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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

Parental & Custody Evaluations

Neuropsychological Screenings

Risk 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 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.

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Sherry L. Harden
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology

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 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. 

Chris Hoover, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Chris is an experienced, compassionate therapist who specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for First Responders.

Currently, he is available on Wednesdays (in-person) on a fee-for-service basis.


(His expanded biography is coming soon!)

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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!


We see clients ranging in age from 14 to over 85.

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

Our Areas of Clinical Expertise include:

     Life Transitions, Career, and Relationship Issues

     Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Burnout

     Trauma Recovery and PTSD

     Adult Survivors of Abuse

     Grief and Bereavement

     Chronic Pain/Illness

Public Safety

First Responders' Confidential Services:

     Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling

     Post-Incident Interventions (Debriefings)


Public Safety Agencies:

     Evaluations (PEPE, FFDE, Threat Assessment)

     Peer Support, Post-Incident Interventions            


     Consultation & Training (Ethics, Leadership,


     Operational Support (Negotiations,

                Case Consultation)

Other Evaluations

Personality and Psychological Assessments

Parenting, Pre-Adoption, and Custody Evaluations

Cognitive and Neuropsychological Screenings

Bariatric Evaluations

Pain Evaluations

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Insurance & Payment Information

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

Regency Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BC/BS)




Managed Healthcare Northwest (MHN)


Managed Healthcare Network (MHN) or Healthnet

First Choice

Value Options

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


Standard Fees:  $235 Initial Session

                              $165 Individual Therapy Session

                              $180 Marital or Family Therapy

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

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

Tel:  503-533-9806

Fax:  503-352-1809


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