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Brian Thompson, Ph.D.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I value openness, compassion, and kindness. I strive to create an environment where people feel safe and where they have choices. I try to tailor therapy to each individual. Treatment can be as structured or unstructured as you need.
I specialize in cognitive behavioral treatments, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In addition to reading and attending professional workshops, I spent a year receiving specialty training in ACT. I’ve spent over a decade working and learning across a variety of educational and therapeutic environments.
When I’m not seeing people, I spend my time researching, writing, learning, and teaching other professionals in order to continually challenge myself to offer the best care I can.
Things I’ve Written
I’ve included a sample of some of my writings below that I thought give a sense of my interests and who I am...
- Finger traps: What a novelty item can teach us about acceptance
- Psychotherapy vs Medication in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Resources for problematic hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (excoriation)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder aka The Winter Blues
- An Opinion piece in The Oregonian on prescribing antipsychotic medication for anxiety
- Psychotherapy changes the brain, too: A look at PTSD
Orientation: I mainly draw from a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is a mindfulness and acceptance-based approach. In addition, I draw from other evidence-based CBT approaches.
Modalities: Individuals, Group
Special Populations: LGBTQ affirmative
Years in practice: 10
Degree: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Year graduated: 2009
License number and State: Licensed Psychologist in Oregon # 2095
- Anxiety and panic
- Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Female and Male sexual abuse/assault/rape survivors
- Complusive hair pulling or skin picking
- Relationship difficulties
- Life Crises
- Affirmative gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender psychotherapy
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka "Winter Blues")
Average Cost: $140
Sliding Scale: limited
Accepted insurance Plans: Aetna; Cigna; Health Net (aka Managed Health Net); Lifewise; I can bill any other plans out-of-network, and I am happy to check on your benefits if you’re uncertain
How I Can Help
I mainly provide one-on-one therapy. I work with a variety of difficulties, such as relationships, self-criticism, emotional ups and downs, and lack of direction. But I also realize that many struggles don’t have easy labels. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact me.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (503) 281 4852 ext. 14
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