Rebecca Cherry, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in pediatric/child therapy. My emphasis is addressing the emotional and mental health of the child with the support of the parents. My focus is relationship-based because, I believe, trust and respect for feelings is the foundation for all other learning.


  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

To my practice I bring the belief that troubling behavior often serves a purpose, even if that purpose is not obvious. We all have an inner emotional life influencing our responses; young children, in particular, are guided by this emotional life. As children become more aware of their feelings, they are better able to identify how certain behaviors might prevent them from confronting difficult emotions. Addressing a child’s troubling behaviors from the “inside-out”, so to speak, often makes long-term behavioral change possible. My treatment course considers parents a vital part of the therapeutic process. Understanding the nuances of child development and helping parents understand them, ultimately, can restore the natural course of a child's progressive development.

My Background

A decision to become a clinical psychologist relocated me from Denver, CO to the Portland metro area. In 2010, I graduated with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. A year-long internship at the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development set the course for my approach to child therapy. Employment prior to and post graduate school, collectively offers me over fifteen years of “real-life” experience working with children. I have worked in community mental health clinics, hospitals, youth shelters, privately funded clinics as well as preschools and daycare centers.

All Treatment Orientations I Use


Issues I Treat


Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • (971) 245-2373
  • Website
  • 510 SW 3rd Avenue, suite 200
    Portland, OR 97204

At a Glance

  • Neighborhood: Downtown

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