Barb Collins CADC
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Education through Portland Community College, ADC program; specific coursework in Men's issues, Women's issues, Cultural Diversity, and Dual Diagnosis; experience working with adolescents, mid-life, and senior clients, providing assessment services, individual counseling, and process and educational groups; additional training in Domestic Violence, Risk Management, Marijuana Dependence, Brain Chemistry in counseling relationships, and Integrated Health care. BA in Social and Behavioral Studies, George Fox University, pending.
Tailored to the needs of each individual client and/or group dynamic, I use tools from many therapeutic practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I believe in a client centered approach for successful recovery, using Motivational Interviewing and a goal oriented style in the treatment setting.
I understand the process of recovery is challenging, I know that change is possible, and I feel blessed to support and encourage those seeking health and wholeness.
I appreciate spending time in the great outdoors, especially hiking the many trails available here in Oregon. I play piano and enjoy composing as well. Time with friends and family is treasured, and my grandchildren keep me busy, entertained, and forever young!
0-5, 6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+