The Northwest Counseling Center family consists of licensed professionals with a passion for helping others through therapy.. Even Bentley, our therapy dog, is an integral part of our family.
Bentley’s purpose in life is to share his positive energy with those around him. He arrives at work, bright and early, eagerly looking to greet each person walking through the door. Bentley can often be found spending time in various offices, socializing with clients and clinicians alike.
Dr. Roger Yoder is a licensed mental health counselor and earned his doctoral degree, which included advanced training in research and clinical practice. He is a Certified Trauma Professional, specializing in EMDR. He is also trained in neurofeedback, neurostimulation, and virtual reality. Dr. Yoder is a certified QEEG Diplomate, meaning he has an advanced level of training and certification in brain scan analysis. Dr. Yoder served in the military as a member of Security Forces in the United States Air Force. He has a passion for working with first responders, police, military, veterans, and fire fighters.
Terese is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in EMDR and play therapy. She is also a state approved supervisor and mentors counselors entering the professional field. Terese is trained in the art of brain scan data gathering and analysis, with additional training in neurostimulation.
Jessica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a Certified Trauma Professional. She is trained in EMDR, narrative therapy, and neurofeedback. Jessica is a certified QEEG Diplomate, meaning she has an advanced level of training and certification in brain scan analysis.
Jamie is a licensed mental health counselor who has provided care in a variety of settings. She specializes in adult psychotherapy and has received specialized training in the treatment of trauma. Jamie is trained in EMDR and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with others.
Maren is a licensed mental health counselor with experience in both community mental health and private practice. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Gonzaga University. Maren has experience in both community mental health and private practice, specializing in working with individuals working with trauma. She has received advanced training in CBT, EMDR, and is an approved clinical supervisor in the state of Washington. In addition to providing individual therapy, Maren also enjoys working with couples and families.
Maleia is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker experienced in providing patients with a safe, non-judgmental, trauma-informed therapy. While serving in the military, she gained experience in military leadership and worked alongside trauma survivors as a victim advocate. Maleia earned her master’s degree at Fayetteville State University after which she gained experience as a case manager, social worker, and therapist at an intensive outpatient program. She is trained in EMDR, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI).