4708 SE 65th Ave; Portland, OR, USA 97206
My name is Dr. Lauren Whitelaw, and I’m a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Portland, Oregon. A lively curiosity and a thirst to explore has led me from my pacific northwest roots to NYC for graduate school, practicing in urban NYC hospitals and onwards to working in the NHS and private practice in London, UK. I greatly enjoy studying and keeping up-to-date with the research literature in clinical psychology as well as employing meditation in my daily life. I’m currently studying for a specialization in sex therapy. I’ve enjoyed deepening my ability to serve the whole of a person’s complex and beautiful self, and include sexuality as a fundamental part of that wholeness. I work with individuals and couples, seeing clients in adolescence and throughout the lifespan with a range of foci including mood and sexual health and more transdiagnostic issues such as self-esteem and interpersonal issues. My therapy approach is an integration I’ve been actively working with and putting together since beginning my graduate school work in 2004. It’s an intentional blend of more modern, third wave therapies with a foundation in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is heavily influenced by psychodynamic traditions.