Meet the Therapists

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

– Carl Jung

Image of Judatha Kline, PhD, LMFTJudatha Kline, PhD, LMFT

My specialty is helping individuals and couples who are in distress due to trauma or loss. Trauma can be violent or interpersonal, past or present. Loss is the experience of the sudden or gradual absence of a person, relationship, identity, capacity, or the way things used to be. I work with depression, anxiety, PTSD, anger, and attachment issues. My approach is psychodynamic, narrative, and mindfulness-based.

I earned my clinical Masters degree in Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute in 2008 and became licensed in 2010. I completed my internship in community mental health clinics and received advanced training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Study.

I also completed a Masters degree in 1999 and a Doctoral degree in 2002 in Mythology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. This education prepared me to see through events, images, symptoms, and emotions to a deeper reality of the psyche, and to approach the care of the psyche with curiosity and respect.

Image of Molly Stecker, LPC, LMHCMolly Stecker, LPC, LMHC

I view therapy as a means to acquire a well-equipped toolbox of positive and healthy life skills. These skills will help clients recognize, understand, and utilize their internal power for overcoming life’s many external forces that may be causing distress or dysfunction in their lives. My job as a therapist is to maintain a safe, caring, and confidential environment for my clients as they embark on that journey.

I am licensed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. I have received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Managing Aggressive Behavior (MAB), QPR Suicide Prevention, and Medical and Narrative Therapy Approaches for at-risk children. I am also a certified Love and Logic instructor. My specialties include anger management, anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, military families/deployments, parenting skills, grief, and trauma.

Heather Bell, LCSW, LICSW

“Happiness can be found even if in the darkest of places if one remembers to turn on the light.” (Dumbledore).

I believe that therapy helps people to turn on the light and find their happiness. In my practice, I work to create a safe place for individuals to express their needs, learn new skills, and create a better life for themselves. I believe that people can and do get better. I have worked with a variety of individuals including those experiencing severe psychosis, trauma history, PTSD, mood disorders, personality disorders, and anger management issues.

I am licensed as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Washington and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I have received training in Trauma-informed care, Motivational Interviewing, CBT for psychosis, and ASIST Suicide Prevention. My specialties include anger management, trauma, psychosis, dual diagnosis, and forensic psychology.

Erin Spencer, LMFT

It takes a lot of strength and courage to reach out for help. Going to therapy is not an easy thing, but it can be so beneficial! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon, and I work with individual adults and teens, couples, and families. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy that affects the way the brain processes information about past experiences. It has been shown to dramatically improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, addictions, phobias, and many other emotional problems. I use an eclectic set of tools in therapy sessions to provide you with personalized care to help you work toward your goals.

I understand the challenges of opening up to a stranger about difficult topics, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to feel more comfortable doing so. I stand in your corner and facilitate growth so that you can become your own superhero. My goal for all of my clients is to walk away feeling more confident and at peace with themselves.