Therapists

Bernie Legner, LMFT Bernie Legner, EdD, LMFT 

Dr. Legner's skilled therapy practices specialize in treatments for conditions related to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the influence of abuse and neglect upon individual, marital and family function. Dr. Legner is especially successful working with adolescents and their families. Dr. Legner employs his unique integration of family systems, narrative, developmental, and attribution theories within a mutual inclusive conversation about clients' hopes, dreams, and yearnings for self and the other most significant people in their life. Hypnosis is a neutral state of attentive concentration freely achieved as the therapist and client work together toward a common goal of deep relaxation. Arriving at this deeply relaxed state frees the clients' mind to acquire new skills and learning. Through the clients' acquired self-hypnosis skills, they can increase emotional calm, quiet an overactive mind, cease smoking, moderate pain level, and enhance self-confidence and a deeper awareness of personal competence.



Robert Isaac Skidmore, M. Div., M.A. LPC Rev. Robert Isaac Skidmore, PhD, MDiv, LPC 

Robert Isaac Skidmore is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples and families. His specialties include helping with challenges of identity and meaning, often working with those who have endured trauma either early or later in life. Rob has an MDiv in theology and pastoral studies from St. Vladimir's Seminary in New York, an MA in Psychology from Southern Oregon University, and a PhD in depth psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He has 20 years of parish pastoral experience. "Personhood is rooted in something vaster than your experience of yourself as an individual. By listening deeply, I help you towards awareness of this larger self, including strengths and resources previously unknown––and towards useful understanding of life challenges. Wonder and curiosity are agents of healing we employ as we work together.



tori Tori Willet, MS, LPC

Tori is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides services for individuals and couples. He focuses on helping people discover their innate sense of self and purpose in life. Energies necessary for vitality, joy, and love can sometimes become blocked by trauma and its effects—including anxiety, panic, depression, or PTSD. Tori is trained and experienced in a variety of evidenced-based and research-supported approaches to therapy, including two of the top-five treatments for PTSD. Tori's approach, with both individuals and couples, involves helping clients become aware of energies that have become stuck as a result of trauma, then facilitating the process by which these energies can be cleared. As a result, clients report increased ability to realize their goals and create the lives they want.




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Jennifer Miatke, LPC, MA, MDiv

Jennifer Miatke is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over twelve years of experience working with individuals and couples seeking a way to move beyond “survival mode” stemming from trauma, depression, anxiety or sense of “stuckness” in life situations. She combines deep listening, compassion, and curiosity with Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS) and other person-centered, depth approaches to help awaken innate capacities for healing and growth. “We are all rich in resources, both inner and outer, and full of potential in connection to all that we truly are—but most of us are asleep to this constant invitation to a more fulfilling life. A teacher once pointed out that healing is more a matter of subtraction than addition. Instead of chasing after something we believe we lack, we can, with help, take steps to face what is really happening inside us and within our relationships. With attention, awareness and willingness to begin, we take steps together on a journey in which barriers can melt away.” Jennifer Miatke has completed Levels 1 and 2 Internal Family Systems Trainings; she holds a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA) from Southern Oregon University. Jennifer is also an EMDR practitioner and finds that IFS and EMDR work powerfully together. 

Jennifer Miatke's practice at Wellsprings Counseling Center begins on November 15, 2023 through in-person or telehealth sessions. To inquire please call 541-613-2697. 


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