Bekah Stines, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor + Founder, Clinical Supervisor, Certified First Responder Counselor
I am trained in S.A.F.E EMDR (Somatic and Attachment Focused) which provides a unique body centered approach to trauma treatment. I am also a Certified First Responder Counselor, with a focus in treatment of all first responders including law enforcement/federal agents, fire, EMS/EMT, dispatch, chaplains, and their family members. 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 vicarious and 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 and non-profits who provide services for victims of commercial sex trafficking. I enjoy supporting local first responders who suffer from work-related trauma, chronic stress, and other traumas. Additionally, I love supporting family members impacted by the "first responder life". I am a first responder spouse and recognize how challenging and rewarding this life can be! 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, attending my teenager's sporting events, being outdoors (hiking, paddleboarding, exploring), and travel to new places. I also love walking with my two German Shepherds, Duke & Sarge.
Areas of Specialty: 1st responder treatment, crime victims, abuse & trauma treatment/recovery, PTSD, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue/burnout, narcissistic abuse recovery, support for other therapists, attachment/abandonment issues, family systems therapy (for individuals), spiritual counseling. Supervision for interns and supervisor candidates.
Populations: Adult, Adolescent, Group therapy, Telehealth, In-Person Treatment Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Pacific Source, Providence, Kaiser, MHN, Canopy EAP, Moda, Crime Victims' Compensation I am considered Out of Network for most other insurance companies and am happy to make reasonable attempts to bill for services. Currently Accepting Clients: Waitlist only (priority to first responders)
Haley Brotzman, MA Professional Counselor Associate I am passionate about working with folks highly motivated to grow and create positive change in their lives by breaking cycles of abuse and trauma. Clients of mine have described themselves as “too self-aware for therapy” or an “intellectualizer,” often due to the intersection of neurodivergence (ADHD/Autism) and complex trauma. While understanding our traumas are an important part of healing, I believe we must move into our bodies and truly feel our emotions in order to experience a deeper sense of connection and healing within ourselves. I help facilitate this through multiple trauma-informed, somatic, and relational lenses like EMDR, Attachment theory, and IFS/Parts work. Because our experiences in various communities also impact our connection to ourselves, I do the work to be a culturally sensitive, antiracist, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive therapist.
I am currently a Professional Counselor Associate registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists with my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. I am trained in EMDR, offer a DBT skills group a few times a year, and plan to pursue more training in IFS/Parts work in 2023. As someone who has also experienced complex trauma, I deeply understand the importance of safe relationships in our healing process. I feel honored to create and hold that space for clients of mine to engage with their own healing processes. In my free time, I love to spend quality time with good people, grab a delicious coffee and go for a walk outside, and give my body the rest it deserves through various self-care activities.
Areas of Specialty: Abuse, ADHD support, Attachment wounds, Anxiety, Body image issues, Complex Trauma, Depression, LGBTQIA+ support, PTSD, Trauma
Populations: Adult, Adolescent, Group therapy, Individual therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment Currently Accepting Clients: Waitlist Only
Hannah Fleckenstein, MA Professional Counselor Associate
In my own journey toward healing, I understand how courageous the first step toward support can be. I am so honored to walk along side of my clients as they navigate the messy, painful, and tricky parts of life. My goal is to partner with clients to create an environment of safety. I strive to understand the unique perspective of the world each person holds, created by the systems and relationships that have been a part of their stories.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences and Child Services from Montana State University in 2011 and will graduate in May of 2023 from George Fox University with my Master’s Degree in Counseling. I am a certified victim advocate with 10 years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Through these experiences, I have gained an understanding of the criminal justice process and the difficulties that many survivors face during case prosecution and beyond.
One of my greatest passions is supporting those who experience secondary trauma as a first responder and service provider. I believe that the work you do on the front lines is important and it is an incredibly unique calling. As these professions can often be overlooked and misunderstood, I hope to provide space for these clients and their family members to feel seen and gain understanding of the weight that secondary trauma holds.
Outside of the therapy room, 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 campfire in the woods with a sticky s’more in hand. My little family is always up for adventure, and we can often be found eating our way through delicious local haunts, taking walks with our silly basset hound, or on road trips with the music blasting.
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: Currently on Leave till Mid-March 2024
Lynsey Knapp, MA Professional Counselor Associate
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, Restoration Therapy
Populations: Adult, Child, Adolescent, Geriatric, Group therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment
I believe that people are resilient. I am passionate about empowering individuals to tap into their strength while honoring the very real challenges that have brought them to seek change. My mission is to help you live your most authentic life through self-exploration, healing past wounds, and ultimately coming into alignment with your core self.
I combine Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Emotion Focused Therapy to customize the healing process for each client. I believe that we all have different parts within us that hold their own, and sometimes conflicting, needs, wants, beliefs, and feelings. Each part of you deserves to be seen, to be heard, and to be understood. I also use trauma-informed care to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for us to explore anything you wish to bring into the room. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Bushnell University in Eugene, Oregon. I am currently working towards my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. I have 5+ years of experience working with neurodivergent populations and caregivers of neurodivergent children. I have an educational background and experience in trauma, disordered eating, attachment styles, body image, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, inner child work, and self-esteem/self-worth and I am always seeking to further my training in these areas. I was born and raised in Washington, now living in Oregon, and am a PNW gal through and through. I enjoy trail runs, hiking, soccer, yoga, and travel when the sun is out and being curled up with my cat and a good book when it is not.
Areas of Specialty: Depression, anxiety, life transitions, ADHD, high-functioning autism, trauma, disordered eating/body image, self-worth/confidence issues, spiritual exploration, and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Populations: Adult, Adolescent, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Telehealth and In-Person Treatment
Accepting New Clients: Yes
Insurance Accepted: Cigna, Pacific Source
Amy Kyser LPC Student Intern
My name is Amy Kyser. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Health & Fitness Promotion. I worked for several years in the health and fitness industry and recognized our health is more than the physical self. It encompasses all realms: emotional, mental, and spiritual realms. Finding a balance within each of these treats the person holistically and supports lifelong resiliency to withstand life’s difficulties positively. So, a few years ago, I decided to go back to school to finish my master’s in Clinical Mental Health degree at Liberty University to become a licensed professional counselor. I also have post-graduate pastoral counseling experience. I am passionate about supporting individuals on their journey through life’s challenges to find hope and meaning in life. I have almost 10 years of ministry experience working with first responders and their families. I want to see them thrive and not just survive the difficult challenges they face. My journey, formerly married to a police officer for 21 years, has created a purpose-filled calling to support others, especially first responders and military personnel. I am certified in teaching Mending the Soul curriculum, understanding and healing abuse individually, and in group therapy for those seeking a path to recovery and wholeness through a Christ-centered approach.
I use a holistic approach, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused therapy with a Christian worldview. I provide a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment as well as individualized treatment interventions in a space to heal, grow & and discover positive change.
I am grateful to be a mom of three children and love spending time with my family, this includes our dog. In my spare time, I love to be outside whether that’s biking, walking, or going for a hike. I guess you could say I love the great outdoors. I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and relaxing in the sun on the beach.
Working with you would be an honor for me, as my own traumatic counseling experience served as motivation and inspiration for me to pursue a career in counseling. It's never too late to resolve to do better or establish personal objectives. One of the boldest things you can do is to own our stories and discover self-love in the process. Asking for help and starting the process of creating the life you want one small step at a time requires bravery. I look forward to supporting and collaborating with you on your path to recovery and health.
My focus areas: 1st responder treatment, abuse and trauma treatment/recovery, spiritual counseling, divorce recovery, forgiveness, grief and loss, relationship issues, life transitions, resiliency, anxiety and depression, and stress management.
Populations: Adults, Adolescents over age 18, Group therapy, Telehealth, In-person treatment.
Currently accepting clients: Yes
Insurance Accepted: Cigna, Pacific Source
Amy Kyser is a Student Intern Counselor practicing under the supervision of Rebekah Stines LPC, License number: C4932.
Amy Vanderveen Clinical Administrator
Every life experience we have shapes and molds us into who we are. Sometimes our experiences are full of joy, while other moments are filled with turmoil. Regardless of what stage of life we find ourselves in, we all have a desire to experience peace and find healing. Our desire at Heartafire Counseling Services is to come alongside you in your struggles and work with you towards growth and healing. We strive to foster a safe, supportive environment where you will be seen, heard, and cared for in an individualized manner.
My name is Amy and I am the Clinical Administrator here at Heartafire. I will likely be your first point of contact and my desire is for you to feel welcomed and understood. In my own life, I have a deep understanding of trauma, loss, and grief and the ways they can cause life to come to a stand still. My heart is to do what I can to help people process through those hurts, experience growth, and find healing. I am a native Oregonian and am happiest when I am outdoors, in the woods. My family and I love to explore the beautiful state we live in and are always seeking out hidden gems in the forests of the PNW. I find fulfillment in engaging in deep, meaningful relationships and believe there is always room for more. So welcome! We are glad that you are here and are looking forward to coming alongside you in your journey of growth.