We believe that systemic racism, culture, socioeconomic status, language, trauma, the environment you live in and were raised in, all play important roles in mental health. We believe seeing the whole you provides space for healing.
Our practice and practitioners
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Joella has more than a decade of experience working with clients from all walks of life in Oregon and Washington.
Before starting her own private practice after graduate school, she worked in the private sector for entrepreneurs— adding to her unique skillset advanced training in Solution Oriented Therapy, Experiential Therapy and addiction.
She is passionate about working with strong driven women 20-60 on finding their authentic voice and empowering them to build a life they love. Using talk therapy, Joella is able to highlight client’s innate strengths and skills and identify opportunities for growth. Joella’s extensive experience as an entrepreneur makes her gravitate towards tangible goals, practical steps, and identifiable outcomes that outline steps for clients to begin taking immediately.
When not working with clients or on the business itself, she can be found trail running, skiing, or lifting weights— all of which recharge her to be at her best for her clients.
Michael is one of the most skilled child and family therapists in Central Oregon. His approach is strongly influenced by his experience as a former officer in the US Army as well as his work as a music teacher. He is certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Ericksonian clinical hypnosis, has advanced training in solution-focused therapy, HeartMath and somatic experiencing and has taught Mind-Body Psychology as adjunct faculty at the Bastyr University Masters in Counseling program.
Michael really enjoys continually learning the newest modes of therapy available and broadening his approach beyond traditional talk therapy.
When Michael isn’t doing therapy or reading about therapy, he is playing music in one of his two bands or skiing.
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