Eugene

541-687-6983
541-687-2063 Fax

1255 Pearl Street, Suite 102
Eugene, OR 97401


Therapists


Ayla Ridley, MACP

Having worked in hospitals and community mental health over the past 25+ years, I have provided intervention and treatment for individuals, families, and groups, both in office and in the community. I have worked intensively with adolescents and adult trauma survivors. My approach is person-centered and solution-focused, incorporating components of trauma research and theory, systems theory, CBT and DBT therapeutic frameworks. I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch University New England with a focus on trauma and systems theory.

Ayla can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Candice Mottweiler, Ph.D.

I believe that effective therapy is a collaboration with clients, who are the experts of their own lives. My goal, as a therapist, is to offer clients new approaches for the challenges they face and to work as a team to generate ideas for trying new strategies that are accessible and realistic for my clients. I practice primarily from a cognitive behavioral perspective. I also use evidenced-based interventions including mindfulness and behavioral interventions. I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon.

Candice can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Erica Goldsmith, LCSW

I believe that a healthy mental state is possible for all people. I employ a strengths-based approach that relies on trauma-informed care and cognitive-behavioral mindfulness in order to achieve optimal health. I hold a master’s degree in social work from Pacific University. My major coursework included human behavior & the social environment, human rights & social justice, and training in grief and loss. I also have a specialty in early childhood and parenting support.  

Erica can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Moda, PacificSource, Regence BC/BS, WVP Health Authority


Heather Volkman, LCSW

 I provide a safe place for clients to explore, increase self-awareness, and grow by using collaboration to identify a path towards positive change and healing. I work with clients to identify and use their personal strengths to empower themselves toward change. I work with individuals, families, and groups. In my work with children, I focus on child directed play with special attention to recognizing and managing emotions and facilitating learning and growth. I have a master’s in social work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Heather can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Regence BC/BS, Trillium


Jeffrey Librett, MS 

I hold a master’s degree in couples and family therapy from the University of Oregon. I work with individuals, couples, and families, combining systemic-relational perspectives with psychodynamic ones. I explore with clients their concerns in the context of their relationships and the various aspects of society at large.  I think the way we feel, the way we think about ourselves and others, and what we do are equally important areas to work on in therapy. My goal is to assist clients to find their own pathways to their own new solutions. 

Jeffrey can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Kelly Rodriguez, MS

I believe that each client has the capacity for change. I work from a strengths-based solution focused approach. In working with children, I utilize play therapy, music, and art therapy. Integrating caregivers into the treatment for children is crucial and part of therapy I ask for from care-givers. I use a family systems model to aid the family in creating a peaceful and cooperative home environment in which needs are getting met without struggles. I hold a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from California State University, Sacramento.

Kelly can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Laura Wilson, LCSW

I believe everyone has value and is important and that, as humans, we thrive with community around us. I assist clients to learn to cope with challenges by building upon the healthy skills they already have. I use a variety of methods and have training in EMDR, Collaborative Problem Solving, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art and Play Therapy techniques, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. I have a master’s in social work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon.

Laura can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Moda, PacificSource, Providence, Regence BC/BS, Trillium, United Healthcare


MJ Lester, MA 

My goal is to provide a safe place for my clients to explore and grow through a collaborative therapeutic approach that allows for a cooperative path towards positive change and healing.  My approach to counseling is strengths-based with a focus on mindfulness, attachment, and building on positive relationships.  With children, I focus on child directed play with special attention to recognizing and managing emotions and facilitating learning and growth.   

MJ can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Ruth Vargas-Forman, Ph.D.

I have been practicing as a psychologist for 15 years in both Chile and Oregon. My interest has been in the study of trauma and resilience. I have provided counseling services to individuals (adolescents to adults), couples, parents, and groups. I am fluent in Spanish and English.

Ruth can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Trillium


Sheryl Sabo, LCSW

My goal is for counseling to be positive and productive part of my client’s life. I work with adults and adolescents experiencing issues of self-image, behavioral difficulties, relationship problems, grief/loss, and trauma.  I employ techniques of cognitive-behavioral counseling, mindfulness, strengths-based, solution-focused, and client-centered approaches, in an effort to challenge clients to meet their treatment goals. My highest degree is a master’s of social work from Indiana University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon.

Sheryl can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Moda, PacificSource, Regence BC/BS, United Healthcare


Ty Wong, MSW, LCSW 

I have a master’s of social work from Portland State University and am licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Oregon. I believe everyone has the capacity for growth and positive change. I honor and value each person’s uniqueness and cultural identity. I work with people by addressing individuals and their relationships in the greater context of their environments and society. I believe in open communication and encourage you to share your feedback. I believe that our work can greatly benefit from this openness and honesty.

Ty can see clients with the following insurance:
OHP, Kaiser Permanente, Medicare, Moda, Regence BC/BS, Trillium