Randall Wright, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

I practice depth psychology, meaning that one’s whole life story is important when considering difficult relationships or emotional pain. In knowing how our experiences have shaped us, we can bring healing to relational patterns that are not working, and find more happiness in life.

Services

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

My Approach

I work with adults and couples who are dealing with difficult life experiences, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, and ongoing medical conditions. My work also includes helping people who are negotiating social and cultural bias with race, LGBTIQ, and disability identities. As a therapist, my approach explores both immediate challenges and early relationships as they are commonly intertwined and inform our present experience. Bringing compassion and understanding to emotional wounds and stuck relational patterns helps to untangle the stressed experiences, behaviors, and relationships of daily life. My therapeutic approach draws on psychodynamic understandings of experience and behavior, interpersonal theory, and emotion focused therapy. Work from these perspectives brings insight into life complications and deepens emotional engagement.

My Background

As a doctoral student, I have finished eight years of clinical work assisting people from all walks of life. I have a doctorate from the Wright Institute of Clinical Psychology with a focus in psychodynamic relational theory and social identity. My training has included working with people who have struggled with addiction and homelessness, people recovering from trauma, people negotiating relationships that did not account for their lived life experiences, couples trying to repair broken connection, and individuals trying to make their way against social discrimination. My work with couples is strongly informed both by my experience with relational patterns and family dynamics, and the Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) model that reorganizes disagreements as emotional experiences tied to attachment security. EFT assists couples to re-align their relational interaction around healthy emotional connection, so they move forward together in mutual support.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Cigna
  • MODA
  • PacificSource
  • Regence BC/BS

Contact

  • 503-477-4969
  • Website
  • Hollywood Mental Health, 1827 NE 44th Ave, Ste. 230
    Portland, OR 97213

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Rate: $205-/session

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