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Julie D Frederick, PhD

Psychological Services

About Me

I have been a psychologist in independent practice in Portland since 1991. I grew up in Indiana and attended college at Valparaiso University. I earned my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming in 1989, where I focused on the psychology of women.  After graduate school I developed my specialty with children working in research and public mental health.  When I moved to Portland, I established my independent practice, treating and evaluating adults and children.

In addition to my therapy practice, I have served as a medical expert for the Social Security Administration Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.  I am a member of the  Oregon Psychological Association and a past committee member and chair of Professional Affairs.  I am also a member of the American Psychological Association,  WOMHA Independent Practice Association  and the Columbia River Eating Disorders Network (CREDN).


I raised two daughters as a single mother, and I know first-hand the challenges facing working parents. I enjoy swimming, gardening and the theater, but I am most likely to spend my free moments with a cup of tea and a book. [She/Her/Hers]

Oregon Licensed Psychologist #1006