MEET OUR PROVIDERS

OUR EXPERT MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS MAKE IT EASY TO GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
FOR THE CHANGES YOU WISH TO CREATE.

Create Change providers incorporate mindfulness, EMDR, cognitive therapy,  sensorimotor techniques and medication to transform the anxiety, depression, trauma  and relationship concerns of our clients.

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SHEILA WALTY

Director, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sheila Walty provides intensive therapy that reaches to the core of the issue with the goal of total healing. Her specialties are trauma recovery and couples therapy using an experiential style that includes physical, emotional and mental components. "Our body and mind can betray us until we uncover the truth".  Her experience as a business consultant, life coach and Reiki Master inform her practice and her push towards growth and wholeness.

Sheila recharges with yoga, being in nature, and spending time cycling, skiing, or playing tennis.


 

 

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CANDICE ARMSTRONG

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner


Candice provides medication management to adolescents and adults using a holistic and integrative care approach. She values "whole person care" and collaborates with clients to develop treatment plans that consider environmental, physiological, psychosocial and spiritual stressors.

Candice enjoys helping clients build personal strength and autonomy using motivational interviewing, supportive therapy, validation, and the enrichment of personal coping strategies.

 

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MACKENSIE KEINER

Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate

Mackensie is  particularly interested in working with people suffering from depression and trauma or who are struggling to work through anger, or are wrestling with a sense of loss, whether that loss is of a loved one, a job, a physical ability, or a dream.She is also passionate about working with families to improve conflict resolution, strengthen communication skills, and help parents navigate challenging dynamics with young children.
Mackensie believes every one of her clients can find joy in the life they have.
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LUCY NICHOLS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lucy Nichols specializes in depression, anxiety and trauma issues with adolescents and adults. Lucy's extensive medical experience enables her to assist clients in managing stress, trauma and emotional instability.

 

 

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MARY CROSS

Clinical Social Worker

Mary Cross specializes in working with trauma and anxiety using EMDR. She has extensive expereince in grief and loss, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder counseling. Mary is a conflict resolution specialist, using therapy and mediation skills together to help couples and families communicate and relate better. Having worked in hospice for over 12 years, Mary has a passion for helping individuals and families who are managing the decline of health or end of life issues. 

A former competitive volleyball player and surfer, Mary's favorite self-care activities include downhill skiing, working out, being outdoors and spending time with friends.

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JANET LEATHEM

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Janet is an experienced clinician with a passion to help women to understand and overcome the struggles they face with hormonal imbalances. She assists others to achieve personal wellness through an integrated approach that includes psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and lifestyle assessment. Janet offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in conjunction with medication management to help with insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, grief, and other mental health concerns.

In her free time, Janet enjoys cooking, baking, and designing new recipes to try out on her unsuspecting family. She recharges by taking frequent trips to the stunning Oregon coast.

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