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Fay Cadwallader, MSW, LICSW
Fay has over 30 years working with children and families with mental and behavioral health issues. She is highly experienced in individual, group and family therapy services. She specializes in work with people dealing with life changes, anxiety, depression, special needs children, behavioral interventions, parent education and support, womens issues, mental illness and sexual deviancy. Fay is warm, loves to laugh, believes in the power of validation and takes a client centered approach to therapy.
Fay@theHELPSgroup.com
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Erin White, MA, LMHC
Working with adults who had dual diagnosis in mental health and chemical dependency has led to Erin's often being sought to provide therapy for college age adults.  Using brief therapy techniques, she has found significant success by working with young adults before their issues and maladaptive behaviors become ingrained.  Erin is grounded, laid back, independent and straight forward.
Erin@theHELPSgroup.com
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Ruth French, MSW, LICSW
Domestic violence and women's issues are areas specialty areas for Ruth.  Her kind and compassionate approach is very calming and grounding.  She is versed in Chi Quang and has been known to incorporate relaxation into her sessions.  
Ruth@theHELPSgroup.com
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Suzanna Toews, MSW, LICSW
For many years, Suzie provided clinical social work services for children and their families, often with a focus on mental illness.  She enjoys working with children in the school settings and is sought out by  specific school districts.  Suzie is not afraid to get on the ground and meet children at their level.  She uses lots of creativity and is often heard laughing during her sessions.  
Suzie@theHELPSgroup.com
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Emily Willet, MA, LMHC, LPC
Emily focuses on the needs of the LGBTQ+ community and is knowledgable about polyamory and non-monogomy.  Emily uses an eclectic approach with clients, incorporating strengths-based, trauma-informed, and expressive arts methods in therapy.  She has experience working with LGBTQ+ identity, attachment trauma, and psychotic disorders.
Emily@theHELPSgroup.com
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Nicholas La Vanway, MSW, LICSW
Nicholas has experience working with children and young adults dealing with PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and Opposition Defiant Disorder.   He is a certified Child Mental Health Specialist and is trained in Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Nicholas has found success with families and can help children manage their symptoms before they worsen.  Nicholas Is funny, uses humor with children and creates a safe warm environment.
Nick@theHELPSgroup.com
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Theresa Shissler, MSW, LMHC
Theresa believes that we all need someone that will accept us where we are at, but also can support, encourage and hold us accountable throughout life's journey.  Theresa's approach is through an ecological perspective and she uses a person's strengths to gain skills that foster growth and healing.  She is very experienced in working with children and adults of all abilities addressing attachement/adoption and wanting to make healthier life choices.
Theresa@theHELPSgroup.com
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Jeff Bafus, MS, LMFT
Jeff sees his role as a therapist is to aid in addressing life's challenges to promote growth instead of feeling stuck. With a client centered team approach, you will be able to overcome effects of life circumstances.  His experience includes working with children, He specializes in using EMDR and Lifespan Integration inclusively with other modalities. He is motivated, warm and understanding.
Jeff@theHELPSgroup.com
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Linda Shook, MA, LMHC
Linda has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings. She enjoys coming alongside college-age students and adults who are working on depression, body image/eating disorders, life transitions, improving relationships, marital and premarital issues and parenting challenges. Linda is well versed in parenting children with special needs. She is kind, compassionate and has an infectious laugh.
Linda@theHELPSgroup.com
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Timm Lawson, MEd, LBA
Timm is a Spokane native whom has returned home.  While away, he was serving in the Navy as a Senior Chief (E-8).  He initially retired in California and was able go get educated and experience in ABA therapy before Washington state realized the benefit of ABA licensing to work with people who have special needs, especially those on the autism spectrum.  He has experience working within the school, family and group home settings.  He is very knowlegable, thorough and has a down-to-earth style.
​​Timm@theHELPSgroup.com
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Alana Bowman, MS, LMHC
Alana has counseled in the Spokane community for the past 11 years working with adults, families and couples.  She has a wealth of knowledge in the field of mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders and has worked specifically with Veterans for the past three years. Alana has experience with both acute and chronic issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia.  Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) are specialty areas for her.  She builds strong relationships with her clients based on trust and acceptance--believing that we are all worthy of love and respect and have the capacity for change and growth in our lives.
Alana@theHELPSgroup.com
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Gina Duplain, Certified Peer  Counselor
Gina has been doing peer counseling services for several years.  Gina has lived experience that helps her to meet clients where they are at when dealing with mental illness, chemical dependency and/or behavioral issues.  She has worked on several WISe (Wraparound with Intensive Services) teams as a parent support and so believes in the WISe model that she plans to dedicate her social services career to this work.
​Gina@theHELPSgroup.com
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Jeannie Boen, Office Administrator
Jeannie is the face that you see when you walk into the office.  She is not just a receptionist, she is our biller, credentialer and go to person for everything.  She has a alot of knowledge and experience in office management.  If you need help, feel free to ask her.  If she doesn't know the answer, she will find out for you.
​​Jeannie@theHELPSgroup.com
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​In loving memory of
Fabian Napolsky, MA, LMHC
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
                                                                       ~Marcus Aurelius

Fabian, you are the best example of how to live!!!