Mission, justice, hope, community.
Evergreen Clinical was created out of a desire to provide services to those without insurance and thus had limited options for receiving care. The original model was simple, and it has remained so for over a decade: Keep fees very low by keeping expenses very low.
We charge $20 per session to help cover expenses, not create undue burden, and still ensure that clients are invested in their work.
George Fox graduate students receive training in return for serving as therapists at EGC, so they work without pay. EGC’s founder, Dr. Brian Goff, donates his time, expertise, office space and infrastructure without compensation. Individuals donate to pay for technology, trainings and so forth. Evergreen being a missional endeavor; it exists wholly as vehicle to advance service-related values.
Evergreen Clinical provides psychological services to a wide variety of people with diverse concerns. Services vary but primarily involve individual psychotherapy for adults. We do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity. The fee mentioned above can be reduced should it become an obstacle for receiving services. We believe all individuals should have equal access.
We feel this effort is a small contribution to advancing one aspect of social justice. We join in the call for healthcare for all, but until this is a reality, we are attempting to stand in the gap in our own way. Many mental healthcare professionals provide pro bono therapy slots in their practices. We hope Evergreen Clinical serves as an alternate model to other professionals looking to adjunct their practice to contribute to this cause.
We utilize evidence-based therapies, most prominently Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Evidenced-based therapy is therapy informed by science. We are continually educating ourselves so that our work is informed by research and that we are implementing the most effective treatments in the most effective manner. This maximizes our chances of having a positive outcome.
While we acknowledge and work within the diagnostic framework of modern clinical psychology, we do not believe that our clients are “sick” and need to be “cured of pathology.” Informed by ACT, we are focused on how we all, as humans, struggle, and what we can do about it live more vital, meaningful and engaged lives.
In a nutshell, we see the goal of therapy more closely tied to living well than feeling good, and we fully believe this can be done and there is hope.
Learn more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, including books and videos for the general public.Learn more
Hear radio host Sheila Hamilton interview Evergreen Clinical’s Brian Goff about ACT on KINK’s Speaking Freely.Soundcloud
EGC is an IRS-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organziation, and so donations are tax-deductible.
Tax ID: 26-0685758
The first year of Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton featured Dr. Brian Goff & Dr. Jenna LeJeune. This podcast covered a variety of topics with Drs. Goff and LeJeune bringing an ACT perspective on the discussion.Spotify
Our clinic is independently run and operated. Evergreen Clinical’s director and founder is Brian Goff, a licsened clinical psychologist. EGC has partnered with George Fox University’s Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program to provide clinical staff.
B.A. in Psychology: George Fox University
M.S. in Psychology: University of Oregon
Ph.D. in Psychology: University of Oregon
Oregon Licensed Clinical Psychologist, #1407
George Fox University's doctoral program in clinical psychology provides EGC’s staff as EGC is a clinical practium training site.Learn More
ACBS is the primary organization for those research, developing and practicing ACT and related approaches to therapy.Learn More
Dr. Brian Goff’s private practice provides the practice location and office infrastructure for Evergreen Clinical.Learn More
Community also includes those agencies and individuals who give to this work. It includes those who come to us for assistance, and those who refer them. We believe that in some very important ways, we are all in community with each other.
Are you interested in receiving services at Evergreen Clinical? Are you interested in referring an individual? Do you want to learn more about our clinic model? Are you interested in donating to the nonprofit? Please send us a message and we will respond as quickly as possible.