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503.689.1006

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.

 
Trauma-Informed Care
Hope & Wellness Services provides trauma-informed counseling for all clients and families. A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to the following key principles*:

• Safety

• 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/)
Services

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.

 


Our Therapists

Neda L. Grant, LPC

Program Manager

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.

Cindy Fegles, LMFT, CADC I

Mental Health Therapist

I believe that therapy is meant to empower clients to feel that they are capable of change and living a fuller, more integrated life. I work with children, adolescents, and families utilizing a bio-psycho-social approach in therapy with the goal of creating a safe haven for clients. This means integrating the many parts of a person into therapy in the hope of improving one’s emotional and physical well-being.  I also explore the impact of significant relationships and the influence of larger social systems on a client's sense of wholeness and ability to achieve desired growth.  My approach to therapy is systemic (acknowledging the important influence of families, work, faith and school) and strengths-based with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) elements. I also draw upon the powerful tool of attachment theory to show how early life experiences influence relationships.  I work to establish a client-therapist relationship that is collaborative while providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to help the client experience positive change throughout the therapy process and thereafter. 

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.

 

Current Group & Seminar Offerings

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.


For further information about groups and seminars offered by the Hope & Wellness program, please contact us at 503.689.1006.