Joyce Yuan, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Whether by necessity or by choice, change and self-exploration can be difficult tasks. Having a good working relationship with your therapist can help you achieve your goals and increase self-understanding.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

My Approach

My goal in providing psychotherapy is to help people alleviate their suffering, improve their relationships, and understand themselves better. I believe all people have positive potential that can sometimes be stifled and find it rewarding to help others work through their obstacles. I have been trained in a wide range of theoretical approaches (including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral). I integrate insight-oriented and problem-solving techniques to best serve my clients' individual needs. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process by which thoughts and experiences are explored in a safe setting with a trained therapist. In order to help you resolve your problems and achieve your goals, it may be helpful to examine past life events that have brought you to this point, in addition to developing new coping skills and perspectives.

My Background

I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to adults in Portland, Oregon. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and relationships problems. In addition to my private practice, I currently work at the VA Portland Health Care System where I provide psychotherapy to military veterans. I completed my undergraduate studies at Amherst College and my graduate training at the University of California Berkeley. I have trained and worked at well-known medical institutions in Portland, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area. I also have a background in psychological research, studying emotional functioning in various clinical disorders.

All Treatment Orientations I Use

  • Psychodynamic 
  • Interpersonal
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS


  • 347-708-6028
  • Website
  • 2705 E Burnside St, Suite 108
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 9 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman

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