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Aaron Brandt, LMHCA

Aaron Brandt, LMHCA

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Adam Halvorsen, LMHC

Adam Halvorsen, LMHC

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Alex Cawley, LICSW

Alex Cawley, LICSW

Prior to obtaining my MSW, I attended WSU in Pullman and obtained my BA in Criminal Justice. I later attended EWU in Vancouver to obtain my MSW with a focus in Child Welfare. My internship was at D..........

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Alyse Gregorius, Intern

Alyse Gregorius, Intern

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Amy Perry LMHC

Amy Perry LMHC

Amy graduated from the University of Portland with her B.S. in Communication in 2008 and received her M.S. in Counseling from Portland State University, with a specialty in Marriage, Couples, and F..........

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Andrea Davis, LMFT

Andrea Davis, LMFT

Hi I'm Andrea and I am a licensed Marriage, Couple and Family therapist (LMFT). I earned my MA from Lewis & Clark College and since then I've worked with domestic violence survivors, people in ..........

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Aniezka Jenissen, LMHC

Aniezka Jenissen, LMHC

Aniezka is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She graduated with her Master’s in Behavioral Science: Counseling from Bastyr University in the Seattle area in 2006. She then studied chemical depend..........

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Anna Peterson, LMHC

Anna Peterson, LMHC

Hello, I’m Anna Peterson(she/her/hers). I’m so glad you are here and I’m excited to be part of your life and positive change. I’ve been counseling for about 10 years and have been honored to work w..........

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Bailey Hill, Intern

Bailey Hill, Intern

I am a current graduate student at Pacific University, completing my master’s in clinical psychology. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative space for each of my clients. Each..........

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Bethany Benjamin, LICSW

Bethany Benjamin, LICSW

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington. Looking for a therapist can feel overwhelming, especially when you are facing other challenges. As a therapist..........

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Brianna Recklies, Intern

Brianna Recklies, Intern

I am a Master’s level counseling intern from Oregon State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and I also have a Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Oregon State Univer..........

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Brittany Griffith LICSW

Brittany Griffith LICSW

Brittany Griffith LICSW
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Cachelle Cronin, LMHC

Cachelle Cronin, LMHC

Ten+ years of experience in Mental Health, Addictions, Family work, and Trauma. Child Mental Health Specialist. Culturally informed therapy.

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 Caitlin Moran, MA, LMHC, MHP

Caitlin Moran, MA, LMHC, MHP

Caitlin believes that one’s healing and desired change is made possible through a meaningful and collaborative relationship between counselor and client. Within the warmth and safety of this environme..........
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Cameron Wan,  MA, LMHC, MHP, NCC

Cameron Wan, MA, LMHC, MHP, NCC

Hi there, my name is Cameron. I’m a wife and mother of two children. In my spare time I enjoy
being in nature, eating tasty things, drinking yummy coffee, listening to podcasts/audio books
an..........

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Caroline Charlton, Intern

Caroline Charlton, Intern

I am a third-year graduate student working toward a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Oregon State University. I strive to create a welcoming, affirming atmosphere and will meet ..........
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Cheryl Wilson, LMHC

Cheryl Wilson, LMHC

As a licensed therapist in both Washington and Arizona state I have had the privilege of helping clients who are seeking support and guidance over the past decade. My experience includes helping ch..........

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Chris Webberely LMHC

Chris Webberely LMHC

Chris has his Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) from the CACREP accredited counseling program at Western Seminary (2019) in Portland, OR and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washing..........

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Christina Gjesvold, LISCW

Christina Gjesvold, LISCW

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Christopher Reimer LMHC

Christopher Reimer LMHC

Prior to obtaining his counseling degree, Chris gained experience during undergrad as a researcher at an outpatient Dialectical Behavior Therapy office, worked at an inpatient drug and alcohol reha..........

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Cindy Wolf LMHC

Cindy Wolf LMHC

Cindy believes in living life with thoughtfulness and compassion and brings that idea with her into her counseling practice. Cindy has her Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) from the CACREP accredi..........

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Cleo Hill, Intern

Cleo Hill, Intern

I am a Master’s level counseling intern pursuing my degree through Oregon State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I provide counseling services for clients of all ages, genders, ..........
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Dan Colon, LMHC

Dan Colon, LMHC

Dan holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California. He specializes in mood disorders including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. He also has experience in ..........

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Darcy Jacquet, LMHC, NCC

Darcy Jacquet, LMHC, NCC

Darcy holds a master’s degree in counseling from Regent University (2014). She is licensed in Washington as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) t..........

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Darrin Lane, Intern

Darrin Lane, Intern

I bring a warm and comforting presence to my counseling style. I have a client-centered approach that helps build relationships through kindness, understanding, and acceptance. I believe every indi..........

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Debbie Quinteros, Intern

Debbie Quinteros, Intern

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University of Northridge (CSUN)
and am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work from the same institution. My
commitment..........
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Devin Ryan, LMHC

Devin Ryan, LMHC

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E'Lon Mack, Intern

E'Lon Mack, Intern

I am a current graduate student at Capella University, completing my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I bring a warm and welcoming atmosphere to my counseling style, promoting exploratio..........
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Eric Lillibridge, LMHC

Eric Lillibridge, LMHC

I provide individual psychotherapy to teens and adults struggling with Sexual Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Infidelity, and Relationships. I believe curiosity and accep..........

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Eva Ngare, LICSW

Eva Ngare, LICSW

Eva focuses on Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Grief through Strength based, Trauma focused, Christian counseling approach. 

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Eve Parker, LICSW

Eve Parker, LICSW

Maybe you’ve hit an impasse in your life – something has changed or maybe you’ve realized that you have some patterns that aren’t serving you anymore. Eve (she/her) provides a warm, caring environm..........

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Gil Stuart, LMHC

Gil Stuart, LMHC

Gil serves in areas of marriage/remarriage-stepfamily dynamics, grief, trauma, divorce care. Also trained with Star Behavioral Mental Health Military focus. Use of Gottman principles Emotional Focu..........

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Greg Peterson, LMHC

Greg Peterson, LMHC

Dr. Peterson received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adams State 
university in 2023 and a Master's in Counseling from Western Seminary in 2012. He is a Licensed Profess..........
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Isaias Sanchez, Intern

Isaias Sanchez, Intern

Isaias (he/him/his) is a graduate counseling student intern at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling pursuing a master's degree in Marital and Family Therapy. Isaias moved to P..........
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Jeanette Edmister, LMHC

Jeanette Edmister, LMHC

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Jennifer Harder, LICSW

Jennifer Harder, LICSW

Licensed in mental health and substance use disorders. Extensive experience in both fields and have provided support to individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders and family members of indi..........

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Jessica Summerville, LICSW

Jessica Summerville, LICSW

Since graduating with my master's in social work four years ago, I've had the opportunity to work with children and families in the education, child welfare, and crisis mental health systems. I adh..........

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Jill Bukowski, Intern

Jill Bukowski, Intern

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Jillian Visscher, LMHCA

Jillian Visscher, LMHCA

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Joan Martin, LICSW

Joan Martin, LICSW

I practice as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) holding MSW and PhD degrees. In addition, I am a Qualified Clinical Mental Health Supervisor in WA State for master level interns..........

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Joe Klemz, LICSW

Joe Klemz, LICSW

Joe Klemz’s lived experience as a trauma survivor with 30+ placements in foster care is matched with more than 20 years in the mental health field. The combination of personal and professional prac..........

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Jon Dorbolo, Intern

Jon Dorbolo, Intern

Jon is a third-year graduate student of Clinical Mental Health at Oregon State University. He received his PhD. In Philosophy in 1987 and M.A. in Psychology in 2019. He served as OSU’s Faculty..........

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Joshua Rossetti, M.Ed, MA, LMHC, NCC

Joshua Rossetti, M.Ed, MA, LMHC, NCC

I work with individuals, adults, couples, families, and LGBTQI individuals with a variety of specialties, including: trauma, attachment, stages of life changes, identity, anxiety, depression, addic..........

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Julianna Hedberg, LMHC

Julianna Hedberg, LMHC

Julianna, or “Jules,” (she/her) is a licensed mental health counselor and certified clinical trauma professional providing telehealth services in Washington, Oregon, Maryland, and Delaware. She end..........

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Julie Crofts, LMHC

Julie Crofts, LMHC

Are you exhausted and tired of feeling anxious and depressed? is past or present trauma effecting your every day life? Do you try to force a smile on your face, but inside you feel despair, depress..........

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Jou Julie Yang, MA, NCC, WA LMHC, OR LPC

Jou Julie Yang, MA, NCC, WA LMHC, OR LPC

Julie holds a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program from Western Seminary (2019) in Portland OR, and is dually licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LM..........

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Julie McDonald, LMHCA

Julie McDonald, LMHCA

Julie is a holistic therapist that integrates mind, body and spirit into therapy. She has an 
authentic, warm personality and provides a calm, cozy, relaxing counseling space where her clients..........
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Justin Farrell, LICSW

Justin Farrell, LICSW

I have been a therapist since 2006. Early in my career I worked primarily with children and families but have more recently been focusing my work on first responders. I have always been fascinated ..........

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Justin Welsh, LMHC

Justin Welsh, LMHC

Justin Welsh, LMHC
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Kade Hampton, LICSWA

Kade Hampton, LICSWA

Kade obtained his master’s degree in social work from Boise State University in 2022. Kade Hampton holds a bachelors in  Sociology and Criminal Justice. Kade has worked with many people over a..........

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Katie Favela LICSW, CMHS

Katie Favela LICSW, CMHS

I believe in building relationships, therapeutic connections, and working collaboratively with individuals and families to address their specific goals. I am passionate about working with children,..........

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Katie Malloy, LMHC

Katie Malloy, LMHC

I have over 6 years of experience as a mental health clinician working with culturally-diverse children, youth, families and adults. I provide strength-based, person-focused, individual and family the..........
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Kevin Xiong, LMHC

Kevin Xiong, LMHC

In a sense, my theoretical framework is a roadmap that directs my therapeutic work with my 
client’s and outlines my beliefs about interpersonal interaction and intrapersonal interpretation of..........
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Kristen Arntzen, LICSW

Kristen Arntzen, LICSW

Kristen provides Individual and Couples therapy. Her areas of interest are people from all backgrounds including LGBTQIA, Gender-fluid and Non-Binary people. She works with teens and adults who are..........

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Kristen Atwood, LMHC

Kristen Atwood, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling. My goal is to help empower you to find your inner strength, balance, and happiness amongst lif..........

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Kristen Flowers, Intern

Kristen Flowers, Intern

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Krystal Gragg, Intern

Krystal Gragg, Intern

I am a client-centered clinical MSW intern with a focus on therapeutic rapport building, empathy, and honesty. Every client is worthy of dignity and respect; it is my duty to honor that claim. Work..........

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Lindsey Russett, MA, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

Lindsey Russett, MA, LMHC, CMHS, MHP

My journey in counseling spans about 11 years ago and I have worked in a variety of settings, including domestic violence shelters, residential, school based, community mental health, crisis and tr..........

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Lisa Bernardin, LMHC

Lisa Bernardin, LMHC

Lisa practices a person-centered, solution focused therapy with a primary goal of seeing you achieve freedom from the negative emotions, thoughts, and experiences that are hurting and holding you b..........

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Lorenzo Hernandez, Intern

Lorenzo Hernandez, Intern

Meet Lorenzo Hernandez, a dedicated Marriage, Couples, and Family Intern who is passionate about fostering healthy communication, promoting self-growth, and strengthening connections within relationsh..........
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Lori Steele Higgs, LMHC

Lori Steele Higgs, LMHC

Lori has a Masters in Education & Counseling and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She helps people with children, adolescents, anxiety, depression, grief and sexual betrayal. ..........

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Marieke Renner LMHC

Marieke Renner LMHC

I am originally from Germany and after living in Canada for a few years, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. I love the outdoors, specifically the coast and the mountains, and in my free time..........

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Mark Meadows, LMHC

Mark Meadows, LMHC

Mark Meadows is a master’s level Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He earned his Master of Social
Work (MSW) degree from Eastern Washington University in 2021 and his Bachelor’s Degree in
Wri..........

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Mark Medina, LICSW

Mark Medina, LICSW

When I was 21 years-old I got a job working as a caregiver at a shelter for abused and neglected children. I saw the results of terrible abuse and neglect, but I also discovered the incredible stre..........

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Melinda Johnson, PH.D., LMHC, CMHS

Melinda Johnson, PH.D., LMHC, CMHS

After over fifteen years of working in the mental health field, I have come to believe that
counseling is a collaborative process centered in relationship. Through connection, we can gain
ins..........

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Michelle Chamberlain, LMHC

Michelle Chamberlain, LMHC

Michelle Chamberlain is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington, with
experience in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a variety of issues,
includin..........
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Mike Lafferty, LMHC

Mike Lafferty, LMHC

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Mitra Motlagh, LMHC

Mitra Motlagh, LMHC

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” -Joseph Campbell
My goal from the first session to the last is to create a space for clients to feel safe, heard, and empowere..........

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Nathan Lehman, LMHCA

Nathan Lehman, LMHCA

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Penny Vian, LMHC

Penny Vian, LMHC

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Nathira Janusson, LICSW

Nathira Janusson, LICSW

Passionate about holistic healing and optimal functioning, I am dedicated to bringing these principles to our therapeutic relationship as your mental health therapist. Together, we will explore eviden..........
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Noura Pyami, Intern

Noura Pyami, Intern

Noura Pyami is an intern clinical counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the psychology related field. Her specialties include personal, family, adolescence, relationship/ Couples and refu..........
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Rheann LaFlam, intern

Rheann LaFlam, intern

I am currently working toward a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at Oregon State University. What brought me to this field is a passion for helping and supporting others in achievi..........
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Rita Owens, Intern

Rita Owens, Intern

I'm a Master’s level counseling intern from Oregon State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and I also have a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of West Florida. I ..........
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Robin Sarkissian, Intern

Robin Sarkissian, Intern

Robin is an unwavering, dedicated, and empathetic clinical social work intern at Real Life Counseling.
Using a client-centered approach, she actively supports individuals in cultivating coping mech..........
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Sabrina Johnson, LICSWA

Sabrina Johnson, LICSWA

Hello, I’m Sabrina Johnson and currently hold a license as an Independent Clinical Social Worker 
Associate in the state of Washington. I obtained my Master of Social Work (2022) from Eastern ..........
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Sandi McQueen, LICSW, MHP, CMHS

Sandi McQueen, LICSW, MHP, CMHS

I have experience working with children, youth and families. As a Child Mental Health and Trauma Specialist,  I specialize in clinical social work with clients that are struggling with anxiety..........

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Sarah Kier, LMFT

Sarah Kier, LMFT

Most people are finding adjusting to feelings of powerlessness, and ambivalence has taken a toll on their overall well-being, and family. Taking the first steps towards change for ourselves, and ou..........

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Scott Jones, LMHCA

Scott Jones, LMHCA

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Shannon Manuszewski, LMHC

Shannon Manuszewski, LMHC

I believe the foundation of the healing process is by building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. Regardless of what my client says or does, I provide comfort and acceptance so they..........

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Sik Yin Chan, EdD, MSW, LICSW, CFSW

Sik Yin Chan, EdD, MSW, LICSW, CFSW

Sik Yin Chan, EdD, MSW, LICSW, CFSW 
With over 20 years as a social work administrator and practitioner, 14 years of teaching experience, and strong research and evaluation background, inte..........

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Stacie Townsend, Intern

Stacie Townsend, Intern

I believe our identity and self-actualization are created through our life story. This story impacts how we see the world, ourselves, and others and influences every aspect of our lives. Sharing th..........

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Sonja Vegdahl, LICSW

Sonja Vegdahl, LICSW

Personal and interpersonal challenges are complex, with ties to past events and the context of one’s life. As a therapist, I seek to understand your story and what is important to you. I strive to ..........

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Stephanie Lyle, LICSW

Stephanie Lyle, LICSW

I’m a licensed Clinical Social Worker with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work. My Master’s brought me to the field of mental health in 2008. Prior to obtaining my Master’s degree ..........

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Susanna Patton LMHC

Susanna Patton LMHC

Susie Patton, Associate 
I began my journey in counseling over ten years ago and I have worked in a variety of areas including domestic violence advocacy, vocational support, crisis work an..........

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Taylor Clark, LMHC

Taylor Clark, LMHC

Starting counseling is kind of a big deal, but it also doesn't have to be that exciting. We can spend time getting to know each other and start with small, achievable goals. When you are ready to d..........

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Tani Barr, LMHC

Tani Barr, LMHC

Tani Barr MS, LMHC
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I believe trust and respect in the therapeutic relationship are essential for the successful
treatment and growth of the client. I am compa..........

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Tessa, Intern

Tessa, Intern

Tessa is an intern at Real Life Counseling and is completing her CMHC degree at Oregon State University. She centers her work on humanistic and feminist values and practices person-centered, emotio..........

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Travis Pieron, LMHC

Travis Pieron, LMHC

Do you often feel like you're not good enough? Feel like there is something wrong with you? Do you worry that the people you love with leave you? Do you worry that if you don't give into other peop..........

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Tsehaye (Sunney) Zerihun, Intern

Tsehaye (Sunney) Zerihun, Intern

A dedicated intern counselor is looking to serve demographic of individuals, couples, and
families. One of the intern counselor motivations behind following the helping profession is the
ment..........

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Trish Kuipers-Dawson, LMHC

Trish Kuipers-Dawson, LMHC

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Trisha Medina, LMHC

Trisha Medina, LMHC

I am the wife of an amazing husband and mother of four beautiful but exhausting
children. Even though I may not always know how to handle my own family and
issues, I am more than happy to hel..........

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Trudy Ferguson, LMFT

Trudy Ferguson, LMFT

Trudy Ferguson, M.S., LMFT 
Population Adults, Couples, & Families 
Specialties, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Gottman, Mindfulness and IFS,  
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Thera..........
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Yiran Ma, Intern

Yiran Ma, Intern

I am currently a 3rd-year graduate student at Oregon State University, enrolled in the master’s 
In the clinical mental health counseling program. I have been practicing at Real Life since ..........

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Zoa Nelson, LMHC

Zoa Nelson, LMHC

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller 
We all need help sometimes! I am passionate about working with children (and their families) who are demonstrating out ..........

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