Portland Therapy Blog

Local experts share the latest information and resources on all things mental health.

Racism and Mental Health Therapy

Posted:   October 18, 2017 by Danette Gillespie-Otto

Racism is a pervasive, inescapable reality for us, as people of color. American society was founded on oppression, which continues to this day. It is woven into all of the social structures of America, including government, healthcare, education, employment, media and other structures.

Open Relationships, Open Marriages, Open Hearts

Posted:   August 07, 2017 by David Hayden

In my experience working with couples, a question that I've seen emerge more and more is something along the lines of: "we are interested in opening our relationship, but how do we handle jealousy?"

Celebrating Adolescence: 3 Tips for Parents of Adolescents

Posted:   July 27, 2017 by Nate Wilson-Traisman, MS

Adolescence can be a trying time, but it can also be a time of excitement and wonder. Parents can play a pivotal role in setting the tone for this important developmental period. Strive to enhance your own understanding of the adolescent developmental period so that you can frame your child’s emotional, physical, and behavioral changes within the context of normal human development.

Let’s go for a Mindful hike

Posted:   May 01, 2017 by Mitch Bacon, MA, LMFT

According to a Stanford study, even just walking in a natural setting for as little as 90-minutes can start to change your brain for the better by reducing depression and ruminating thoughts.

Marijuana, Medicine, and Meaning in Your Life

Posted:   March 15, 2017 by Patrick Harvey

Marijuana as an industry, a culture, a habit, a lifestyle, a coping mechanism, and all the other things that its legalization has propelled it to become an issue mired in debate.