We ALL face challenges throughout our lives. These challenges can include anything from the everyday stressors of work, finances, and relationships to the trauma of abuse, assault, health issues, or loss. No matter how large or small our challenges may appear, I believe that our suffering is more directly related to our inner worlds, where we experience doubt, fear, guilt, anxiety, grief, anger, and hopelessness.

Believe it or not, this is actually good news, because unlike so many external events, our inner worlds can be explored, understood, and managed. By taking the time to understand our thoughts, feelings, and choices; we may begin to quiet the past and change how we meet the future. This process can reduce suffering and symptoms, as well as increase our positive potentials in life.

Psychotherapy is one of the most effective and efficient ways to facilitate personal growth, as long as we remain open and committed to the therapy process. Therapy can be challenging at times, but in return, it offers the possibility of real and lasting change, which is my goal with every client. I strive to help my clients feel better, enjoy life, practice mindful awareness, develop meaningful relationships, and find personal satisfaction.

I work as a Licensed Psychologist in Portland, Oregon, and I am a preferred or participating provider with BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and Moda. I may also accept other insurance as an out-of-network provider. If you would like more information on my fees or assistance in navigating your insurance benefits, please contact me. I’ll be glad to help.

During the pandemic, I am seeing most of my clients using a video conferencing service. As more clients become vaccinated and local case numbers drop, I will start to see some clients in my office. I am taking the following precautions to protect my patients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus: 

(1) I do not require clients to enter the waiting room. I check the atrium outside the office suite before each session time. 

(2) I wear a mask during therapy sessions and maintain safe distancing. 

(3) Restroom soap dispensers are maintained, and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.

(4) Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy room. 

(5) I operate a HEPA air purifier within my office throughout the day.

(6) I ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than five minutes before their appointment times.

(7) Pens and other objects that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.

(8) Physical contact is not permitted.

(9) Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.

(10) The therapy office is thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.

 If you have any questions or concerns about any of these precautions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Thank you for your interest!


Jeffrey Noethe (pronounced “Nate”)

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(503) 730-1594
Jeffrey Noethe, Ph.D.

2100 NE Broadway St, Ste 329
Portland, OR 97232

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The author Neil Gaiman once said, “I don’t write with answers in mind. I write to find out what I think about something.” That’s how writing works for me. This journal is a place for exploring and sharing ideas that have emerged from my own life experiences, both professional and personal. I don’t claim to have access to any special wisdom or knowledge, and nothing expressed here should be taken as professional advice or as a substitute for professional services. Enjoy!

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"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us, nor spare us."

Marcel Proust

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."

Andre Gide

"Too much control is just as deadly as too little control. We need control and we need chaos. We need order, and disorder. Simplicity, and complexity. Carefulness, and recklessness. Poise, and panic. Science, and art."

Larry Wall

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of human kind as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing."

Helen Keller

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

John Augustus Shedd