Shelby Reep, PsyD
I am a licensed psychologist at Portland Mental Health & Wellness. I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University in Southern California. I have worked in a number of settings including inpatient medical hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, intensive outpatient care, university counseling centers, and community mental health.
As a relational psychodynamic therapist, my style of therapy is depth-oriented and collaborative and views the therapeutic relationship as the key to unlocking conscious and unconscious patterns of how we relate to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us. Through a trauma-informed approach, I explore with each patient what it means to increase awareness and insight into their needs and wants, while also increasing agency in their own lives. I strive to be attuned to the specific needs of the individual and to approach the work with a curiosity for their unique history within their social, familial, and cultural identities. My areas of focus and specialty include:
● Religious Trauma and Relational Trauma
● Perfectionism and Burnout
● Anxiety, Identity Exploration, and Body Image
● Supporting individuals who are experiencing new or chronic medical
conditions or supporting a loved one navigate an illness.
Wherever you are at, my hope is for you and I to co-create a space open to deep and thoughtful self-reflection established gradually with trust and a sense of being safe enough to take steps toward healing, transformation, and personal fulfillment.