Kelsey Somppi, Owner/Director
MA, LMFT, RPT, CMHS
Hello! My name is Kelsey Somppi and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington and Oregon. I identify as a female and a woman of color with she/her pronouns. I have my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from George Fox University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Washington State University Vancouver. I am also registered as a Child Mental Health Specialist and a Registered Play Therapist.I specialize in therapy and counseling for couples in all types of relationships as well as children and families. My primary focus is treating trauma including sexual assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse and domestic violence. I have a passion for assisting clients in working through conflicts, building better relationships, and overcoming trauma.
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and have other specialized training in trauma, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also Level Two Gottman trained to work with couples. Other approaches I use are Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
Before entering the mental health field, I served in the United States Navy for seven years as a Hospital Corpsman. I have also been blessed with two children of my own, and have been married to my husband for the past 13 years.
MA, LCSWA | WA
Hello, my name is Tania Castañón. I am passionate about working with children, young adults, families and the Latino community. I am bilingual in Spanish and also provide Spanish speaking services. I received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Social Work with a certificate in social work with Latino/as from the University of Denver.
I have been in the field for over 7 years and have worked in a variety of settings within counseling and therapy, social work, and restorative justice. I have worked with trauma, crisis management, adolescent substance use, adolescents in the criminal justice system, depression, anxiety, restorative justice, self harm, behavioral issues and other areas as needed.
I look forward to working with you and helping you on your journey.
MA, LMFTA, NCC | OR, WA
Hi there! My name is Catie Hardman (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington and Oregon. I hold a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from George Fox University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Warner Pacific College. My passion lies in working with young children and their parents, teen girls, survivors of intimate partner and family violence, and especially individuals and families of non-dominant identities.
My primary focus is on treating trauma and anxiety, stressed relationships, struggles with low self-esteem, and identity exploration. I hold specialized training in intimate partner and family violence through the YWCA of Clark County and Washington State Coalition, trauma informed care and crisis response, Multicultural Trauma Treatment, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Circle of Security Parenting, and in treating mental health struggles in children and individuals on the spectrum.
I am currently in the process of becoming an Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Personally, I identify as a bi-sexual female and culturally as Lakota Sioux Indian and white. I have a partner of almost three years and a vivacious six- year-old daughter by love. I look forward to meeting with you and supporting you on your therapy journey.
MA, LMFTA | OR, WA
Hi there! My name is Suzanne Dilitto (she/they), and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Washington State and Oregon State. I am a queer, bisexual, white, neurodiverse, gender-expansive femme person with invisible disabilities. I hold a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy with a specialization in sex therapy and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Social Sciences with an emphasis in Gender Studies.
I am trained in systemic family therapy modalities with specialized training in trauma-informed care. My work is grounded in relational, Queer, Feminist Family Therapy, and Ecosystemic frameworks. I acknowledge that every single person exists in relation and connection to one another, and I include in my work, the knowledge that our daily experience is impacted by larger systems of oppression and power such as white supremacy, capitalism, heterosexism, and the gender binary.
I provide individual. relationship and family therapy that is anti-white supremacy, anti-diet culture, kink/BDSM-aware, sex positive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. My specialties include working with folx 13+ who are experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, relationship distress, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, queer & LGBTQIA2S+ populations, sexuality, and relationship constellations (nonmonogamy/polyamory/monogamy). In my work with you, I offer a nonjudgmental and supportive space in which humor and authentic lived experience is welcomed.
MA, LMFTA | WA
Hello! My name is Angelee Berrian (she/her). I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. I have a Master’s degree from George Fox University in Portland, OR.
My work is largely emotion-focused and attachment-based, meaning I recognize the need of every individual to feel safe and secure in order to thrive. Each client brings their own experiences and expertise to therapy; and my work is to cultivate a welcoming and collaborative therapeutic relationship.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing conflict in relationships; those exploring their own sexual, gender, spiritual and/or religious identity; individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or grief; and anyone seeking body-acceptance and/or self-acceptance. I’ve received focused training in Trauma-Focused CBT, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Play Therapy.
In my personal life, I love to cook, write poetry, and goof-off with my husband and daughter.
MA, LMFTA | OR, WA
Hello, my name is Jasmine Hankerson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. I have my Master's degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy from George Fox University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Portland State University. I am a proud Assiniboine Native American and Black American woman with she/her pronouns.
My primary focus is treating trauma including sexual assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse and domestic violence. I am also passionate about working with children/adolescents, family conflict, anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, relationship issues, life transitions, identity exploration, self-esteem, systemic/institutional challenges, LGBTQIA2S+ issues, harm reduction, and non-suicidal self injurious behaviors. My approach is person-centered and strengths-based, meaning you can bring whatever you want into the space at your own pace. I encourage people to progress toward self-actualization and recognize the strengths they already have.
I hold specialized training in treating victims of sexual assault/abuse through Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy and Emotionally Focused therapy for couples. Therapy with me is a collaborative process where we can have fun (laugh a lot or maybe cry), speak the unspeakable and open up new opportunities for you.
MA, LCSWA | WA
Hello, my name is Narussia DeLoach. I identify as a female, woman of color with she/her pronouns. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work from Tulane University and have been able to use my knowledge and experiences to guide individuals struggling with a wide range of obstacles. I have experience in areas such as trauma, personality disorders, complex grief, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and more.
By working closely with clients, I am able to help them address an array of mental health disorders. The therapeutic modalities I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, as well as Mindfulness.
As a therapist, there is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing the people I work alongside grow into healthier versions of themselves. My passion for helping others is the foundation of my work and something I value dearly. Our therapeutic environment will be a safe space for you, with plenty of validation, support, and growth.
I would be honored to walk with you through your mental health journey as a compassionate guide, who can help you become the best version of yourself.
MS, LPCA | OR
Hi there! My name is Jessica Dougherty, LPCA (she/her), and I am excited to be a part of the Vancouver Counseling Solutions team! I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, and I will be providing services to those in the state of Oregon.
I have a background in working with young children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. My primary focuses are treating anxiety, depression, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, interpersonal conflict and relationships, family conflict, self-esteem, stress, disability adjustments, life transitions, self-harm, self-identity, and behavioral concerns. Throughout our collaboration, the following modalities may be used: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Reality Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Existential and/or Play Therapy.
As a counselor, it is my top priority to provide you with the safe space you may need to speak your truths and share your thoughts and emotions. Counseling may seem intimidating, so my hope is to bring you a comforting experience and provide you the opportunity to progress and identify your resiliency throughout your life experiences. I look forward to meeting and sharing this new journey with you!
MA, LMFTA | OR, WA
Hello - I’m Kelsey! I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and Child Mental Health Specialist. I hold a Master’s degree from George Fox University and an undergraduate degree in Clinical Counseling from Western Oregon University.
My therapeutic training and approaches include: Narrative therapy; Narrative Play therapy; TheraPlay for parents and children; SandTray therapy; bio and neurofeedback; somatic approaches such as breathing and yoga; parent training and support; and systemic family therapy. I am actively involved in continuing education and training.
My belief is that the relationship we create is the most important aspect of therapy and I work from a person-centered, emotion-focused, trauma informed, and attachment-based foundation. My hope is to provide a safe space for my clients to have new and different experiences while working towards reaching their goals and finding fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
I look forward to sharing an authentic and genuine connection and human experience with you!
MA, LCSWA | WA
Hey there! My name is Anthony LiGregni (he/him), and I am thrilled to be a new member of the Vancouver Counseling Solutions team! I received my Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Louisiana State University and have had the pleasure of working with people from all different backgrounds and stories.
I have experience working with families, adolescents, individuals with substance use disorders, co-occurring diagnoses, domestic violence victims, etc. Working hands-on with clients throughout my studies and professional experiences has been extremely valuable and enjoyable.
I am passionate about helping clients overcome the struggles associated with anxiety, OCD, and depression and advocate for the use of exposure therapies in my practices whenever possible.
Counseling should be a journey, and I will always work to best guide my clients— however, it is them that will be doing the heavy (and most beneficial) lifting. I believe that everyone deserves to understand what they are going through, and that everyone has the ability to feel better. I look forward to being a part of your journey!
MA, LPCA | OR
Hello, my name is Brianna Hughes (she/her). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Oregon. My passion for working with clients is based on the foundation that everyone deserves to live well. My therapeutic approach is multicultural, trauma-informed and feminist, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy. While using narrative therapy, my practice recognizes the traumatic impact of systems of oppression and how this affects the wellbeing of individuals, families and marginalized communities.
I earned a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University. In my graduate work, I also became certified in Trauma Response Services from the Trauma Response Institute. This specialized training allows me to offer focused services to help with post-traumatic stress prevention, body mindfulness and intervention.
The client populations I enjoy focusing on experience anxiety, depression, disordered eating, post-traumatic stress disorder from systems of oppression (racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, capitalism, fatphobia, etc), grief, abusive family/romantic relationships, suicidal ideation and self-harm. By using narrative therapy, I encourage my clients to empower themselves and amplify their voice for all concerns regarding their health and identity.
MA, LMFTA | OR, WA
Hello! My name is Gita (they/she). I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I received my Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Portland State University. My previous work experience has been in public health education and advocacy with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.
My clients are typically couples/partnerships, individuals ages 15+, and families who come from a range of backgrounds and experiences. My work often focuses on exploring LGBTQ+ identity with a focus on transgender and gender noncomforming clients, anxiety, depression, relational conflict and communication, and sexual issues. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities rooted in Systems Theory and Intersectional/Feminist perspectives, such as Emotion Focused Therapy and Satir Experiential, as well as Narrative and Collaborative theories.
I am queer, South Asian, and white and grew up in rural Alaska. These identities only begin to touch on who I am. As a person with many intersecting identities and complexities, some that are valued more than others, I know what it is like to feel like I have to hide my whole self. I also know how good it can feel to have a space to exist with contentment and authenticity. Because of that, my goal is to help you find the value in existing as your whole self and provide a place where you can begin to explore who you truly are. While my work is with individuals, couples/partnerships, and families, I have a special love of working with couples/partnerships who are taking the first steps to reconnect, grow, and exist authentically in their relationship(s).
MA, LPCA | OR, WA
Hello! My name is Katheryne Lewis (she/her). I am a licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Washington and Oregon. I earned my Masters degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling as well as a certificate in Ecopsychology from Lewis and Clark College.
My practice is oriented to Narrative Theory and Ecopsychology. Celebrating each individual’s uniqueness, I aim to help clients understand their stories within a larger sociocultural context while encouraging them to make room for meaningful narratives. Narrative theory emphasizes that our stories are not only our own, but are comprised of the narratives that society may have of us. It is important to embolden the voice of the client as they work to rewrite the storylines of their identity. I work to help clients create meaning while also acknowledging and holding the larger systems of oppression accountable for the barriers they continuously uphold.
I hold true that in order for our ecosystems to thrive, it embraces all that is queer, diverse, strange, unique, beautiful, and mystifying. The fact is, there is nothing queerer than nature. Imagine the thriving community we could cultivate if we choose to use nature as a mirror and model for success. As a queer Black woman and a clinician, my goal is to help my clients understand their unique existence in this greater ecosystem, ready to be embraced for all that they are.
Honoring my role as an advocate for youth, I hope to normalize the presence of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as key components to create a meaningful and successful life. However, no matter how old you are, I hope to empower you in deepening your awareness of self and safely hold space for you to explore the unknown. I offer you compassionate validation, guidance, curiosity and challenge. While this process won’t be easy, I hope you will allow me to sing praises of your unique story until your voice finds the strength to do the same.