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Phillip Squibb

Phillip is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and 20+ years of experience in social services.

Prior to establishing a private practice, Phillip worked for nearly a decade as a special education teacher in public schools, then as a mental health therapist and administrator in a residential facility for individuals with mental health needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also has extensive training and experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and those with social, communication, and behavioral challenges. For clients interested in targeting past and present traumas, he is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Phillip enjoys living in the Klamath Basin, where he is a Board Member for Solid Ground Equine Therapy and for the Klamath County Developmental Disabilities Advisory. He enjoys traveling, coaching, running, swimming and anything that keeps him active and learning new things.


Kelly Skidgel Elliott

Kelly earned a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University and holds a graduate certificate in Providing Therapy to Foster and Adoptive Families. She completed her undergraduate education at Oregon Institute of Technology, where she earned bachelor's degrees in Applied Psychology and Communication Studies, as well as a certificate in Dispute Resolution

Kelly has extensive experience working with children and young adults, including individuals with special needs. She has over two decades of experience providing foster care for high-risk infants. She spent 20 years working in a residential mental health program for young adults, last serving in the role of Clinical Director. She previously worked as a mental health consultant for the Oregon Childhood Development Coalition and as a social worker for DaVita Dialysis.

When not working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and attending dance classes.


Nate Benham

Nate holds a Master of Social Work degree from California State University, San Bernardino, and brings to his therapy practice decades of experience working with teens and young adults. Passionate about the outdoors, Nate first worked as an adventure guide in the Boundary Waters of his home state of Minnesota. In that work he found and honed his ability to build genuine relationships and connect each expedition to participants’ daily life journey. Prior to entering private practice, Nate also worked in a residential transition program, guiding young adults with a relationship-focused approach and the tools of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Experiential Therapy. When he is not helping clients find balance, consistency, and empowerment, he enjoys skiing, kayaking, hiking, camping, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf.  


Kevin Garrett

Kevin earned his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University and currently serves at Oregon Institute of Technology as Program Director of the master’s degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to his academic roles at Oregon Tech and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, Kevin provided mental health treatment to individuals, couples, and families in rural Wyoming. He believes strongly that individuals thrive in safe, supportive environments and are influenced by the well-being of those around them, including their biological or chosen family. He predominantly uses a strengths-based, goal-oriented, solution-focused approach in his therapeutic work with clients. He also uses elements of narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and structural family therapy in his clinical work.

Born and raised near Salem, Oregon, Kevin is excited to have returned to Oregon, where he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and pursuing fly fishing. He looks forward to working with community members in Klamath Falls who are in need of some support.


Originally from Massachusetts, Alyssa moved to Arizona to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. Following graduation, she worked in a community outpatient treatment center as a case manager, then in residential treatment centers in Arizona and Oregon. Alyssa is also a certified yoga and mindfulness instructor, passionate about helping others feel grounded and aware of their body’s messages. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys being creative: learning, reading, writing, gardening, and movement. She loves spending time with her husband and three boys, camping, hiking, and exploring Oregon and the surrounding areas.

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Heidi Gaither

Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Oregon Institute of Technology and a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University.

As a clinician, Heidi uses a relational approach as she works with children, adolescents, adults and groups. Her practice incorporates a multi-lens approach, including tools/skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Systems Theory.

A lifelong resident of Klamath Falls, Heidi is passionate about supporting her community. Heidi volunteers regularly and sits on several boards, including the Friends of the Children-Klamath Basin Board of Directors, the SMART Reading Leadership Council, and the Women’s Scholarship Foundation of the Klamath Basin Board of Directors. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.


Madi Carleton

Madi earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Willamette University and a Master of Social Worker degree from Pacific University. She is experienced in helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. Her practice incorporates components of Internal Family Systems therapy, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness and Meditation. Madi was born and raised on a farm outside of Klamath Falls and is passionate about increasing access to mental health care in rural Oregon. In her free time, she enjoys rafting, camping, and spending time with her fiancé, family and pets.

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