Heather L. Stein, Psy.D

"Guidance for Holistic Well-Being."

  Work: 503-804-2736
2143 NE Broadway Street, Suite 5
Portland, Oregon  97232-1512

Voice Mail: 503-804-2736
Fax: 1-610 886-1749
Disabled Accessible: No E-Mail: heatherdoc@yahoo.com

Location:

NE Portland
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Degrees:

Doctorate

Clinical Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Organizational Psychology

Licenses:

Psychologist
Training & Certifications:  EMDR
 
Availability: Routine- When I am scheduled to be available I can see return appointments on a weekly basis and I can see first time patients within one week of first contact request.  Urgent- I will see first time patients within 72 hours of contact.
 
Affiliations: Oregon Psychological Association
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon, Past Treasurer on Board of Directors
Greater Portland Area Association for Women in Psychology
WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health)

Fees:

$185 for Initial session
$160 for Individual session
$175 for Couples/Family session
$175-$200 for home visits
Sliding scale fees will be negotiated upon request
Some insurance accepted

Specialization

Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma

Identity Development and Exploration

Individual and Family Counseling

Marital and Relationship Issues

Focus of Practice & Interests

Counseling adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, anger, intrusive negative thoughts, grief/loss, low self-esteem, distressing mood swings, sleep disturbance, social discomfort, obsessions/compulsions, and many other issues.

Helping to identify and resolve conflicts within relationships and support strengthening communication, connection, and problem-solving skills, thereby enhancing understanding and intimacy.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues: exploring sexual & gender identity, lifestyle choices, and promoting family/community support. Helping to understand difficulties related to cultural or racial differences. Providing parent education, coaching, and behavior management techniques to to help reduce oppositional behavior, sibling conflicts, anxiety/phobias, and school difficulties. Supporting healthy adjustment to separation/divorce, adoption, or other transitions.
Working through spiritual concerns and enhancing creativity. Providing support through life transitions as well as career adjustments and exploration.  Mind-body and natural health approach, utilizing mindfulness, guided imagery, and other relaxation techniques as needed. Strengths-based treatment.

Background & Experience

I have provided assessment and treatment to individuals, families, couples, and groups, in culturally diverse inpatient and outpatient settings, for over 21 years. Community Mental Health Therapist working with severe and pervasive mental health issues that included depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders, and other psychotic disorders.
Parent Consultant/Educator providing individualized in-home parent training and consultation for lower-income families with young children (ages one to six). Clinical Supervisor for the Nickerson Center, an early childhood day treatment program.
Child and Family Specialist for the Volunteers of America Women’s Residential Center. Psychometrician providing psychological testing to children, adolescents, and adults.

Patient & Client Populations Served

Toddler (2 to 3 yrs): consultation only Adolescent (13 to 17 yrs)
Child (4 to 7 yrs):  consultation only Adult (18 to 65 yrs)
Preteen (8 to 12 yrs):  consultation only Elder (66 yrs and older)
I welcome cultural diversity.

Orientation & Approach

"It's one of life's paradoxes that to feel secure, we need to risk ourselves
 against the unfamiliar." ~~Patricia Roth Wuertzer

I blend traditional methods of psychotherapy (systems, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic/existential, psychodynamic, and others) with alternative approaches in a compassionate, safe, and respectful environment. By examining how past experiences shape current functioning, we can begin to explore new options. I help people to develop greater self-awareness, free themselves from limiting patterns, find comfort through self-acceptance, and discover the path to greater authenticity and fulfillment.

I also offer extended sessions for those who want the flexibility to go beyond the 50-minute therapy hour.


For additional information and helpful resources, please explore my website, www.HeatherDoc.com .