Psychotherapy in Portland Oregon

Finding a quality psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon, can be challenging because there are many therapists to choose from. You must find a trained professional who can provide both psychotherapy and medication. The correct therapist will listen to you and consider your opinions.

At Synergy Mental Wellness, you can talk to a mental health professional who is trained in psychiatric mental health. You will no longer need to worry about health insurance and will be able to have your therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home. 

Although we specialize in ADHD, we offer therapy for many kinds of anxiety and depression-related disorders. We are currently accepting new clients.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD can be a debilitating condition. Kids who suffer from it may be unable to learn effectively in school, and adults who suffer from it have a difficult time maintaining jobs. A person with ADHD may feel nervous and fidgety. They may have trouble carrying on a simple conversation. 

There is more to ADHD treatment than prescribing medication. Talk therapy is vital to understand the individual needs of each patient. We offer counseling to people suffering from ADHD, as well as their family members. 

Although drugs like Adderall can help a person with ADHD, they also need assistance managing their daily life. We use a combination of medication and online talk to help with ADHD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder takes place when someone experiences a traumatic event. Victims will relive the event over and over again and have the same physical response they had when the event occurred. 

PTSD was once referred to as combat fatigue. It is common among people who have served in the military. People who are victims of sexual assault or domestic violence often suffer from this debilitating disorder.

When a person is in a dangerous situation, their heart rate will increase, and they will experience shortness of breath. Their body is preparing them to flee the situation or stay and fight. When a person has PTSD, they may experience this flight or fight response several times a day. 

This is extremely dangerous to a person’s health. It can cause high blood pressure and even a heart attack. There are several forms of medications available to treat people with PTSD. They include:

  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • Prozac
  • Effexor

Our owner Michael Boas is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition to prescribing the correct medication for you, he can provide you with talk therapy and exercises that help you to manage your condition.

Cognitive behavior therapy is often used to treat PTSD. It helps patients understand the thought patterns they are experiencing. Some people have negative thoughts following a traumatic incident. They may believe they deserve to have bad things happen to them or that bad things will happen no matter what they do. Our goal is to help people recognize these thought patterns, so they can break them. Mindfulness-based techniques have been proven to be effective many times.

Exposure therapy is also used to treat PTSD. This is a method in which we virtually reenter the space or situation where the traumatic incident took place. It is often used for people who experience nightmares related to PTSD.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a type of therapy used in conjunction

with exposure therapy. It uses guided eye movements to help patients process certain experiences differently.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

The world can be a stressful place, and generalized anxiety disorder is common. If you have GAD, you may constantly feel afraid and not understand why. You may feel restless for long periods at a time and then suddenly feel drained of energy. 

People with GAD often have insomnia. They may have headaches and gut problems as well. 

When you have your first online therapy session with us, we will discuss the three major types of therapy used for GAD. As with many other conditions, Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat GAD. Our practitioner will try to help you identify the thoughts going through your head when you are feeling anxious. 

We can also teach you breathing exercises that help you to manage your anxiety during particularly stressful moments. We use traditional psychoanalysis to help determine the root of the problem. 

Love and Sex Therapy

Sexuality is an important part of life, and many people have physical and psychological difficulties in their sex life. We help people with sexual anxiety and impotence that is unrelated to a medical condition. We help address relationship issues. 

If you are experiencing gender identity issues, we can help you talk through decisions about if you want to transition and what to tell your family. 


There are various types of depression a person can suffer. Most people will experience depression in their life after a traumatic event. 

Major depressive disorder is a severe mental disorder that causes people to have an unrealistically pessimistic view of the future. It differs from the type of depression a person might experience after a death or breakup.

If you believe you may be suffering from MDD, we can provide you with an evaluation. Symptoms of this serious disorder include.

  • Feeling empty or hopeless.
  • Insomnia 
  • Oversleeping 
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Loss of interest in hobbies 
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Unexplained pains in the body.
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Overeating

Many things can cause depression, such as family history, biological factors, and even environmental factors, such as the dark and gloomy weather for which Portland is known.

There are several different ways we treat depression. We can prescribe medication such as Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors and Tricyclic and Tetracyclic Antidepressants. 

As with all of our mental health services, we also include talk therapy. We will have a better understanding of what method of therapy to use after we talk to you. In many cases, we use cognitive behavior therapy and attempt to change your thought process. Commitment therapy is an offshoot of CBT and is often used for depression. Patients are taught to stop fighting their inner emotions and accept themselves for who they are.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is also often used to treat depression. It is similar to CBT. However, the patient is taught to regulate their own emotions and modify them.

Why You Should Choose Us 

When you choose Synergy Mental Wellness, you receive personalized attention that other Portland practitioners may not be able to give you. Mike gives every patient personalized attention. We do not believe in one size fits all therapy. We may use talk therapy or work with you to design a treatment program specifically for you.

In addition to offering online therapy, we can have your prescriptions waiting for you at your local pharmacy within a few hours of your therapy session. 

We understand we are dealing with highly sensitive subjects and ensure our website is secure. It is important to feel safe when you are discussing these important issues.

Therapy can improve your relationship, your job performance, and your overall sense of well-being. It gives you a chance to talk about difficult topics and challenges you cannot discuss with anyone else. Give us a call today.