Janet Purcell, PH.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Whether you are facing current stressful events or more long-term life struggles, talking with a therapist may help you make the changes you hope for. If you would like to explore whether I would be a good fit for you, I invite you to read more about me.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My treatment approach is eclectic and tailored to your needs. I will listen carefully and without judgment to understand your unique challenges, strengths and hopes. Healing and growth become possible through an accepting, trusting, collaborative relationship. We will use our understanding of your development, temperament, communication and relational style, and coping skills to understand the causes of your distress and what treatment works best for you. My work style ranges from insight oriented discussions to more structured activities, depending on your needs.

My Background

My mental health work has evolved over the years. My academic training includes the following: B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University, M.A. in Special Education from the University of Oregon, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. My Ph.D. program included specialized training in couples and family therapy. My work experience has included the following: Research Assistant in the Psychology Department at Stanford University, Day Treatment Program Child Case Manager and Family Therapist, Educational Mainstreaming specialist for a Child Day Treatment Program, Clinical Psychology Private Practice. Over the years my private practice work has been enhanced through specialized advanced training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Developmental/Attachment based Psychotherapy with adults as well as participation in ongoing professional consultation and reading groups.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Relational 
  • Attachment Theory

Issues I Treat

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Women’s Issues

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Aetna
  • LifeWise
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)


  • 503-546-4906
  • Website
  • 1818 N.E. Irving Street
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 27 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Sullivans Gulch
  • Rate: $150-150/session

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