"Find out what a person fears most, and that is where they will develop next." -C.G. Jung
Dr. Susan Spivey is a general psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She started her psychiatric career in a housing unit for incarcerated adults with serious mental illness at the Oregon State Penitentiary, and she is excited to begin her outpatient practice with Talkiatry.
Dr. Spivey believes treatment works best when the patient and the provider take time together to explore the "problem" with curiosity and with an appreciation for its context within the patient's life. She, therefore, offers medication management embedded with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits. She also has some availability for longer-term, exploratory psychotherapy.
She earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and completed her psychiatry residency at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. She often participates in continuing education coursework through the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center.
Dr. Spivey treats adults (18+) seeking help with a broad range of clinical problems and overwhelming experiences. She is particularly interested in psychodynamic psychotherapy and in improving access to psychotherapy for people with serious mental illness. She has a B.A. degree in English, and she loves helping patients "read" and "write" their own life stories.