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Stephanie Williams

I have been working at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness since 2004. I have held a variety of positions including School Counselor, Family Care Coordinator and Therapist. I am now the Clinical Director/Clinical Supervisor and I also provide counseling services. I got my Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Oregon State University and my Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and also a certification in working with adoptive and foster children and families.

At this time I primarily see adults. I provide assistance to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, relationship issues, substance use problems and other issues. I would say my specialty is doing EMDR to treat trauma and other mental health difficulties but I believe in working with individuals to develop their own treatment plan and goals and sometimes other types of therapy are more appropriate such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I honor an individual’s right to choose what they want to work on and what therapy they think might work best for them.

On a personal note I have lived in Wallowa County for 20+ years after moving here from Sacramento. I believe in self-care and a balanced life so I spend a lot of time with my family, being out in nature, having coffee with friends, doing yoga and meditation, and gardening.

Dodie Beck

Dodie Beck graduated from EOU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology/Sociology with a Social Welfare Concentration, minor in Health Studies, and a minor in Gerontology.  She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University and is currently working towards her license as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker).

Dodie works as a school counselor two days per week providing assistances to students with behavior and emotional issues and advocates for collaborative supports with other community agencies.  This includes assisting students with identifying barriers that can cause academic difficulties.  

Dodie also works at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness providing therapy which includes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for clients with a chronic and severe mental illness and other community members.  

Past work experience includes; working for Building Healthy Families (supervised visits), Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Union County, for H2G (a program for registered sex offenders), and as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Stephen Kliewer

I have been involved in the mental health field for around 13 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  I hold a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2008.  This graduate program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Additionally I have a Masters and Doctorate in Theology, and am an ordained Presbyterian Minister.  I have done extensive work related to the integration of mental health and physical health and am certified to provide behavioral services in the primary health care setting.

I believe that everyone can find improved health, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  Healing comes through active support, authentic acceptance, increased awareness, and improved skills.  People can learn to help themselves and enjoy a happier, healthier life.  

I employ an approach that uses cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR).  I have a special interest in working with anxiety and chronic pain. Each person is different, with different needs, preferences and goals, and thus the patient needs to have significant input in the development of their individualized treatment plan.

On a more personal note, I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, and have been in Wallowa County for around 14 years.  I enjoy skiing, horses, and working in my yard.  I am an avid reader and am constantly seeking to find balance and growth in my own life.

Jeff Harmon

Jeff Harman has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon since 1991. He conducts mental health assessments and provides therapy to adults, couples, families, and children 6 years and older. He has provided clinical mental health services at the Children’s Neuropsychiatric Unit at Good Samaritan Hospital, Community Services, the Grande Ronde Child Center, Mountain Valley Mental Health, and in private practice at Winding Waters Clinic. 

He currently offers counseling services through the Center for Wellness, and through his private practice in Enterprise and at Blue Mountain Associates in La Grande, Oregon. Jeff also provides domestic relations mediation for Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties and has conducted custody evaluations in 14 Oregon counties. He uses a variety of counseling approaches that includes: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy.

Paul Spriggs-Flanders

Kimberly Pierce

I have been working at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness since this last December, 2014. I have held a variety of positions including Community Worker teaching parenting to families, therapist for adult mental ill, school counselor for At Risk Youth and 11+ years working with families in social services. I am currently a counselor at Joseph Charter School two days a week and providing counseling services at the Center for Wellness. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Sacramento StateUniversity and my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. 

At this time I see young children up through adults. At the school I provide counseling to children and young adults whose parents are separating/divorcing, grieving a significant loss in their life, struggling with behaviors at school and/or at home, struggling with the pressures of school and their social life, and other issues. At the Center for Wellness I see children, their 
parent(s) and adults. I provide assistance to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, relationship issues, substance abuse and other issues.  I believe the most important part of seeing someone in therapy is connecting with that person and really hearing what they are saying, and sometimes what they are not saying. I believe it is important to hear from the client what their goals are and developing their treatment plan together. 

I moved to Wallowa County to take this position. I had visited the area many times and always thought I would love to live here. Well my wish came true. I tell friends and family this valley is a piece of heaven. I love being out in nature, taking walks with my dog and doing my crafts. I am learning how to garden here and I just picked my first tomatoes.