I started Harden Psychological Associates with the goal of helping First Responders and their
agencies achieve and maintain healthy work and personal
practices. In general private practice and services for public safety, I provide the following range of practice:
Therapy: If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, work stress, a relationship problem, a loss, trauma, or a life transition, you will probably benefit from therapy. If you like a personable, experienced, practical, down-to-earth therapist, you will probably enjoy working with me. You can expect to have a safe place to talk about problems. I have been in practice for over 20 years and have worked with a broad range of people in a variety of settings, including private practice, a pain clinic, a prison, and community mental health. I approach therapy with an Interpersonal-Psychodynamic orientation, using CBT and EMDR in treatment as needed.
Evaluation, Consultation, Training: My current focus is on providing services to public safety agencies; therefore, I provide Pre-employment and Fitness for Duty Evaluations, Threat Assessment, Consultation, Training, and Crisis Negotiation consultation. I have provided services to over 20 agencies in the Northwest, and in 2004, had the unique opportunity to conduct evaluations and assist in peer support training in Antarctica.
Education, Specialty Training, & Credentials: Board Certified in Police & Public Safety Psychology (2012) Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, George Fox University (1998) Reserve Deputy, Washington County Sheriff's Office (2000) FBI Crisis Negotiation Training, Quantico, VA (2000)
Psychologist, WCSO Crisis Negotiation Unit (since 2000) Member, Past-President (2014), Society of Police & Criminal Psychology Member, International Association Chiefs of Police, Psych Services Section Other organizations: APA/APA Division 18, Oregon Psychological Association, ATAP, OACP, WSHNA
I have lived in the Portland/Beaverton area for over 32 years. One of the highlights of my career was serving alongside other compassionate psychologists in Rwanda in 2011 to learn about the impact and recovery from genocide and exchange information about trauma treatment in community.