Katherine M. Leonard.JPG

Katherine M. Leonard, Ph D

SW Portland

7412 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Suite 204
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 292-9873

24hr Phone   (503) 292-9873
E-Mail   katemleonardphd   katemleonardphd@comcast.net

Accepting new clients: Yes
Office Settings: Private Practice (solo)

Usual Office Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 9:00am to 6:30pm 

My schedule varies from week to week with the schedules and needs of my clients. If you need the same time each week please discuss that with me; and I will try to accommodate you

Professional Focus

Areas of focus in my practice include

Empowering adults to overcome the stress and anxiety that come with a diagnosis of cancer or chronic medical illness.
Developing skills in communication and decision-making, in order to regain a feeling of being in charge of your life.
Working with family members to understand and cope with serious illness in a child or adult.

Understanding and working through grief and loss in the family.

Strengthening relationships in couples and families through improved communication and understanding.
Using guided imagery to activate inner resources for health and creative development.
Exploring adult midlife transitions: rediscovering old dreams and new goals and vitality.

Populations Served: 

  • Adolescent 15-19
  • Adult
  • Elders
  • Gay
  • Geriatric
  • Lesbian

Specialty Training: 

  • Board Certified Professional Art Therapist, Certified in Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).


Usual and Customary Fee: $160 per 55 minute hour.

My fee is for an hour individual session. I charge $180 for a one hour couple/family session. The initial session is usually 90 minutes and prorated based on the hourly rate. 

I accept credit cards. I am willing to bill insurance companies for you, but I am not on some insurance panels (out of network).

I do participate in Medicare. 

Please discuss any financial issues at our first session.

I offer a discount for payment at the time of service when there is no requirement for billing or other financial paperwork.


Highest Degree Earned: Ph.D. 
Discipline: Psychology

  • B.A. University of California, Berkeley in 1967; 
  • M.A. University of Victoria, BC, in 1979; 
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1990; 
  • Internship at W.W.Cross Cancer Institute 1985; 
  • Residency at Northwest Occupational Medicine Center 1992.

Over 30 years experience in providing family therapy and adult psychotherapy; with over 20 years in health psychology; teaching and supervision for masters students in art therapy and counseling psychology, certification in art psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis.