New Support Group for Survivors!

Gorge Survivors

a FREE support group for survivors of abuse

Abusive dynamics make us feel powerless and lost. 
If you are a survivor, come continue your healing in a group of women who will understand and empower you.

Tuesdays from Noon to 1:30
Please call for Information and Location details.

This free group is provided by Rebecca Hunter, MSW in partnership with Helping Hands Against Violence.

Introducing a New Therapy in the Gorge

Hi! I am Rebecca, a private practice therapist in Hood River. I am happy and excited to take over for Jane in the running and management of Therapy in The Gorge. I will be slowly making changes to this site based on feedback from my colleagues and our community. Therapy in the Gorge is a valuable resource for finding professional help and I intend to make sure it is meeting the needs of our community.

Please feel free to send me feedback or questions at any time! Please also feel free to get involved in this community resource. If you see pages that have out-of-date information, please lend a hand. If you have better ideas, bring them on! Most importantly, if you are looking for help to feel better and are having trouble finding someone, give me a call or email. I know many of the talented therapists in this area and am happy to refer someone I feel can help you reach your specific goals. This is an awesome place to live and work!

For Therapists:
If you'd like a listing, please email me and I will send you the recommended format.
If you have interest in contributing to the Blog at Therapy in the Gorge, I welcome your ideas. No sales pitches, please.

I look forward to working with you!

Rebecca Hunter, MSW

(Jane Rekas, LCSW, will now be working at Western Psychological & Counseling Services in the Tualatin office.)

Help for Stress

Hood River psychologist Scott Rower, PhD will be offering a research-based course called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  It is an 8 week program for learning how to tame a busy mind.  It is created for people with no prior experience in meditation (but often benefits even long-time meditators).

You can think of it as a crash course, owner’s manual on how to get out of your head.

If you struggle with chronic stress & want to find a healthy way to address it then this might be helpful for you.

The course will teach you to…
  • Identify stress triggers
  • Understand how these affect your mind and body
  • Develop tools to create change & balance
To learn more visit

Women and AutoImmunity: A Mindfulness-Based Support Group.

Women and AutoImmunity: A Mindfulness-Based Support Group.

If you or someone you love is a woman with an autoimmune condition, please join Heather and our peers as we dive into the difficulties, and practice mindfulness based techniques for relief when living with a chronic condition. Group meets one Saturday/month (starting this Saturday, January 13) at 11 AM at Heather’s downtown HR counseling office, 116 Third St, Suite 205. See our FB page or register at EventBrite. This event is FREE for members of Healthy Connections (that’s You!). You can come any month, this is not a series, a class or a closed group. We appreciate knowing who is attending, so an RSVP is required to Heather by Thursday prior to the group. If less than 3 women are planning to attend, we will cancel the group.

Heather Nielsen, LPC, CHWC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Health and Wellness Coach
 541-716-5786- confidential voicemail for HCHR practice
541-716-5795 - confidential voicemail for private counseling practice