Individual & Relationship Psychotherapy with Adults
My name is Priscilla Shim, and I am a doctoral student therapist at Portland Mental Health & Wellness under the supervision of Dan Brager, PsyD, and Jon Frew, PsyD. I earned my Master’s degree in clinical psychology and I am currently in the process of completing my doctorate in clinical psychology at George Fox University.
My clinical experience ranges from working with individuals and groups across the lifespan, genders, sexualities, race/ethnicities, socioeconomic status, and religious backgrounds in inpatient, community mental health, primary care, and emergency medical settings. I have worked with a broad range of presentations, including trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, relational/interpersonal distress, attachment-related issues, oppression and marginalization, identity issues, and various acute psychiatric diagnoses.
I strongly value the unique intersectionality of each individual and/or collective identities and narratives, and approach therapy from a relational psychodynamic perspective. I am interested in focusing on and using the therapeutic relationship to explore, process, and re-build psychological patterns of self-worth and interpersonal dynamics that are underlying symptoms. I strongly welcome collaboration in cultivating a safe and vulnerable space to empower growth in the capacity to reflect on the self, other, unconscious mind, and emotional experience. I believe this is vital for the deeper understanding and integration of one’s various parts of self and history of life experiences.