Michaele Dunlap PsyD

Michaele Dunlap PsyD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

I offer experienced, counseling and psychotherapy for human problems including difficulties in couple, family and workplace relationships.

Client Status

not accepting clients



818 NW 17th Avenue #11

Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance


Rate: $175-$190

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1985

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • MODA
  • PacificSource

My Background

Reed College, BA Psychology; Lewis & Clark College, MA Psychology; Pacific University, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology. In private practice as a psychologist since 1989. Specialized training in alcoholism, addiction, trauma, couples counseling, family counseling and improving relationships in closely held or family owned businesses.

Why I Became a Therapist

I became a therapist because I am fascinated by human resilience, human relationships and our capacity for growth. I value community, collaboration; people's willingness to be helpful and loving to one another. I cherish people's ability to look into their situations, review their options and revise their choices. Sometimes life can be very difficult; with commitment, persistence and support life's difficulties can be managed. If we can't overcome - we can learn to cope.

Techniques I Use


  • Couples Counseling External link

    I work with couples who are moving into commitment and those who want to improve relationships that have become strained. I especially enjoy work with those who share responsibility for closely-held businesses. I work with couples to prevent divorce when that is possible; to help it be a compassionate process when dissolution is inevitable.

Issues I Treat


  • Divorce External link

    Our emotional partnerships often form the core of our sense of safety in the world. When our emotional partnerships are threatened or dissolving we feel groundless, cast adrift. I work with individuals to examine their state of mind and emotion when divorce is impending or in process and to help them move toward new goals and safety.

  • Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence External link

    I have worked with women and men in their process of growth and recovery since 1985. My approach includes attention to the developmental, biological, social and emotional elements of alcohol and drug abuse and dependence to the many changes necessary to grow away from self-harming behaviors.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can overwhelm people emotionally and physically. Response to life situations with less and increasingly less anxiety is an individual learning process. I help people develop strategies to approach and support that process.

  • Depression External link

    Depression can be chronic, rooted in painful early experience and/or situational, reactive to events that are experienced as overwhelming. Depression involves biology, behavior and expectations. Working one's way out of a depressive state requires commitment, support and action. I offer counseling to facilitate clients' growth beyond depression.

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