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Specializing in Services for

First Responders & Public Safety Organizations







Couples and Family

Pre-Marital Counseling

Group Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization                            Reprocessing (EMDR)


Therapy and Wellness Checks

Post-Incident Intervention (Debrief)

Evaluations (PEPE, FFDE, PEPSA)

Training & Research



Crisis Negotiation

LE Response to Abnormal Behavior

Ethics in Law Enforcement

Intersection of MH and LE

Trauma, Peer Support, & More


Pre-Employment Evaluations

Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations

Psychological/Personality Assessments

Risk / Threat Assessments


Crisis Negotiations

Threat & Risk Assessment

Case Consultation 


Employee Wellness Programs

Peer Support Programs

Organizational Health & Wellness

Psychologist Supervision & Consultation



Harden Psychological Associates was launched in 2008 by Dr. Sherry Harden with the goal of helping First Responders and their Agencies achieve and sustain healthy work and personal practices. We pride ourselves on being a group of trusted clinicians who work collaboratively with individuals and organizations to help them grow, stay healthy, and make good decisions. Our specialties are in the provision of therapy, evaluation, training, and consultation services. Our clients value the quality of our personalized services and our passion for our work.


Does your agency need evaluation services? Are you a First Responder breaking the stigma of reaching out for support? Do you need a skilled, compassionate professional to assist you with anxiety, a difficult life transition, relationship trouble, trauma, or depression? Our team at Harden Psychological Associates can help! We are passionate about our work and are experts in these areas. We provide services to a wide range of people, from age 14 to Seniors, and we accept most insurance or private pay arrangements. Call or email us - we will get you an appointment right away. ​

If you are not familiar with our organization and your first contact with us is online, we would love to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are - we will be more than happy to help. Just call us at 503-533-9806 or click on the button below.

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Who Do We See?


  Ages 14 - 80+



Our approaches to therapy include Interpersonal, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic.

Areas of Expertise

Life and Career Transitions


Depression, Anxiety

Occupational Stress and Burnout

Trauma Recovery and PTSD

Adult Survivors of Abuse

Grief and Bereavement

First Responder Psychology (Police, Fire Service, Dispatchers, Corrections, EMS)

Confidential Services for First Responders

Individual Therapy

Couples and Relationship Therapy

Family Counseling

Post-Incident Individual Debriefings

EMDR Therapy


$245 Initial Session

$175 Individual Therapy Session

$190 Marital or Family Therapy

Sliding Scale Fee discounts may be available and are arranged between client and therapist.

Public Safety Agency Services

Pre-Employment Psych Evaluations (PEPE)

Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE)

Peer Support Team Services

CISM, Debriefings

Ethics, Leadership Training

Wellness Program Support Services

Crisis Negotiations

Threat Assessment

Case Consultations

Insurance & Payment Info

We accept private pay options and most EAP's and insurances. Some of these include:

Regence BCBS, MODAAetnaProvidence,

MHN, First Choice, Worker's Comp

We accept cash, check, and credit card payments in person or by phone.


Sherry L. HardenPsy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology
Certified Threat Manager

In practice for 29 years, I began specializing in services to First Responders and Public Safety Agencies in 1998, after graduating from George Fox University. I graduated from WCSO Reserve Academy the same year I was licensed as a psychologist in Oregon (2000) and continue as a Special Deputy as the Team Psychologist for the WCSO CNU.

I provide evaluations, therapy, consultation, and training for (primarily) public safety individuals, families, and organizations. I also provide supervision for Psychologist Residents and students. I've had the opportunity to attend FBI Negotiator school in Quantico (2000), conduct evaluations in Antarctica (2004), and present research in Singapore (2016). Another highlight was serving alongside other psychologists in Rwanda in 2011, learning and exchanging information about healing from community trauma in the aftermath of genocide. My current passion involves research/training in ethics, ethical failures and their causes, and the effects of trauma on first responders' decision-making and emotional health.

Born and raised a Hoosier, a direct and practical approach comes naturally to me. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive, and family systems theories into my Interpersonal therapy approach. I first moved to the Northwest in 1979, then to Oregon in 1984. I enjoy horseback riding, art, animals, sailing, and music. 

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Benjamin Cook, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a native born Oregonian and have lived in the Portland area for most of my life. This profession came to me after decades of fighting to understand life and its meaning. I have struggled with fantastic disappointments and navigated both healthy and harmful relationships. In the process I learned a lot. Doing therapy is very rewarding and while I focus on couples, men finding rewarding expression of their nature, and resolving trauma, I have enjoyed working with clients in every demographic.  I have training and experience in EMDR, DBT, and CBT.  What that means is I have training in helping folks with trauma and learning skills they can implement now to start making life better.  In therapy there are two basic topics: the problems we are facing right now and the learning we've been using that contributes to these problems.  I am very comfortable working with both and switching between them as necessary.


Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family and hands-on activities like fixing cars, Jiu Jitsu, and the outdoors.  I have been happily married since 2004 (my wife has been happily married to me for almost all that time too) and a father since 2019.

Christina Weiss, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Let’s face it. Finding a therapist is a daunting task! There are so many variables to consider and it can be hard to know where to even start. In hope of making this process a little easier for you, let me take a few minutes to tell you about myself and how I practice. Life and experience have repeatedly shown me that the therapeutic relationship is instrumental for change and healing. As a result, I work to create an atmosphere in which each person feels safe and understood. Life has a way of wearing us down, and while we do the very best we can to get through, we can’t always do it on our own. My hope is to create an environment in which you feel supported and empowered on your journey. You are the only expert in you, and I am here to support your process of growth and healing, while equipping you with the tools to be successful. The process of therapy is sacred and one I take very seriously, but I also think it is important to have some fun and share a few laughs! Life is hard enough as it is!


I have had the privilege of working in a variety of settings ranging from educational (elementary school through university) to teaching hospitals, and I have learned to work with a diverse array of populations and presenting concerns. My specialties include working with those struggling with chronic depression as well as individuals training to work in helping professions.


I enjoy working with anyone who is eager to know themselves better and grow into the person they want to become. So if this sounds like it might be a good fit, let me know! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!




1791 NW 173rd Avenue, Ste. 140 Beaverton, OR 97006​

Tel:  503-533-9806

Fax:  503-352-1809


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