THE TRAUMA ACADEMY NORTHWEST STAFF AND PROVIDERS

Abe Reichlin, LCSW
Founder, Executive Director
Facilitator, Co-Developer, and Therapist
Executive Team

Abe founded The Trauma Academy Northwest, LLC to provide trauma-based training and consultation to child/adolescent-centered nonprofit organizations and educators due to the dichotomous position they hold: receiving the least amount of relevant training while serving the most developmentally harmed and emotionally needy children and adolescents.  Having been clinically trained in social work, and having worked with children and families in outpatient, crisis, respite, day treatment, and in-home settings, Abe brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the training & consultation and outpatient therapy programs.  Abe oversees all aspects of The Trauma Academy Northwest, LLC.

Certification
  • B.A from Linfield College in German Language (2006)

  • M.S.W from Simmons College in Social Work (2009)

  • Level I trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (2015)

  • Level II trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (2019)

Insurance accepted
Education
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in the Multi-Contextual and Relational Treatment of Trauma

  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial plans)

  • Out-of-panel with Intercommunity Health Network CCO

  • Out-of-Network with Providence and Healthnet

  • Cigna and Aetna

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Rebecca Owens-Reichlin, MA, LPC
Office Manager

Therapist, Salem location

Rebecca has experience providing counseling and support for a wide variety of issues people struggle with and she enjoys working with couples, families, children, adolescents, and individuals.
Rebecca has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Family Life Education from Corban University.

Rebecca believes counseling is a collaborative effort where all members work together to build trust and reach the goals set. Her hope is to help clients recognize their personal strengths, develop new insights, and to encourage relational growth. Rebecca uses a variety of different techniques including cognitive, attachment based, emotion focused therapy, and narrative therapy.

Insurance accepted
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial plans)

  • Out-of-panel with Intercommunity Health Network CCO

  • Out-of-Network with Providence and Healthnet

  • Cigna and Aetna

Education
  • Master's in Counseling from Corban College (2018)

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Laura Adams, LPC
Intern Supervisor

Therapist

In 2010, I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling through Southern Oregon University. I then moved to Coos County where I worked as an individual and family therapist in a Day Treatment school program for individuals ages 10-16 who met the required level of need, as well as with Treatment Foster Care and Oregon Youth Authority clients ages 12-20.  After 4 years in that position, I moved to Salem Oregon to be closer to family and began working at Marion County Health and Human Services.  I spent the next 8 years there working in a variety of roles including an outpatient therapist with the Children’s Behavioral Health program and as a crisis therapist with the Youth and Family Crisis Team.  And in February of 2022, I left Marion County and joined the practice here at The Trauma Academy Northwest.

Insurance accepted
Education
  • PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP)

  • Open Card Oregon Health Plan

  • Master's in Counseling at SOU (2010)

Sarah Archer, LPC
Intern Program Director

Therapist

I was born in Papua New Guinea, and spent my early years growing up in the south Pacific islands among a multitude of races, cultures, and languages. From there I moved to the United States, injecting myself into yet another culture, to begin my collegiate academic career at Letourneau University in Longview, Texas. Having completed my undergraduate degree I then moved to Dallas and earned my Masters degree in Professional Counseling. I worked with Lifeologie Counseling in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas Texas to start off my post-graduate professional experience.

 

I now reside in Salem, Oregon, with my husband and three dogs; Daisy, Misty, and Moose. When I'm not at work, I enjoy staying in, drinking locally sourced coffee, and reading a good book or enjoying a good tv show.

At the core of my beliefs is that healing is for everyone and therapy is for anyone. No matter where you find yourself, be it at rock bottom, in a dark place, or simply in need of someone to talk to – and really listen – therapy could be beneficial for you.

Being a lifelong learner, I am continually seeking to further my knowledge about therapy, brains, relationships, and how they all work together. I hope to see all my clients find a place where a journey towards real healing can begin.

 

If you feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, or that your traumatic experiences are stealing the color from life, or that you just don't know how to function anymore, I would like to extend a warm invitation to work with me. I am accepting new clients, both virtually and in person.

 

I work with all genders and many ages, struggling with adulting, anxiety and depression, relationship hardships, self-esteem, and traumatic experiences. I understand that asking for help can be a hard first step, so I offer a free consultation so that you can decide if you'd like to work with me.

Insurance accepted
  • PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP)

  • Open Card Oregon Health Plan

Education
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Elizabeth Bentz, MA, QMHP
Therapist

Elizabeth has a certification in Trauma-focused DBT, Acceptance & Commitment for Adults with ADHD, and Play Therapy for Adolescents. Elizabeth graduated from Oregon State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Human Development & Family Sciences, and from Corban University in 2017 with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Elizabeth’s primary focus is working with youth and their families as well as adults, both individually and in groups, to meet them where they are and help them identify areas that may benefit from supportive intervention. She works from a Person-Centered and Family Systems, as well as strengths-focused approach, using the resiliency and existing skills of the client to enhance therapy and improve functionality. Elizabeth has extensive experience with child development, grief recovery, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety/school avoidance, eating disorders, women’s issues (including domestic violence), and rural community challenges, and welcomes new clients of all ages.

Insurance accepted
Education
  • PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP)

  • Open Card Oregon Health Plan

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Liz Delgros-Ryan, LCSW, MPH
Therapist
 
 
 

Elizabeth Delgros-Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Health Educator.

Liz believes strongly that our early experiences combined with our current reality shape who we become.  Her approach combines modern science and evidence-based practices within the context of you as a whole person- your personality, your upbringing, your spirituality, your sexuality, etc.  Her goal is to empower you and help you learn skills to overcome anything you have been through or going through to help you become your fullest self in the present.  Specialties include childhood traumas, relationship and family traumas, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, chronic illness, and individuals with other mental illness, e.g. bipolar disorder or psychosis, dealing with trauma.  Therapy modalities include DBT, IFS, and CBT.  Liz enjoys working with diverse individuals of all races/ethnicities, the LGBTQ community, neurodivergent people, the disability community, and all faith communities.    

 

I am accepting referrals for gender dysphoria and pre-surgery mental health evaluations for transgender individuals. I use the WPATH Standards of Care 8 and provide recommendations and, when appropriate, approval letters for clients who are seeking gender-affirming medical treatment.

This is a 3-4 hour evaluation. The total cost for the evaluation, all communication with the client's providers, documentation, etc. is $750. Insurance typically covers parts of this, though not at all, so clients will be responsible for the remaining. I take OHP PacificSource, Open Card, Providence, and Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Referrals can be made to The Trauma Academy NW at 503-991-5522.

Education:

Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine, and a certificate in International Women's and Gender Studies at University of Pittsburgh.  She earned her Masters Degree in Social Work and Masters Degree in Public Health at Portland State University.  Her early career was spent with incarcerated individuals with mental illness at Oregon State Penitentiary, then with the forensic population at the Oregon State Hospital. 

Insurance accepted
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP)

  • Providence Health Plans

  • Moda Health

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Anita Olson, MSW
Therapist
 
 
 

Anita Olson is a Social Worker who believes our hearts, mind, and body are impacted by relationships, families, and past experiences. As humans, healing is found in those same places. As a Social Worker, I see my role as coming alongside you as you explore how past and current experiences are impacting you and empowering you as we discover ways of healing and change that are unique to you. Anita Olson has focused on early childhood trauma with an emphasis on adoption and foster care individuals and families. She uses an attachment perspective with an understanding of how the brain, nervous system, and body develop in the context of relationships and environment to understand the impacts of trauma and paths to healing.


Education

Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
Master of Social Work, Portland State University

Insurance accepted
  • Yamhill CCO

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP)

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Ami Korsunsky, LPC
Therapist

My name is Ami Korsunsky, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. I also have a master’s degree in teaching (MAT) from Willamette University, with eighteen years of bilingual (Spanish-
English) teaching. As a counselor working with children, I help parents find solutions to the hardships that they experience; for example, when children don't listen to them or get into trouble at school with their peers and/or teachers. Such experiences may cause parents to
doubt their parenting ability, creating a feeling of failure and shame. As a child counselor, I understand that children sometimes "act up" during difficult life transitions, like a divorce, parental incarceration, foster care, financial stress, moving to a new home or school, or the loss
of a loved one. If you and/or your child need help, please don't wait any longer, now is the time to start working towards your goal!


As a play therapist, my role is to provide children and their parents with the tools needed to recognize, name and self-regulate emotions and behaviors in a positive way. Play therapy is
uniquely suited to meet the needs of children and their families, because young children have not yet developed the language to express abstract concepts such as anger, fear, sadness, or anxious feelings. Because I am bilingual, I can provide counseling services in both Spanish and
English. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cooking, reading, and going for walks with people and dogs.

Insurance accepted
  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP)