Dr. Michael E. Portman

Dr. Michael E. Portman

I am a clinical psychologist and an expert and supervisor in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I am also an international authority on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

I have worked for over fifteen years in diverse settings, from community mental health to treating military personnel at the Cleveland Veterans Administration. I have served as an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and The Ohio State University, supervising advanced students.

I currently reside in Jerusalem, Israel and maintain a clinical private practice. I also train others, conduct research and have published "Generalized Anxiety Disorder Across the Lifespan: An Integrative Approach" by Springer-Science (see Publications). I was recently a guest editor for a special edition of Psychiatric Annals on GAD and the lead expert author of a chapter for Elsevier (also on GAD).

I have many years of experience treating adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults with the following mental health challenges:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related conditions (i.e. Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Skin Picking, Trichotillomania, Health Anxieties, Compulsive Spending and Binge Eating)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Substance Dependence and Abuse
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depression (i.e. Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Formal Thought Disorders (i.e. Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder NOS, Delusional Disorder)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Marital Therapy and Pre-Marital counseling
  • Stress and Anger Management
  • Academic and Workplace Burnout
  • Life Transitions
  • Religious/Spiritual Conflicts

I am available for training, consulting and public speaking engagements.