David Wenzel, Ph.D., Licensed Professional Counselor

david wenzelDr. Wenzel earned his Ph.D. in Counseling from Loyola University. He also has Master’s degrees in both Divinity and Theology from Western Seminary in Portland Oregon. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Oregon 1012) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (27095). He has been a professor of counseling for over 20 years. His clinical experience includes the Veterans Administration, out-patient drug and alcohol, in-patient psychiatric, and out patient community mental health. He also trained for two years in the Isaac Taylor Institute of Psychiatry and Religion in Columbia Maryland. Formerly he served as the Clinical Director of the Sandy Family Services DUII program (1996-1998), Clinical Director at Sunnyside Counseling Center (1994-2007), and Director of the Counseling Program at Western Seminary (1994-2010). His professional interests include child development, parenting, clinical supervision, and the role of spirituality in mental health. In addition to his teaching and presentation of professional continuing education, he frequently speaks to community groups on parenting, family communication, marriage, and relationship topics.

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davidwenzel (at) riverridgecounseling (dot) com

Hollis Maclean Wenzel, M.S, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

hollis maclean-wenzelHollis has been a LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) in the state of Oregon since 1996 (#T0346). She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University East Bay. Her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Child Development is from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo California. Her clinical experience includes working with clients in private practice, small clinic and in-patient settings. With training as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team, she approaches therapy primarily from a family systems approach: assessing client’s needs, providing therapy and referrals where necessary. However, she also pulls from other counseling approaches as indicated. Hollis specializes in working with couples. She also has done extensive work with teens, and has spent the majority of her career working with children and families in a variety of capacities. Hollis has extensive expertise in helping clients who are dealing with marital satisfaction, blended family issues, marital infidelity, parenting, grief and loss issues, suicide, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. As part of the River Ridge Counseling Offices team, Hollis often partners with her spouse, Dr. David Wenzel, in providing Marriage Intensives, presenting workshops and seminars.

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hollismacleanwenzel (at) riverridgecounseling (dot) com

Deborah Johnson, M.A. Licensed Professional Counselor

debbie johnsonDeborah earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Western Seminary, Portland. She received specialized training in counseling children and youth with a focus in directive and non-directive play therapy and sand tray therapy. She is a registered counselor with Life Innovations, Inc, Minneapolis, MN (1186672) and a member of the American Counseling Association. She has over 40 years experience in education, both public and private. Working with both youth and adults, her practice concentrates on life span development, parenting, anxiety & depression, grief and loss, and designing adaptive strategies for life challenges and transitions. For the past 10 years she has worked with special needs populations including high functioning Asperger Syndrome, talented and gifted students, developmental delays, fear and anxiety, senior wellness issues and life transitions. In addition to sessions at River Ridge, she employs a variety of therapeutic activities including aquatics, visual arts, and outdoor settings with horses. Her special interests include music, spiritual development, and nutrition & wellness.

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deborahjohnson (at) riverridgecounseling (dot) com

Chris Cleaver, M.A. Licensed Professional Counselor

IMG_4311-3Chris Cleaver earned his Masters Degrees from Western Seminary in Portland Oregon. He is currently finishing his PhD from Oregon State University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #C3414) in Oregon, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC #274872) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS #2046). He has served as Professor at Multnomah University and also as an Adjunct Professor at Western Seminary and George Fox University. He has extensive experience helping adolescents and young adults. He has been trained in and has experience helping people with trauma, helping people with mood and anxiety disorders. Chris specializes in helping people to establish new and healthier ways of being in relationship whether that involves romantic, friendship or family relationships. He is also skillful and knowledgeable in helping people with spiritual and sexual concerns.

Dr. Oliver, Pet Therapist

Dr. OliverDr. Oliver earned his credential at the Doggie Academy of Behavioral Sciences in 2012. Dr. Oliver specializes in warm puppy therapy, and works with the children in all of us. Appointments are made by special request: talk with your counselor about having him join you in your therapy session(s).

Parenting Tips

Read Dr. Wenzels latest
Parenting Column linked in "Our Blog" and
featured in the Portland Tribune, the Sandy Post and the Gresham Outlook.

Next Speaking Engagement

Don't miss our next speaking engagement on February 14th
Dr. David Wenzel will be speaking to the Damascus Community Church moms group