Dr. Patricia H. Hasbach

Dr. Hasbach is a licensed psychotherapist, consultant, author, and college educator in Eugene, Oregon. In private practice for over 25 years, Dr. Hasbach offers therapy and counseling services to adults of all ages, couples, families and groups. Areas of specialty include relationship issues, health concerns, life transitions, career issues, and managing anxiety and depression. She has been a pioneer in the practice of Ecotherapy – a method of treatment that recognizes the healing benefits of interactions with nature. Please see “For Patients” tab to learn about Dr. Hasbach’s approach to therapy.

She consults with hospitals, schools, businesses, police departments and corrections facilities, architecture design and land use planning firms, and community environmental groups. Please see “Consultation” tab for more information.

Dr. Hasbach is the author and co-editor (with P.H. Kahn) of two MIT Press books: Ecopsychology: Science, Totems, and the Technological Species (2012) and The Rediscovery of the Wild (2013). Her book, Ecopsychology, was nominated for the 2014 Grawemeyer Award in Psychology which recognizes outstanding ideas in psychology and makes them available to a wide audience. She has published numerous articles in professional journals and been a guest blogger for the international online forum, The Children & Nature Network. Her work has been cited in Rich Louv’s book, The Nature Principle, and in several popular and professional magazines including Time Magazine, Vogue,  the Utne Reader, The Observer (a publication by the Association for Psychological Science), The NY Times Sunday Magazine, and The Monitor (a publication of the American Psychological Association). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the peer- reviewed journal, Ecopsychology.

Dr. Hasbach is a member of the faculty at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR where she teaches in the Graduate School of Education & Counseling.  She is an Adjunct faculty member at Antioch University in Seattle, WA where she taught in the Graduate School’s Psychology Department for several years.

Dr. Hasbach is active in her local community.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Community Counseling (https://youtu.be/GHSFaiiKpig) and on the Advisory Board of Nearby Nature.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, kayaking, gardening, and quiet time in nature. She is an avid traveler and a lover of all things wild!