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375 Taylor St NE, Bldg 1 • Salem, Oregon 97301

Liberty House provides trauma-informed counseling through Hope & Wellness Services for children and families facing concerns of child abuse, neglect, trauma or grief.


Trauma-Informed Care
Hope & Wellness Services provides trauma-informed counseling for all clients and families. A trauma-informed approach reflects adherence to the following key principles*:

• Safety

• Trustworthiness and Transparency

• Peer support

• Collaboration and mutuality

• Empowerment, voice and choice

• Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

We recognize that a traumatic event may be a single event, a series of events, or chronic, lasting stress.  Trauma-Informed Services consider the events contributing to a trauma response, as well as the response itself.  Furthermore, interventions are created in collaboration with the client and in consideration of the client’s identified needs, culture, and values.

*Source:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (

Individual and Family Counseling:  Counseling is a collaborative process in which your therapist will work with your child and family to identify goals and work toward achieving them in a supportive, comfortable environment.

Brief Therapy:  All clients have the option to receive brief therapy which is time-limited to six sessions and focused upon achieving short-term goals.

Group Therapy:  The Hope and Wellness program has a variety of group therapy options to provide psychoeducation, process experiences, and build resiliency.

Trauma-Informed Caregiver Group:  This group offers educational information about how trauma affects children and how their caregivers can support them during a difficult time.

Community Education and Consultation:  Therapists are available to provide consultation to community partners regarding trauma.  In addition, the program offers educational seminars periodically on issues related to parenting, safety, trauma, and development.


The completion of these forms does not guarantee service, please contact our office to determine availability.

Intake Packet E-Signature

Authorization to Exchange Information E-Signature

Telemental Health Consent E-Signature

Our Therapists


Neda L. Grant, LPC

Program Manager

I earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College in 1998 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2001. I have worked within the school system and residential treatment providing therapy services to youth.  Since 2001 I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting. I specialize in counseling children and families that have experienced trauma, grief, anxiety, and mood disorders. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help individuals and families develop goals and work on the steps toward accomplishing their goals. My approach is collaborative and respects that individuals and families are the experts on the problems affecting them and on what has been done to resolve these problems. I believe children benefit most when their caregivers actively participate in the counseling process, when possible.

Christin Farrell, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University. I have over 12 years of experience in treating children, youth and families, but my passion is working primarily with adolescents. I’ve worked in a variety of settings and with various community partners such as corrections, public health, DHS, and have helped families navigate the mental health system as it relates to higher levels of care. My focus has been primarily on trauma, mood disorders, grief & loss, ADHD, adolescent concerns, parenting strategies and foster care issues. I use a collaborative, strength-based approach, utilizing an eclectic array of treatment modalities, but focus mostly on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Rachel Frenzel, MSW/LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work and completed my Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. My education and post-graduate trainings have focused on working with those who have experienced traumatic events and I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) from the Humanitarian Assistance Program and Sand Tray Play therapy techniques from a certified play therapy instructor. Other therapeutic modalities that I have experience and training in include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Solution-Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I believe in meeting each individual client where they are at and collaboratively developing a best-fit, client-centered plan of treatment within the safe space of the therapeutic relationship. I consider each client's unique environment, biological, psychological, and sociological needs when determining which theoretical orientation and evidenced-based treatment will best meet the needs of each individual client. I value a strengths-based perspective and believe in recognizing each client's unique strengths, experiences, and resiliency within the therapeutic space. 

Aria Hays, MSW/CSWA

Mental Health Therapist

I am Clinical Social Work Associate and hold a Master's degree in Social Work from George Fox University. My education and training have focused on my passion for working with children and youth who have experienced trauma. I also have a great passion for providing services in Spanish as well as English, as I lived almost 2 years in Ecuador where I gained a love and appreciation for a diversity of cultures, beliefs, and life experiences. Clinically, I have worked with individuals who have experienced abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and foster care placement. I have experience in working with children who live with depression, anxiety, issues related to trauma, and mood disorders. My approach in therapy includes Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy. I believe each person has a unique life and needs, and keeping in mind their life experience, environment, developmental stage, and emotional needs helps to determine which therapy approach will best meet their needs. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach to work with clients and their supports to establish and achieve their goals. 

Karen Larson, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from George Fox University. My passion is working with children and teens. I have over 10 years of experience providing counseling services to families and children with issues related to Trauma, Foster Care, Parenting Strategies, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and trained in EDMR through UC Davis. I believe in using a variety of approaches in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and directive play therapy. I provide client-centered family and individual therapy for all clients, meaning that we work together to achieve the goals important to the client and family.

Kristen Shrader, CSWA

Mental Health Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Amy Morris, LPC

Mental Health Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Master’s degree in counseling from George Fox University.  I have worked with children and their families in the mental health field for over 15 years.  I received extensive training in grief, loss, and trauma and work with children of all ages.  I have experience counseling children who have dealt with neglect, abuse, domestic violence, foster care placement, and adoption.  I also have experience treating children with concerns related to anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders.  My treatment approach includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and play therapy.


Current Group & Seminar Offerings

Trauma-Informed Caregiver Group presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC

This six-week group for caregivers is designed to explain the effects of trauma on children, learn strategies to build a safe place for children, learn to manage difficult feelings and behaviors, and provide tips for coping with the trauma themselves.

CIRCLES by Karen Larson, LPC

This six-week group is designed for children who need help developing healthy and safe boundaries with others.

Before They Leave the Nest presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC

This half-day seminar teaches caregivers about adolescent brain development, developing positive relationships, navigating the digital world, recognizing red flags, discipline strategies, and preparing teens for independence.

Coping with Grief and Loss by Amy Morris, LPC

This is a six-week group for children who have experienced loss and are currently struggling with the grief process.  Children will learn how to express feelings and share memories, as well as cope with loss.

Keeping Our Children Safe presented by Neda L. Grant, LPC

This is a half day seminar for caregivers designed to teach strategies to keep children safe physically, emotionally, in relationships, and with technology.

For further information about groups and seminars offered by the Hope & Wellness program, please contact us at 503.689.1006.