Counselors

Office Locations:

Portland 

Tigard

West Linn 

TeleHealth

Michael Makinster, MA LPC

  • marriages

  • family counseling

  • adolescent

  • abuse issues

  • issues stemming from dysfunctional/abusive families

  • substance abuse/recovery

  • co-dependence

  • anxiety

  • depression

Michael holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Evangelical Seminary. He is a licensed professional counselor with the State of Oregon and a registered counselor in Washington State. Michael's experience includes marriage and family counseling, adolescent, and abuse issues; issues stemming from dysfunctional/abusive families; substance abuse/recovery, co-dependence, anxiety and depression.

Office Locations:

Sherwood

Newberg

Charlett Smith, MA LPC

  • play therapy with children

  • co-parenting

  • single-parenting

  • foster & adoption issues

  • ADHD

  • grief and loss

  • women in transition

  • self-view

  • seniors

  • spiritual life

Charlett Smith holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling/psychology from George Fox University (FKA Wester Evangelical Seminary) ad is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She uses play therapy with children and her counseling experiences include co-parenting, single-parenting, foster and adoption issues, ADHD, grief and loss, women in transition, self-view, seniors, and spiritual life.

Office Locations:

Tigard

SW Portland

 

TeleHealth

Chantelle K. Dockter, MA LPC

  • marriage

  • family

  • women's issues and female adolescent issues

  • anxiety & depression

  • stress management

  • abuse issues

  • relational conflict

  • self harm behaviors

  • eating disorders

​Chantelle graduated from George Fox University with her Masters in Counseling and her Bachelors in Psychology, with a minor in Health and Nutrition. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in marriage, family, women’s issues and female adolescent issues, anxiety & depression, stress management, abuse issues, relational conflict, self harm behaviors and eating disorders. She sees individuals ages 13 and older, couples, and families.

Office Locations:

TeleHealth

Dr. Paul Govert, PhyD

  • conflict resolution

  • marriage & family issues

  • personality issues

  • women & men's issues

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • PTSD

  • obsessive/compulsive disorders

  • abuse issues

  • addictions

  • divorce recovery

  • anger management & behavior issues with children & adolescence.

Paul received his BA in theology at Multnomah Bible College and his MA and Psy. D. from George Fox University. His sphere of psychological services include, assessments and the following counseling services: conflict resolution, marriage and family issues, personality issues, women and men's issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, obsessive/compulsive disorders, abuse issues, addiction, divorce recovery, anger management and behavior issues with children and adolescence.

Office Locations:

SW Portland

West Linn

TeleHealth

Amanda Allen, MA LPC

  • individuals, couples & families

  • adolescents

  • marriage

  • family issues

  • relationships

  • self-esteem

  • women's issues

  • life transition

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • trust issues

  • PTSD

  • grief

  • faith/spirituality issues

​Amanda Allen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her BA in Educational Ministries from Vanguard University and her Master’s degree in Counseling from George Fox University. She works with individuals, couples and families. Her specialties include adolescents, marriage and family issues, relationships, self-esteem, women’s issues, life transition, depression, anxiety, trust issues, PTSD, grief and Faith/Spirituality issues.

Office Locations:

SW Portland

Newberg

Tigard

TeleHealth

Steven Muir, MA LPC

  • pre-marital, marriage, family & individual

  • critical incident stress

  • PTSD

  • grief

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • faith issues

Steve is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon. He received a Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Biola University in La Mirada, California. He provides pre-marital, marriage, family, and individual counseling. He works with people experiencing critical incident stress and PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, and faith issues. Steve previously worked as a firefighter and emergency manager giving him unique life experiences that benefit his clients.

Office Locations:

TeleHealth

Rosanna Gapen, MA LPC

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • high functioning autism spectrum disorder

  • improving client self esteem & concepts

  • exploring conditions of worth & value

  • improving effective communication &  conflict resolution within relationships

  • couples & family systems using client centered, biblically driven services...

Rosanna received both her B.A. in Psychology with a clinical counseling concentration and her M.A. in Human Development Counseling with a specialization in marriage, couples and family counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Her areas of professional interest include depression, anxiety, high functioning autism spectrum disorder, improving client self esteem and concepts, exploring conditions of worth and value, and improving effective communication and conflict resolution within relationships, couples and family systems using client centered, biblically driven services and can apply and implement tenets of behavior modification and cognitive behavioral therapy such as reinforcement, thought reframing, confronting cognitive distortions and or thought replacements. Rosanna has experience working with individuals across the life span; children and adolescents, high school and college students, parents and couples.

Office Locations:

Tigard

Hillsboro 

TeleHealth

  • adolescent issues

  • parenting

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • substance use

  • trauma

Amber Thomas, MA

Amber Thomas holds an MA in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University and a BS in Behavioral Health from Arizona Christian University. Her general practice areas are working with teens as well as with their families. Amber’s specialty areas are adolescent issues, parenting, anxiety, depression, substance use and trauma. She uses several different therapy approaches to meet her client’s needs but her main area of focus is cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. Amber is currently an LPC intern and being supervised by Sara Pitkanen, LMFT.

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