Brian Goff, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Thank you for visiting my website and thank you for considering me when thinking about your clinical needs. 

Please look around. Hopefully this page will answer some questions you might have about me and the work I do.  If you have additional questions or would like to arrange for an appointment, please contact me by either phone or email.  I look forward to hearing from you.

About My work

About the Work I Do

My approach to therapy is practical, interactive and values oriented. My goal is to provide nonjudgemental support, along with feedback and direction, in order to help clients resolve current struggles and find a path forward toward living meaningful and satisfying lives.

I am available for both in-person and virtual services.

I utilize an empirically supported form of therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The implementation of this evidence based treatment is in the service of helping individuals engage in skillful means and live with intentionality and vitality.  When appropriate, I may draw from other empirically supported therapies. You can find more about ACT toward the bottom of this website.


Providing individual psychotherapy for various struggles including but not limited to:

Stress Management
Life Transitions

Spirituality / Faith Issues
Relationship Difficulties
Work and Career Issues
Post-traumatic Stress

Grief and Loss
Emotional Dysregulation
Behavioral Dysregulation


I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, MODA Health, and Pacific Source.

If you have another insurance plan, then a portion of my fee should be covered as an out-of-network provider. In these instances, it is best to contact the customer service department of your insurance company to inquire about out-of-network benefits for outpatient mental health.

In any case, I can bill your insurance company directly.

Additional fee information is presented in the initial paperwork for new clients.


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

About ME

About Me


I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in addition to operating a non-profit clinic. I utilize an empirically supported, processed based therapy referred to as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT. Empirical support means that this treatment is rooted in science and its effectiveness has been demonstrated across a number of presenting problems. ACT is rooted in the idea that if we can be more mindful of things as they are in the present moment and have a more flexible relationship with our internal world (i.e., our thoughts and feelings), we are freed up to do the things in life that matter most to us. This leads to greater levels of vitality, engagement, and meaning.

Over the course of my career, I have utilized evidence-based therapies in the treatment of a broad range of mental health issues. My areas of focus include mood and anxiety disorders, treatment of emotional and behavioral dysregulation, and applied mindfulness. I work primarily with adult individuals.

I have 25 years of experience in training and consulting organizations and other mental health professionals on an array of topics including applied mindfulness, emotion regulation, and behavioral treatment methods. From the origins of the clinic in 1996 until 2006, I was the assistant director of the Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program (now Portland DBT Institute). DBT is an empirically-supported treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidality and self-harm behavior, and more broadly problems with emotional and behavioral dysregulation.

I have served on the Clinical Faculty at George Fox University’s Doctor of Psychology Program and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Sciences University.


Psychologist, Oregon License #1407


University of Oregon, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Portland VA Medical Center, Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship
Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, Post-Doctoral Residency

Professional Affiliations


Member since 1997


Member since 1999


Clinical Faculty, 
PsyD Program


Affiliate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry


Member since 2000

ACBS with-tagline

Member since 2010 and Charter Member since 2013 of the Oregon Chapter of ACBS

More on ACT


Voice / Fax / Email

V: 503-224-0482  

F: 503-462-1413 



5 Centerpointe Drive, Suite 400
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035