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If you are looking for a therapist or life coach Click on your location in the menu at the top of the page. All of the listed therapists will come up. Click on each picture to learn more about each provider.  If you are looking to see who accepts your specific insurance Click on the menu for the sidebar and click on your specific insurance carriers. If you are in crisis If you feel you are in crisis or have a mental health emergency outside of a counseling session, it is extremely important that you call 911, go to the nearest emergency room of a local hospital, or call one of the County Crisis Lines Hood River County, 541-386-7534 Wasco County, 541-296-6307 (after hours 1-888-877-9147) Klickitat County, 509-773-5801 Skamania County, 509-427-3850

Christy Thompson, MSW, CSWA

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Christy Thompson, MSW, CSWA 415 Sherman Ave. Hood River, OR 97031 (541) 490-5585 Maybe you’re feeling anxious, or depressed. Maybe you’re not sure who you are, or what is next. Sometimes life lands some heavy blows: death, divorce, chronic illness or pain. Most people experience something like this in their lifetime. It can help to have someone to talk to who leaves you feeling heard, understood and respected.  My approach to therapy is eclectic, blending cognitive (thought-based) approaches with the somatic (body-based). I utilize a client-centered, strengths-based approach which means that I have tremendous respect for our internal self-righting mechanisms. I believe you are the expert on you and my job is to help you recognize and access your own healing capabilities.  I work with individual adults who are experiencing: Anxiety Depression Overwhelm Feeling lost or empty Obsessive or intrusive thoughts Trauma PTSD End of life Grief I am currently Clinical Social Worker Associate work

RISEilient | a resource for women going through divorce

A local therapist, Lori Mazenko, has created a valuable resource for women going through or post divorce who are struggling with painful emotions or just have questions about how to manage divorced life. Her website, RISEilient, is full of helpful resources including a series of videos to help you boost your healing using helpful strategies, words from Scripture, and a little bit of science. Lori is a licensed therapist, coach, and consultant who’s been helping people develop whole, fulfilling, joyful lives post-divorce for many years.  You can find the website at www.RISEilient.com 

Stephanie Becker, LCSW

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Stephanie Becker, LCSW (949) 954-7202 Stephaniebecker.msw@gmail.com Struggling to overcome daily challenges? Are emotions controlling your actions and impairing relationships? I specialize in engaging individuals through a variety of clinical interventions and cognitive-behavioral therapies to overcome interpersonal obstacles getting in the way of enjoying interactions and relationships. Tired of trying the same parenting techniques and expecting different reactions from your children? Stressed out by your family interactions? If so, I can help. As a qualified and experienced Positive Discipline Certified Teaching Parent I have created curriculum and held group presentations to assist parents with improving their individual skills and family functioning. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Mental Health Therapist. I received my master's degree in social work through California State University, Fullerton. As a therapist and an adoptive parent, I have extensive personal and p

College Knowledge - Free Guide for the College Decision Process

College Knowledge What to Study, Where to Go & How to Pay for it This is an excellent guide made by a Hood River local teen Claire Bokovoy to help others with a "simple step-by-step process to the college decision process." https://www.collegeknowledgeonline.com/

Naomi Mayo, PhD, LCSW, LICSW

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Naomi Mayo, PhD, LCSW, LICSW naomimayocounseling.com 1113 June Street, Hood River 541-566-MAYO (6296) I help families and people in families, from early childhood through young adulthood and parents/guardians of all ages, improve their ability to learn, play, work, and love. I’m a developmental psychologist and clinical social worker, licensed in Oregon and Washington, with over 20 years of practice experience. As you’ll see from my website, naomimayocounseling.com, I work with people experiencing a broad range of challenges. My areas of specialty are: Autism and other developmental disorders Child and adolescent development Parenting and family relationships Issues related to being LGBTQ+ Problems with thoughts and feelings I accept the following insurances: PacificSource OHP, Medicare, United Behavioral Health/Optum, and Cigna. I anticipate being able to accept the following by August: FirstChoice, Providence, Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Moda, Aetna/GEHA, Premera.

Michelle Hertrich

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Michelle Hertrich, Certified Professional Coach Relationship Coach and Consultant I have a bachelor’s degree in family and child development and 32 years experience in social services, working for the past 23 years with survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault. I do Coaching, Counseling, and Consultation Counseling deals with current emotions brought on by past issues, often traumatic experiences. One definition of trauma is anything that is less than nurturing. Many people are unaware they’ve experienced trauma and that it is getting in the way of self-love and happy relationships. During consultation I’m teaching clients skills and information to assist with increasing self-confidence, positive emotions, and improved relationships. For the past 14 years I’ve taught clients how to love themselves, decrease shame, have healthier relationships, and thrive after trauma. Coaching involves removing visible and invisible roadblocks to something we desire that we do

Jolie C. Lucas, LCSW

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  Jolie C. Lucas, LCSW CEO Over 25 years of experience with individuals, groups and corporations Types of Counseling : I enjoy working with individuals who feel that they want to make positive changes in their lives. I have worked with both male and female clients. In my present practice, I see about 80% women and 20% men. I have experience in mental health with individuals, couples, teens, groups, families, and consultations. Further, I have specific experience working with depression, Women's Issues, terminally ill clients, and clients experiencing grief. I am open to working with clients of any religion, ethnic group, or sexual orientation. Methods : I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is my desire to help the client identify areas of needed change, and help create a path to reach new goals. I prefer to see clients weekly for the first six weeks, and then a schedule of bi-monthly sessions can be instituted. Therapeutic techniques include counseling sessions, home as