Roundtree.jpg (18275 bytes)    Richard Rountree, Ph.D

9 Monroe Parkway, Suite 280 Work: (503) 635-9281
Lake Oswego, Oregon   97035 Voice Mail: (503) 635-9281
Fax: (503) 635-8411
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail:

Location:

Oswego Towne Square, just off Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego.
From I-5, take Kruse Way/Highway 217 exit (#292).  Proceed east on Kruse Way, then left on Boones Ferry Road approximately 1.5 miles to Monroe Parkway.  Turn left on Monroe Parkway, then right into second parking entrance.

Degrees:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Psychology
Master of Science (MS) Psychology
Bachelor of Science (BS) Nursing

Licenses:

Psychologist
Advanced Training &
Certifications:
Availability: Routine & Urgent
Affiliations: Oregon Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Portland Academy of Hypnosis
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Fees:

$150 per hour for clinical services
$200 for first appointment

Specialization

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy Marital and Relationship Counseling and Psychotherapy
   

Focus of Practice & Interests

Depression Anxiety (including Panic Attacks, Phobias, Posttraumatic Stress)
Marriage and Relationship problems Communications and Conflict Resolution Skills
Work-related Stress Coping with Health Problems
Pre-marital Counseling  

Background & Experience

Independent Practice Community Mental Health Staff Psychologist
Psychometric Assessment Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Residential Juvenile Treatment Primary Medical Care

Patient & Client Populations Served

Adult (18 to 65 yrs) Older Adults (65 and up)
   

Orientation & Approach

My approach to psychotherapy aims to assist people to resolve problems as quickly as possible.  I endeavor to treat each person respectfully and strive to provide an emotionally safe environment which will allow my clients to discover new and more satisfying ways to live.  My framework for understanding how people achieve meaningful change has evolved over the years, but substantially draws upon Cognitive, Experiential, and Humanistic perspectives.

Personal Comments

The term "psychotherapy" refers to a variety of psychological interventions whose goals are to alleviate emotional distress and to help an individual, couple, or family resolve conflicts and discover more effective and satisfying ways to live.  The role of the therapist is to serve as a catalyst for meaningful and lasting change.  Ultimately, the success of therapy depends on the competence of the therapist, the comfort between the client and therapist in their work together, and the willingness on the part of the client to learn about him or herself and to try new things.

People typically call a therapist when they have tried everything they can think of and are feeling discouraged and overwhelmed.   Therapy is not magic and it does not usually bring immediate relief.   Usually within the first few sessions, however, people do begin to experience a renewed sense of hope and personal strength.  When I meet with a client for the first time, I often suggest that he or she try therapy for a few sessions and then evaluate their progress.  Usually that is enough time to know if you feel comfortable with the therapist and the therapist's approach.  If progress is not satisfactory, you and your therapist should talk about it.  If, after a few sessions, it seems that there is just not a good match between you and the therapist, you should consider seeing someone else.  A conscientious therapist will make every effort to assist you to find a therapist with whom you can work productively.

 

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