Darin Bergen

PsyD

Hi, I'm Darin and I believe in you. I help people find the life they want to live using the science of emotion-change.

Psychologist in Portland, OR

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Services
  • Individual

My Background and Approach

I've been a therapist for 10+ years, depending on how you count when I started and I love helping people explore their inner world and alleviate pain and suffering. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatrics and palliative care at the Portland VA. I have worked as a consultant psychologist in nursing homes and spent many years working as a psychologist in primary care at the Portland VA. I'm a lifelong Oregonian and have been working in Portland since 2008. I believe that a therapists job is to help facilitate change with the training that we have, but the change process is a journey that we walk together. You determine where we are headed and I do what I can to help you get there. I am more interested in helping you heal than putting bandages on deep wounds.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe in you. I believe you are a whole person deserving of love and respect. I believe we are all unique and different and embracing those differences brings value to ourselves, communities and societies. Differences should not be ignored, nor should they be judged. I believe this world needs a lot more love, compassion, kindness and humor. I want you to feel fully accepted and ultimately to be able to love and accept all parts of yourself. I am a work in progress, as I believe we all are. I try to recognize my privilege and serve as an ally to those who don't carry the same privileges I do. I love living in Portland, even though I don't drink coffee or like hiking. I love reading and computers, but I also coach olympic-style weightlifting (which I am proud to say is the most geeky of all strength-sports). I am a nerd who loves hip hop and punk rock music.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • First Choice Health
  • PacificSource

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 160/session

Info

503-341-6536 Email Darin
516 SE Morrison St, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97214

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