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Our mission is to provide clinically sound, biblically based therapy to individuals, couples and/or families so they may experience optimum spiritual, mental, emotional and relational health.

Paul Barger

Paul is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH00011107). He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Biola University in La Mirada, CA (1990) and his M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA (1994). He also earned a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle in Issaquah, WA (1984). Paul is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Paul's areas of interest include:

  • Marital Problems

  • Family Issues

  • Sexual Trauma

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Spiritual Struggles


Kim is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH00011108). She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida (1990) and her M.A. in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA (1994). Kim is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Kim is also trained in Elijah House Prayer Counseling, and is certified to facilitate training for others in lay counseling, from the Elijah House School of Ministry.

Kim's areas of interest include:

  • Child Abuse

  • Adolescent Issues

  • Family Dynamics

  • Women's Issues

    • Incest

    • Sexual Trauma

    • Codependency

    • Boundary Issues

Kim is not currently taking any new clients but is available for all current and past clients seen.

Tim Van Rheenen

Tim received his B.A. in Psychology from Roanoke College in 2007, and his dual M.A. in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010. Tim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#LF60426020) in the state of Washington.  Tim has also received certification from the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy, as a Sexual Recovery Therapist (CSRT).

Tim's approach to counseling is informed by Family Systems Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems, all of which emphasize the importance of relationships in healing and growth. Tim works to promote experiences during the course of therapy that are transformative and allow the client to experience themselves and others in new and surprising ways, primarily through accessing underlying emotions and root causes of behavior.

Even more foundational than theoretical approaches, Tim relies on his faith in God and prayer to guide the counseling process and welcomes discussion from clients about their spirituality, believing this to be the ultimate pathway to change.

Tim works with individuals, couples, and families. Tim is licensed in Washington state, and currently resides in Pennsylvania. Tim is currently scheduling clients for TeleHealth sessions exclusively.

Tim's areas of interest include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Anger/Relational Conflict

  • Affair Recovery

  • Pre-Marital Counseling

  • Adolescent Issues


Becky Valentine

Becky is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH60461713). Prior to earning her Master of Arts in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida (2009), Becky earned dual degrees in Psychology and Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Becky has also served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ for 12 years as a writer, graphic designer and member of the Dr. Henry Cloud – Answers for Life Seminar team. 

Becky provides a safe place for people to face past hurts and relational problems that cause ongoing pain so they are free to love and be loved as God intended. She has a special heart for those struggling with depression, loss, anxiety, co-dependency, trauma and sexual abuse, and crises of faith. Becky also enjoys helping discouraged couples explore new ways of cultivating intimacy and shared hope in their relationships. She utilizes Prepare/Enrich relationship assessment tools, and has received Bridging the Couple Chasm training through The Gottman Institute.

Becky considers it an honor to join people on their journey toward personal growth, wholeness, and inner healing.

Becky's areas of interest include:

  • Depression

  • Loss

  • Anxiety

  • Co-Dependency

  • Trauma

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Crises of Faith

  • Couples Counseling


Meghan Rush

Meghan Rush is licensed in the state of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH60890407). Megan received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (60 hours) through Liberty University.  She also earned her B.A. in Psychology/Christian Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (2012).

Meghan has provided pastoral counseling for many years and has counseled women and teens for over ten years in lay counseling settings.

Meghan's areas of interest include:

  • Youth Counseling

  • Women's Issues

  • Identity Issues

  • Various Life Problems


Patrick Herzer

Patrick is a nationally certified and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (LH60772222). He holds a Master's degree in Theology as well as a Bachelor's degree in Religious studies from Faith International University and a Master's of Counseling from Denver Seminary.  

While Patrick's training allows him to work with all people, he specializes in individuals, marriages, and children (ages five and older) over a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma and personal growth goals. Patrick  utilizes a combination of approaches for helping his clients including CBT, EMDR, and family systems.  Patrick also uses his faith in Jesus and his training in theology as a guide for helping his clients and enjoys working with clients who are seeking with their spiritual life.  He also combines humor and directness with the ability to listen empathetically. Patrick's passion is to be a part of bringing health and joy to families throughout the Columbia Valley.


Danielle Langley

Danielle has a Mental Health Counseling Associate License with the State of Washington (MC60937927). She holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University.

Danielle has a special desire to work with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling in areas of anxiety, depression, stress management, self-image/self-worth, and parenting struggles. Danielle looks at the client through a holistic lens, viewing problems as multifaceted and to be addressed in a variety of different ways such as relational, spiritual, psychological, emotional, and nutritional. Danielle is trained in HeartMath therapeutic interventions which integrates heart monitoring software and breathing exercises to help decrease feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, and grief. Danielle believes in meeting the client where he or she is at and does so by integrating Impact Therapy into the session which introduces the clients to props, analogies, and when appropriate, humor. 

Danielle is under the supervision of Paul Barger (#LH00011107) while working under her Associate License. Please be aware that your case will be continually clinically reviewed in a confidential manner within Strength of Life Counseling Services.

Danielle is not currently taking new clients. She will be moving to Boise to work as an equine therapist.


emily campen

Emily is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LH60548717) in the State of Washington, as well as a Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS) . She earned her B.A. in Communications and Marketing from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington (2008) and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington (2013). Emily practiced previously in the Wenatchee Valley, working with children, adolescents, and families, for the past 6 years. Her passion is bringing peace and healing to families and individuals.

Emily practices from a holistic lens, viewing clients and their problems as complex, which ranges to include relationships, spirituality, emotions, history, neurobiology, development, health and nutrition. Emily welcomes discussion from clients about their spirituality, as it is often a key component in growth and healing.

Emily specializes in working with young children (ages 6 and younger), families and parents, however Emily’s training allows her to work with all ages.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma

  • Parenting Stress

  • Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy

  • Young Children (Ages 6 and younger)

  • Family Dynamics

  • Children and Adolescents

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Sara is licensed in the State of Washington as a Mental Health Counselor (#LH60522267). She earned her B.S. in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University (2004) and her M.S. in General Psychology from Walden University (2007). Sara also earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Walden University (2013). Sara has worked in a variety of environments and populations including eating disorder treatment centers, juvenile correction facilities, community health centers and neurofeedback clinics.

Sara’s areas of interest include:

  • Eating Disorders

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Self-esteem Issues

  • Health & Nutrition

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Tara Clark

Tara Clark is licensed in the state of Washington as a LSWAIC (SC60863365). She graduated with her Masters in clinical social work from the University of New England, her Bachelor in social work from George Fox University and her degree in arts & sciences from Wenatchee Valley College. She has experience as a mental health processional working within the VA system (combat Veterans), county behavioral health (adults), community health (children-older adults), school-based (5-18yrs), inpatient crises stabilization (adults) and a faith-based non-profit (children & older adults). Tara is a wife of 15 years, mother of two, business owner & retired military spouse.

She provides individual, family and group counseling for children, teens, adults and older adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges that interfere with daily life. She rallies her client’s interests, capacities, motivation and emotions to foster self-determination to promote, restore and enhance positive experiences within her client’s environments. She partners with her clients to unleash their possibilities, purpose and greatness. She’s passionate about teaching from a holistic perspective that includes focusing on the whole person and includes aspects such as how environment, exercise, healthy nutrition, profession and spirituality effect the behavioral, social and psychological aspect of individual lives.

 Tara’s areas of interest include:

  • Adjustment

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Autoimmune Disorder Challenges

  • Anger

  • Anxiety, Panic, Racing Thoughts, Worry

  • Depression

  • Integrative Medicine & Nutrition

  • Loss

  • Military Challenges

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Trauma

  • Sleep Challenges

  • Self-esteem & Self-Compassion

  • Suicidal Thoughts