About Us

Judy Eckstein, PhD  is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice since 1987. She works with adults in individual and group settings, specializing in women’s issues including self-esteem, codependency and assertiveness skills. She also does psychological testing and evaluations. Her background is in Gestalt Therapy and she blends a variety of methodologies to create a warm, healing environment in which change can take place.

Neal Itzkowitz, LPC  has been in the mental health and chemical dependency fields since 1980. He has had extensive training in both short term and long term therapy and is able to meld the best of each in his treatment approaches. His friendly genuine style allows trust to be easily established; coupled with his insight and humor, feeling better comes naturally. Neal loves doing individual and couples therapy. He has expertise in treating people being affected by their past abuse (sexual, physical, or emotional), anxiety and panic, depression, grief, anger and domestic violence, chemical dependency, codependency and step-parenting conflicts.

Bryan McCrea, LPC  specializes in working with families, and children, especially boys, though he also sees adults and couples. His work with families includes assisting in resolving the effects of divorce, abuse, domestic violence, step families and other family issues. He also specializes in ADHD, child temper problems and defiance. Bryan brings compassion and years of experience and training to his practice. His therapy sessions facilitate personal growth, healing of wounds, and resolution of current life problems. He also specializes in neurofeedback, which is a non-medication cutting edge approach to treatment of ADHD, conduct and mood problems.

Doug Eckstein, LPC has been counseling individuals and families since 1980. As a husband and a father, he knows firsthand the kinds of challenges that many of us face on a day-to-day basis. Combining natural warmth with seasoned professional insight, he provides a safe and comfortable environment for individuals, couples and families to undertake the process of growth. He specializes in treating relationship impasses, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and adult ADHD.

Jimee Itzkowitz, LCSW has been a licensed therapist for 14 years. She enjoys working with teens, adults and couples. Jimee especially enjoys supporting and assisting seniors working through grief and life transition issues as well as assisting teens in developing positive self-esteem, self-awareness and confidence. Her intention is to assist her clients in living with more joy, passion and compassion in their lives. Jimee offers kindness, acceptance and support in a safe, healing environment.

Katie Kenney, MSW, CSWA  has experience working with children and adolescents at multiple levels of care throughout the state of Oregon.  She specializes in using play therapy and trauma focused approaches with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, children who have experienced foster care or adoption, and LGBTQ+ youth.  Katie finds it important to create a safe space where children and families can work together to experience post-traumatic growth. 

Zarasun Pond, MSW, CSWA is a spiritually-based holistic wellbeing practitioner working within the fields of health, wellness, balance and healing for more than two decades.  Zarasun believes we each have within us a spark, though it may become dimmed or buried deeply through life’s trials and traumas.  She specializes in guiding and supporting individuals to discover their own insight and wisdom within to grow and ignite their innate radiance, to embrace healing and growth.  Her therapeutic approach is a spiritual, humanistic, strengths and virtues based foundation incorporating cognitive behavioral, ego psychology, and Jungian dynamics in a tailored approach addressing relationships, life changes, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, self expression, self-harm, substance misuse, and balance.  Zarasun works with children, adolescents, adults, individually as well as couples, families, and groups.

Lauralen Perham, MA, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been honored to work as a mental health therapist since 2007. With extensive experience working with in a variety of settings throughout California and Oregon, she counts it a privilege to come alongside children, teens, adults and families experiencing stressors and assist them in finding hope and meeting their goals.

With warmth, compassion and a wide range of knowledge, Lauralen specializes in treating mood disorders, addictions, anxiety, defiance, family conflict, life transitions, grief and loss, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress. She also has experience working with pregnant, post-partum and parenting women, as well as children and adults with chronic medical diagnoses.

Roger Kennedy, MA, LPC Intern works with individuals who have been affected by post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, or grief. He believes individuals can attain their highest potential through working on their issues with dedication and be able to  recover from their past experiences. His approach is relationship-based, focused, compassionate, non-judgmental, and with positive regard. He has worked as a Paramedic since 1999 and is culturally competent in working with the first responder community. He specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment approach.

Tim Rogers LPC, CADC III specializes in working with adults and teens in overcoming the barriers in life created by mental health and or substance abuse since 1996. Tim brings empathy and validation to his practice. His counseling background is an eclectic style of Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectic Behavioral therapy. He has expertise in treating people with depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, personality disorders, ADHD and thought disorders. He has training and personal experience assisting families with blended family issues. 

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