Emily Haygeman

Emily Haygeman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I offer psychological evaluation services for all ages. My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based and trauma-informed.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

8015209054

835 SE Stephens St

Portland, 97214

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2017

Languages: English

Services

  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

If you are seeking answers for you or your child regarding specific diagnoses or learning disabilities, I offer comprehensive psychological evaluations (for adults and children) for autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, and mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression. If your child or teen is struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or social difficulties, I offer a safe space for them to explore these and other issues in therapy.

My Approach to Helping

With over 15 years of experience working directly with families and children, I offer a compassionate and integrated approach through a variety of evidence-based modalities. I specialize in high-quality psychological evaluations result in a comprehensive psychological report, and I aim to "tell the story" of an individual rather than simply assign a "label." All evaluations yield individualized recommendations, and I provide a client-centered, in-depth feedback session aimed at empowerment. I also work with individuals and families with issues around neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, or those simply wanting to build skills towards empowerment. With families, I take an attachment lens informed by my experience with Child Parent Psychotherapy. With children and teens, I utilize a mindfulness-based approach as well as CBT, and integrate my yoga and mindfulness meditation training into these sessions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that psychological evaluation should be a therapeutic process. I am an advocate for my clients, and see the evaluation process as an opportunity to empower an individual to know their strengths and challenges. I don't believe in simply assigning a diagnosis. I am a member of the LGBTQ community and take an affirming approach in regards to my clients' identities. I help families navigate challenges in this regard. I also understand that as a white cisgender person, I have been afforded much privilege in my life. The field of psychology has a varied past in regards to harm done by labeling individuals from certain races or communities in a particular way at a higher rate (such as young black men and boys being disproportionately diagnosed/misdiagnosed with oppositional defiant disorders rather than neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism). I am doing the research in regards to these issues in order to mitigate the impact of my biases and privilege.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    I have over 15 years of experience working directly with children and families in residential, hospital, educational, and home settings. I offer a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based approach to therapy. I also offer psychological evaluations for neurodevelopmental disorders (including Autism, for children as well as adults) and mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have years of experience assessing for and treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Whether you need a psychological evaluation or evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders, I have offerings for you and your family. Specifically, I specialize in mindfulness-based interventions and CBT.

  • ADHD External link

    I offer in-depth psychological evaluations to assess for the presence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related executive functioning deficits for children and adults. I also have years of experience working directly with children and teens with ADHD in therapy and social skills group settings, as well as teaching EF skills including organization and planning.

  • Aspergers External link

    I have over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults with Aspergers Disorder. I conducted Autism research at the University of Utah's Autism Research Program. I have led myriad social skills groups for children and adolescents, including the PEERS curriculum. I currently offer autism evaluations for children, teens, and adults, and will be starting neurodiversity empowerment groups in the fall (one for kids and one for adults).

  • Autism External link

    I have over 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have conducted ABA therapy as well as research through the University of Utah's Autism Research Program. I have led myriad social skills groups, including the PEERS curriculum. I am an expert in the assessment and evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders.

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