Patti Seitz LPC, CADC II

Executive Director
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222 x 714
Patricia Seitz, LPC, CADC II is the Executive Director at Youth Contact, Inc. She holds a Master of Arts in Drama Therapy from New York University and has had post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College. Patricia has worked extensively with children and families and has worked in the field of addictions for many years in New York City to help re-unite families who have been afflicted with substance abuse. Patricia worked for years as a Youth and Family Therapist in the public school system in Oregon doing prevention work and working with “at risk” youth and their families.

Molly Neill

Director of Operations
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222 x 717
Molly Neill, BS is the Director of Operations at Youth Contact, Inc. She holds a Business Management Degree. Molly has many years prior experience working with non-profits, and has worked for Youth Contact, Inc since 2015. Molly has worked extensively with youth and their families in Washington County.

Mayra Martinez-Garcia

Receptionist
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222
Mayra Martinez-Garcia has worked for Youth Contact, Inc since 2013. She is bi-lingual in both Spanish and English.

Kate Shearer, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222
Kate Shearer, LCSW is currently a Clinical Supervisor at Youth Contact. She has worked at Youth Contact for over ten years. Kate has been licensed for five years. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Denver’s School of Social Work, and holds a certificate in Humanitarian Aid. She has worked extensively with youth in school-based settings and community based programming.

Josh Ziegler, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222
Josh Ziegler, LMFT worked as a family therapist at Youth Contact from 2019-2021 and returned to the agency in 2023 as a Supervisor Candidate. Josh has additional Play and Filial Therapy training and has worked extensively with parents who have young children. In 2016 he interned as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at the Family Matters Clinic at GFU (George Fox University). He completed his Masters in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy at GFU in 2017 and has been a licensed marriage and family counselor in the State of Oregon since 2020. Josh has maintained a private practice and has served as the clinical director of a therapist collective in SW Portland since 2017. In addition, Josh continues to mentor and train marriage and family counseling graduate students at GFU.

Katie Reed, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor
Administration
Katie initially worked at Youth Contact as a therapist from 2011-2015 and returned as a supervisor in 2024. She completed her Master's in Social Work in 2011 from Portland State University and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oregon since 2015. Katie speaks English and Spanish and has additional training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy. She currently has a private practice in Portland serving adults, children and families. Katie values a family systems perspective, understanding the importance of collaborating with the important people in a child's life to best meet their needs.

Holly Rogers, LPC, LMFT

Special Projects
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222
Holly Rogers, LPC, LMFT has been a therapist at Youth Contact, Inc. since 2016. Before that time, she worked as an Intensive Community therapist at Catholic Community Services. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon in 2011 and her Master’s in Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy at George Fox University in 2015. She is dual licensed in the state of Oregon as an LPC and LMFT. She has worked extensively with youth and their families in Oregon.

Jennifer Cruikshank, MA, MPA

Grant and Report Writer
Administration
Phone: 503-640-4222
Jennifer Cruikshank has worked for Youth Contact since 1999 coordinating programs and writing grants. She holds a Masters of Public Administration and Masters of Counseling Psychology.

Dianne Lamberty Rogers, LMFT, CADC I

Outpatient Therapist/Supervisor
Outpatient
Phone: 503-640-4222
Dianne Lamberty Rogers, LMFT CADC I has been a therapist at Youth Contact, Inc since 2015. Dianne has been licensed in the State of Oregon since 2019 and has been a CADCI since 2017. She completed her Masters in Marriage Couple and Family Therapy at Lewis and Clark College in 2015. Dianne has worked with youth and families in school based, intensive in-home and outpatient settings providing drug and alcohol and mental health treatment. Dianne has served populations including incarcerated youth, parents and DHS involved families, as well as many Spanish speaking clients. Her specialties also include the treatment of Eating Disorders and she has worked in intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization level of care of Eating disorders in the past. In addition to her training as a family therapist, Dianne is also now a Supervisor Candidate.

David Rodriguez, QMHP-R, CADC-R

Outpatient Therapist
Outpatient
Phone: 503-640-4222 x 703
David Rodriguez, MSW, QMHP-R, is a Bilingual (English and Spanish) outpatient family and youth therapist at Youth Contact. He has completed his Master’s in Social Work at Portland State University in 2019, and completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology at Portland State University in 2015. David has been trained in ASIST and CALM training. Prior to Youth Contact, David worked at Lines for Life as a Military Crisis Intervention Specialist, answering the National Military and Veterans Crisis Line from 2019-2022, offering crisis intervention and support to Veterans, Active-Duty members, National Guard and Reserves, families and friends of servicemen. David has also offered crisis intervention and clinical support across different age groups and populations answering multiple local, state, and national-level crisis and warmlines. Prior to Lines for Life, David has worked as a caregiver at Avamere At Park Place Assisted Living from 2018-2019, supporting and caring elderly people. David has experience working as a Residential Counselor at CODA between 2015-2017, serving people with a dual-diagnosis who were under the supervision of the Oregon Psychiatric Security Review Board.

Alaina Rodriguez, Intern

Outpatient Therapist Intern
Outpatient
Phone: 503-640-4222 x 751
Alaina Rodriguez is a graduate student working on obtaining her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Lewis and Clark College and is anticipating completing the program in Summer 2024. She has been interning at Youth Contact, Inc since May, 2023. Alaina takes a systems approach by including the family system in therapy and being aware of the larger systems that each individual client is a part of.

Aris Delgado, Intern

Outpatient Therapist Intern
Outpatient
Aris Delgado completed her bachelor’s of science degree in Psychology and Social Science at Portland State University in 2020 and is currently completing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. Aris is passionate about creating awareness in her Latino community and helping those struggling in the shadows. She also hopes to create more diversity within the field of counseling.

Grace Bezek, Intern

Outpatient Therapist Intern
Outpatient
Phone: 503-640-4222 x 750
Grace Bezek completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin in 2021 and is currently completing her Masters in Marriage Couple and Family Therapy at Lewis and Clark Graduate School. Grace believes that every person is capable of growth and is dedicated to meeting you where you are at. She works from a culturally-affirming practice and recognizes the impact of oppressive systems on those holding underprivileged identities.

Maddie Branaugh, Intern

Outpatient Therapist Intern
Outpatient
Maddie is a part of the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, studying Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. Maddie’s background includes working in a school setting addressing the mental health needs of children and adolescents across various school districts in Washington County as a queer and neurodivergence-affirming provider. They are passionate about working collaboratively with clients and families to tap into the internal and external resources available while addressing the social circumstances unique to your cultural context. They believe everyone has the ability to grow and be the author of a life story that is meaningful to them.

Veena James, Intern

Outpatient Therapist Intern
Outpatient
Veena James earned her bachelor’s in Family Human Services at the University of Oregon and has completed a Master’s degree in Prevention Science at the same institution. She is currently pursuing a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. Veena therapeutic approach involves using an empathetic and attuned approach and is passionate about emotion regulation and helping others to process their thoughts and emotions.

Alexandra Basauri Spiess, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

School Based Therapist
Liberty High School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-844-1261
Alexandra Basauri Spiess, MFT, received a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University in 2021. She joined Youth Contact in 2023 as a School-Based Therapist at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, OR. Alexandra has experience working with Children, Families, and the houseless population. She strives to have a client centered working environment to empower youth and families to solve the problems that brought them into therapy.

Ariel Jai, Clinical Social Work Associate

School Based Therapist
Century High School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-844-1812 x 5112
Ariel Jai, CSWA, has been a part of Youth Contact since 2021. She interned in the outpatient program during her final year of graduate school and became an official member of the School-based YC team in Spring 2022 after receiving her Master’s of Social Work degree from George Fox University. Ariel’s prior experience includes work with at-risk transitional age youth (TAY), restorative justice work for those seeking affordable housing, and prior experience with teens and families. She brings a systems approach to her practice as she finds it integral to understand the client as both an individual and a participant in their surrounding communities.

Chelsea Pogue, Clinical Social Work Associate

School Based Therapist
Glencoe High School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-844-1900 x 3648
Chelsea Pogue, CSWA, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She moved to Oregon in December 2021. She has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. She joined Youth Contact in 2023 as a School-Based Therapist at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, OR. Chelsea’s background includes providing substance abuse and mental health treatment in an intensive outpatient setting and advocating for child safety and family permeance options. Chelsea operates on the assumption that families are the expert and strives to practice culturally humility and remain client centered when working with families.

Danielle O'Sullivan

School Based Therapist
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-640-4222
Danielle O’Sullivan, CSWA is a Clinical Social Work Associate who began working with Youth Contact in September of 2023 as a school-based Youth and Family Therapist. Danielle uses they/she pronouns and has experience working with the LGBTQIA community as well as working with youth in crisis. Danielle received their Masters of Social Work from Boston College in 2022. Danielle moved to Portland, OR from Boston, MA in the fall of 2022, and is passionate about offering empathetic and trauma-centered care. Danielle speaks English and Spanish.

Emily Sullivan, QMHP-R

School Based Therapist
Hillsboro Elementary Schools
Phone: 503-640-4222
Emily Sullivan completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at California State University San Marcos in 2019 and has completed her Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling at Lewis and Clark College. She brings a client-centered approach to her practice and believes that every client has the capacity for positive change.

Gloria Hsu, QMHP-R

School Based Therapist
South Meadows Middle School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-640-4222
Gloria received her Master of Social Work at George Fox University. Gloria's therapeutic approach is rooted in the Person-in-Environment (PIE) theory, which underscores the significance of understanding clients within the context of their unique environments and life experiences. She believes that every individual is capable of change and growth, and she is committed to facilitating that transformative process in her clients' lives. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, Gloria possesses a valuable skill set that extends beyond language proficiency. Her multilingual capabilities enable her to connect with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, breaking down linguistic barriers and creating a welcoming and inclusive therapeutic environment.

Susan Shimokaji, LMFT

School Based Therapist
Brown Middle School, Hillsboro School District
Phone: 503-640-4222
Susan Shimokaji, LMFT is a Youth and Family Therapist at Youth Contact, Inc. She holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couples, Family Therapy from George Fox University. Susan also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Teaching from Marylhurst University. In January of 2023, Susan obtained licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon. She has been a Youth and Family Therapist at Glencoe High School for the past three school years, and is currently at R.A. Brown Middle School. Susan maintains a private practice in which she specializes in serving neurodivergent individuals, couples, and families.

Mayumi Kanematsu, Intern

School Based Therapist Intern
Brown Middle School, Hillsboro School District
Mayumi Kanematsu completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Behavioral Studies at George Fox University and is currently pursuing her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. With both English and Japanese, she respects the importance of assisting clients’ growth with attuned collaboration to address their needs. She values safety and communication as vital in her work to find clear resolutions to day-to-day challenges. Personally, she has experience with understanding different cultures and has a passion towards providing mental healthcare access to minority groups.

Priscilla Ceballos Lenorud, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

School Based Therapist
Aloha High School, Beaverton School District
Phone: 503-610-8891
Priscilla Lenorud, MFT, has worked for Youth Contact since 2018. She obtained her Masters of Arts in International Counseling of Psychology from Alliant International University in Mexico City, Mexico. Priscilla has been working as a School Based Therapist with Aloha High School Students and Families since 2018 and also runs a “Grupo de Padres” with the Migrant Family Programs in Beaverton School District and Hillsboro School District. Priscilla is bicultural (Mexican-American) and bilingual in Spanish and English

Taylor Elliott, LMFT

School Based Therapist
Forest Grove High School, Forest Grove School District
Phone: 503-359-2432 x 3767
Taylor Elliott, LMFT has worked for Youth Contact since 2019. She obtained her Masters of Science in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. Taylor started with Youth Contact as a Youth and Family Therapist in the Outpatient Program, and transitioned to a School-Based Position in 2021. In December of 2022, Taylor obtained licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of Oregon. She speaks English and Spanish.

Cassie Bergman, Intern

School Based Therapist Intern
Forest Grove High School, Forest Grove School District
Cassie Bergman is currently a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Counseling and Education, after having received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. As a bicultural individual, Cassie has a deep passion for working with marginalized communities by providing them with the support, understanding, and resources necessary to thrive. Working in a school setting allows for access to the direct environment that our youth interact with daily, and Cassie believes in the importance of well-rounded, multidisciplinary therapeutic work to provide the best care for students and their families.