About Me

I'm a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couple therapy. I am passionate about working with people who want to feel more connected to themselves and their loved ones, but who remain stuck in patterns of fear, avoidance, rumination, or reactivity. I support my clients in growing their capacity for awareness, compassion, and curiosity, and turning towards their most deeply held values so that they can live more engaged and meaningful lives.

 

I view therapy as a collaborative, human-to-human process. When working with you, I will first focus on getting to know you as a whole person and understanding what is most important to you. I aim to foster a culturally responsive environment and strive to bring both flexibility and focus to my work. I use evidence-based methods in the context of your specific needs. Above all, I consider collaboration, trust, and authenticity to be essential for effective therapy.

Pronouns: She | her | hers

Credentials

Clinical Psychologist, Oregon, license no. 2819

Education

Postdoctoral Residency: Portland Mental Health and Wellness

Predoctoral Internship: Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium / VA Connecticut Healthcare System

PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut

MA: Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut

BA: Psychology, Whitman College

Selected Training

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

5410 Macadam Ave, Ste 230

Portland, OR 97239

christy@christyirvinephd.com

 

503-447-7447

Mondays 8:00-1:30

Wednesdays 8:00-1:00