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Our Staff

 

Christensen, Chrisann

Licensed Mental Health Counselor #LH00003866
Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee #CO60959149

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

Dittman, Kalene

Social Worker Independent Clinical License #LW60811597
Substance Use Disorder Professional #CP60903176
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

 

Teresa Rae

Counselor Agency Affiliated Registration #CG60968010

Mental Health Therapist

Counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be registered or certified with Washington State Department of 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 best meet your needs.

Other Types of Counseling

Art Therapy
Loss, Grief and Trauma Therapy/Certified Health and Lifestyle Coach
Personal Identity Development/Guidance and Career Counseling

Methods and Techniques Used – Depending on the Individual

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Reality Therapy using Active Listening Skills
Individualized, Person Centered Approach
Motivational Interviewing
Emotion-Focused and Trauma Resolution
Group Therapy

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA 2000
Master of Counseling Psychology, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA 2019

Experience

2001-2009 Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Health Improvement Program, Wenatchee WA

2011-2012 Shelter Supervisor and Counselor, Helpline Women’s Shelter, Walla Walla WA

2012-2013 Group Therapy Co-Facilitator, Providence St. Mary Cancer Center, Walla Walla WA

2012-2013 Counselor Intern, Walla Walla University, Student Counseling Services, College Place WA

2017-2018 Counselor Intern, Trilogy Recovery Community, Walla Walla 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