Meet Our Clinicians
We provide highly-trained and compassionate staff to help you meet your wellness goals. Certain mental health professionals work best with specific issues and demographics. When you meet with our access clinician, they will match you with a mental health professional that best fits your needs. We encourage you to get to know our clinical team by reading more below.
Assertive Community Treatment Case Lead
Veterans Service Liaison
Sandra is a clinician with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team which is a multidisciplinary team that specializes in working with individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses whom need assistance with successful, independent living. Services provided by Sandra include medication management, counseling, case management, housing assistance, and care coordination with other providers.
ACT Team Case Manager
Sven joined the Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness in February of 2022. He was born and raised in a land of waffles and chocolate (Belgium). He has a Bachelor’s degree in Socio Educational Care Work specializing in working with troubled youth. During the last year of this education, he completed an internship with a Social Work team in a Cambodian school for ex-street children. It was at this time when he met his now wife and moved to Portland, Oregon where he worked with the homeless population for 5 years. Their desire to live a more rural life closer to mountains drew them to Wallowa County. His need to continue to do meaningful work and support others led him to join this agency.
Peer Support Mentor
Tom is a Case Manager. Tom’s role is to work with a team of people to help the clients navigate through the challenges that go along with their diagnosis.
Tom received a bachelor's degree at the Montana Institute of the Bible in Lewistown, MT. He also has a Master’s Degree in Ministry through the Moody Graduate School in Chicago, IL. Tom additionally became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked in that field for a couple of years. While working as a pastor for the Douglas Island Bible Church in Juneau, Alaska, Tom volunteered with the local hospital and fire department as a chaplain. Both provided training and experience in dealing with crisis situations.
He is excited about his role with us because he sees that much of his ministry experience, education, and training, dovetails well with this role. He feels he can bring a calming perspective and a sense of peace to those he serves.
Supported Employment Supervisor
William Weisz is the Support Employment (SE) Supervisor for us and works closely with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. William is very excited and happy to be able to serve the community by helping individuals overcome their personal obstacles and struggles in order to fulfill their dreams and goals. William is very humble, easy-going, and has a very deep and profound respect for all individuals. Instead of judging individuals, William takes a very proactive approach to finding the root cause of the problem while showing empathy and compassion for all of his clients.
Case Manager & Skill Trainer
Zhenda is an outpatient case manager and skills trainer primarily working with kids at Wallowa School. Originally from Bulgaria, Zhenda studied Psychology in Germany and then moved to the United States to pursue professional and personal growth. Zhenda has worked with various age groups and has a background in wilderness therapy. She believes that a connection with nature is a great tool and teacher in our quest for mental health. It teaches us natural consequences and supplies us with arrows to put in our quiver of coping skills, allowing us to create healthy relationships with appropriate boundaries, and assertive communication. As a case manager and skills trainer, her focus is teaching kids emotional literacy and regulation as well as connecting them to available resources in order to meet their mental health needs. Recently having moved to Wallowa County, Zhenda is excited to be part of this community and to live at the base of such magnificent mountains. In her free time, Zhenda enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, rafting and skiing.