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Mark McClure, LPC

I feel most effective when talking with people about the deepest parts of themselves; those areas which remain hidden from others and even ourselves .  When I sit down with a person in counseling it is my desire to journey as far as possible into their core self and assist them in gaining insight into their life.  It is such a privilege for me to be trusted with people’s genuine side–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  No one has made more mistakes than me in life and because I view myself as a person in constant need of forgiveness and grace I am always compelled to extend that to others and not judge people for their circumstances in life.  We ALL have our “stuff” and we ALL need compassion from others as we try to become more aware of ourselves.  I always strive to communicate to my clients the love that God has shown me by meeting them where they are at, no matter how far off course they think things are.  I use empirically based counseling techniques which are based on the most trusted modalities (CBT, DBT, & Psychodynamic Therapy) and framed in my desire to connect with people at the soul level. I want you to feel as if you can talk about anything without condemnation as we walk through your journey together.

I was raised in southeast Missouri in a small town along the Mississippi River.  I love being out in the wilderness hunting, fishing, and taking in God’s creation.  I have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction in my life, worked through anger/aggression, and how to cope with my own anxiety.  My wife and daughters are the most precious things in life to me and I feel blessed to live in this country where so many brave men and women have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.  I previously served in the Marine Corps as an infantryman and currently serve in the Army National Guard as a Chaplain–there I provide for the free exercise of religion for all of my soldiers (of all faiths) as well as perform the religious services of those within my own Christian faith group.

Favorite Quotes:

  • In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, I have overcome the world – Jesus
  • Where I come from we don’t shoot horses when they get ornery; we tame ’em. – John Wayne
  • I cannot solve your problems sir, only you can – Jeffrey Lebowski.

What are my credentials?

  • B.S. Psychology (2010)
  • M.S. Professional Counseling (2013)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon
  • M.S. Divinity (2017)
    • Ecclesiastically endorsed through Liberty Baptist Fellowship
    • Army Chaplain

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, OCPD, Dependent, etc.)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Treatment for Depression
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Christian and Biblical Counseling

Professional Experience

  • Job Corps Counselor (2014-2016)
  • U.S. Army National Guard Chaplain (2015–Current)
  • Oregon Tech Mental Health Counselor (2016–2019)
  • Therapist for DHS Child Welfare (2016–Current)
  • Private Practice Therapy (2016–Current)

Future Goals

  • To become increasingly proficient in the treatment of personality disorders.
  • To produce research and published work on increasing accountability and ethical practice in the counseling profession.

What is my purpose here?

I hope to encourage my clients to thoughtfully consider the information the dialogue we have in therapy; interacting with it in such a way that it inspires practical change in a positive and meaningful way mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  I want people to live with purpose, peace, and conviction.

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Jolene Cady, MA LPC Registered Intern

I became a counselor when I realized I was the one that everyone always talked to about their problems, and more importantly, I enjoyed helping them. I provide professional counseling in a warm, safe environment. I utilize a variety of approaches, techniques and strategies that are tailored for the treatment of each client’s individual needs and goals. I believe that in order to be healthy people need to be open to growth and development. My practical view of the function of counseling is as a journey of self-exploration by the client, meant to increase his/her level of self-understanding and self-awareness. I, as counselor, act as the guide or facilitator of this journey. I believe most problems facing people today can be linked back to our beliefs because what we believe is critical, and therefore my counseling philosophy uses a cognitive approach to therapy. This means I help connect behaviors to thoughts and feelings. Once we understand where our thoughts are inaccurate, I believe the problematic behavior will change.

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and when I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dogs, photography and traveling.

Credentials

  • B.S. Psychology (2004)
  • M.A. Counseling (2013)
  • Registered LPC Intern in the State of Oregon

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Christian Counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Treatment for Depression
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues

Professional Experience

  • Oregon Tech Mental Health Counselor (2017–2019)
  • DHS Child Welfare Therapist (2019–Current)
  • Private Practice Therapy (2019–Current)
  • Western Oregon University Counselor (2012-2014)

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Irene Meeker, Registered LMFT Intern

As a marriage and family therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals and families meet their goals, finding joy and fulfillment through positive family functioning. I value the family as a fundamental unit of society that provides crucial connections for basic human health and emotional wellbeing. As a therapist, I am committed to establishing an environment that nurtures families in their journey through struggles and hardships. I believe everyone has innate value, character strengths, and areas for growth. I see my role as that of a confidante and companion, walking with clients through their darkness, where they can make sense of their lived experiences and create a more desirable reality. My approach to therapy is person-centered and solution focused, combining elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and structural family therapy (SFT).

I grew up in Klamath Falls and take pride in giving back to my community. I have four beautiful children that are my driving force in life. I enjoy hiking, running, and spending time outdoors with good company.

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference” ~Virginia Satir
  • “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor Frankl

What are my credentials?

  • S. in Criminology with a minor in Psychology (2012)
  • Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (2019)
  • One year certificate in Medical Family Therapy (2019)

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Relationship issues
  • Treatment for Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Family Function
  • Grief and loss

Professional Experience

  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2019-Current)
  • Dependency Case Manager (2017-Current)
  • Health Families America (2013-2017)
  • Teen Parent Support Specialist (2012-2013)

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Angie Salzwedel-Kemp, MFT / QMHP

I have a passion for people and a belief that clients already hold the answers, wisdom, and capacity within themselves. It is my job to walk alongside each client and help them access these resources. I believe that all people are good and when they know more, they have opportunities to make changes they desire.

As a Marriage and Family therapist, my approach to therapy includes family of origin exploration; our early experiences have a major influence on how we see ourselves, others and the world and how we cope and function in our daily lives.  My approach to individual, couples, and family therapy includes an integration of concepts in family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution focused therapy through a compassionate and non-judgmental lens.

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and have been a Klamath Falls resident for 22 years. I am the proud mom to four children and have the immense joy of being “Grammy” to one grandson. In my spare time I enjoy backyard gardening with my six chickens, home improvement projects, curling up with a good book, and travel adventures with my partner.

A Favorite Quote:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Credentials:

  • M.S.Marriage and Family Therapy from Oregon Institute of Technology (2019)
  • B.S. Applied Psychology (2014)
  • Certificate in Medical Family Therapy with an emphasis in rural areas (2019)
  • Minor in Human Communication (2014)
  • Dispute Resolutions Certificate (2014)

Experience:

  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (2018-present)
  • Dependency Case Management:  I work for a consortium of indigent defense attorneys who represent children and parents in the foster care system (2014-present)
  • Part-time Court Connected Mediator for custody and parenting time (2019-present)

Interests in Mental Health:

  • Family Systems
  • Adolescents
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Groups
  • Substance Abuse

 

 

 

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