Meet Your Licensed Mental Health Providers


Pam Cline, LCSW

Pam has a BA from the University of Minnesota and earned her Master’s degree from Portland State University in 1997. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001. Pam works from an understanding of positive psychology, the study of human happiness and life satisfaction, to provide a supportive counseling experience for those suffering to find acceptance and healing.

Pam tailors her work to the needs of the client, using a mixture of solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy, and is knowledgeable in the treatment of depression, PTSD, grief and loss, anger management, anxiety disorders, phobias, adjustment and transitional problems, the management of chronic pain, problems with addiction, stress management and relationship conflicts.

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Rick Dawson, LCSW

Rick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon. He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nevada. He has 20 years of experience as a group facilitator, individual and family therapist, and and has worked as a substance abuse counselor. Rick provides counseling to adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families.

He works with a large range of issues, including adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol issues and issues of elderly individuals.

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Dominique DuBois, LCSW

Dominique is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in social services for over 13 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University. She has worked most of her career in integrative settings such as hospitals and residential treatment centers. Whether in individual therapy, family therapy, or group therapy, Dominique’s focus is to help create a balance in client’s lives to bring about acceptance and happiness. She uses solution-focused therapy as well as CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strengths perspective.

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Lucas Eberhardt De Master, PsyD

Dr. Luke Eberhardt De Master completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University with an emphasis in health psychology. He specializes in the treatment of insomnia as well as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety.

Understanding that achieving better health and wellbeing is an individual process, Luke views collaboration with each client and a deep respect for their personal experience as essential in reaching their goals. He uses cognitive behavioral interventions built on each individual’s strengths and supported to integrate into their everyday lives.

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Dr. Connie Eldridge-Pederson, Ph.D, CADC I

Dr. Connie Eldridge-Pederson has spent the last 34 years working with children and their families. She has worked in school, agencies, and residential centers and in a private practice setting. She is extremely interested in assisting people to find hope for growth in their lives.

Dr. Pederson has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. She has worked as an instructor teaching family counseling and addiction counseling at Lewis & Clark College, Pacific University and the University of Portland.

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Cynthia Hiles, LCSW

Cynthia Hiles, LCSW received her master’s degree in Social Work from University of Southern California three decades ago. She has been a practicing Clinical Social Worker in private practice and in a neonatal intensive care unit in a medical setting. Working with individuals or families coping with a medical crisis or facing a life challenge is her primary focus. Utilizing various treatment modalities, she is able to tailor a tool kit to maximize the therapeutic process in a respectful and compassionate setting.

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Lynn Launer, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Lynn Launer LCSW, has been helping people of all ages bring more health, happiness and satisfaction to their lives for over thirty five years. She knows that facing challenges in relationships, substance use, communication, parenting, career, health, or school can be daunting on your own. So can modifying long standing thought, behavior and mood patterns.

With degrees in health education and clinical social work, Lynn has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, private and public schools, and hospital home health. In clinical private practice for 22 years, she has also been a field instructor and mentor for social work students at Portland State University and has training in life coaching and positive psychology. She has designed and conducted workshops on the change process, goal setting, parenting, animal assisted therapy and self care.

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Britania Latronica, Ph.D

Dr. Britania Latronica is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in psychological assessment.She has conducted assessments in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has experience in evaluations for developmental disabilities, personality assessment, neurological/cognitive assessments, evaluating competency to make healthcare or financial decisions, as well as competency to stand trial.

Dr. Latronica’s primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and specifically Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is passionate about helping others alleviate psychological pain and find new ways of living.

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Anne Meneakis, LCSW

Anne has been working in the mental health profession for over 23 years. She has a broad base of training and professional experience, including individual, couples and group therapy, as well as parent coaching, and mindfulness meditation.

Anne integrates research based mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology into her practice. Both conceptual frameworks enable us to create a deeper and more compassionate understanding of who we are and how our patterns in relationships develop, while honoring and fostering our innate, resilient capacity to make courageous and lasting changes within ourselves, our lives and our most important relationships – even if those changes seem initially daunting, require leaving behind old patterns that have long held us stuck, or have haunted us by painful memories.

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Ninfa Neuser, Psy.D

Dr Neuser is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate work in psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage and finished her doctorate at Pacific University. She focuses primarily on psychological assessment and diagnostic clarification, but also provides individual and group treatment for a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and attention disorders. She treats individuals using a cognitive behavioral framework with an emphasis on the client’s strengths and fulfilling their potential.

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Britt Ricci, MSW, LICSW

Britt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Washington. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She has eight years of clinical experience as a therapist and group facilitator. Britt provides counseling to children and adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

She works with a large range of issues including parenting issues, adjustment to life changes, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, and strengthening connections between couples and family members.

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Beth Rossi, LCSW, CADC II

Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Beth has been working in social services since 2006, with an emphasis on serving marginalized populations. Beth worked as an Addictions Counselor in residential settings while attending Portland State University where she received her graduate degree in social work. She enjoys working from a systems perspective while also encouraging clients to pursue their own individual health and self-care needs. Her work as a social worker in the area’s larger integrated healthcare systems allows her the ability to assist clients to advocate for their own needs within their personal systems of support.

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Jennie Sullivan Vernier, LCSW

Jennie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been a practicing clinician for 7 years. She received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work with a Direct Human Services emphasis. Jennie’s experience includes providing individual, couples, family and group therapy for a wide array of treatment needs including navigating life transitions (grief, divorce, etc.), managing physical health conditions, and coping with mental health concerns.

Jennie uses a collaborative, strengths-based approach with her clients. Jennie prioritizes the development of a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship so that clients may feel safe and comfortable to explore all their treatment needs in their journey towards recovery. Jennie has received training in the use of Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, Jennie is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Therapist specializing in work with helping professionals in order to manage issues of burnout and work-related stress.

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Justin Westbrook, PhD

Justin Westbrook, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy. He works from a strengths-based approach and believes that therapy is a collaborative effort, where the clinician and client both have specific expertise that they bring together to work toward healing and wholeness.

Justin works from an integrative perspective with narrative therapy as a foundation combined with CBT/DBT and humanistic interventions. Narrative therapy involves examining our past, present, and future to understand where we have been, who we are, and where we are going. Our narratives contain what we find meaningful in life, which gives us direction and purpose. Sometimes we need to revise these narratives to help us get where we want to be. CBT and humanistic techniques provide new skills and experiences to begin living out this revised narrative in order to make it part of everyday life.

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