About Dr. Rapkoch

Dr. Rapkoch is a licensed psychologist in the state of Oregon (OR license #2005), who specializes in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University (APA-Accredited) and has been licensed in Oregon since 2009. Following completion of her pre-doctoral internship at The Help Group (APA-Accredited) in Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. Rapkoch returned to Oregon to complete her residency working with incarcerated juveniles within the Oregon Youth Authority. Over the next few years she worked ¬†as the director of disability services office for students at Reed College, at Coffee Creek Correctional Institution, in private practice, and teaching doctoral students. Currently, in addition to her private practice conducting psychological evaluations, Dr. Rapkoch is the Clinical Director for the Day Treatment Program at St. Mary’s Home for Boys and she is a psychologist contractor working with incarcerated adolescents at Oregon Youth Authority and with children and adolescents in the secure psychiatric treatment program at Trillium Family Services.

Dr. Rapkoch has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of settings including:

  • Day treatment and residential programs
  • Secure psychiatric treatment programs
  • Non-public junior high and high schools
  • Juvenile and adult correctional facilities
  • Outpatient community mental health centers
  • Community crisis centers
  • Disability support services office at Reed College

Dr. Rapkoch has a particular interest in working with survivors of interpersonal violence, individuals with histories of incarceration, and high school and college students in need of academic accommodations and supports. Her approach to treatment includes the use of humor in her interactions with clients, as well as collaborating with clients to identify and fully utilize their numerous strengths. Her approach to treatment and evaluation is heavily influenced by Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Systems Theory.

Dr. Rapkoch is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the APA)
  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53 of the APA)
  • Division of Trauma Psychology (Division 56 of the APA)
  • Oregon Psychological Association (OPA)
  • OPA Membership Committee