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Portland Child Therapists & Psychologists | Youth & Family Therapy

Greater Portland Child Psychologists


Positive Development for Youth and Families
is an independent psychologist practice focused on promoting mental and behavioral health and wellness for children and families living in the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton-Lake Oswego metropolitan areas.

Young people need to develop competencies to prepare them for adult life. Competencies range from intellectual, social, emotional, academic, and cultural skills. We founded PDYF in 2010 to offer more personalized services to help youth gain these skills so they can grow and thrive.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide timely support to youth & families while fostering resilience during challenging times
  • Focus on building character strengths, values, and competencies
  • Help children, teens, and families deal with problems and lead healthy and fulfilling lives

As child and adolescent therapists and licensed psychologists, we offer strengths-based professional support so life’s challenges and stressful experiences can be worked through constructively. We do our best to provide a strong foundation of respect and care to our clients while utilizing effective evidence-based strategies with a solid track record for improving the lives’ of youth and families.

Note: Currently we’re closed for therapy services and not accepting new clients. We are still accepting new clients for educational consulting and psycho-educational testing for ages 4- to 18-years-old (e.g,. Kindergarten Readiness, Giftedness/TAG Identification, Attention/ADHD and Learning Disabilities).

We invite you to view our list of Services, learn more About Us, and to check out our Helpful Links & Apps pages. You can Contact Us by phone or email, and stay connected to us by following us on Twitter or by “liking” us on Facebook where we share our most recent favorite posts, news, & blogs on positive youth development and strengths-based positive parenting.

We’re committed to providing our clients with the latest research-based tips for living healthily as a family and in support of positive youth development.

Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you.