We can all agree that the world we’re living in today is vastly different from the one we lived in last month. And, at this point, no one is sure what the next month (or the month after that) holds.
As a business resource and connection hub, we have members in nearly every industry which gives us insight into a huge cross section of businesses and the challenges they are facing right now.
We also understand that if you don’t own a business, you may not fully grasp that in addition to the concerns everyone has right now, your business owning friends are dealing with even more:
What Can You Do?
The best thing you can do is support small business.
You can use the MOB Directory, our directory of mom-owned businesses, if you don't know where to start. Nearly every service or item you need can be found in the directory (and lots of personal care items can be shipped to you directly). If you need a recommendation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose a small business over a big box store where you can.
Find a local hardware store or nursery for home projects, buy from an independent book seller instead of Amazon, choose a locally-owned art store over other options, support a local clothing boutique, order your coffee beans from a local roaster or coffee shop.
These businesses need your support all the time, but especially now.
We've compiled a list of therapists who are accepting patients and have specialties to help you if you need extra support during this time.
All therapists listed are offering secure telehealth and phone services.
Kara Kazamba, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
"I'm here to support individuals with post-traumatic stress, interpersonal difficulties, life transitions, and more. I really appreciate the complexity of personality and identity formation.
I specialize in a variety of modalities including MI, CBT, ACT, DBT, and solution-focused perspectives, all with a trauma-informed lens. I have completed 36+ hours of training in EMDR. I offer assessments for gender-affirming care for the trans community. For professionals, I enjoy providing consultation and supervision to new and seasoned practitioners."
Roya Dedeaux, licenced MFT, offering 1/2 priced text based sessions in addition to regular telehealth practice and homeschool coaching.
"As a therapist, I have always been interested in working with people who don’t quite feel like they “fit the mold.” I was homeschooled since the age of ten, and find that my philosophy about individualized education for children translates directly into my therapeutic practice. “Child-led learning” can be directly translated into “client-led therapy,” wherein I am the resource, facilitator, and guide, but leave the direction up to the client."
Marissa Talarico, MA, LMFT, Thrive Relational Therapy, licensed in Washington.
"I’m Marissa Talarico, a sex positive therapist who believes in the power of human connections and strive to create a caring, non-judgmental environment where everyone feels comfortable to express themselves. I have found that using a straightforward approach helps many couples, individuals, and families identify their greatest challenge, and gain the courage to find alternative strategies to move past it. I have had many previous clients, friends, family and co-workers tell me that my straight-forward approach demonstrates care and depth in my relationships."
Kaleigh Boysen-Quinata, LMFT, Family Roots Therapy
"My team specializes in working with teens, gender and sexuality issues, parent/child attachment and relationship work, and couples. I focus on postpartum parents (either individuals or couples) and young children.
We are offering video/telehealth sessions right now. Even with some of our youngest kids, they have been a success! Our child therapists are getting super creative using Google Jamboard for shared art, online games, even playing with our usual play therapy toys over video and having kids share their special toys. And my pet guinea pigs have made some special guest appearances."
Melissa Parnell, Parnell Relationship Counseling, licenced in Washington.
"I specialize in couple work and betrayal trauma counseling. I meet online with couples and individuals in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. We dive deep into the experiences that are creating anger, hurt and frustration, and cultivate peace, connection and hope. The process is virtually identical to the great work we do in-office."
Eliza McBride,MS, NCC, LPC Intern Mental Health Counselor, Next Generation Counseling
"I have experience working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, and stress related to life transitions and adjustments. I have extensive training in suicide intervention and working with survivors of domestic violence, childhood abuse."and generational trauma.
Arin Wallington, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR Certified Clinician. Licensed in Oregon.
"I want to hear your story and understand why you're seeking counseling. No matter what you're experiencing out there in the world, in session I bring warmth, caring, respect, and a desire to help you to heal and grow. It doesn't matter how young or old you are, what you have been though, or have yet to achieve, your healing journey isn’t over... it’s just beginning."
Rachel Baskind, licensed LPC intern, licensed in Oregon and some other states provisionally. Sliding scale available for service industry and healthcare workers with need. Private pay, super bill provided if you have OON benefits that cover these services (I can provide questions to ask your insurance company).
"I specialize in trauma first aid & healing and perinatal mental health & parenting. I can help you tap into and build your resilience. I have advanced training in Somatic Experiencing, a cutting-edge biological approach to nervous system regulation and trauma healing."
Erica London, Compass Whole Health
"The goal of Compass Whole Health is to offer a judgment free environment to assist all individuals, couples, families, children, and teens with counseling services, coaching services, and massage therapy in Vancouver, WA. Our clients often find hope, direction, and healing at Compass Whole Health."
Harini Sukumaran, BAMS, MA, LMFT, Mind Tree Holistic Counseling. Currently offering teletherapy sessions via secure video platform and phone.
"I’m a licensed child and family therapist, primarily working with children ( 5 and older) and women. My work includes helping children with anxiety integrating play therapy, yoga, mindfulness and art therapy. I help with women, mostly moms with anxiety & depression and work with perinatal/ postpartum population as well."
Tara May, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Blue Leaf Mental Wellness Center, licensed in Oregon and Washington.
"In my many years working in a variety of settings, I have always loved the intimacy and connection created in psychotherapy treatment. Whether my clients come to me feeling unhappy, anxious, shattered, disconnected or uncertain about the future, I know that they will leave better than when they came. Reaching out for help is an act of courage and hope. Clients rediscover their best selves, create new experiences, and recognize the choices they have in their treatment and in life including options of what to hold on to and what to let go of. Through treatment, they leave feeling stronger, more confident, decisive, and connected both to themselves and others."
Tiffany Ketterman, LPC, LMHC, CADCI, Health Allies Counseling
"We all have our own unique challenges and heartache. I am here to help share in your journey. Walking through it together, we can talk about where you've been and where you'd like to be. I want to help you identify your strengths and goals, show you how to use resources available to you, and help you to bring balance back into your life."
Rinatta Paries, Get Relationships Right, licensed in Washington
"When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy, a treatment that helps couples significantly improve their relationship. I help couples end fighting, reconnect and fall in love again. When working with individuals I listen compassionately and offer a mix of support, skill building, and creative therapy."