Dr. Calle Pierson, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
My name is Dr. Calle Pierson and I am an 8th generation Oregonian and was born and raised in Clackamas County. I moved to Seattle, Washington to complete my undergraduate education in psychology. While attending Seattle University, I lived in Austria and studied the Personality Theorists: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, and Viktor Frankl. After graduation, I moved to southern Georgia to be with my partner, who was in the United States Air Force. I joined AmeriCorps VISTA and worked with both the Boys and Girls Club and the Oregon National Guard.
During my graduate school education, I worked at a variety of clinics with a variety of clients. I have worked in both community mental health clinics and academic settings, including colleges and JobCorps. I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Idaho and
a post-doctoral residency at the University of Portland. I became a licensed clinical psychologist in 2020.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two dogs, her 2-dozen fish, and her family.
I welcome all races, all religions, all socio-economic status, all sexual orientations, all gender identities and expressions, all abilities, all ethnicities, all bodies, ALL PEOPLE.
As a therapist, I strongly believe in collaboration between therapist and client and that the client is the “expert” on the topic of their own life. It is my goal to help you feel comfortable and confident in your life and help you obtain your goals. I am an integrated therapist and use tools,
skills and information from a variety of cognitive-behavioral orientations. I was originally trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I also use tools and skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as other methods,
such as self-compassion and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
I am also heavily influenced by the work of Viktor Frankl. Predominately by his belief that we cannot always change our circumstances but that we are in control of ourselves and how we choose to address both successes and challenges. This is a lens I use often in therapy and encourage clients to consider what values “drive” their behavior as well as how they can look at
challenges from different angles to find solutions.
I provide individual therapy to adults who may be experiencing:
- Anxiety and other anxiety-related concerns (e.g., panic, worry)
- Depression and other depression-related concerns (e.g., low mood, low motivation)
- Traumatic experiences (e.g., generational, current)
- Life changes (e.g., divorce, “empty nest,” moves, etc.)
- LGBTQA2s+ topics
- Life goal concerns (e.g., “Where do I go from here?”)
- Caregiver Concerns
- Family Concerns
- Self-Esteem and Self-Image concerns
- Grief & Loss
- Stress Management
- Maladaptive Behaviors
2019-2020 University of Portland: Health & Counseling Center – Post-Doctoral Residency
Pacific University: School of Graduate Psychology
2019 Psychology Doctorate (PsyD)
2018-2019 University of Idaho: Counseling & Testing Center – APA- Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
2017 Doctoral Dissertation: Caregiver’s Burden, Self-Perceptions, & Aging
2016 Master of Arts – Clinical Psychology (M.A.)