Portland Therapy Blog

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

Deal with Anger Before it Deals with You!

Posted:   December 23, 2013 by Keith Jackson

In order to conceptualize the dynamics of anger we must understand the emotion of anger. My contention is that with understanding comes awareness, and the more aware you are the more control you have.

Nature and Mental Health

Posted:   December 20, 2013 by Kirk Shepard

While Portland is known for its "green" policies and contentious urban planning, clients may still experience profound stress as childhood memories of landscapes, open fields, and less crowded neighborhoods are destroyed and replaced with modern construction.

Grief: How to be there for your partner

Posted:   November 26, 2013 by Jeff Guenther, LPC

Everyone deals with loss in a different way. Sometimes you go through the classic five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But often we don’t go through all the stages in a linear fashion and sometimes we don’t go through some of the stages at all.

Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted:   November 06, 2013 by Jeff Guenther, LPC

Yeah, it’s a real thing and it affects about 1% of the population. It’s cooler older brother, winter seasonal affective disorder, otherwise knows as SAD, affects about 5% of the population and is much more trendy.

8 Ways to Improve Your Body Image

Posted:   October 21, 2013 by Jeff Guenther, LPC

You know that critical voice that follows you around all the time making comments on how you look? It tells you what to wear, how to style your hair, what your body should look like, how much food you should eat in order to have the body it thinks you should have.