No waiting! Come see our friendly mental health and substance-use recovery professionals to help your children and teens in Clackamas County
We’re here to help. Our mental health and substance use disorder treatment services are for children and youth, ages 0-25. Our team of compassionate and skilled child specialists will conduct detailed assessments, work with you and your family to create individualized service plans and customize treatment to meet your needs.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 503-655-8401. Families usually get their assessment appointment within 7-10 days of calling.
- Individual, family and group therapy
- Age-based skills groups and parenting seminars
- Medication evaluation and management
- Specialty treatments like Neurofeedback, EMDR and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.
Benefits of therapy for young people
- Good mental health plays a crucial role in how children handle stress and traumatic experiences, relate to others and make positive choices.
- Therapy for young children helps them learn lifelong skills and tools.
- Therapy offers a safe space for children and teens to express themselves, set goals, work on changing behavior, build self-awareness and develop a growth mindset.
- Starting therapy when problems first appear, instead of waiting until they worsen, is a good idea because younger brains have the greatest capacity to grow, change and heal.
When to seek help
As parents, we always want the best for our children, including their mental health and well-being. Recognizing when your child might need professional help may be challenging. In general, if your child’s emotions or behaviors have changed noticeably, are causing distress for themselves, your family or others for more than a few weeks, or interfering with school performance, it may be a good idea to consult with your child’s pediatrician and teachers or reach out directly to us.
Get immediate help
If your child or teen has expressed thoughts of suicide or thinking everyone would be better off without them, or if your child has been harming themselves or talking about harming themselves call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 503-655-8585.
As soon as it’s safe, please also call us to begin a long-term plan to improve their mental health safety.
At Clackamas County Behavioral Health, our Child and Family Team offers group therapy for kids, teens, and parents. These groups, whether in person or online, help everyone connect and support each other. Group therapy works just as well as talking one-on-one with a therapist. It's a chance to share experiences and learn together. Join us to be part of a strong community where kids, teens, and parents can grow and feel supported on their journey to better mental health. Call 503-655-8401 to learn more.
Meet our therapists
Diana Diaz-Diurych, LPC
Diana Diaz-Diurych is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who holds a master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in addictions from Lewis & Clark College. Diana’s therapeutic approach is rooted in Relational Cultural theory which emphasizes the significance of relationships in human development. She integrates evidenced-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, and Motivational Interviewing (MI.) Diana holds certification in Therapeutic Gaming, Neurofeedback, and Alcohol and Drug counseling. Diana is bilingual Spanish/English and bicultural.
Jenny Errico, LCSW
Jenny Errico has a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University and a License in Clinical Social Work. Her specialties include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Neurofeedback, and Adoption Competency. She provides individual, group, and family therapy with children and teenagers. She enjoys incorporating mindfulness and body movement into sessions and providing lots of great skills and tools to use at home.
Anya Glenn, LPC
Anya Glenn is a dedicated mental health professional with a Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling, specializing in addictions from Lewis & Clark University. Anya's focus on attachment and adolescent development informs her therapeutic practice, allowing her to help clients navigate and heal from complex emotional experiences. With a commitment to fostering meaningful connections, she provides a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their challenges and work towards holistic well-being through individual and family counseling. Anya provides services to teens and young adults across Clackamas County both in person and via telehealth, and provides a welcoming and inclusive space for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ clients.
Domenica Lam, LMFT
Domenica Lam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She offers family and individual therapy and is passionate about working with both Spanish and English speaking clients. She works with a variety of youth and families, including families that are separated or divorced and/or going through the process, offers parenting guidance and skills, and works with young children, teens, and young adults. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, oppositional defiance, and children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse.
She uses an approach of teamwork with families and clients. She uses evidence based tools tailored to your needs and goals. She identifies and offers resources, communication and may use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, art, and sandtray. She seeks feedback on how you are and how therapy is working for you, using the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and Session Rating Scale (SRS) to bring client voice into services regularly.
Her education includes a MA in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis, from Chapman University. She holds a BA in Spanish, from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Casey Marlar is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from George Fox University. Casey has a passion for helping children and families through playful and expressive approaches and holding space for heartfelt conversations that nurture family relationships. Casey works primarily with elementary aged youth and their families, spending most of her week in a School-based setting, and the rest in the clinic. She is trained in Play Therapy and Sand Tray therapy to help people process their experiences through creative and sometimes nonverbal approaches, meeting the client exactly where they are at. Casey also has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a modality that is used to treat trauma and other stress that can become stored in the body. She is committed to working alongside families to promote deeper connections and more playful experiences in their lives.
Damariz Montiel Ochoa, QMHA, CADC 1
Damariz Montiel Ochoa is a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) and a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC-I). She has gained her education and experience while working as a Case Manager/Skills Trainer/Substance Use Disorder provider. She has worked as a case manager for the last 10 years and has worked in both the mental health field & in a staff-secure setting. She specializes in working directly with children/teens, young adults, and their parents/guardians.
As a Case Manager, she has helped many of her clients in a variety of ways that can’t fit on paper. As a Skills Trainer, she has provided mental health services using brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and has taught many different types of skills as clients navigate the therapy process.
Damariz is bilingual in Spanish/English and is bicultural in the American/Hispanic culture. She provides culturally specific services and strives to incorporate an EDI lens in her practices.
Chloe Pete, LCSW
Chloe Pete is a licensed clinical social worker who received her Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University in 2015. Her clinical specialties include: foster/adoptive children and families, neurodiversity including ADHD and ASD, developmental disabilities, and complex trauma. Chloe facilitates parenting groups and offers the following modalities: neurofeedback, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapies, mindfulness practices, and family-oriented practices. Chloe is bilingual in Spanish and has many years of working with Latinx clients and families cross-culturally.
Chloe Pete tiene su licencia en trabajo social (LCSW) y recibió su Master’s en Trabajo Social de la universidad de Portland State en 2015. Sus especialidades clínicas son: los niños y familias adoptivos, la neurodiversidad incluso TDAH y autismo, los niños con discapacidades del desarrollo, y la trauma compleja. Chloe facilita grupos para padres/cuidadores y ofrece los modalidades siguientes: neurofeedback, la terapia cognitiva conductual enfocada en trauma (TFCBT), la terapia de juego, las prácticas de conciencia plena, y las practicas orientada a la familia. Chloe es bilingüe en español y tiene varios años trabajando con clientes y familias latinos interculturalmente.
DeAnna Pickett, LPC
DeAnna Pickett, LPC, is a dedicated and compassionate mental health professional specializing in working with teens and young adults. She holds a degree from Oregon State University, providing her with a solid academic foundation in the field of counseling.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), DeAnna has honed expertise in various therapeutic modalities. Specializing in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), brain spotting, neurofeedback, and Collaborative Problem Solving, she employs a diverse range of therapeutic approaches to address the unique needs of each client.
DeAnna's commitment to staying at the forefront of mental health practices is evident through ongoing professional development and a dedication to evidence-based interventions. This ensures that clients receive the highest quality care in navigating challenges such as trauma, stress, and emotional difficulties.
With a warm and empathetic approach, DeAnna creates a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions. By integrating cutting-edge therapeutic techniques with a client-centered focus, she is dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome obstacles and achieve meaningful, positive change.
Ramiro Romo, Jr., LCSW
A bilingual Latino therapist, Ramiro is a child of immigrant parents, lover of tacos, and enthusiast of all things Pokémon. He is committed to helping clients learn how to build healthy versions of themselves, and moving away from shame. Many times helping his clients in exploring ongoing stressful challenges, processing traumatic experiences, and improving communication in their relationships. Ramiro specializes in helping those who experience struggles with anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, generational trauma, and issues with parenting. He offers individual, family, and parenting sessions.
Ramiro, terapeuta latino bilingüe, es hijo de padres inmigrantes, amante de los tacos y entusiasta de todo lo relacionado con Pokémon. Está comprometido ayudar a sus clientes a aprender cómo construir versiones saludables de sí mismos y a alejarse de la vergüenza. Muchas veces ayudando a sus clientes a explorar desafíos estresantes continuos, procesar experiencias traumáticas y mejorar la comunicación en sus relaciones. Ramiro se especializa en ayudar a quienes experimentan problemas de ansiedad, depresión, disfunción sexual, trauma generacional y la crianza de los hijos. Ofrece sesiones Individuales, Familiares y de Padres.
Caitlynn Smith, MSW Intern
Caitlynn Smith is an intern, currently finishing a Master’s in Social Work, while also working in inpatient adolescent mental health. Her background is in grief facilitation, education, and foster care. She especially enjoys working with neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ kids and teens as someone that shares these identities.
Wendy Soriano-Valencia, CSWA
Wendy, a first-generation DACA Latina therapist, is dedicated to empowering and breaking down barriers for young BIPOC individuals facing mental health stigma. She ensures her clients feel heard, understood, and motivated to unlock their full potential. Wendy’s life experiences serve as a bridge for cultural understanding. In her therapy sessions, she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and person-centered therapy. Wendy earned her Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University. She engages in individual and family therapy with teens and young adults. When she is outside of therapy, she puts on her apron and bakes. Wendy aspires to one-day blend therapy with pastries, opening a bakery with delicious tres leches cakes and healing conversations.
Wendy, es una terapeuta Latina de primera generación que tiene DACA, ella se se dedica a empoderar y romper barreras para los jóvenes BIPOC que enfrentan el estigma de la salud mental. Ella se asegura de que sus clientes se sientan escuchados, comprendidos y motivados para desbloquear todo su potencial. Las experiencias de vida de Wendy sirven como puente para el entendimiento cultural. En sus sesiones de terapia, ella utiliza la terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC), la terapia dialéctico-conductual (DBT) y la terapia centrada en la persona. Wendy obtuvo su Maestría en Trabajadora Social en Portland State University. Ella se enfoca en terapia individual y familiar con adolescentes y jóvenes. En su tiempo libre, ella se pone su mandil y hornea. Wendy aspira a realizar un dia mezclar terapia con pasteles de tres leches y tener conversaciones curativas.
Ed Stracener, QMHP
Ed Stracener, MA, QMHP has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda. He specializes in working with young children and their families, using the Child Parent Psychotherapy treatment model of play therapy, coaching and psychoeducation for parents. Ed also works with children and youth of all ages to address trauma recovery, learning challenges and effective strategies for managing ADHD.
Using a strengths-based treatment philosophy Ed will build a treatment plan that invites your goals and creates steps toward your objectives. This will include greater social, emotional, and family wellbeing for your child as well as decreased problem symptoms. Ed is also a drummer who provides a Social Skills with Rhythm group to teach emotional regulation and social skills to school-aged children.