Scot MacLean, MD – Psychiatry & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Welcome to my website! You can reach me by phone at 503-816-5836

My office address is:

 2250 NW Flanders St, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97210

There is limited off street parking availability at the Flanders building.

I offer psychotherapy (also known as counseling, or talk therapy,) for people in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.  I also can evaluate you and prescribe medications for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.  Often people are anxious about consulting a psychiatrist because they fear they may be pressured into taking a medication.  My approach is to get to know you first, understand your problems, and discuss a full range of possible solutions.

Talk therapy is often underestimated.  It is a powerful tool that can be used in the short term to help overcome pressing problems, as well as to get a much deeper understanding of yourself in the long run.

My approach to psychotherapy combines elements from various schools of thought including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, attachment theory, self psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

If you would like to talk to me about setting up an appointment please call:


I don’t have a receptionist, so if you reach my voice mail please leave me a message including your name, phone number and a couple times that would be convenient to contact you in the next week. I will try to return your call promptly and we can discuss setting up an initial appointment.


About me:


I am a psychiatrist practicing in Portland, Oregon.

I am certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the area of general psychiatry.

I received four years of medical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, (now incorporated into Drexel University College of Medicine,) and I completed a four year psychiatric residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. I have also completed a two year psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program as well as a one year infant observation training program at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Center right here in Portland.