Clark Rector PsyD, Resident
BA in Psychology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
MA in Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
(Under supervision of Joni Moon)
Like many practitioners today, I have found it most helpful to integrate different approaches. In my practice, this includes mindfulness training, compassion training, psychodynamic therapy, and affect psychology, among others. Earlier this year, my dissertation on shame and stigma involved asking people what went wrong in therapy – results showed that people commonly experienced feeling misunderstood, feeling minimized, or experiencing an empathic failure in therapy. Influenced by these findings, my overall philosophy is that therapy may be challenging at times, but overall is best when it is a gentle, safe, patient, kind, humanizing, and playful experience.
I’m very happy to live in Portland, which is a great place to enjoy fishing, hiking, and biking. I live with my spouse and our 14-pound gray tabby cat.
6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Depression, OCD , Stress Management, Addictions, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, ADD/ADHD