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Our Staff

 

Christensen, Chrisann

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH00003866

Child and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist, Designated Mental Health Professional

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  2. Reality Therapy using Active Listening Skills
  3. Individualized and Tailored Care/Wraparound

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 1992

Masters of Education in Social Agency Guidance and Counseling, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA 1995

Experience

1992 – 1995        Residential Counselor, Excelsior Youth Center, Spokane, WA

1995 – 1999        Therapist, Excelsior Youth Center, Spokane, WA

1999 – 2003        Program Coordinator, Excelsior Youth Center, Spokane, WA

2004 – 2006        Therapist/Lead Clinician, Department of Human Services, Walla Walla, WA

2006 – Present Child and Family Therapist, DMHP, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

 

Davis, Paris

Social Worker Associate Advanced Counselor #SA60665113

Mental Health Counselor, Designated Mental Health Professional

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.


Other Types of Counseling

  1. Grief and Bereavement Counseling
  2. Family Counseling

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  2. Reality Therapy using Active Listening Skills
  3. Motivational Interviewing
  4. Solution Focused Therapy

Education

Bachelor of Science-Psychology Washington State University Pullman, WA 2003

Masters of Social Work, Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA 2005

Experience

2005-2010 – Hospice Social Worker, Four Rivers Hospice, Boise ID

2010-2016 – Clinical Services Manager, BPA Health, Boise ID

2016 – Present Mental Health Therapist, DMHP, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

 

Dittman, Kalene

Agency Affiliated Counselor # CG60509315
Chemical Dependency Professional-Trainee, #CO60636981

 Mental Health Therapist, Designated Mental Health Professional

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.

Other types of counseling

  1. Family counseling

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending upon the Individual

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  2. Reality Therapy using Active Listening Skills
  3. Group Therapy
  4. Individualized and Tailored Care


Education

Bachelors of Social Work, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA 2010

Masters of Social Work, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA 2013

Experience

2014 – Present  Mental Health Therapist, DMHP, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

 

 

 

Eslinger, Jedadiah, M.S., LMHCA, DMHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate #MC6390883

Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration # CG60117495

Mental Health Counselor, Designated Mental Health Professional

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending upon the Individual

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  2. Gestalt Therapy
  3. Group Therapy
  4. Individualized and Tailored Care/Wraparound


Education

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, University of Phoenix, Tempe, Arizona 85282

Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling, Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Experience

2007 – 2014        Crisis/Respite Case Aid, Department of Human Services, Walla Walla, WA

2010 – 2012        Family Care Coordinator, Lifeways, Inc., Pendleton, OR

2014 – 2015        Mental Health Therapist, DMPH, CSAP, Quality Behavioral Health, Clarkston, WA

2015 – Present Mental Health Therapist, DMHP, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

Gutierrez, Peggy, BS, CPP

Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration #CG60154270

Crisis First Responder

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

  1. Crisis Resolution
  2. Community Support
  3. Respite/Stabilization Support

Education

Bachelor of Science in General Studies with emphasis on Sociology and Business

Eastern Oregon State College, LaGrande, OR, 1988

Experience

1990 – 1994        Prevention Specialist, Grant County Center for Human Development, John Day, OR

1994 – 1996        Prevention Specialist, Umatilla County Mental Health, Pendelton, OR

1997 – 1999        Administrative Services Manager, Rimrock Trails Adolescent Treatment Center,

Prineville, OR

2001 – 2003        Case Manager, Chemical Dependency Outreach Coordinator, Palouse

Counseling/Serenity Point Counseling Services, Walla Walla, WA

2003 – 2005        Female Intervention Team Facilitator, Walla Walla County Human Services,

Walla Walla, WA

2005 – 2007        Case Manager, Chemical Dependency Outreach Coordinator, Serenity Point Counseling

Services, Walla Walla, WA

2007 – 2010        Prevention Specialist, Garfield County Human Services, Pomeroy, WA

2010 – 2012        Prevention Specialist, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

2012 – Present Crisis First Responder, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA


 

Price, Jennifer

Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration #CG60706504

Methods and Techniques Used:  Depending on the individual:

  1. Community Support
  2. Crisis Resolution
  3. Assistance in daily living skills

Experience:

2016 –  Present: Prevention Programs Facilitator

2016 –                 Teen Scene Program Facilitator

2015 – 2016:      Youth Coordinator, CYF

2014 – 2015:      Clerk, Country Cupboard

 

Fletcher, Rachael

Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration #CG60708151

Methods and Techniques Used:  Depending on the individual:

  1. Community Support
  2. Crisis Resolution
  3. Assistance in daily living skills

Experience:

2016 – Present: Administrative Assistant, Blue Mountain Counseling

2012 – 2012:      Data Entry, Columbia County Fair

2007 – 2009:      Clinical Research Coordinator, Walla Walla Clinic

2006 – 2007:      Medical Assistant, Rockwood Clinic

2004 – 2006:      Laboratory Assistant, Walla Walla Clinic

 

Guthrie, Melinda

Office Assistant

Experience:

2016 – Present: Office Assistant, Blue Mountain Counseling

2007 – 2016:      Self employed

2006- 2012:        Administrative Assistant, Harmony Baptist Church

2005 – 2012:      Office Manager, Cedar Ridge Medical

 

Startin, Beverly

Agency Affiliated Counselor #CG60113133

Activities Coordinator, Community Support Specialist

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department Licensing (RCW 18.19). Such registration or certification does not include recognition of any practice standards, nor does it imply the effectiveness of any treatment.

You have the right to refuse treatment or to discontinue treatment. You also have the right to choose the treatment method and provider you decide will best meet your needs.

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

  1. Community Support
  2. Assistance in daily living skills

Education

Union College, Lincoln, NE 1970

LPN, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA 1972

Experience

2009 – Present Activities Coordinator/Community Support Specialist, Blue Mountain Counseling,

Dayton, WA

1984 – 1986        Activities Director, Booker Annex & Robinson Nursing Home, Dayton, WA

1972 – 1984        LPN        Story County Hospital, Nevada, IA

Eisenhower Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO

Pioneer Nursing Home, Rockford, CO

Pend Oreille Pines Nursing Home, Newport, WA

Family Health Center, Newport, WA

 

Warren, Dimita

Registered Counselor #RC00048755

Administrator, Business Manager, Crisis Responder

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

  1. Community Support
  2. Crisis Resolution
  3. Assistance in daily living skills

Education

High School Diploma, Lebanon, Oregon

2000 B.A. in Business, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Experience

1984 – 2000        Financial Manager, Columbia County Services, Dayton, WA

2000 – 2004        Contract and Quality Management, Inland Counseling Network, Dayton, WA

2004 – 2009        Business Manager, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA

2010 – Present Administrator, Blue Mountain Counseling, Dayton, WA