Licensed Child and Adolescent Psychologists

Positive Development for Youth and Families (PDYF) is an independent and private psychologist practice focused on promoting mental and behavioral health and wellness for children and families living in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

Young people need to develop competencies to prepare them for adult life and the global marketplace of the future. 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 today and tomorrow.

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 highly trained and experienced 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.