Accepting new OHP clients in Lane County, Portland, and most of western Oregon.
Cindy has a wealth of knowledge to help counselors and clients alike with her specialty – treating everyone with respect and with due regard to their particular needs and expressed requests for help.
Cindy has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and brings that experience, training and helpfulness to Oregon Directions.
I am passionate about helping others in any way I can and I enjoy talking to and meeting new people! I have nearly 10 years of experience in different medical settings - from working in a toxicology and pharmacogenetics laboratory in Orange County, CA to working at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute in Eugene, OR. I value doing all I can to go above and beyond to make patients feel seen, comfortable, and to get their questions answered.
I have moved over 20 times in a 20 year span, but have found that Oregon is an incredible place to call home. In my free time, I enjoy spending my time outside with my husband and our two dogs, Cora and Luna. I love lifting heavy weights and am constantly finding myself doing research on nutritional information and new ways to grow in my journey of becoming the healthiest version of myself.
I look forward to talking to you soon!
I come to mental health from a background in the arts. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oregon (2011) and have been certified as a practitioner of Structural Integration (2005). I was a dance educator for over 20 years, teaching in studios, high schools, colleges, and universities. I learned the power of storytelling through movement patterns which expressed and reflected the oneness of human experience. Witnessing the vulnerability that dance embodies, I knew that there was a connection between how our minds work and what our bodies show, which led me to become interested in counseling.
I am currently studying to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Adams State University with graduation set for May 2024. My life journey is a confluence of creativity, movement, expression, and collaboration. I value authentic connections and seek to empower all I come in contact with.
At Oregon Directions as Client Coordinator, I hope to help connect clients with a counselor that suits their needs on their journey toward healing.
When I am not studying or working, you will find me with my husband and our two dogs (a corgi and a terrier). I might be gardening, paddle boarding, cooking, or finding creative ways to bring movement and joy into my life.
Leslie Hyland, Operations Coordinator, at Oregon Directions, holds a Master's Degree in Special Education. She has recently retired from 34 years of teaching students K-12 in the classroom setting, gifted and talented students and preschool children with disabilities. Leslie feels that her special talent is effectively collaborating with parents working as a team to best support students in their learning journey.
She brings over 30 years of experience working with students, parents and administration to her present job, helping and coordinating clients, counselors and administrative staff at Oregon Directions to work together for effective and efficient office operations. Her new role as Operations Coordinator, which is a multi-faceted position, she tracks office expenses, supports office staff and overseas office operations.
Chris has worked in technology for over 25 years. He has worked for large corporations (e.g. Microsoft) and small 3-person start up companies (e.g. Control4). All of these companies have been across a wide range of industries and technologies. He is a software engineer by trade but has spent the last ten years in management and leadership positions.
About a year ago, Chris started working on his Masters in Business Administration, and his life-long goal is to run and operate a small business.