Dr. Bobbi Mihara, Licensed Psychologist
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Are you struggling on your path?
People usually seek therapy when their life is not flowing smoothly. Obstacles may show up in the form of physical, mental, emotional or relational difficulties. It can be useful to have a professional to help navigate and explore these difficulties in order to see what is blocking natural growth and change.
I offer psychotherapy in a safe setting where one can better understand how to use one’s natural abilities and strengths to flow through life’s challenges.
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ABOUT DR. MIHARA, PSY.D.
work with adult individuals and couples at my NE Portland office. I especially enjoy working with individuals who are multiracial, gay/lesbian/bisexual or questioning, musicians, artists, and those who want to explore life transitions. I specialize in couple's therapy with multiracial and same-sex couples. I believe in the body/mind/spirit connection and utilize a holistic approach for treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, and somatic difficulties (e.g., physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, body pain, etc.).
Education and Professional Background
Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University
Masters degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University
Bachelors degree in psychology from Portland State University
College counseling centers I have worked in:
Portland State University
Oregon State University
Lewis & Clark College
Community mental health clinics I have worked for:
Cascadia Behavioral Health
I am currently in private practice.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Oregon.
American Psychological Association
Oregon Psychological Association
Greater Portland Area Association for Women in Psychology
Willamette Valley Holistic Medical Association
If you're having difficulties in your intimate relationship, I invite you and your partner to explore the benefits of working with an experienced psychologist specializing in couples therapy. I enjoy working with all couples, although I specialize in multiracial and same-sex couples.
Multiracial couples: Multiracial couples face unique challenges in their relationships in such areas as acculturation, community expectations, communication styles, and racism from others. I am dedicated to using my education and training in multiculturalism in order to help each couple to better understand their unique strengths and to focus on increasing relational growth within the partnership.
Same-sex couples: Same-sex couples are unique in that they have to deal with stress from outside of the relationship (homophobia) as well as the challenges that present themselves within the relationship. I work closely with same-sex couples to help them to increase insight into possible stressors as well as address areas within the relationship that the couple feels need work. These areas may include money, living arrangements, intimacy, and communication problems.
I have had the opportunity to work with racial, ethnic, and cultural minority clients in my training and career. I specialize in working with Japanese Americans and first generation college students. Some of the issues that I have worked on with racial minority clients include isolation, stress, depression, and somatic difficulties (e.g., physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach aches, body pain, etc.) related to psychological problems.
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender and Questioning Issues
I offer a safe, non-judgmental place for LGBQ clients to explore and learn more about LGBQ issues such as coming out, spirituality, relationships, isolation, and gender identity formation.
Life Transitions can be growth producing as well as frightening. I provide a place where you can come to gain insight regarding your transition. In my career, I have helped clients with career exploration, identity formation, early and mid-life crisis, and issues related to grief and loss. I also enjoy working with clients on existential (meaning of life) issues.
I have a network of holistic health care practitioners that I work collaboratively with to treat depression, anxiety, stress, and other somatic difficulties. I work with professionals who are massage therapists, acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths, and chiropractors. Many times the physical body can use treatment if you are working on difficult psychological problems such as depression or anxiety. Likewise, I will contact your own holistic health care provider if you are interested in combining my psychological services with the health care your practitioner is already providing you.
Holistic Approach to Personal Growth
I am a humanistic psychologist who works collaboratively with adult individuals and couples to promote personal growth on various levels. Barriers to personal growth can exist at personal, relational, and cultural levels. At the personal level I consider and work with clients on mind/body/spirit integration. Likewise, I help people to better understand their relational strengths and challenges in the context of the therapuetic relationship. These therapuetic relational gains can then be applied to other relationships in their lives. At the cultural level, I realize that being who one really is can be more difficult if it does not fit in with mainstream culture, which is why I specialize in couples counseling, multicultural counseling, lesbian/gay/bi issues, and life transitions.
My client-centered approach includes working closely with holistic health care practitioners to holistically treat depression, anxiety, stress, and other somatic difficulties. My background in working in clinics with naturopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, acupuncturists, and massage therapists has taught me the usefulness of working integratively with holistic health care professionals. I believe that incorporating the wisdom of other trained professionals from various healing modalities honors the natural healing process.
I provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment where people can come to explore and move beyond what may be getting in the way of their having dynamic health.
Choosing a therapist can be difficult. The therapeutic relationship is unique and is one of the most important aspects of psychotherapy. I invite you to call to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to help you to decide if my style of psychotherapy works well with your goals for personal growth. We will discuss your needs as well as answer questions you may have about my education, therapeutic approach, and fees.
My fee for a 50-minute individual therapy session is $125. My fee for a 50-minute couples session is $145.
Payments can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or insurance. I will gladly check with your insurance company about your benefits before we begin therapy.
Bobbi Mihara, Psy.D.
3024 NE 63rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Located in Rose City Park Natural Health Center
Map and Driving Directions
Coming from the WEST (downtown Portland):
Travel east on NE Sandy Blvd. to 63rd and turn left or take I-84 East to exit 2 (39th Ave.). Turn left on NE 39th, then right on NE Sandy Blvd. Travel 1.5 miles and turn left on 63rd Ave.
Coming from the EAST:
Travel west on NE Sandy Blvd. to 63rd and turn right.
Coming from the NORTH:
Travel south to NE Sandy Blvd. on either 57th Ave. or 82nd Ave. Take NE Sandy to 63rd Ave.
Coming from the SOUTH:
Travel north to NE Sandy Blvd. on either 47th Ave. or 82nd Ave. Take Sandy to 63rd Ave.
There is ample street parking in front of the clinic.
Also bike parking out front
On bus line #12