overarching problem is called overcontrol and it gets in the way of people being able to relax, loosen up, enjoy life, and create fulfilling relationships. People with overcontrol often struggle with longstanding, refractory depression and anxiety. Refractory depression and treatment-resistant anxiety typically do not respond to traditional forms of therapy, which means clients I work with have often 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

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D

I provide focused, time-limited 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. Rather than just feeling better, my focus is on helping my clients live better.   Many of the people come to me because they are feeling “stuck” in their lives. They often feel a loss of vitality, satisfaction, or meaning in their lives. That “stuckness” may come in the form of a chronic sense of emptiness or depression, difficulties with intimacy and relationships, struggles integrating past trauma and other painful life experiences, persistent shame or chronic self-criticism, or a more Read more

Priyadarshani (Priya) Loess, Ph.D.

Having difficult and painful experiences is what it means to be human. You are not alone in this. Painful experiences can, however, lead to increased suffering, depending on how you cope with them. Therapy can address this suffering and help you live more fully again. My approach is to help you in this process and to do so in ways that promote self-compassion and self-acceptance. While I enjoy working with adults on a wide range of issues (for example, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues), I am particularly focused on helping people process and heal from trauma, PTSD, invalidation, abuse, and sexual violence. Another focus for me is helping people manage difficult emotions and develop more self-compassion, self-acceptance, and mindfulness. I 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

Debesh Mallik, M.S.

Therapy has the potential to help you find deeper meaning in your life. My aim is to walk alongside you in your personal journey towards exploring what that is for you, and how you can use that sense of meaning to live a life you enjoy living. When you engage in therapy it tells me that you care about yourself enough to try something different. I am collaborative in therapy in that I work with you on what you desire to achieve from therapy. I explore your daily habits and struggles that you find are not in line with your deepest values. I can help you learn how to integrate tools and strategies into your daily life to help you 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). 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 clients with whom I tend to work best are those interested in 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