Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Diana Oxley, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Diploma, CG Jung Institute Zurich; Ph.D. (Psychology), Arizona State University

I pay close attention to clients' bodily symptoms, emotions, and dreams as well as behavior to get at the deep roots of their problems.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503.592.3429

2929 SW Multnomah Blvd., Suite 107

Portland, 97219

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $50-$75

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2015

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • PacificSource

My Approach to Helping

I use cognitive, behavioral, and depth psychology techniques as clients’ needs and wishes dictate. I have a special interest in supporting clients' efforts to find and follow a meaningful life path and bring experience working with diverse age groups and the issues that arise around negotiating difficult life transitions -adolescence to adulthood and work, mid-life upheaval and changes, and retirement and growing older. I help clients look at troublesome behavior and disappointing outcomes as outward expressions of what they are struggling with at a deeper level. I encourage clients to look to their own mind and body, their dreams, and life events as sources of knowledge about themselves that they may have learned to ignore. The benefit is gaining greater objectivity about what's going on in their life and the capacity to make more courageous and authentic moves.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Initially I trained as a community psychologist with an interest in primary prevention of psychological problems and pursued a 30-year career in secondary school reform which included teaching adolescent development and providing technical assistance to teachers and school administrators. Only later in life did I realize my lifelong interest in Jungian psychology with re-training in psychotherapy that began at Pacifica Graduate Institute and ended at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Depth Therapy External link

    I am a diplomate of the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, a training program in depth psychology requiring extensive personal analysis and supervision of clinical work by seasoned analysts. I am trained to see body and mind as different aspects of a unitary self and pay close attention to bodily symptoms, emotions, and dreams to get to the roots of clients' problems.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I have extensive training in evidence-based approaches to therapy and find behavioral therapy especially useful in overcoming entrenched and harmful habits related to poor sleep, eating, etc. and use cognitive therapy to develop positive inner self-talk.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Personal Growth External link

    I bring extensive training and experience in helping clients meet challenges at key stages of life and find meaning and purpose in their life.

  • Aging Concerns External link

    I bring extensive training and experience in helping clients to negotiate difficult life transitions and find meaning and purpose in their life.

  • Women's Issues External link

    I have a strong interest in and commitment to helping women confront the cultural pressures and biases that may be operating against them in a patriarchal culture.

  • Personality Disorders External link

    I specialize in helping clients overcome defensive patterns of behavior that stem from their childhood experience and make it hard to find joy and creativity in their lives, especially through meaningful relationships.

  • Depression External link

    I have broad experience with depression to help clients both manage symptoms such as sleeplessness, internal rumination, and guilt as well as identify and work through psychological issues that underlie it.

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