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I hope you will find on these pages the information you are looking for. If you are making a decision to seek psychological help I want to make the process less overwhelming and more “user friendly.” Whether you are exploring options for your self, a friend, or loved one, and are considering psychotherapy for the first time or you have sought help before, I trust I can either provide the service you need or point you in the right direction.

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About Dr. Spotts

My name is Steven Spotts. I am an Oregon Licensed Pschologist (License # 944) since 1991. I came to Oregon with my family in 1985 to pursue a second career in psychology. Before that I graduated from Michigan State University in 1977 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. I attended MSU with the hope of pursuing a career in professional baseball but serious knee and arm injuries cut short that dream and redirected my focus. After graduating and marrying, I worked with college students at the University of Texas, in Austin, as a staff member with a campus ministry organization (Campus Crusade for Christ). In 1983, I earned a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and made a decision to pursue psychology as a career. After moving to Portland in 1985 I attended Western Seminary and completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1989 and my post doctoral residency in 1991. These experiences taken together have provided me a broad perspective from which to offer help. Some of the areas of my expertise are listed below.

Services Offered

You will find listed below some of the areas of my expertise. If you have specific questions about other needs, please ask:

  • Marriage and family issues
  • Pre Marriage counseling
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy (Men, Couples, Mixed)
  • Family, business or team conflict resolution
  • Organizational development
  • Positive Psychology

Addressing Issues of Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Difficult Adjustments, Addictions, Trauma, Marriage Conflicts, Parent/Child Conflict, Other Interpersonal conflicts, Co-dependency, Boundary violations, Stress reactions, Personality Disorders and Restructuring, as well as general Personal Growth.

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Recent Blog Posts

Mental Health 101: Love

Several years ago I heard a highly respected therapist and author (Nancy McWilliams) describe 16 characteristics of mental health. She made the critical point that what we think of as “health” is much more than just the absence of problematic symptoms. It’s that actual presence of desirable qualities and attributes. She went on to spend […]