Stephan Tobin, Ph.D.

Tailoring the treatment to meet your individual needs

West Linn & Northwest Portland
Tillamook Professional Building
2106 NE 40th Avenue
Work: 503-699-5534, or
Portland, OR  97212 Voice Mail: use work
  Fax: 503-636-0719
Disabled Accessible: Yes E-Mail:


West Linn or NE Portland
West Linn Marylhurst area.  Five minutes from Highway 43. Parking available in driveway.
Degrees: Doctorate Clinical Psychology
Master of Art Psychology
Bachelor of Arts Psychology, minor English Literature


Training & Certifications: Gestalt Therapy
Psychoanalytic self psychology and Intersubjectivity
Relational Gestalt Therapy
Availability: Routine and Urgent Care
American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon
Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
EMDR International Association
Association of Humanistic Psychology
Oregon Psychological Association
American Psychological Association


$160 for Initial session
$130 for Individual session, 45 minutes in duration
$140 for Couples/Family session
Sliding scale fees will be negotiated upon request.
Some insurance accepted.


Internet video therapy for those who live too far away or want treatment in the privacy of their own home.

Individual therapy: for relationship problems, low-self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief; and for childhood sexual and/or physical abuse.
Counseling for life transitions and issues relating to aging. Couples and family counseling for improvement of relationships
Overcoming addictions to alcohol, drugs, internet porn, compulsive shopping, gambling. Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), phobias and panic disorders.
Dental phobia Supervision and consultation.

Focus of Practice & Interests

Relationship Issues Resolution of childhood sexual, physical and psychological abuse and neglect.
Depression and Anxiety  

Background & Experience

Private practice:  Over 36 years practicing clinical psychology in California Past teaching experience:  Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA, Adjunct Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology.
Current teaching: Ryokan College and Saybrook Graduate and Research Institute. Co-founder, Past President and Trainer, Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles
Co-founder and Director, Mental Health Center, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Sherman Oaks, CA

Co-founder, Topanga Center for Human Development

Patient & Client Populations Served

Elder (65 yrs and up) Adult (18 to 65 yrs)

Orientation & Approach

I have three strong beliefs:

(1)  The most successful treatment involved a good therapeutic alliance between client(s) and a therapist.

(2)  People have within themselves the resources for positive change.

(3)  Each person needs a specific treatment approach that fits their own unique needs.

Therefore, I see myself and my clients forming a team so that we, together, can help them grow, resolve problems and lead more productive, creative and joyful lives.  My orientation is integrative.  I draw upon my wide experience  to co-create with my clients a strategy to meet their  unique needs.  For some, it might be a short-term treatment to resolve excessive grief, a phobia,  the debilitating effects of a traumatic incident or  the creation of a more harmonious couple or family.  For others, it might be helping them to free themselves of an unsatisfying  relationship, job or addictive life style.  For still others ,  it might be longer term treatment to raise self-esteem, learning to tolerate and work through negative emotions such as grief, shame, anxiety and destructive anger; and working to resolve the painful and debilitating effects of childhood psychological, physical or sexual abuse.  

My training and experience is in the areas of  relational Gestalt therapy, EMDR, humanistic-existential therapy,  systems theory and psychodynamic therapies, particularly self psychology Stolorow’s intersubjectivity and object relations theory.   

Personal Comments

To explore my past experience, training teaching, philosophy of treatment and my supervision and consultation experience, please visit my website: . 

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