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

Nathanial Darnell
Chief Information Officer
Executive Team

Beginning at the age of sixteen Nate Darnell spent nearly twenty years working as an entrepreneur in the computer service industry.  His clients included: US Bank, Wells Fargo, BMW, Nike, Sports Authority, Williams Sonoma, and the Social Security Administration.  He is an executive board member at Diabetes Support Services Inc. and the voice behind Nu Health Nation Radio.  As a former at-risk-youth, he is committed to helping others overcome obstacles frequently created by multi-generational trauma.  At The Trauma Academy Northwest, LLC, Nate is the initial point person in the training and consultation department and assists with all projects related to marketing and business development.

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Kristine Gates, LPC
Therapist, Salem location

"Give a man a fish you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime." - Chinese Proverb

Kristine Gates is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She believes the ultimate goal of therapy is change, and she intends to provide a safe and healthy place for people to process. Kristine operates from a person-centered therapy model that encourages growth, change, and wellness in a person’s life. She has been working in the mental health field for nearly 12 years in a variety of settings: Secure Adolescent Inpatient Programs, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Residential Facility, and Corrections. Kristine has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with depression, gender dysphoria, anxiety, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and grief/shame. Additionally, Kristine has a long history of working with adolescents in a strength-based manner and utilizing some positive psychology techniques to better their future. She has attended multiple trainings on trauma-informed care, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment for gender dysphoria, collaborative problem solving, suicide awareness and prevention, motivational interviewing, and anxiety disorders. 

Insurance accepted
  • Moda Health

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial plans)

  • Providence Health Plans

  • Aetna

Education
  • Master's in Counseling from Corban College (2015)

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Rebecca Owens-Reichlin, MA, LPC
Therapist, Salem and McMinnville locations

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
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon

  • Oregon Health Plan Open Card

  • Yamhill Coordinated Care Organization (OHP)

  • Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial plans)

  • Providence Health Plans

  • Moda Health

  • Aetna

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

Laura Adams, LPC, Intern Supervisor
Therapist, Salem location

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
  • PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP)

  • Open Card Oregon Health Plan

Education
  • Master's in Counseling at SOU (2010)

Sarah Archer, LPC Associate
Therapist, Salem location

Biography coming soon.

Insurance accepted
Education
  • PacificSource Community Solutions (OHP)

  • Open Card Oregon Health Plan

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Elizabeth Bentz, MA, LPC Associate
Therapist, Salem location

Elizabeth is a Mental Health Counseling Associate, with 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