The Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland Coaching Program has vetted professional coaches who work with providers on how to manage life's personal and professional difficulties that lead to burnout. 

The Program offers resources for coaching services that are tailored to physicians' needs: appointments hours are flexible with physicians' schedules in mind and discounts offered to members of MSMP. Coaches are experienced in coaching physicians and are able to meet in a location that fits the physicians' needs.

    Counseling vs Coaching

    MSMP offers both private counseling and coaching services. To help determine which service best suites your needs, below is an outline summarizing the basic differences between each program.


    • Goals: The goal of our psychologists is to help you address and resolve problems relating to interpersonal health (such as anxiety, depression, relational stressors, addictions, etc.)

    • Approach: A psychologist's approach is more retrospective with the intent of helping guide you to find your own answers rather than giving advice.

    • Method: A psychologist will encourage awareness of past issues to help promote present wellness.


    • Goals: The goal of our Coaches is to help you maximize your fulfillment in life and in work.

    • Approach: A coach's approach is more active in that they may make recommendations, help brainstorm solutions and strategies or help you create a structured plan of action.

    • Method: A coach focuses on your future goals and the untapped potential to promote present wellness.

    Getting Started

    MSMP has taken the necessary steps and time to thoroughly vet our team of psychologists and coaches to provide you with all the necessary information to choose the professional that best fits your needs. 

    • Visit Meet our Psychologists and Coaches to view the detailed profiles, including background, education and experience for each psychologist and coach
    • To schedule an appointment with a psychologist or coach, call the Confidential Wellness Line at (503) 764-5663

    Hear from one of our coaches:

    "The changes and challenges that exist in healthcare are far different than they were five years ago or even five months ago. Working with a coach who knows the unique struggles physicians and healthcare executives are facing can help you remain focused and effective with in the chaos.

    Coaching is one of the most effective strategies for improving performance, attaining goals and overcoming obstacles. Professional and personal goals change over time, but we often become stagnant in our reactions and approach. My coaching style will help you build momentum and thoughtfully define your impact within the context of industry transformation." ~Lisa Goren

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    Phone: (503) 222-9977  |  Fax: (503) 222-3164

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