375 Taylor St NE, Bldg 1 • Salem, Oregon 97301
Liberty House provides trauma-informed counseling through Hope & Wellness Services for children and families facing concerns of child abuse, neglect, trauma or grief.
• Trustworthiness and Transparency
• Peer support
• Collaboration and mutuality
• Empowerment, voice and choice
• Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues
We recognize that a traumatic event may be a single event, a series of events, or chronic, lasting stress. Trauma-Informed Services consider the events contributing to a trauma response, as well as the response itself. Furthermore, interventions are created in collaboration with the client and in consideration of the client’s identified needs, culture, and values.
*Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)
Individual and Family Counseling: Counseling is a collaborative process in which your therapist will work with your child and family to identify goals and work toward achieving them in a supportive, comfortable environment.
Brief Therapy: All clients have the option to receive brief therapy which is time-limited to six sessions and focused upon achieving short-term goals.
Group Therapy: The Hope and Wellness program has a variety of group therapy options to provide psychoeducation, process experiences, and build resiliency.
Trauma-Informed Caregiver Group: This group offers educational information about how trauma affects children and how their caregivers can support them during a difficult time.
Community Education and Consultation: Therapists are available to provide consultation to community partners regarding trauma. In addition, the program offers educational seminars periodically on issues related to parenting, safety, trauma, and development.
Neda L. Grant, LPC
I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 1998 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2001. I have worked within the school system and residential treatment providing therapy services to youth. Since 2001 I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting. I specialize in counseling children and families that have experienced trauma, grief, anxiety, and mood disorders. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help individuals and families develop goals and work on the steps toward accomplishing their goals. My approach is collaborative and respects that individuals and families are the experts on the problems affecting them and on what has been done to resolve these problems. I believe children benefit most when their caregivers actively participate in the counseling process, when possible.
Karen Larson, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from George Fox University. My passion is working with children and teens. I have over 10 years of experience providing counseling services to families and children with issues related to Trauma, Foster Care, Parenting Strategies, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) through UC Davis. I believe in using a variety of approaches in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and directive play therapy. I provide client-centered family and individual therapy for all clients, meaning that we work together to achieve the goals important to the client and family.
Tim McGee, LCSW
Mental Health Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. I have worked over 25 years in the Salem area providing mental health services to children, youth and their families. I have experience working with a broad range of issues including: childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems, grief and loss, trauma, attention deficit disorders, and developmental disabilities. My approach to therapy is collaborative in nature and client-centered. It is strength-based and focused on resolving problems and increasing life skills.
Amy Morris, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Master’s degree in counseling from George Fox University. I have worked with children and their families in the mental health field for over 15 years. I received extensive training in grief, loss, and trauma and work with children of all ages. I have experience counseling children who have dealt with neglect, abuse, domestic violence, foster care placement, and adoption. I also have experience treating children with concerns related to anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. My treatment approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and play therapy.
Maria Papa, LPC
Mental Health Therapist
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School. My focus in graduate schools was in trauma, where I interned with a women's shelter to support families who survived domestic violence. I most recently worked in a small town in Alaska with children who have experienced severe trauma, neglect, and abuse, though mood disorders, developmental delays, and substance abuse were prevalent in my work as well. I have a broad multi-cultural perspective from my experiences on the east coast and working with the Alaska Native population. My approach to therapy is strengths-based and includes client-centered goals that incorporate family structure and needs. I also encourage art therapy and play to increase client and family awareness and to express experiences and emotions that are not adequately encompassed with words.
Trauma-Informed Caregiver Group presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC
This six-week group for caregivers is designed to explain the effects of trauma on children, learn strategies to build a safe place for children, learn to manage difficult feelings and behaviors, and provide tips for coping with the trauma themselves.
Tangled: A Teen Group for Unraveling Life presented by Cindy Fegles, LMFT, CADCI
This eight-week group for adolescents is designed to teach coping skills, learn healthy ways to identify and express emotions, develop healthy relationships, recognize anxiety and depression, provide psychoeducation about substance abuse, and learn about overcoming trauma.
CIRCLES by Karen Larson, LPC
This six-week group is designed for children who need help developing healthy and safe boundaries with others.
Before They Leave the Nest presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC
This half-day seminar teaches caregivers about adolescent brain development, developing positive relationships, navigating the digital world, recognizing red flags, discipline strategies, and preparing teens for independence.
Girls Trauma Group presented by Cindy Fegles, LMFT, CADCI
This is an open-ended group for adolescent girls designed to teach DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) skills including emotion regulation, mindfulness, crisis management, and building healthy relationships.
Coping with Grief and Loss by Amy Morris, LPC
This is a six-week group for children who have experienced loss and are currently struggling with the grief process. Children will learn how to express feelings and share memories, as well as cope with loss.
Keeping Our Children Safe presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC
This is a half day seminar for caregivers designed to teach strategies to keep children safe physically, emotionally, in relationships, and with technology.