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TJ (Terry Jo) O’Dell, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Receiving her Master of Arts in Psychology and Counseling in 1979, TJ has now accumulated over 30+ years of hands on service in the field of mental health. TJ’s counseling experience includes treatment for anxiety, depression, couples counseling, grief therapy, lifestyle changes, and drug and alcohol abuse. TJ Specializes in treating people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as other anxiety disorders. TJ works with all age groups from young children, adolescents and adults in both individual, family or group sessions providing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach for many diagnoses, yet is flexible in her ability to incorporate an eclectic style to accommodate for individual needs. TJ frequently pursues educational updates in order to provide the most current standards of treatment and care. She has provided numerous training opportunities for organizations in regards to family dynamics, anxiety disorders, and counseling for children with special health care needs. These agencies have included Family Centered Care in Charleston, South Carolina; the Medical Home Conference in Spokane Washington; Central Valley School District, Spokane, Washington; IDEAS conference, Spokane, Washington; Family Service Spokane, and Saint George’s School in Spokane. Additionally, TJ has taught classes on communication skills, parenting, child development, assertiveness training, and ethics.  She has attended the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institue for specialty training in Pediatric, Adult and Advanced Training for OCD.

Wyatt O’Dell, MA, LMFTA

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Wyatt received his degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Whitworth University and has experience working with individuals, families, couples and children.  He uses a systemic approach to therapy and has completed levels one and two clinical training of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  Wyatt has knowledge of many different psychological theories and does not subscribe to a one size fits all method for assisting clients in achieving their goals.  He works with his clients to assess their needs and applies the best approach on a case by case basis.  Wyatt has experience facilitating and co-facilitating group therapy in the areas of: Social skills, training, coping with anxiety, addiction and anger.

Matthew Scott Woods, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Matt’s experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in individual and group sessions. He believes in a client-centered approach coupled with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). However, he believes individuals are unique in regards to reflectiveness, experiences, personality, and circumstances, therefore he readily utilizes strategies from other approaches (e.g. play therapy, behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, reality therapy, etc.) to best meet an individual’s needs.

Joelle Thomas, MS, LMHC, LMFTA, MHP, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

As a Marriage & Family Therapist it is my desire to lend encouragement and support to marriage and family relationships by providing comprehensive and ongoing quality and caring clinical services. I am pleased to have the opportunity to offer excellence in treatment delivery and collaboration with multidisciplinary professionals. I believe in a systems approach and addressing the special network of individuals and relationships that go into supporting positive outcomes and ongoing success and recovery.

I am a motivated self-starter measuring my personal success through the achievements of clients, co-workers and collaboration with supervisors. I am dedicated and committed to excellence in care. I am inspired by the power and strength of individuals and families. I believe strongly in the principle that people live, learn, and work within systems of interconnecting and interdependent individuals. By getting a better understanding of how the emotional system operates and learning the unique needs of youth and family, I hope to help clients develop healthier and happier relationships and patterns of functioning within systems and in the greater social context. I believe firmly in a recovery oriented strength-based approach, support, client/family-centered processes, and resource facilitation. I also support operating within a bio-psychosocial model that systematically considers biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in a client’s life. I am passionate about the mental healthcare/social service field and privileged with the opportunity to learn, grow, and serve the community. I feel very honored to walk alongside clients in their very personal journey of self-discovery, healing, success, and recovery.

I have enjoyed working with diverse populations and age groups in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospital settings, public schools, and currently private practice.