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Chantay Jett

Chantay Jett has served as the Executive Director for Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness since 2015.  She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology with a child, couple and family emphasis, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  Chantay’s 12-year history in the mental health field includes working with children in an inpatient psychiatric unit at Children’s Hospital, private practice, Administrator of Wallowa River House, a Residential Treatment Facility for people with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Outpatient Mental Health Clinician, and WVCW’s Operations Officer from 2013-2015.  Her varied background also includes a 10-year partnership in a commercial marine electronics company for cargo vessels managing 13 staff and a $4.2 million budget, and 3 years as a buyer for The Bon Marche.

Chantay believes that everyone can discover improved health, mentally, physically and emotionally by creating communities and environments that support this.  Improved health is derived through active support of families and communities, knowing one’s purpose, healthy lifestyle choices which include nutritional focus, natural movement, connection and improved social determinants of health.  As the ED she incorporates this vision and staff self-care in to the daily management of Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness.  Chantay’s self-care includes spending time with family and friends, trail running, backpacking, water skiing and snow skiing.  She’s a native of Wallowa County and feels blessed to have had the opportunity to return to such a remarkable community.

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).

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.