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MEET THE TEAM

Lisa J. Griffin LPC
Founder & Licensed Professional Counselor

It is my hope that counseling can offer you an opportunity to;

Share Your Personal Story, Find Value in Who You Are, Experience Healing, Develop Positive Relationships, & Create Significant Change in Your Life.

-Lisa

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Pauline Botchway
Associate Practitioner & LPC

I strongly believe that as human beings, we have the ability to change and transform our lives through choice. As there is not one single theory which can capture our experiences as human beings, I utilize an integrated approach which allows me to use some aspects of: Gestalt, Existential, Solution Focused as well as high utilization of Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I look forward to facilitating your transformation.

-Pauline

Carmen Kendall 
Associate Practitioner & LCSW

I believe that we all have an inherent capacity to grow, heal, and learn from our experiences. I value authenticity and humor and will use these in session as we work towards your goals. I look forward to teaming up to create the healing you desire in your life. 

 -Carmen

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Jackie Van der Zwan
Clinical Director & LPC

I believe that all people possess the capacity to create meaningful changes in their lives and in the systems of which they are a part. I am continually astounded by the resiliency of the human spirit and am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of my clients' healing process.

 -Jackie

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Zoraya Henao 
Associate Practitioner, Supervisor, & LPC 

The complexities of the human experience have fascinated me since I was a young child. As an adolescent, I began to grapple with existential questions that did not have simple answers. My inquisitive nature took me to seek answers through the experiences and stories of others, which have- and continue to- shed a light into our innate power to create our reality. As a therapist, I get to experience first-hand the power of healing and growth through every one of my clients. I get the honor of accompanying each of them in their own and unique journey into self discovery and realization. I would be honored to be a part of your journey, and support you in finding your own truth, power, and balance.

-Zoraya

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J. Shane Esplin
Associate Practitioner & LPC 

Each individual has a unique life story, full of nuances, that shapes who they are. This story deserves recognition and understanding without judgment. I try to look at problems from multiple perspectives while helping clients discover new insights about themselves. I believe that each person has the power to make positive and lasting changes in their life. I look forward to meeting you and learning about your life story and the future you are looking to create.

-Shane

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Naomi Tuman
Associate Practitioner & LCSW

Life can come with unexpected twists and turns. Seeking counseling is the first step to a better life. I look forward to working with you!

-Naomi

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Paula J. Bloom 
Associate Practitioner, LPC & NCC

It is impossible to go through life without adversity and pain. Often, these challenges can make us feel as if we have lost control of ourselves and the world around us. I believe that individuals have the power to gain positive control and self-direction of their own lives when given the necessary tools to do so.  I'm excited to meet you where you are and look forward to building a safe and supportive environment within which you can find healing.

-Paula

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Liz Peoples 
Associate Practitioner & LPC

Therapy is a unique and vulnerable process meant to support those who seek it out, highlighting each of your strengths and inherent resiliency along the way. My therapeutic approach explores how thoughts, beliefs, and experiences work to influence you and impact how wanted changes are achieved. It is with this understanding, as well as through communication and collaboration that I work with clients to accomplish all the wanted outcomes of the therapeutic process. I look forward to starting this shared experience with you soon!

-Liz

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Ashley Boonenberg M.A.
Associate Practitioner & LPC

I believe healing is about connecting to and embracing who we really are and what we want from life, as well as assigning meaning to our experiences that help us to grow and feel cared for. Together, I help you discover and connect to what feels most authentic and true and for you. Ultimately, our work together is designed to culminate in your ability to thrive in life, feel safe and at peace in your own skin, and develop and maintain healthy relationships with loved ones who will travel beside you in this journey of life. I look forward to meeting you!

-Ashley

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Nicholas Paszkiet
Associate Practitioner, Supervisor, & LCSW

We have so many pressures and commitments from society that it becomes easy to forget about what is truly important and who we really are. Change happens when we're able to stay in the present moment, obtain clarity surrounding our beliefs about ourselves and the world, and stay mindful of what truly matters to us. I look forward to working side by side as a team to move through this invaluable change process.

-Nick

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Mahina (Michelle) Wong
Associate Practitioner & CSWA

You know yourself best, and I aim to deeply listen. I aim to cultivate a safe and supportive space of open presence, respect and acceptance in which you feel encouraged to explore challenges and parts of yourself that yearn to feel heard, seen and validated. I gently guide you at your unique pace toward identifying unhelpful patterns and barriers, deepening self-awareness and developing trust in your inner resources. It is my honor to be of support on a journey toward healing and returning to one’s innate wholeness.

 -Mahina

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Rachel Iverson
Associate Practitioner & LPC 

I believe human beings are a complex combination of nature and nurture. While both shape us, I believe every single one of us is capable of altering the course of these principles when we are ready. The power of finding your inner peace resides within you and my role is to help you access that power. I value the importance of creating a safe space as we begin our work together, moving toward understanding of who you are in the entirety of your experiences. I will meet you where you are at and offer you tools and support to move from where you are at to where you want to be.

 -Rachel

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Kristine J Rodrigues
Associate Practitioner & LCSW

We are all capable of change and growth &  can access joy in our lives. We can grow and change from our experiences. Sometimes we get stuck and need help moving into the next chapter or even into the next part of the book without judgement. I look forward to being your guide as you write your next chapter.

-Kristine

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Brian Jackson
Associate Practitioner & LPC

I believe most of us have an ability to change when given the opportunity. I like helping individuals learn to accept themselves to work with themselves to heal, rather than continuing to shame themselves. Being more understanding and compassionate with ourselves usually leads to better results. I look forward to teaching and supporting you while you find healthier ways to manage your way of dealing with your problems.

-Brian

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I believe in the sacred worth and value of each being and that no individual is above another. Everyone has the potential for ultimate joy and fulfillment in their lives. Therapy is not only for those who are struggling in life but for everyone. Our purpose in life is to be our most authentic selves and through self-exploration we can discover our inner light. I would be honored to begin this journey toward joy and fulfillment with you.

-Hana

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Working with me is like having someone who really gets you and is always 'in your corner.' As your therapist I promise to laugh with you, support you, and push you (as needed and only when you're ready). I'll guide you through the tough conversations, and help you process difficult emotions and past traumas. You'll leave your sessions feeling seen and understood, with a fresh perspective and new skills in hand to implement in your life and relationships.

-Valerie

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McKenzie Storms
Professional Counselor Associate

My passion is working with clients who are experiencing persistent mental illness. I am a fierce advocate for my clients and believe the therapeutic relationship thrives on genuine empathy and nonjudgment, which supports change. I like to follow person-centered and feedback-informed approaches, and I place strong value on checking with clients to make sure treatment is working for them and consistently seeking feedback from clients, as I believe in a collaborative process. I hope to be able to work together with you to create lasting change and healing.

-McKenzie

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My work promotes mental wellness, which is attending to the balance of mind, body, spirit, and emotion daily in order to make healthy choices and avoid unhealthy ones. My passion is to help others find and utilize their inner resources for healing. I am honored to assist and guide in your self-discovery, wherever you may be on your path. Solutions are possible. Thriving is possible. Looking forward to being a support in your mental wellness journey

-Annemarie

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I believe that all humans are capable of change and healing. The belief that each person is uniquely made from their specific experiences drives my passion to connect and tailor treatment to each person’s individual needs. I offer a judgment free setting that provides empathic support and promotes self exploration. I strive to help build tools that encourage self awareness, reliance, healing, and growth.

-Robyn

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Any and all changes can take time! My intention is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential place for personal expression, challenges, and growth while helping you become more of your true self. I value a focus on establishing a lifestyle of health and wellness including the practice of selfcare. I would love to be able to help facilitate your journey.

-Dawna

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Naomi Passarelli
Professional Counselor Associate

My belief is that healing happens as a team. I am passionate about helping others discover their fears and face them with a 'trusted other' to guide them. Therapy’s purpose is to help clients find a balance that works for them to enjoy their life and
accomplish their goals, and I would be honored to be a part of your journey to healing and growth.

-Naomi

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Rebecca Cuniff
Associate Practitioner & LMFT

In our work together, we will work to understand multiple areas of your life. We will explore your relationships and experiences and how they shape who you are and what you know. I believe that you are the expert in your own life and that you have the resources and strengths to make positive changes in your life. My role is in helping you access those resources and strengths. I look forward to the opportunity of supporting you in making these positive changes you deem important for yourself and your family.

-Rebecca

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Jessica Izsak
Professional Counselor Associate

My approach is rooted in the belief that you are the expert of your own experiences, and I am here to support and empower you as an active participant in your healing journey. You can expect a non-judgmental space where you can freely express yourself, without fear of being misunderstood or criticized. I am honored to be a part of your transformative process and look forward to embarking on this collaborative journey with you.

-Jessica

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Ky Brown
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I believe that all human beings have the potential to access their authentic creative nature and to experience joy and connectedness. My aim as a therapist is to work collaboratively with you by exploring and examining key aspects of your life to address underlying needs and desired growth. All people are capable of change no matter what they have experienced in the past or are currently working through. I would love the opportunity to be a part of your journey towards healing and joy.

-Ky

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Jessica Riscili
Professional Counselor Associate

I believe external and internal change is possible when a person becomes curious about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors connected to their belief systems. Humans are surprisingly resilient and have the capacity to courageously look at life, learn, and heal. In our work together, I will promote a warm and welcoming space that fosters trust and growth.

-Jessica

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Alani Stuart 
Clinical Social Work Associate

I am dedicated to helping people process and work through obstacles while developing healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives. In my work, I offer supportive, confidential, and individually tailored treatment for adults and teenagers. I look forward to connecting with you.

-Alani

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Melanie Sellers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

I believe that change is a gradual and individualized process. Your autonomy in leading sessions is valued, allowing for a personalized and self-directed exploration. I also believe that therapy facilitates a transformative process and our sessions will aim to facilitate your journey toward wholeness and self-discovery. I hope to be a support in your journey.

-Melanie

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Ashley Higgins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

I love learning about your experiences, thoughts, and feelings as I help you to achieve more contentment and joy. I believe everyone already has everything they need to thrive; my role is to help you see and nourish those parts, and in turn, enjoy more peace and fulfillment. I feel honored to be a part of anyone's healing journey.

-Ashley

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Miriam Giles
G.A.A.P. Lead Billing & Administration Associate

Hi, I want to make your experience with G.A.A.P a positive one. I am here to answer any questions related to billing & administration. I am looking forward to being of support while you access care.

Best to you,  

-Miriam

Text or call: 541 780 7345

Email: gaap.miriamg@gmail.com

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Amber Munoz
G.A.A.P. Lead Client Services & Administrative Support

Hi, I love helping the team and clients find answers to their questions related to client services! I'll be one of your first connects as you work to find a counseling fit or run into challenges related to your care. I look forward to making that interaction a positive and productive one.

-Amber

Call Me @ 541 343 1728

Email: clientservices@accessmorejoy.com

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Ariana Grimm
G.A.A.P. Client Services Associate

I hope to be a contact at G.A.A.P. that makes your experience a positive one. I am here to listen and address any of your client service needs. If I don't know the answer, I will find it! I look forward to assisting in you or your loved ones mental health journey. '

-Ariana

Call me @ 541 343 1728

Email: clientservices@accessmorejoy.com

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Kathryn Hoopes
G.A.A.P. Client Services Associate

Hello! I’m so excited to be a part of the G.A.A.P. team! I have a passion for healthcare and I am looking forward to helping clients get started on (or continuing) their mental health quests. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you need assistance or have any questions related to client services! 

-Kathryn

Call me @ 541 343 1728

Email: clientservices@accessmorejoy.com

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Ashanti Gilbert
G.A.A.P. Client Services Associate

I am delighted to be a part of the G.A.A.P. team, acting as liaison between client and practitioner to ensure a positive experience. I'm here to assist you in navigating any question you may have during your journey and will do my best to answer your questions and help direct you to the best possible care for your wants and needs. All questions are welcome!

-Ashanti

Call me @ 541 343 1728

Email: clientservices@accessmorejoy.com

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Anthony Griffin
G.A.A.P. Payroll & Claims Processing

I work to process claims and payroll for the services our team provides you. Happy to answer questions related to your claims processing if running into barriers

-Anthony

Email: payroll@accessmorejoy.com

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Albert Einstein

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