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.

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. Please note, Dr. Bush is NOT accepting clients at this time at PDYF. He is still accepting new clients at his practice located in NW Portland, Montgomery Park building, at Pediatric Associates of the Northwest