I am trained in S.A.F.E EMDR (Somatic and Attachment Focused) which provides a unique body centered approach to trauma treatment. In my practice, trauma integration incorporates an eclectic mix of body centered therapies, talk therapy, Intergenerational Family Systems and Internal Family Systems work where we look at the individual history and seek to understand our experiences with the systems around us. I work to incorporate the unique strengths of each client using interpersonal and client centered approaches which creates a gentle and safe therapeutic relationship with my clients while providing direct interventions for lasting healing.
I have a background in addiction recovery, community mental health, school-based therapy services, group, and individual therapy practice. My specialized training in the treatment of complex trauma has enhanced my work as a volunteer director and trainer for a local non-profit, Mending the Soul. Additionally, I work closely with local community agencies who provide services for victims of commercial sex trafficking. I enjoy supporting local first responders who suffer from work-related trauma and chronic stress and family members impacted by the "first responder life". Supporting other therapist is also a passion of mine. Recently, I have expanded my practice to include a master's level student intern program which provides professional services at a discounted rate to better meet the high demand for quality mental health care in our community. My background in teaching allows me the fun outlet of investment in the next generation of developing therapists. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors (hiking, paddleboarding, exploring), and travel to new places. I also love walking with my two German Shepherds, Duke & Sarge.
Areas of Specialty: Abuse, Attachment disorders, Narcissistic Abuse/Family systems, Anxiety, Spiritual counseling, Tf-CBT, Depression, DBT, Dissociative disorders, Domestic Violence, Expressive Art, EMDR, Veteran/First Responder treatment, PTSD, Vicarious Trauma, Individual and Group Supervision for LPC Interns Populations: Adult, Adolescent, Group therapy, Telehealth, In-Person Treatment Currently Accepting Clients: Waitlist only
Haley Brotzman, MA Professional Counselor Associate I use a relational approach to therapy that provides a safe space for you to learn how to reconnect with yourself and others in your life, especially after trauma or complex trauma has caused disconnection. Because our experiences in various communities also impact our connection to ourselves, I strive to be a culturally sensitive, antiracist, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive therapist. I will typically integrate trauma-informed aspects of Internal Family Systems, body-centered techniques, and attachment theory to help you assess and heal from what has caused disconnection in your life. I am a recent graduate of the School of Counseling at George Fox University and received my Bachelor's of Psychology in 2017 from Judson University in Illinois. Some favorite research projects I've done were on the epigenetics of intergenerational trauma and the link between chronic pain disorders and sexual abuse history. My goal for 2022 is to begin further training in body image and disordered eating, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR. As someone with my own healing experience, I understand the importance of healing in safe relationships and I feel honored to facilitate some of that work with my clients. In my free time, I am reconnecting with my love for reading fiction after about 9 years in higher education, maintaining my island on Animal Crossing, or enjoying quality time with my partner, our cat, and friends and family.
Areas of Specialty: Abuse, Attachment disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Disordered eating/body image issues, LGBTQ supportive, PTSD
Populations: Adult, Adolescent, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
Emily LaMarca LPC Student Intern
I believe that everyone has the strength and potential to heal and lead a rich and fulfilling life but the way we think often informs how we feel and behave. Together we can work on confronting harmful and distorted thought patterns in order to develop healthier and more hopeful views of life and the future. This can involve acknowledging past hurts and trauma, learning new ways to cope with anxiety or depression, practicing self-acceptance, developing and maintaining self-care habits, learning mindfulness exercises, and so much more.
I received my undergraduate degree in English from the University of Portland in 2005. Currently, I am enrolled in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Colorado Christian University. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Outside of the counseling office, I enjoy creative endeavors. I have played piano for most of my life and always enjoyed creative writing. More recently, I have developed a love for visual art and am learning different painting and sketching techniques.
Areas of Specialty: Abuse, Anxiety, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Depression, Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR, Infertility issues, Mood disorder, Postpartum depression
Populations: Adult, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
Hannah Fleckenstein LPC Student Intern
I believe in the power of relationship toward change. Each of us holds a unique perspective of the world created by the systems we are a part of and relationships that have been a part of our stories. My goal is to partner with clients to create a safe & brave space through a strengths based, client centered approach where clients can feel empowered to walk toward healing in their own timing.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and Child Services from Montana State University. I am currently working toward my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. I am a certified Victim Advocate with over 8 years of experience in working with Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Trafficking . I have also had extensive training in complex and vicarious trauma.
Meeting new people and learning what makes them tick fills my soul. As a Montana girl, my heart is happiest when I’m with my people having conversation around a camp fire in the woods. I love to travel, cook, and spend time creating memories with my little family.
Areas of Specialty: Abuse, Attachment disorders, Adoption issues, Anxiety, Behavior modification, Spiritual counseling, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Depression, Disordered eating/body image issues, Domestic Violence, Grief/bereavement, Harm reduction, LGBTQ supportive, Veteran/First Responder treatment, Parent support and training, PTSD
Populations: Adult, Child, Adolescent, Family therapy, Group therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment Accepting New Clients: Yes
Lynsey Knapp LPC Student Intern
Life tends to hand us some unexpected challenges that can catch us off guard, or even knock us off our feet. I have extensive experience helping people through a wide range of personal struggles throughout my twenty years in pastoral care ministries. Grief and loss, emotional struggles, life transitions and relational hurts rob us of our peace, leave us feeling anxious, unable to make progress, and can challenge our core identity. Processing the journey in a safe, supportive environment sets the foundation for those experiences to make you stronger instead of chipping away at your heart.
Therapy provides clarity and hope for difficult seasons of life and a path towards joy, peace and freedom. Together we will lean into the healing journey, whatever that looks like for you. You have a life story that is unique to you. We will look at the story of you, how you got to where you are, and where your hopes are leading you into your future. My approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy as it suits your specific needs as the client.
I am completing my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Fox University.
I have also had the privilege of walking with people through life’s challenges in pastoral care for the last twenty years. I created and spoke at community groups around belonging and acceptance, and mentored groups of teens and twenty somethings for over a decade. I have experience with all ages, from teen onward.
I absolutely love the outdoors and hiking, running and kayaking in the sunshine. I am passionate about chasing the dreams that build the most beautiful, meaningful life. I believe in the value of things we can make with our two hands and I have been a silversmith for fourteen years. I have also been an art advocate and have had loads of beautiful art based adventures, served on boards and volunteered for my community in the arts.
Areas of Speciality: Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse/Family system, Anger management, Anxiety, Pastoral/spiritual counseling, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Depression, Expressive Art therapy, Grief/bereavement, Medical illness/pain management treatment, PTSD
Populations: Adult, Child, Adolescent, Geriatric, Group therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment Accepting New Clients: Yes - waitlist