Couples and Family
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES
Therapy and Wellness Checks
Post-Incident Intervention (Debrief)
Evaluations (PEPE, FFDE, PEPSA)
Training & Research
LE Response to Abnormal Behavior
Ethics in Law Enforcement
Intersection of MH and LE
Trauma, Peer Support, & More
Parental & Custody Evaluations
Threat & Risk Assessment
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 maintain healthy work and personal practices. We pride ourselves on being a group of trusted psychologists who work collaboratively with individuals and organizations to help them grow, stay healthy, and make good decisions. Our specialty is 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.
SHERRY L. HARDEN
Psy.D., ABPP, CTM
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology
In practice for 24 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 and 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, an interpersonal, direct, and practical approach comes naturally to me. I integrate psychodynamic, cognitive, and family systems theories into my approach to therapy. I first moved to the Northwest in 1979, then Oregon in 1984. I enjoy horseback riding, art, animals, and music.
SERITA BACKSTRAND, Psy.D.
Licensed in OR & WA
I received my doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University and am a licensed psychologist in Oregon and Washington. Specializing in clinical & forensic psychology, I offer both therapy and assessment. I have experience evaluating and treating a diverse clientele, with problems such as Depression, Anxiety, stress, relationship, & adjustment issues.
I provide individual therapy services to adult and adolescent clients. I offer a supportive, client-centered approach to building our professional relationship, and I strive to help you address your concerns and meet your goals. I use CBT & DBT to decrease symptoms, increase insight and coping, and improve psychosocial functioning. I also offer couples’ counseling to help couples communicate and compromise.
My evaluation services include psychological & personality assessments, neurocognitive screening, parental fitness, violence risk, and forensic evaluations. No matter what your reason for referral, I will treat you with respect and courtesy. I will offer you an objective and unbiased space to discuss the concerns in question, and will provide you with useful recommendations to help you address the issues.
Whether you are seeking therapy or assessment, I will work with you to meet your needs. Please feel free to call me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
CHRISTINA WEISS, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical 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!
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