Charles Harrison, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

I've been a therapist for over 30 yrs and a psychologist for 23+ yrs. I believe therapy is an interactive process where I as a therapist assist clients in developing new perspectives and understandings of themselves with the goal of empowering them to make changes that improve their quality of life


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

My treatment philosophy draws from object relations, developmental, and systems thinking. I believe life is a developmental process driven by relationships we have with significant others and steered by the dynamics within the various family and societal groups with which we are involved. Change, I believe comes from new perspectives or understandings of these relationships and system dynamics which allow someone to let go of old wounds and negative beliefs that interfere with their growth.

My Background

I am trained as a therapist and clinical psychologist, and have worked in hospital, residential, community mental health and out patient settings. I have been in private practice since 1995 and also work part time for Portland Public Schools. My specialties include child, adolescent, adult, and family therapy, life transitions and trauma recovery. I have experience working with issues of anxiety, PTSD, and dissociation as well as issues of self-concept and life transitions.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • LifeWise
  • MHN
  • MODA
  • Optum
  • PacifiCare
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 503-975-0014
  • Website
  • 818 N.W. 17th Avenue, #7
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 38 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Pearl District
  • Rate: $60.00-140.00/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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