What Is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) is a new evidence-based therapy for people who are overcontrolled. A counterintuitive idea behind the therapy is that it’s possible to have too much self-control.  Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on our urges, emotions, and wants in favor of longer term goals. Most of the time, … Read moreWhat Is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Portland Psychotherapy Annual Report – 2015

Hello friends and colleagues. Below is our annual report. The annual reports is part of our mission to be a responsible and transparent business that is an asset to our local and international community. We strive to be responsible stewards of the revenue provided by those clients and customers who purchase our services. We strive … Read morePortland Psychotherapy Annual Report – 2015

Portland Psychotherapy Research Grants Awarded

The Research Lab at Portland Psychotherapy is proud to announce they have developed and implemented the first cycle of an internal research grant program to support advances in contextual behavioral science and evidence-based psychotherapy. The first grant was dispersed in 2015 and named the Aaron S. Luoma Portland Psychotherapy Behavioral Science Research Grant/Award, in honor … Read morePortland Psychotherapy Research Grants Awarded

Follow up on the Valkee device that shines light in your ears.

This post is a follow up to something one of our researchers wrote two years ago about a device called the “Valkee” that shines light into your ears using a device that looks a lot like an iPod. The device supposedly cures seasonal affective disorder and is now being marketed in the USA. I felt … Read moreFollow up on the Valkee device that shines light in your ears.

How to avoid jet lag while travelling

We’ve written a few posts in the past (#1, #2) about using light therapy to regulate your circadian rhythms. As a person who has a hard time with the Portland winters, I regularly use light therapy in the fall and winter to avoid the winter blues. Light therapy is a very well proven treatment for … Read moreHow to avoid jet lag while travelling

What Makes Us Unique

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.