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Canyon Lakes Family Counseling – Richland Office

1601 Columbia Park Trail #103 Richland, WA
(Inside Integrative Family Medicine until July 1, 2016).

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Lynn is a therapist in Kennewick specializing in helping children recover from abuse, neglect and other forms of trauma. Although Lynn treats children, youth and adults with many mental health, trauma and relational issues, the main focus of his practice is working with families who adopt children from difficult places. Some common issues he treats in children include:

  • Simple Trauma (Type 1)
  • Complex Trauma (Type 2)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Early onset Bipolar disorder

Lynn also recognizes when other interventions or medical providers would be more appropriate than counseling and works closely with medical doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists,  and others.

Biography

After graduating from college, Lynn began working with at-risk youth at Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London, Wisconsin. After five years doing residential care, Lynn continued his work with youth and families Appleton Alliance Church, where he led one of the largest ministries to Jr. High Students in that state. It would be only four years however, before he felt the tug on his heart to return to residential care for some of the neediest children in the world…those without parents.

Lynn and his wife, Jennie, opened a new emergency shelter for boys in Florida. Their second resident was a six year old who had been in and out of shelters his entire life. One year later that boy and his 10 year old sister became Jennie & Lynn’s first children. Just 2 days after their adoption was finalized, they welcomed their third child into their home, a 10-year-old boy from Washington.

Combined, Jennie and Lynn have lived with and worked closely with over 100 children in foster & group care over the past 17 years.  As adoptive parents to three older former foster children, They continue to receive on-the-job training in helping children heal every day. Their vision is to make sure that every abused, abandoned and orphaned child in the world will have a permanent safe and loving home.

Training and Certifications:

Lynn received his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. He completed an 84 hour Post-Graduate Certificate in Attachment-Focused Therapy taught by Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA sponsored by Cascadia Training and Nurturing Attachments.

NMTtrainedP1Additionally Lynn studied under Dr. Bruce Perry, MD and the Child Trauma Academy to receive Phase 1 certification in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. The ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that Lynn Owens has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level. For more information on NMT Training Certification and the NMT Assessment Process, Click Here.

As a member of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Lynn has received advanced training in the treatment of sexual assault and abuse.

Lynn is a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) as defined under the Washington Administrative Code  388-865-0150.

Lynn is Board Certified (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Target Population

Children
100%
Teens
100%
Adoptive Families
100%

Specialties

post-adoption counseling complex trauma bipolar disorder developmental issues behavioral problems
Mental Health Counselor
Providers
(509)591-0462x101

Ryan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kennewick, WA and specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families to work toward wellness and relational satisfaction. He received his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. His internship was completed at a local free clinic that serves members of the community who do not have insurance.

His work history includes 11 years working with children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities, many with dual diagnosis in mental health. He has worked in various capacities in this field, including direct care, residential, In-home therapy, Case Manager, Program Director, and Mental Health Therapist, in addition to his private practice.

Ryan’s Therapeutic approach is strength based and focuses on success. While individuals, family, and couples come to therapy with issues to resolve, the focus does not stay on ‘problem talk.’  Instead, the focus is on hope, and motivation toward wellness.  With couples, interaction patterns are evaluated. His therapeutic experience includes working with anxiety, depression, and many other mental health issues. His experience with couples and families include couples issues such as infidelity, conflict, mental illness, addictions, family transitions, divorce,  and parent-child relational issues.

Target Population

Adults
100%
Teens
100%
Couples
100%

Specialties

Marriage Counseling Family Conflict Depression Anxiety
Mental Health Counselor
Providers
(509) 591-0462 x 110

Amanda Lopez is a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Corban University in 2014. She completed her internship at a drug and alcohol residential treatment facility for adolescents. Through this experience Amanda saw that most of these individuals’ problems were symptoms of far deeper hurting.

After graduation, Amanda continued her work in a residential setting as an Emergency Safety Interventionist, where she specialized in supporting children and adolescents in the depths of their acute crisis and assisted them in using coping skills and working through their problems. Although Amanda has continued her experience by working with various populations in community settings as a Mental Health Therapist, Amanda had found it to be her passion in helping this population of children and adolescents though the symptoms of her problems.

Amanda believes the purpose of therapy is a process of helping people live to their full potential, which leads them to a more meaningful life. Amanda finds a balance of gently challenging individuals as well as helping individuals bring out their strengths as a source to moving forward.

Specialties:

Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She specializes in helping children and adolescents with different mental health issues as well as families struggling with relational issues.

Target Population

Children Teens Family

Specialties

Anxiety Depression Grief Trauma Substance Abuse depression anxiety grief trauma
Mental Health Counselor
Providers
(509)591-0462 x 109

Stephen has over two decades of social service experience among the private sector, federal government and state government. This has included provision of social services to a wide range of individuals including families, disadvantaged youth, disabled workers and prisoners.

Additionally, he has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology from Central Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Washington State University. While not at work, Stephen enjoys spending time with his amazing family and volunteering at his church, Calvary Chapel.

For Stephen, it is an honor to come alongside his clients in their time of need in order to listen, comfort and counsel them.
Steven F. Smith, LMHC

Target Population

Adults
100%
Older Adolescents
100%
Couples
100%

Specialties

Christian Counseling Marital Counseling Depression Anxiety Career Guidance
Mental Health Counselor
Providers
(509)591-0462 x 111

Valerie is a graduate student at Liberty University, where she also received her BS in Psychology, with a specialization in Christian Counseling. Her education is faith-based in support of her Christian worldview. She has a passion for families and children. Her life experiences include raising four children with her husband of 32 years. Her desire is to work with families and younger children who are experiencing difficulties. Valerie’s theoretical approach is eclectic with a focus on cognitive-behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy and attachment theory.

Valerie’s non-clinical work experience includes pre-school teacher, daycare provider and customer service manager. Her most enjoyable working experiences were when she was with children.

As a graduate student and Counseling Intern, Valerie is available for appointments.

Target Population

Children
100%
Parents
100%

Specialties

Complex Trauma anxiety depression behavior problems
Office Manager, Counseling Intern
Admin Staff
(509)591-0462 x 103

Jennie Owens provides one-on-one coaching for families and individuals, specializing in the areas self-care and parenting. She also provides trainings and workshops to groups on a variety of topics relating to parenting, especially in parenting children who have experienced trauma, and the self-care required to do so. She currently contracts with the state to help train foster parents in the Tri Cities and Walla Walla.

Jennie has worked with children of all ages for over 21 years. In addition to her MA in Education, Jennie has received extensive training in therapeutic parenting, and has worked in multiple group home settings with abused and abandoned children. Together with her husband, she adopted three older foster children, who have all progressed much further than expected by professionals. They continue to provide her with on-the-job training every day.

Self-care has become an important topic and an area of life where Jennie has grown and continues to grow in. In the middle of parenting their own traumatized children, Jennie found herself overcome by the effects of stress on her life. At one point, she could barely walk across the room without having to sit down and was emotionally and physically falling apart. After a doctor’s warning that “If you don’t get rid of your stressors, you are going to die,” she determined to figure out ways to deal with the unavoidable (and unusually extreme) stressors of her situation in more healthy, life-giving ways. As a result, she provides her clients with practical, sound guidance in their quest to find healthier ways of dealing with life’s difficulties, especially when parenting challenging children.

While Jennie’s parenting experience primarily has centered around traumatized or special needs children, her overall experience and knowledge can provide guidance and support to parents in any situation. One-on-one coaching allows her to walk along side of you as you seek to become a better parent and learn better ways of taking care of yourself along the way. Providing guidance and accountability, Jennie can help you in any of these areas to grow and become all that you can be.

Sometimes we just need for someone who has been through the trenches to walk along side of us, encouraging and supporting us. At times we need a new perspective or tool to aid our growth. Coaching provides support and encouragement, as well as accountability and tools for accomplishing goals. Perhaps you desire to maintain better self-care practices or finding more productive ways to parent a challenging child. Coaching can help!

Target Population

Adoptive Parents
100%
Mothers of Special Needs Children
100%

Specialties

Self Care Special Needs Parenting Adoption Parenting
Personal Coach
Personal Coaches
(509)591-0462 x 105

Target Population

Children
100%
Teens
100%
Adults
100%

Specialties

Psychological Testing Vocational Testing Educational Testing
Psychologist
Providers
(509)591-0462 x 112

Kristen Howard is a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University  and  her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington State University. She completed her internship at two different locations: a local free clinic and a local church providing individual and marital counseling services to community members. During her time at these locations, Kristen worked with a wide range of clients from teens to elderly, each experiencing unique situations and possessing a deep desire to be heard.

Kristen believes that her job is to come alongside each client and empower them towards self-discovery, personal growth and/or healing. Her therapeutic approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She feels it is an honor and privilege to be allowed to sit with individuals during times of pain or struggle and provide non-judgmental support, guidance and respect to each unique situation.

Specialties

Pre-Marital Counseling
100%
Marriage Counseling
100%
Adults
100%
Mental Health Counselor
Providers