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First name: Kathryn
Last name: Zerbe
Degrees: MD

Address: 4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 340
City: SW Portland
State: OR
Zip: 97239
Phone: 503.295.9909

Services/Specialty: Adult Psychoanalysis & psychodynamic psychotherapy; including eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, depression

Age specialty: Adults

Accepting new patients

Insurance accepted: none

Years in Practice: 30


Following medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1978, I did my residency in psychiatry at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Ks and stayed on staff there for a grand total of almost 23 years. That is where I also completed psychoanalytic training (Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis), eventually became training and supervising psychoanalyst, and held a variety of clinical and administrative appointments, including the Jack Aron Chair in Women’s Health and Psychiatric Education.

In 2001, my partner and I moved to Portland to be a part of the growing psychoanalytic presence in the city and to practice and to teach at OHSU. In 2008 I left OHSU to be in full time private practice. Over the years I’ve written and taught extensively in areas of interest that include women’s health, creativity and professional development, and eating disorders. Although my training and therapeutic approach make use of psychodynamic principles as a base, I believe that it is important to incorporate all modes of treatment into an integrated treatment approach because every person is a unique individual. In addition to thoroughly enjoying my profession and the personal growth one is privileged to witness as a psychodynamic therapist and analyst, pursuits outside the office are equally fulfilling. These include travel and outings with family and friends, reading, hiking, writing, and the creative arts.