Don has been in the mental health field for 40 years. He works with individuals, couples and families, with clients in ages ranging from adolescence to older adults. He has extensive experience and training in the areas of anxiety, depression, stress, personal change and growth, parenting, relationship, sexual concerns, PTSD and ADD/ADHD.
He also has experience and training in working with clients with Acquired &Traumatic Brain Injury, Strokes and other cognitive impairments, in adjustment to cognitive and behavioral changes. He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and a Professional Member of the Brain Injury Association of OregonAdditionally, he has organizational and teaching experience in diversity training. He has served on The Regional Diversity Council for a large HMO, to improve patient care to diverse populations as well as chairing the Mental Health Departments Diversity Council, and regional Disabilities Staff Association. He was appointed by Governor Kulongosky to the statewide Oregon Board for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. There he also served on the Board's Executive Committee
Don also has an avid interest in the connection between nature and psychology and how this interrelationship can be instrumental in attaining emotional wellbeing and fulfillment of desired life changes. He frequently incorporates concepts from the natural world in his work with clients.
His work respects, supports and encourages individual uniqueness and diversity in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.
Master of Arts in Psychology, Antioch University, 1981
34 Years of Post Graduate Continuing Education
License & Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Oregon
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Oregon
Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Brain Injury Association of America
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors
Awards & Honors
Award of Excellence, for "Outstanding Contribution to Your Profession and the N.W. Region," Kaiser Permanente, 1998
VOHS Award of Merit, Improving Care, Members in Crisis, Kaiser, 1997
Quality Award, Members in Crisis, Kaiser, 1995
Diversity Champion Award, Disabilities, Kaiser, at Portland Art Museum, 2006
Diversity Leadership Award, Kaiser Permanente, 2006
Moderator/Speaker/Co-Organizer, Regional Conference; Brain Injuries in the Clinical Setting, Kaiser, 2007
Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association
Professional Member, Brain Injury Association of Oregon
Member, Oregon Mental Health Counselors Associaton Member, American Counseling Association Member, Oregon Counseling Association