Expertise in Adolescent Therapy, Child-Adolescent Family Therapy, and Parental Counseling & Skills Training


EFFECTIVE. CONVENIENT. SECURE. Online therapy sessions (telehealth) on a phone, tablet, or desktop, all from the privacy of your device. We adhere to strict professional and ethical client confidentiality codes to provide psychological services remotely via online appointments that are HIPPA compliant so youth and parents can gain access to therapeutic care readily.

Expertise in Adolescent Therapy, Family Therapy, Parental Counseling & Skills Training


For Youth & Families, Inc

Online Therapy throughout Oregon to Help Fulfill Potential

Positive Development for Youth & Families, Inc. is a private, independent group practice of licensed psychologists in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in providing psychotherapy for adolescents (high school- and college-aged), family therapy, parenting skills training (for parents of all ages), and psychological testing and evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults.

Our mission is to help them understand and use their character strengths to resolve common mental health problems, behavioral and learning difficulties, parent-child- and parent-adolescent relationship challenges, and sibling relationship problems.

Our clinical expertise utilizes strengths-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (including ACT & DBT-informed), mindfulness, positive parenting skills, and strengths-based family therapy interventions to foster the positive development of youth and families.

DR. JUSTIN BUSH, PHD in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Justin Bush, PhD

DR. VERONICA VÁZQUEZ, PHD in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Veronica Vázquez, PhD

DR. JUSTIN BUSH, PHD in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Justin Bush, PhD

DR. VERONICA VÁZQUEZ, PHD in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Veronica Vázquez, PhD

DEC 2022 Update:
The Federal Public Health Emergency Renewed. OHA Requires Masks For All Health Care Providers. So We Are Scheduling 100% Online Telehealth Therapy Only At This Time. We Are In-Network Providers With Aetna & PacificSource Insurances Exclusively. We Do Not Accept CareOregon/OHP, But All Self-Pay & Out-Of-Network Clients Are Welcome for Behavioral Health Care With Us.


tele-health video therapy sessions


FLEXIBLE. CONVENIENT. COMFORTABLE. SECURE. BENEFICIAL. Online therapy sessions (aka telehealth, teletherapy, or telepsychology) on a phone, tablet, or desktop are available from your device’s privacy. Telehealth video appointments are a great option for health, heavy traffic, a busy schedule, etc. Plus, systematic research reviews show that telepsychology is just as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy, and clients report a high level of engagement and satisfaction with remote therapeutic care.

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Youthline – A Teen crisis Hotline to Call, Text, Chat, or Email:

Confidential Teen Crisis Helpline:

Multnomah County 24-7 Mental Health Crisis & Support Line: 503-988-4888
Clackamas County 24-7 Mental Health Crisis & Support Line: 503-655-8585
Washington County 24-7 Mental Health Crisis & Support Line: 503-291-9111