Clinical Director/Mental Health Therapist
Caterina joins our team with an excellent experience. She graduated from Portland State University in 2016 with her Master's degree in Social Work. She has provided therapy in a number of settings. She has obtained her Infant and Toddler Mental Health postgraduate certification, as well as her Parent-Child Interaction Therapy certification. Caterina has completed an intensive MommaCare workshop for best practices for supporting clients through pregnancy and infant loss and also has experience providing antepartum/postpartum support at OHSU's Mother/Baby and Labor/Delivery Units. Caterina is especially passionate about working with clients who are experiencing infertility and loss, and clients who are looking for early parenting support.
Caterina developed a passion for supporting maternal and early childhood mental health after experiencing her first pregnancy and has been focusing on supporting families with young children since 2014. Caterina enjoys spending time with family, raising chickens, long-distance running, and visiting Disneyland as often as possible. She can often be found drinking a cup of coffee and looking for new recipes to try making at home.
Nick is the office manager of Gathered & Wise, and serves to support the practice in practical and administrative roles. You will see Nick at the front desk at this time, and he can help clients with things like scheduling, billing, benefits, and other questions. He also works to help train and onboard clinicians, and ensures their needs are met. Nick has experience as a vineyard manager, firefighter/EMT, and the IT field.
In his free time, Nick likes to golf, explore the latest technology, do home updates, spend time with family, and is a great sport at making all of Holly’s ideas happen.
Gathered & Wise exists to provide excellent and experienced perinatal and maternal mental health care. We believe that a well-supported mother has a tremendous positive impact on her children and her community. We also believe women deserve wellness due to their own intrinsic worth; not based on what roles they hold, or what they can contribute to others. It is our hope and intention to create a warm environment where both clients and therapists feel respected, supported, and are given the tools they need to thrive.
Why the name Gathered & Wise?
We believe that everyone needs a solid support system, and we are honored to be a part of your village and walk alongside you in this stage of life. We also believe in your inherent wisdom, and we hope that in our time together you learn to trust in yourself, and become confident in your own knowing.
We are located in lovely Stayton, Oregon. We are able to offer both in-person and telehealth options for appointments to best meet your comfort and need. We have recently moved into a beautiful new office, and we have intentionally created a space that feels comfortable, soothing, feminine, and safe. More pictures coming soon!
Therapy is provided by appointment only for established clients. If you'd like to become a Gathered & Wise client, please contact us for more information.
Mental Health Therapist
Anna is a dedicated and empathetic Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about supporting individuals during the transformative perinatal period. She has worked in social services agencies for the last 10 years and obtained her Master of Social Work degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by expectant and new mothers, fathers, and families, Anna is committed to providing specialized care to promote mental health and well-being.
Anna joins the team with experience providing individual therapy in community mental health settings as well as services to those healing from intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. Taking a holistic and person-centered approach, Anna creates a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals and families can openly express their concerns, fears, and joys. Working collaboratively with clients, she develops personalized treatment plans that integrate evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness techniques, and trauma-informed approaches. Anna is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor I equipped to assess and treat concerns related to substance use.
Anna's primary goal in session is to empower individuals and families through building resilience, processing uncomfortable emotions and developing healthy coping strategies. She provides emotional support, offers practical tools and resources, and assists in navigating the complexities of various presenting concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, adjustment challenges, and relationship dynamics.
Beyond her professional work, Anna enjoys spending time with her infant daughter and husband
Associate Mental Health Therapist
Joanna is a Registered Associate pursuing her LPC License. Joanna graduated in 2015 from the George Fox University Graduate Program with a degree in School Counseling. Before that, Joanna had seven years of experience supporting families and children in crisis. Since then, Joanna has been a trainer for the state of Oregon and an adult educator for a community college. Joanna has taught counseling theory, case management, child development, parenting strategies, and trauma-informed practices. Joanna has over 15 years of experience in mental health and family support and is passionate about working with women's issues. Joanna is supervised by Kate Aronoff, LPC.
Joanna believes the client is the expert in their life and experience. Joanna sees her role as a registered associate as helping her clients find their path by considering their options and goals and seeing what will work best for them and their lives. Joanna often uses a solution-focused approach to discover what her clients want to happen, help them use their strengths and knowledge, and feel empowered. Joanna uses strategies built through motivational interviewing to create partnerships and elicit and evoke the changes my clients desire for themselves and their families. Joanna’s approach involves profoundly listening to her clients, building rapport, establishing goals for treatment, and evaluating the need for outside services and support. Joanna also employs strategies associated with a cognitive and dialectic behavioral approach when clients seek skills to master their challenges. Joanna’s work is grounded in a social justice, equity, and feminist lens.
Joanna enjoys spending time with her children, husband, and numerous pets. Joanna can always be found planning her next trip to the coast or bend, or dreaming of her next Disneyland vacation. Joanna finds joy in crafting, gardening, and playing board games.
Associate Mental Health Therapist
Christine has been involved with family care for most of her life – as a mother, a teacher, a doula, and a family support professional. It is her goal to provide children and their families with the tools, support, education, and infrastructure essential to navigating the challenges of all stages of life, from early childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood. Her experiences and unique challenges as a mother particularly inform her practice; she knows how these journeys are among the most emotional and impactful portions of our lives, a reality too often overlooked, misunderstood, and underserved.
After a degree in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University, Christine dedicated herself to supporting families and children. From her work as a childcare provider to her service as a CASA, she’s devoted herself to helping those around her with the joys and challenges of family life. She returned to complete her MSW at the Erikson Institute in Chicago, to further expand her practice and ability to help families and children.
She has a love/passion for children and families, and this is what has motivated her to work alongside new and experienced parents and their children to create happy and healthy memories. She also has extensive experience supporting adult clients through various challenges in their life.
Christine is an open-minded and inclusive, and non-judgmental individual, and happy to see clients from all walks of life, orientations, and needs. She is guided in her daily life by her faith, and believes in a strength-based approach to life and to everything that she does.
Christine is a clinical social worker associate, which means that she has completed her schooling, and is in the process of working towards her licensing requirements. She receives her clinical supervision from Holly Pomme, LCSW, L-6179.
Gathered & Wise
Executive Director/Owner/Mental Health Therapist
Holly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has obtained her Perinatal Mental Health Certification. Holly serves as the Clinical Director of Gathered & Wise and is able to provide supervision for Clinical Social Worker Associates, as well as Professional Counselor Associates and Marriage and Family Associates.
Holly obtained her Master of Social Work degree from Portland State in 2011. Holly has been in private practice since 2014 and started working with women in issues of perinatal mental health in 2016. She is an active member of Postpartum Support International and founded Gathered & Wise in 2021 in response to the huge unmet need for experienced maternal mental health providers. Holly provides individual therapy. In her work with clients, she uses a blend of different therapeutic techniques, including trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, person-centered and narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques. She has completed her training in EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and now able to offer this effective, evidence based trauma treatment. Her ideal client is one that is capable of insight and enjoys verbal processing with concepts woven into the session organically.
In her free time, Holly enjoys reading, decorating, being outside, spending time with close friends and family, playing with her two young sons, and traveling to new places.