Meet Our Team
Executive Director | Licensed Psychologist
Ida Moadab, Ph.D.
Ida has provided mental health services in Eugene for over 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. She is also a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) run by the International OCD Foundation, which provides specialized training in OCD by experts in the field. 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. She hopes to help clients develop a kind, self-compassionate way to manage life’s difficulties, and learn to identify and fill their own needs. 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 fuller, more meaningful lives.
She works primarily with adults across the lifespan, and works with clients with anxiety (including Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder), Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (including OCD, Skin-Picking, and Hair Pulling), and trauma-related disorders, including trauma related to chronic experiences of racism and discrimination. As an Iranian-American, she is dedicated to helping people of color, who can have negative experiences in therapy if they feel their therapist is not validating their experiences of explicit discrimination and implicit microaggressions.
In addition, she completes and supervises psychological evaluations, assessing for ADHD, learning disabilities, and differential diagnosis, among other issues.
When she is not working, Ida enjoys spending time with her two young children and partner, listening to music, making elaborate and poorly decorated cakes, and being outdoors.
Gwendolyn Stanley, MSW
Gwen received her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2021, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Iowa. She brings nearly a decade of administrative and clinical experience to her role as Intake Coordinator at ECAS, and enjoys helping clients find compassionate, culturally responsive care to suit their unique needs and experiences.
In her free time, Gwen enjoys hiking, cycling, reading novels, listening to records, and spending time with her husband and their two guinea pigs.
Erica came to ECAS after working in the dental field as an office administrator for 16 years. Having a degree in psychology, her ultimate goal has been to work in the mental health field so becoming a part of the ECAS team has been a dream come true for her. As a lead administrator, she will be supporting and assisting clinicians and clients alike. She looks forward to working with you and making your experience with ECAS as helpful and compassionate as possible.
In her free time, Erica enjoys hiking, swimming, coloring and cross stitching. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown children. Her 1 year old grandson is the light of her life.
Therapy Intake and Outreach Coordinator
Stephanie brings years of experience in behavioral health, mental health nursing and case management. She is a native of Southern California and received her B.A. is Psychology from the University of California, Riverside, in addition to her B.S. in Nursing. Her passion is to advocate for others and work with people from all backgrounds.In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys cooking, running and spending time with her family/friends and two dachshunds.
Multicultural Facilitator | Licensed Psychologist
Ron Miyaguchi, Ph.D.
Supervisees: Willy Diaz Tapia, Ph.D.
Ron received his B.A from the University of Hawaii and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University in Ohio. He has worked at university counseling centers in Ohio, Maryland and Oregon. The primary models that inform his therapeutic approach are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy.
People often come to therapy because we do things that we know are not in our best interests, like letting our anxieties talk us out of doing things that are scary but necessary. Yet even when we know this, we still get caught up in our old, frustrating patterns. Ron’s therapy approach is to begin by exploring the non-logical beliefs (think of them as assumptions, expectations and perceptions) that we have about ourselves and the world around us. Usually this entails looking at a person’s cultural, familial, and personal histories in non-blaming, non-shaming ways. The most important part of the therapy experience, however, is in helping clients take the steps that are necessary to disprove these beliefs and to learn new, more empowering ones. Often this means supporting clients as they gently push themselves into situations that challenge their old, limiting ways of seeing themselves and their world.
Ron works with clients teenaged and older, with a focus on anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, emotional intimacy, and identity issues. He has a strong interest in cultural competence and cultural humility and recognizes the impact of the sociocultural context on a person’s functioning and well-being. He also offers workshops that help individuals and organizations become more culturally attentive, aware, and inclusive.
When not working, Ron’s self-care includes knitting, baking, and cycling, and running around kicking a ball in a manner that almost resembles soccer.
Director of Clinical Training | Licensed Psychologist
Chaunce Windle, Ph.D.
Chaunce received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. She spent several years in university counseling centers and in private practice in Eugene before joining the ECAS family. As an interpersonal and culturally-sensitive therapist, Chaunce uses evidence-based approaches to help clients replace shame, fear, and low self-esteem with self-acceptance, compassion, and a sense of personal worth and value. Her style is active, meaning that she balances listening and empathic support with gentle challenges, exercises, and ideas for maintaining therapeutic growth outside of your therapy sessions.
Chaunce works with adolescent and adult clients. She specializes in treating Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder) and Obsessive -Compulsive and Related Disorders (e.g., OCD, Skin-Picking, and Hair Pulling). In addition to treating anxiety, Chaunce works with survivors of trauma (esp. sexual abuse and assault) and with clients with disordered eating.
Chaunce has particular expertise and interest in working with LGBTQI clients. She also provides assessments for people seeking letters of support for hormone therapy or surgical interventions to reduce gender dysphoria.
In her free time, Chaunce enjoys traveling, the arts, and spending time with her friends and family.
Workshop Developer | Licensed Professional Counselor
Lisa Oland, L.P.C.
Lisa received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health at Northwest Christian University, along with a discipline in Women and Gender Studies in her course work. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC I). She has a wide range of knowledge working with individuals who have experienced severe trauma and addiction. Additionally, she has been employed as a social justice advocate at several local nonprofits who served people experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, substance use disorder and LGBTQ+ issues.
Lisa’s clinical practice focuses on adults who struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, complicated trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, shame, gender dysphoria, and insecurities that are a result from systemic oppression, discrimination, and socio-economic status. She uses a multiple disciplinary, evidence-based approach, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, Adlerian psychology, Internal Family Systems, and Feminist Theory. Lisa believes the client is the expert of their own life and works with the client to find what they identify as their authentic self.
Lisa is active in her community and holds two civic service positions as a board member for Springfield Eugene Tenant Association, and Lane County Adult Treatment Court. During her down time, Lisa is playing with her cats, bunny, and guinea pigs, as well as gardening and hiking the beautiful northwest.
Shannon Henry, Ph.D.
Supervisee: Lue Williams, MA, MS
Shannon is a licensed psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Bowling Green State University Counseling Center, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services. In addition to working in university counseling centers, Shannon has also worked in community mental health settings prior to joining the team at ECAS.
Shannon believes that any effective therapy stems from a positive therapeutic relationship, and operates from a client-centered perspective. As a culturally sensitive therapist, she prioritizes getting to know all facets of a client’s identity to better understand their experiences, values, and worldview. She uses evidence-based approaches to treat clients, pulling from her expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy. She strives to support clients in becoming their authentic selves and living their lives true to who they want to be.
Shannon works primarily with older adolescents and adults. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders (including Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia) and trauma-related disorders (especially related to experiences of discrimination/oppression, abuse, and sexual assault). Additional areas of focus include relational difficulties, identity development, and substance abuse. Shannon is passionate about providing services and advocating for underserved populations, including LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color.
In her free time, Shannon enjoys baking, hiking, video games, and spending time with her rescue beagle mix, Dipper.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Gideon Shrier, M.S.
Gideon is a licensed professional counselor and provided mental health services in Baltimore, Maryland before moving to Oregon. He earned his M.S in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland and completed his externship at Powell Recovery Center in Baltimore.
In his clinical practice, he has gained experience working with a broad array of difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, agoraphobia, PTSD and complex trauma, grief, addiction, and interpersonal problems. As a therapist, he seeks to help clients develop awareness of the cognitive patterns underlying their presenting problem and to collaboratively explore alternative styles of thinking and acting. Gideon aims to help his clients overcome both internal and external obstacles in the pursuit of psychological balance, fulfillment, empowerment, and wholeness.
He works primarily with older adolescents and adults and employs an eclectic clinical approach that draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion based approaches, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Developmental and Attachment Theory, and Psychodynamic perspectives. He takes a particular joy in helping clients develop insight and self-acceptance.
Gideon’s work in Baltimore city exposed him to the realities of racial discrimination and urban poverty in America. Working with a primarily low SES African-American population, he helped his clients process experiences of systemic racism, gender-based discrimination, disability, and economic disenfranchisement.
In his personal time, Gideon enjoys hiking, playing videogames, exercise, listening to audiobooks, playing guitar, and being outdoors.
Colleen Comeau, Psy.D.
Supervisees: Chandra Perez, Ph.D.
Colleen is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University. Prior to joining the ECAS team, she worked closely with medical providers as a primary care psychologist. She uses her experiences working in physical medicine to help her approach clients wholistically. Colleen’s primary area of interest is in psychological and psychoeducational assessment, particularly for concerns related to mood clarification, ADHD, learning disorders, and autism. Colleen enjoys working with children, families, and adults in assessment. She works with adults in individual therapy and enjoys supervising and training new clinicians.
Colleen is client-centered and strengths-based in her approach to both assessment and therapy. Her aim in the assessment process is to help clients and their families better understand their strengths and challenges and leave the assessment process with personalized recommendations for next steps. In therapy, Colleen pulls from her experience and training in several modalities when working with clients including: Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Colleen works from a multicultural framework and recognizes that understanding client’s larger socio-cultural context and worldview is essential for building trust in the therapeutic relationship as well as in providing accurate and ethical psychological evaluations. She enjoys working with the LGBTQI community and provides letters of support for gender affirming treatment.
In her free time, Colleen enjoys most types of outdoor activities including running, skiing, biking, and surfing. When not outside, she enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her husband and small-but-mighty dog.
Assessment Extern/Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, PhD
Edie James, QHMP
Colleen Comeau, PsyD, Supervisor
Edith earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in 2022. She is expected to receive her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2025. Immediately after graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in 2019, Edith began working as a Behavior Therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum. From there, she worked in community mental health doing both therapy and psychological assessments with youth and adults, and then moved to a high school where she conducted IEP assessments and provided counseling services. She has the unique experience of being a Crisis Consultant for Yamhill County where she goes to hospitals and helps determine patient needs. Throughout her training and education, Edith has used various therapeutic approaches to best serve her clients. She uses evidence-based techniques in Person-Centered, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. She hopes to support her clients by creating a safe space for them to identify and explore themselves, their history, their motivations, and their goals. She does this via therapy and psychological assessment.
Edith has worked with people across the lifespan, but predominantly works with adults. She is passionate about making psychological services accessible to all people, especially those who typically have difficulty accessing care. She works with folks with anxiety (including Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety), trauma (including PTSD and CPTSD), ADHD, and complicated medical histories.
When she is not working, Edith enjoys baking, playing her guitar, singing, drawing, and spending time with loved ones. She has also been known to book semi-spontaneous travel plans (like a 3-day trip to Iceland).
Clinical Social Work Associate. / Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, Ph.D.
Zarai Elias, M.S.W.
Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, Ph.D
Zarai Elias specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for clients experiencing anxiety, grief and loss, and major life transitions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and communicates in each based on the needs of her clients. She has worked with clients from all backgrounds, including children, adolescents, and adults.
Born and raised in Oregon, Zarai is of Mexican-American descent. She pursued her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon in Family and Human Services and then her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Accordingly, her work is informed by a multicultural and culturally-responsive lens.
As a client-centered therapist, Zarai believes that each person has a beautiful and innate ability to heal from trauma. Her approach recognizes that building a healthy therapeutic alliance founded on trust, transparency, compassion, and freedom is needed to achieve emotional healing. To accomplish this, Zarai integrates psychodynamic, humanistic/client-centered, and CBT theoretical approaches with her clients. Additionally, she is gaining training at ECAS in Exposure and Response Prevention under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Training, Chaunce Windle, to treat the clinic specialty areas, including OCD, Panic Disorder, PTSD, among other areas.
In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, and cooking new cuisine and time with family. Hablo Español!
Clinical Social Work Associate/Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, Ph.D.
Austin Kaiser, CSWA
Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, Ph.D.
Austin is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, depression, and self-image problems. He earned his Master of Social Work degree at Pacific University. Before joining ECAS, he worked with adult clients between the ages of 18 and 80 at both the Center for Community Counseling in Eugene and the Counseling Center at Lane Community College.
Austin believes that most of our emotional problems derive from our beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world. These beliefs are developed over the course of a lifetime and determine how we respond to adversities, daily stressors, and other challenges. We often act on these beliefs (particularly those related to our acceptability and worth) without being aware of them, but they can be brought to the surface,
evaluated, and changed through the therapeutic process.
In his work with clients, Austin emphasizes the importance of discomfort tolerance, unconditional self-acceptance, and living in accordance with one’s values. He sees therapy as a collaborative process in which clients take an empowered and active role. He enjoys working with adult clients of any age, in a manner that is inclusive and culturally informed. He holds primary and advanced certifications in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute, and a Level 1 certification in TEAM (Testing-Empathy-Assessment-Methods) CBT from the Feeling Good Institute. He has also completed the Beck Institute’s four-course clinical sequence in CBT.
Austin has been married for more than 20 years and has two daughters. His hobbies include reading, writing, playing the bass with his blues band, and history, in which he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.
Psychometrician / Assessment Coordinator
Kassie joined ECAS after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. As the staff psychometrician, Kassie administers psychological assessments for our Assessment Psychologist and coordinates the assessment process. She strives to make the assessment process as smooth as possible to improve the experience of clients and psychologists alike.
In her free time Kassie enjoys crocheting, playing video games, and hiking. Her happy place is sitting on a lake shore while reading a good book and soaking up the sun.
William joined the ECAS assessment team as a psychometrist following his completion of a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. Will has lived in Eugene for the past 11 years and has worked in childcare and behavioral health for 5 years. As a psychometrist, Will administers psychological assessments and collects data for our team of Assessment Psychologists. He enjoys getting to meet new people and is dedicated to making the testing experience smooth and positive.
Will is passionate about helping people get the mental health care they deserve, and particularly dedicated to making sure that everyone has access to appropriate resources and support for their mental health journeys.
When he is not working, William enjoys singing, painting, and spending time with his family, his friends, and his cats!
Clinical Administrative Assistant
Outside of work, Oriona enjoys spending time with friends, offering EFT/Tapping to the community, taking walks, riding her bike, art, gardening, and trying new, delicious food.
Kaitlyn joined the ECAS team after working in both the dental and nutrition fields for many years. She moved to Oregon after obtaining a degree in Nutrition from San Diego State University. Having a degree in nutrition allowed her to find a love for helping others and hone in on a passion for holistic wellness involving both body and mind. As our administrative assistant she is excited to work alongside our assessment team in providing compassionate support to all of our clients with scheduling.
In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys cooking, gardening, and anything that involves time in the sunshine. She loves spending time with her husband, their busy toddler, and their 5 chickens just recently added to the family!
Dana Smith, PhD
Supervisees: Hannah Lukas, PsyD
Dana received her Master’s in Counseling from San Francisco State University in 1997 and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2002. Dana’s clinical work has focused on treating co-occurring problems in adolescents and adults, with a particular focus on the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. Dana has a particular passion for the development and testing of evidence-based treatment interventions and has simultaneously been immersed in applied research and clinical practice for the past 20 years, during which time she has worked in clinical research, clinic, and private practice settings in the Eugene area. She received a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Health focused on the development of an integrated treatment for PTSD and externalizing behavior disorders. Originally trained as a social learning behaviorist, Dana has a strong behavioral background and foundation. She employs a holistic, ecological framework that considers the whole person and the context within which they operate. Dana works with adolescent and adult clients. She has strong ties in family systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness approaches, and specializes in treating trauma, anxiety disorders, and depression.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys an active lifestyle. She is an avid skier and cyclist who enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with her family and her dog, Obie.
Brittany Bonner-Dillon, PsyD
Brittany is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychological assessment for individuals who have questions about their mental health symptoms or cognitive abilities.
Brittany completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (C.S.P.P.) at Alliant International University in San Francisco, CA. She is currently licensed in Oregon, Washington, California, and Ohio and is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Brittany’s clinical experience includes forensic psychology, psychological and forensic assessment, and individual psychotherapy.
Assessment Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, Psy.D.
Chandra Perez, PsyD
Chandra Perez, PsyD, is a psychologist resident at Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress. Dr. Perez was a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana for twelve years before moving to Oregon. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Montana State University-Billings and her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology (Argosy) in Phoenix. Dr. Perez completed her internship and initial residency at Colorado West Regional Mental Health Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. She completed rotations in community mental health therapy, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and psychological assessment. During and following her residency, Dr. Perez was the director of an alternative school mental health unit. She relocated to Montana to be close to family and began working at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR) as a clinical program manager. During her ten years with YBGR, Dr. Perez supervised in-training practitioners, provided therapy services, provided psychological assessment services, and served as the clinical director. Dr. Perez spent the next two years completing psychological assessments through a non-profit mental health agency in Billings, Montana. She assessed a diverse clientele for a variety of referral sources including psychotherapists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, bariatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management clinics, the court system, child protective services, and disability services. Dr. Perez has extensive experience working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma and attachment issues, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and behavior disorders. Her theoretical approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT); Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC); and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Dr. Perez trained with the Beck Institute and is a member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.
Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Dana Smith, PhD
Hannah Lukas, PsyD
Supervisor: Dana Smith, PhD
Hannah is a post-doctoral fellow at ECAS. She earned her Psy.D. from Xavier University and completed her predoctoral internship at Purdue University’s Counseling and Psychological Services Center.
Throughout her training and practice, she has focused on assisting clients through the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In her work, she helps her clients identify their values and take steps toward living lives that are meaningful to them. She is sensitive to the role clients’ intersecting identities play in their lives and works to gain an understanding of each client’s unique culture and experiences. She is dedicated to validating experiences of racism, and discrimination, and providing an affirmative space for LGBTQ+ individuals.
She works primarily with adolescents and adults and works with clients experiencing a variety of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and trauma-related disorders.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and spending time with her two cats.
Clinical Extern/Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, PhD
Frank Mojekwu, MS
Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, PhD
Frank is currently a 4th year doctoral student in the University of Oregon’s Counseling Psychology program, where he has already earned his M.S. in Counseling, Family, and Human services. His training has included rotations in community mental health settings wherein he has delivered evidence-based interventions to adults and children in the context of individual and family therapy.
Frank leans upon Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies to help his clients increase their awareness of the strengths they bring into the therapy room. In addition, he approaches the delivery of cognitive and behavioral interventions with an ecological lens— by understanding that society’s structures can uniquely impact each client’s lived experiences as a result of their individual and cultural identity. He hopes to help his clients develop self-compassion in the face their difficulties and the confidence to respond to their challenges to the best of their abilities.
Frank works with adults from a range of backgrounds and concerns and has previous experience working with clients whose anxiety and stress can be attributed to the challenges of daily living, their relationship with themselves, and events in their personal history.
Frank moved to Eugene from Texas 3 years ago. He loves the city’s mild summers, biking infrastructure, and close proximity to the ocean, but misses authentic barbecue. In his spare time, he enjoys playing bass, finding new recipes, analog photography, and bird watching.
Clinical Extern/Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, Ph.D.
Chris Capron, MS
Chris is a psychologist in training in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Oregon. He is trained in the use of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. His therapy goals are to help people better understand and reprocess difficult emotions such as anxiety in order to disrupt patterns that exacerbate stress and develop better coping strategies. He believes that while it is not possible to avoid all pain and difficulty in life, it is possible to accept and let go of pain in order to have a more fulfilling and peaceful existence.
Chris works with adults across the lifespan and has experience treating children and families. He has served clients to ameliorate a variety of anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and to process traumatic experiences. Chris has experience working with Latinx folks and is dedicated to expanding access to healthcare to marginalized communities. He speaks and writes in Spanish and looks forward to providing high quality services to Spanish-speaking clients on issues from feeling less anxious to processing minority stress.
Outside of clinical practice Chris loves spending time with his partner and cat, and can be found biking, listening to audiobooks, and doing crossword puzzles around Eugene.
Alyssa Nevell, PhD
Alyssa is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Washington. She completed her internship and post doctoral training at Brooks Powers Group in Seattle, WA where she gained extensive experience working with school-age children through early adulthood and their families to provide mental health services in private practice, hospital, and school settings. Alyssa currently provides therapeutic, consultation, and assessment services to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Alyssa specializes in working with children and adolescents with OCD, mood, and anxiety disorders, and is a certified provider for the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) program. In addition, she works with children, adolescents and their families on interventions to address a variety of other internalizing and externalizing disorders including depression, emotion regulation difficulties, ADHD, and learning differences. She approaches therapy and assessment from collaborative and culturally responsive lens using a cognitive-behavioral and ecological systems framework. Alyssa employs a variety of evidence-based intervention strategies and techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, behavior activation, exposure and response prevention, interpersonal psychotherapy and motivational interviewing. Alyssa also provides neuropsychological assessments that cover a range of domains including cognitive, academic, executive functioning, social/emotional, mental health, behavioral health and functioning and diagnostic clarification. Alyssa has experience navigating special education services and working with schools to ensure clients are supported across settings. She approaches assessment from a highly collaborative stance that includes information not only from direct assessment, but also from the perspectives of family, school, medical, and other mental health and community-based providers. Alyssa is committed to providing high quality evidence-based care and supporting the mental health of children and their families.
Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, PhD
Matt Jones (MJ), Ph.D.
Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, Psy.D.
MJ attained his Ph.D. in the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program at the University of Oregon in August 2023, and completed his predoctoral internship at the APA-accredited Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services. MJ completed his undergraduate education at Seattle University. He has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling center, community mental health, and outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities.
MJ enjoys working with adults and adolescents and provided psychotherapy and psychological assessment services at ECAS. His clinical areas of interest include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, trauma, substance misuse, addictions, interpersonal violence, identity development, ADHD, and grief. His practice is guided by person-centered, interpersonal psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral approaches all under the umbrella of the multicultural theory which allows him to adapt therapeutic approaches to fit the cultural/personal needs of the clients he serves.
MJ believes that the therapeutic relationship between psychologist and client is most important, which is built through genuine curiosity and care. MJ places emphasis on fostering a safe space that is free of judgement to pave the way for a strengths-based approach. MJ is passionate about working with those from underserved/underprivileged communities including people of color, LGBTQ+, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Outside of work, MJ enjoys riding motorcycles, going on various outdoor adventures, watching movies, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, PhD.
Jenna Flowers, PhD.
Supervisor: Chaunce Windle, PhD.
Jenna received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Portland Oregon. She has worked in community outreach, private practice, and hospital settings before joining ECAS for her postdoctoral resident position. Jenna provides flexible evidence-based psychotherapy to better meet her clients’ unique mental health needs, ensuring to incorporate cultural and individual characteristics into therapy. Jenna’s therapeutic approach is focused on establishing a supportive and empowering environment to help facilitate change that both challenges you, and brings you closer to where you want to be. Jenna works with adult clients who are having difficulty with anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder), as well as depression, trauma, and stress.
Outside of therapy, Jenna enjoys spending time with her pets and family, going hiking and camping, and watching her favorite TV shows.
Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Ron Miyaguchi, PhD.
Tyree Dingle, PhD.
Supervisor: Ron Miyaguchi, PhD.
Tyree received his B.A. from Portland State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. He has worked at private practices, hospitals, and VA settings in Oregon and Connecticut. Tyree heavily draws from a type of therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as the word), which aims to support individuals to turn towards both the sweetness and the sorrow that life offers in order to pursuit their most deeply held values. His style is a delicate dance of attunement with your moment-to-moment experience and engagement with exercises and activities both in-and-outside therapy sessions.
Tyree works with clients teenaged and older, with a focus on anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, trauma (PTSD), and substance use concerns.
In his free time, Tyree enjoys spending time with his dog, reading, and typing on his computer in the hopes of one day writing something that one might call a book.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Melody George, LCSW
Melody has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2011 as well as a Licensing Supervisor since 2017. She received her MSW degree from Eastern Washington University. Melody provides therapy to individuals with anxiety disorders, grief, mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis using the ACT approach, Grounding, Self-Compassion, Solution Focused Therapy, DBT, and Collaborative Problem solving. Melody is also passionate about providing trauma informed supervision for Clinical Social Work Associates and LPC Interns seeking licensure. Melody sees the person in the environment and enjoys working with families to reduce stigma and judgment using a LEAP approach (Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner) and helping individuals find peer support and expand their social networks. She works to provide safe, inclusive, brave spaces where people can be their most authentic selves, expand cognitive flexibility, identify and live into values, and move toward hope and possibility.
The foundation of Melody’s social work journey started when she was part of the L’Arche Community for individuals with and without disabilities living like family in mutual relationships and learning from each other. She also worked alongside individuals with lived experience of mental illness at the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities to provide resources and community support. Melody has facilitated grief groups and helped professionals debrief from the impact of traumatic events. She has a special interest and alliance with Peer Support Specialists and believes that individuals should be the drivers and authors of their own recovery journeys. Melody brought that spirit of mutuality to her work at New Narratives Services West where she provided therapy, groups, outreach, and case management throughout Washington County. For the last 11 years she has worked in Portland with Adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness living in Residential Treatment Home settings through Telecare and then ColumbiaCare providing direct support and clinical supervision to staff.
Melody loves adventure and recognizing and helping others find moments of delight! She volunteers as a hike and backpack leader for The Mountaineers and seeks to provide inclusive spaces in the outdoors. She has a preteen who is autistic and gender expansive and has a special interest in continuing to learn about gender and queer identity. She finds magic in dog snuggles, redwood trees, candles, farmers markets, cold alpine lakes, all age drag shows, yoga in the park, and homemade pizza.
Postdoctoral Resident/Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, PhD
Liz Ivie, PhD
Supervisor: Colleen Comeau, PhD
Liz is a postdoctoral resident at ECAS. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon in 2023 and completed her predoctoral internship at Wasatch Behavioral Health in Provo, Utah.
Liz enjoys working with people across the lifespan, providing both assessment and psychotherapeutic services. Her assessment interests include psychodiagnostic clarification for mood and stress-related disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and autism. She utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based approach and provides clear feedback and helpful recommendations in her assessments.
She utilizes evidence-based treatments in her therapeutic work including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), integrated behavioral couples therapy (IBCT), and parent management training (PMT). She uses a client-centered approach that focuses on the client’s personal goals and capitalizes on client strengths. Liz is passionate about working with LGBTQI+ clients and creates an inclusive and welcoming environment.
In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends, playing disc golf at the many great courses Oregon has to offer, and going to live music events.