Hello, and welcome

I am an Oregon licensed psychologist with a private mental health practice. You will find essential information about my practice here on the home page. Please use the links for a more thorough discussion.

About Me

Dr. Clifford JohannsenI began in the mental health field at age 19, while still an undergraduate student, and now have over 4 decades of experience. That has included settings such as private hospitals, state hospitals, county mental health programs, juvenile probation, teen residential treatment, teen wilderness therapy, drug and alcohol programs, and private practice.

My Offices

I have offices in Salem and Lake Oswego and I travel to various other sites for consulting, forensic, and volunteer work.

My work hours are generally 9AM to 6PM, and other hours by exception.

Lake Oswego officeSalem office
4550 SW Kruse Way, Suite 340 Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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635 Church St. NE Salem, OR 97301

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I work with some but not all companies:

  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • MODA
  • Pacific Source
  • Medicare with supplemental policy
  • Samaritan Health

Please phone to discuss other possible arrangements.

General Practice and Specializations

About one-third of my work involves individual psychotherapy with patients who have:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment problems

This is sometimes referred to as “general practice.” However, I also specialize in evaluation and treatment for:

  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant & Conduct Disorders
  • Addictions: alcohol, drugs, and Behaviors (gambling, sex, eating, etc.; this overlaps with impulse control problems, below)
  • Anger, abuse, and violence
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • A range of sexual concerns
  • Personality problems
  • Parenting challenges
  • Dementia
  • Sleep problems
  • Impulse control problems (angry exploding, shopping, stealing, firesetting, hair pulling, etc.)

Other Services

By glancing at my Curriculum Vita (or resume), you will see that I have a broad range of experience. These experiences have challenged me to grow and have taught me about a wide variety of problems. That is why there are so many “specialties” in my practice.

Other modes of service I provide are:

  • Family therapy
  • Marital or couple therapy
  • Parent / child therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Forensic evaluations

    I work with:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Elders

Getting a “Good Fit”

Persons who are considering finding a therapist are often concerned with getting a “good fit.” They might meet several providers before they settle on one who seems compatible with them. Several factors are related to this “fit.” My work is :

  • ·Exclusively in the English language
  • With a variety of genders and gender identifications
  • With a variety of sexual orientations
  • For all kinds of relationships
  • With all cultural and religious backgrounds
  • For all lengths of treatment, from single session to long term care
  • Personalized to the needs of the patient
  • Derived from a variety of traditions in the psychotherapy field
  • For all severities of problems, and all degrees of desired growth & development
  • At the prevention, outpatient, and intensive outpatient levels of care