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Dr. David SimonsenPHD
David has been in practice for 15 years helping families, teens and couples find ways to do life differently. He works with families all along the I-5 corridor from Olympia to Vancouver Washington using a method called Functional Family Therapy which is an evidenced based practice and a short term intervention to help families function better. David has a no nonsense and humorous approach that works well to bring about change. David loves to work in the media and has a radio show, a podcast and has been a part of several television productions in the area of family therapy. David is a licensed Marriage & Family therapist who has earned a Bachelor’s degree in International relations from George Fox University, attended Multnomah Bible College, and earned a Master’s Degree at Seattle Pacific University in Marriage and family therapy as well as a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University. He is the father of 6 children and has been married for 20 years.
Janet Bentley JonesB.S. CADC II NCACII
Janet has been working in the addiction field since 1989. She completed the Turnaround Addiction counselor training program, attended the Clark College Addiction program, Mount Hood Community College mental health/addiction program and earned her Bachelor of Science from Eastern Oregon University in Sociology and health studies. Janet has worked in adult and adolescent treatment as well as gender specific treatment programs. She spent 11 years working in the prison system and is currently employed in the Juvenile Justice system. Janet has been working in recovery ministry for over 12 years and believes strongly in melding both spiritual and secular treatment philosophies to better serve our community. Janet is an artist and loves to use art as a way to help people express themselves, reduce stress and have fun.
Bill and Vicky Smith Executive Director & Program Director
Pastors Bill and Vicky Smith have a passion to see people in our community restored from the insanity of addiction. Men. Women. Youth. Families. For nearly 10 years they have been there for hundreds of men and women at their lowest. Most have lost everything. Their home, their families, their dignity and their hope. It’s at that point, when folks have hit their absolute bottom they help show them their way to God, who is the way out of the darkness. In the beginning of their journey to build a bridge of hope for those most of us turned our backs on; the most prevalent drug addiction in our community was meth. Today heroin and opiate addiction dominate Clark County—heroin related arrests are up 550 percent this year according to the Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Many have lost their lives overdosing in this battle. But Bill and Vicky are there offering a path forward for those sick and tired of being sick and tired and pouring out love with no judgment to see transformation and hope.
Kami McKinzeyM.S. CDP
Kami McKinzey is an addiction counselor currently employed by a local adult addiction treatment program. She previously worked for several years in the adolescent treatment field in both Spokane and Vancouver Washington. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a Minor Degree in Addiction Studies eastern was and a Master’s Degree in Psychology university. Kami enjoys fishing, traveling, doing wood crafts and other busy hand crafts. She is thankful for every opportunity the Lord provides where she can minister to other people and share about His word and the amazing love He has for them.
Dan Bates is a therapist who has worked with families and individuals strugglingwith a host of relational, mental health and spiritual issues. He also has 6 years ministry experience ranging from leading Junior and High school youth groups, college ministry, leading small groups, disciplining, doing pastoral counseling and a camping ministry. Having his feet in both camps (ministry and counseling) has given him a great appreciation for how the spiritual intersects with the practical. He has earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and two master degrees from Western Seminary (Masters of Arts in Counseling and Masters of Ministry and Leadership- Chaplaincy Specialization).In his spare time, he does a podcast with another Christian therapist. They discuss the intersection of faith and psychology, along with pop culture. Dan also has a self-published a book of poetry, aphorisms and short stories. He is working on a self-help manuscript on the thinking errors parents make as they raise their children and is an aspiring artist.