How to Get Involved in Our Research

If you’re looking to contribute to our research or join our team, please refer to the information below.

Whether you would like to participate in research or donate to the cause, any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.


We are conducting a clinical trial to explore the safety and effects of MDMA-assisted therapy for people with moderate-to-severe SAD and to explore possible mechanisms of action.  For more specific information about the trial, research, participation, donations, and more, please go to our website. You can also sign up for our mailing list to stay updated about the trial.


Please consider donating to help fund this clinical trial. We have some funds set aside, and are currently hosting a seminar series, Therapy and Research in Psychedelic Science (TRIPS), to help us fundraise for it, but we cannot complete this study without your generosity. Please click on the button below to donate.


We will be enrolling 20 participants with moderate to high social anxiety. If you would like to apply to be a participant in this study, please check out the participation page here.

Note: To be considered, you must live in or near the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area, be 18-64 years old, be fluent in English, be able to swallow pills, and cannot be pregnant during the duration of the study. To see if you meet other inclusion and exclusion criteria, please check out the recruitment page.


If you are interested in whether working at Portland Psychotherapy might be a good fit for you, please check out a list of currently available positions here.


We regularly offer postdoctoral fellowships for psychologists looking for clinical or research experience in areas where we can offer supervision. Those are listed on our employment page when available.


If you would like to volunteer as a Research Assistant (RA) for our ongoing and/or upcoming research projects, please fill out this form. After you have submitted the form, please send your CV/resume to

Note: Opportunities to volunteer usually open up every few months. If you would like to apply to be kept on file to be contacted when an opportunity becomes available, feel free to fill out the form.

Interest in Psychedelics

If you are interested in learning more about or get involved in psychedelic science, please check out our Resources and Information on Psychedelics and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy page.

Mailing List

If you’d like to stay updated about our trainings, workshops, and research, you can sign up for our mailing list here.