Therapists & Staff

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Mark McClure, LPC / Executive & Clinical Director

Location: 1741 Austin Street – Accepting all forms of insurance

I feel most effective when talking with people about the deepest parts of themselves; those areas which remain hidden from others.  I want to help people gain insight into their lives.  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.  We ALL have our “stuff” and we ALL need compassion 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 want you to feel as if you can talk about anything without condemnation as we walk through your journey together.  Personally, I believe that having a relationship with Jesus is the only way to completely be free from the dysfunction of this life as I know that He has saved me from myself and from the heartaches that so often come.

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, anger/aggression, and caring too much abour what other people think.  I still fight with my wife and have trouble getting my kids to listen to me, but we love each other and keep moving forward knowing that love covers a multitude of sins.  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.  Accepting

Favorite Quotes:

  • In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, I have overcome the world – Jesus
  • Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway – 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)
  • Contracted Therapist for DHS Child Welfare (2016–Current)
  •  Klamath Counseling Services Executive & Clinical Director (2019–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, LPC Registered Intern / Counselor

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 205 – Accepting OHP & Self Pay

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 / Therapist

Location: 1741 Austin Street – Accepting OHP & Self Pay

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?

  • BS in Criminology with a minor in Psychology (2012)
  • Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (2019)

Concentrations/Preferred Work

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

Professional Experience

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

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Angie Salzwedel-Kemp, Registered LMFT Intern / Therapist

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 210 – Accepting OHP & Self Pay

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:

  • Klamath Counseling Services Therapist (2019-Current)
  • 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 (2014-2020)
  • 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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Jackie Currie, Registered LPC Intern & LMFT Intern / Therapist

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 401 – Accepting OHP & Self Pay

I grew up in Central Illinois, surrounded by cows, corn, and acres of woods to explore. My happy place is in the outdoors – hiking, camping, canoeing, and simply drinking tea on the porch or laying in the grass. I also love playing board games with friends and reading. My relationships, spiritual growth, and personal self care are priorities in my life

I believe everyone has the ability to change. I believe in a basic level of human love that helps evoke, ignite, and create change. As a therapist, I will walk alongside you in your personal journey toward becoming a more holistic you. I have always been curious about human nature, the behaviors and interactions we choose to carry out, and the dynamic relationships between people.

Favorite Quotes:

*Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. -Wendell Berry.

*You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -CS Lewis

My Credentials:

  • BA Psychology 2009
  • MA Human Development Counseling 2015
    • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Oregon
    • Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oregon
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Level 1 Certification in Brainspotting
  • 20-Hour Certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • CADC I Candidate

Concentrations/Preferred Work:

  • Young adult issues:
    • college, stress, purpose, individuation, finances, relationships, gender & sexuality, executive functioning
  • Families, couples, & general relationship struggles
  • Substance use and misuse
  • Trauma
  • Existential questioning/exploration

Professional Experience:

  • Klamath Counseling Services Therapist (2019-Current)
  • College Counseling Center Counselor Intern
  • Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor for Adolescents
  • Young Adult Therapist in a Transitional Living Program
  • Wilderness Therapy Field Guide

Future Goals: 

To continue working toward furthering the practice of trauma recovery. To utilize the natural healing effects of nature in my practice when possible and appropriate.

What is my Purpose Here: To support each person I meet with in an effective way, helping to create connection and joy. It’s my honor to sit with someone in their grief and pain, to share in their joy and growth, and support and challenge their thoughts and behaviors. I view each person I meet as a unique individual, and come alongside you to join in your journey, utilizing specific therapeutic approaches and tools that will be helpful for you. The basis of my counseling combines systems, trauma-informed, and attachment theories.

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Trava Sanders, LMFT Registered Intern / Therapist

Location: 1741 Austin Street – Accepting OHP & Self Pay – (Spanish Speaking)

I find value in connections with others and find meaning in contributing to our community, I am  active in Klamath Falls non-profits and engage in advocacy at local, state and national levels to create awareness and systems change to facilitate inclusion and increase access for people who are experiencing limitations and/or marginalization. My areas of professional interest and advocacy are women’s and family issues, people with disabilities, mental health, trauma, and neurobiology.

Trauma’s effects neurobiologically on those who have been exposed to it chronically or acutely ties into my professional interests, as I recognize that all oppression is related.  In order to combat the intergenerational transmission of trauma, I incorporate strategies designed to activate different parts of the brain (both cognitive and emotional), with the goal of integrated and holistic healing. Some of the more cognitive techniques include psycho-education, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). The therapies that target the limbic, or feeling, part of the brain include affective techniques like mindfulness, grounding, bio-feedback, emotional regulation (a pillar of DBT), experiences, and narratives.

In my spare time I enjoy keeping up my fluency in Spanish, reading, learning, art, travel, quilting and spending time in nature with my family.

Professional Experience:

  • Klamath Counseling Services Practicum
    • QMHP Intern (2019-Current)
  • Marta’s House Community Advocacy Center
      • Planning, development & support (2017-Present)
  • SPOKES Inc.
    • Board of Directors (2014-Present)
  • State Independent Living Council
    • Program development and monitoring (2016-Present)
  • WorkSource Oregon
    • Career Counseling (2009-2015)

Credentials:

  • Certified Career Development Facilitator
  • BS in Psychology, Oregon Institute of Technology (2016)
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Oregon Institute of Technology (Complete June 2020)

Certificates in:

  • Applying Neuroscience for the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety and Stress Disorders
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Heart math Biofeedback technology and technique

My role:

To walk beside clients as they define values and co-create new realities with self and others through story and experience. With the goal of increased self-actualization, use of mindful and authentic communication we work, using both cognitive and affective techniques, towards personal balance and enrichening relationships by finding courage to share personhood with others while maintaining strong sense of self.

 

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi

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Kimberly Clark, LMFT Registered Intern, CADC I, CCHT / Therapist

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 401 – Accepting OHP & Self Pay

I believe that healing is an attitude that is available to everyone and comes from within, which often needs coaxing and cultivating.  Healing is not necessarily a state of perfect physical or mental health but is a range of positive adaptations that can be taught and learned. I use a person-centered approach, collaborating with my clients to work towards healing the whole person and improving their quality of life. I enjoy working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children on a variety of different issues. I look forward to walking beside my clients with compassion and empathy, as they explore their own path to emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness.

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Psychology from the Oregon Institute of Technology. I am currently a candidate for the MS Marriage and Family therapy program from OIT and will complete in June of 2020.   Major course work includes advanced focus on The Self of the Therapist, Rural Mental Health, Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies, Medical Family Therapy, and Cultural Competency. I am currently Certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) in the state of Oregon. I have been a practicing clinical hypnotherapist with American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE) for the past 10 years.

Credentials:

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I (CADC I)
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt., 2011)
  • BS in Psychology, Oregon Institute of Technology (2017)
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Oregon Institute of Technology (Complete June 2020)

Certificates in:

  • Prepare/ Enrich Couples Counseling
  • Gottman Institute Couples Counseling (Level 1)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS, Level 1)
  • Heart math Biofeedback technology and technique

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Dan Millman

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Kari Hays, LPC Registered Intern, M.R.C., M.A.-SpEd

Telehealth Only/Cellphone: 541-708-1805 – Accepting OHP & Self Pay – (Spanish Speaking)

I will collaborate with you to find creative ways to work through anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, social skills deficits, or communication issues that you may be experiencing in everyday life. I offer individualized, inventive techniques such as art and writing, cinematherapy, gardening, mindfulness, movement therapy, and therapeutic storytelling, allowing you to personalize your therapy experience. I incorporate a variety of methods in my work and have trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

I provide a compassionate, safe space for individuals of all lifestyles and backgrounds and welcome the opportunity to learn more about your unique experiences. I have worked in the counseling field for over five years, in a variety of environments, including working with elementary school students, young adults, and adults in vocational rehabilitation, and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in residential and outpatient programs. In the education field, I have worked in both the United States and internationally with individuals with disabilities, from elementary to high school. Hablo español y brindarles todos los servicios en español también.

Credentials

  • Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.)-Texas Tech University
  • Master of Arts-Special Education (M.A.)-New Mexico Highlands University
  • Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy-PESI, LLC
  • Community Development and Spanish Language Training-Peace Corps Panama

Experience

  • Klamath Counseling Services Therapist (2020-Present)
  • Stronger Oregon Therapist (2020-Present)
  • Private Practice Owner/Therapist (2018-2020)
  • Bilingual Therapist/Care Coordinator (2018-2019)
  • Outpatient/Inpatient Therapist (2017-2018)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (2008-2010)

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