Ida Moadab, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Ida has provided mental health services in Eugene for almost ten years. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon, and completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System at American Lake and her postdoctoral residency at Stanford School of Medicine. Throughout her training and continuing education, she has emphasized evidence-based approaches, which include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure/Exposure and Response Prevention. Her goal as a therapist is to help people grow into their authentic selves through development of self-awareness and strategies that help them overcome difficulties to live a fuller, more meaningful lives.
After several years in private practice providing specialized treatment of Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, she started ECAS with a goal of expanding the availability of time-limited, goal-oriented, culturally-sensitive services (which include treatment/therapy, assessment, training, and consultation). She is dedicated to helping people realize that they have the inner resources to feel more resilient and act in accordance with their deepest values.
Ron received his Ph.D. from Miami University in 1993. Since then, he has worked in university counseling centers and helped students address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The primary models that inform his therapeutic approach are cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy. His strong interest in cultural competence and identity development also guide his individual work and he offers workshops that help individuals and organizations become more intentionally inclusive and culturally aware.
When not working, Ron’s self-care includes knitting, baking, and playing videogames.
Eldon has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976. He holds Licenses in California and Oregon. His many years of experience has prepared him to deal with a wide range of therapeutic issues. This includes 22 years of serving as an allied health professional administrating programs and delivering services in psychiatric hospitals. His extensive training and experience include cognitive behavioral therapy, therapeutic hypnotherapy, and trauma informed treatment. For the past 18 years, Eldon has specialized in treating Anxiety and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Eldon works in partnership with his clients to learn how to move away from avoidance and successfully confront fears and navigate life difficulties.
Eldon spends his free time in his wood shop where he creates expressive works of art.
Enid received her Ph.D. in 1993 from La Jolla University in San Diego, California. She is a Licensed Psychologist in both the states of California and Oregon. Enid is certified by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals as a Master Addiction Counselor, the National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists, and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Her clinical focus is on anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, codependency and dual diagnosis. Her therapeutic style borrows from a variety of cognitive therapy techniques, including mindfulness practice, dialectical behavioral therapy, and brief, solution-focused interventions. Enid has also been teaching graduate psychology courses since 1993 at a fully accredited online university based in Southern California.
Enid is an animal advocate and has been involved with retriever rescue organizations over the past 18 years. In her spare time, Enid enjoys playing with her two retrievers, interacting with the local wildlife and spending time with her family.
Dr. Ruth Bichsel is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing behavioral health assessment, intervention, education, and consultation. She is also a nationally certified Master’s Addiction Counselor with more than 30 years of experience providing substance use treatment. In 2014, she was awarded the Oregon Psychological Association's Diversity Award. She is a past president of the Lane County Psychologist's Association.
Dr. Bichsel’s clinical work includes psychotherapy and consultation services provided within a multicultural biopsychosocial model. She enjoys assisting children, teenagers, and adults. Her primary areas of focus include issues related to Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Hoarding, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Substance Use, and Trauma. She enjoys working on issues related to identity including chronic pain and illness, ethnicity, gender orientation, and sexual orientation. Dr. Bichsel is available for comprehensive psychological assessments for diagnosis and treatment planning, and pre-medical intervention assessments, including transgender evaluations.
In her free time, Dr. Bichsel enjoys engaging in animal rescue endeavors, gardening, and enjoying nature.
Clinical Admin Assistant
Sophie Mitchell was raised on a farm in Lorane, OR, and moved to Eugene in 2001. She attended LCC and the University of Oregon, with a focus in music. She has been an avid participant in local theatre for many years, and has performed and recorded with various musicians and groups, both local and national.
In her free time, Sophie enjoys being outside, having a laugh, and spending time with loved ones.