Meet Our Counselors

Joe Alexander, LCSW, Counseling on Burnside

Joe Alexander, LCSW

Joe has over 30 years of clinical experience as a therapist. He has helped hundreds of individuals and couples find a successful resolution of their problems. His experience has taught him that not everyone benefits from the same approach. Joe has a style that is interactive, dynamic and supportive of the patient. He listens carefully to support a patients strengths and often teaches by the use of questions. Joe specializes in depression and anxiety, family, couples, and group therapy for addictions of all types (chemical, pornography, overeating and gambling) as well as dynamic work with couples.

Angie Johnson, LCSW

Angie Johnson, LCSW

Angie Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s degree in social work and is a licensed clinical social worker.  She specializes in kids and adults with depression, anxiety, parenting issues, young adult issues and does group therapy as well.

Jennifer Warren, LCSW

Jennifer Warren, LCSW

Jen uses her experience as a former self-defense instructor, group therapist in violence prevention/recovery, and as a crisis intervention worker to allow her to meet clients where they are in their journey to personal change and contentment.  She works with teens, age fourteen and up as well as adults. She specializes in helping those with depression, anxiety, addictions, anger management, women’s empowerment, domestic violence, trauma recovery and PTSD & ADD. She is also skilled as a group facilitator.

Franny Thompson, LCSW

Franny Thompson, LCSW

Franny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Se has over twenty years of experience working as a mental health provider, as well as a group facilitator. She specializes in working with teens, age fourteen or older as well as adults to help them with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, women’s issues, parenting concerns, young adult issues. 

Shayna Diaz, LPC, CADC2

Shayna Diaz, LPC, CADC2

Shayna aims to provide people a space to show up as their authentic selves and receive direct feedback and tools to work through the emotions they are experiencing. Her hope is that through this process people can feel empowered to make hard choices, feel more positive about themselves and their relationships, and overall improve their quality of life. Shayna works with the ages of fourteen and up.  She specializes in transitional age youth, family systems, couples work, substance abuse, anxiety & depression. She also conducts group therapy sessions.

Maureen McCormick, LCSW

Maureen McCormick, LCSW

Maureen works intuitively and collaboratively with each patient.  She believes therapy is a co-creative process, where client and therapist partner towards goals. She uses warmth, humor, creativity, and a direct but gentle approach in helping clients find ways to bring those things into their daily life.  Maureen works with those eighteen and older who struggle with grief, loss, and life transitions, chronic and life limiting illnesses, care giving issues, dealing with loved one with dementia, anxiety, depression, Individuals, couples, and group therapy.

Suzanne Brown, LPC, MA, CADC1, QMHP

Suzanne Brown, LPC, MA, CADC1, QMHP

Suzanne has a collaborative approach in helping people to recognize their strengths, and resources to have a better understanding of conflicts, and to discover new options and to set new personal goals, to become empowered and make informed choices moving forward.  Suzanne works with those twelve years and older who have depression, anxiety, spiritual conflicts, addiction, anger management, domestic violence, parenting conflict, prenatal/postpartum issues, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD & Personality Disorders.  

Ruth Berger, LCSW, Counseling on Burnside

Ruth Berger, LCSW

Ruth believes that an individual’s or couple’s unconscious dynamics can keep them from making the positive changes they wish to make in their lives. Together one can uncover the issues that are holding them back from their goals, and allow them
to find ways to feel more successful in their work, relationships and life.  Ruth specializes in individuals seventeen years and older, couples, and young adults with issues around depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions and self-esteem.

 

 

Claudia James, LCSW-C

Claudia James, LCSW-C

Claudia has been  a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997.  She specializes in working with adults 21 years and older who are dealing with depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma recovery, and grief/loss. 

Covid19 Updates

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and our desire to continue our mental health support within our community, our office is providing services via secure, online ‘video’ counseling sessions for individuals and groups. If an in person visit is needed, please contact our office at: 503-827-3644.

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