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Our supports for mental and behavioral health can help you pursue positive habits and interactions with the world around you. We listen, offer guidance, and work together to develop a strategies for you. Our supports focus and build on strengths and the process is solution-oriented to help you reach your hopes and dreams.

Our Supports for Mental and Behavioral Health

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Counseling Services

Individual Therapy
1:1 sessions in a safe, caring and confidential environment that aims to increase positive feelings, such as compassion, self-esteem, courage.
Family Therapy
A collaborative process between therapist and family members that aims to facilitate change and improve the quality of family life.
Walk In Clinic
Our highly trained counselors are here to talk through whatever is on your mind.

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Consultation

Behavioral Consultation
We offer functional behavior assessments, behavior support plans, transition plans, reevaluations and staff and caregiver training.
Person Centered Planning
Our planners support people in “drawing” a picture of the life they want to live and then we work together to figure out the best way to get there.

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Training and Skills Development

Family-Centered Behavioral Interventions
We assist in counseling family members in solutions-oriented approaches and supporting each other.
Person Centered Thinking Training
Includes two-day class to shift our lens of thinking, which assists us to help identify what is important to and important for a person.
Positive Behavioral Supports Training
A specialized training specific to each person’s environment and behavioral health needs.

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Meet Our Team

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Allison Bohlke

Allison believes that counseling begins with a conversation and together you discover what might work for you in your life. Her hope is that therapy becomes a space where you can explore and deepen your experience of joy and meaning in your life. She has 14 year’s of experience working with children, adults and families. She has a passion for finding creative solutions to help people become un-stuck. Allison has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and additional training in Art and Play therapy.

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Sue Canty

Sue is a certified Person Centered Planner and Positive Behavior Support Facilitator. Sue has worked in the human services field for more than 20 years, including experience in supporting people in crisis situations, and those with Mental and Behavioral Health challenges. Sue is passionate about helping others discover their dreams and committed to the people she supports. Sue provides coaching and support to teams to make positive changes in the lives of people we support.

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Heather Wilford

Heather has a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has worked in the Behavioral Health field for several years. She has clinical experience working with a variety of people (i.e. adults, children and adolescents) with developmental disabilities, as well as, providing guidance and training to staff, parents and teachers.

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Nick Vasquez

Nick has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. He works with individuals, couples, and families to create a safe and welcoming non-judgmental space where clients can examine the issues that are important to them. Nick has clinical experience in areas of trauma, grief and loss, shame, addiction, gender identity, sexuality, and family issues.

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Liz Polipnick

Liz has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently working towards finishing her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with autism, as well as individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.

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Ashley Rohr

Ashley is a positive behavior support specialist with 10 years of human services experience. She has worked primarily with adults in the areas of dementia, mental health and developmental disabilities, but also has personal experience working with children. Ashley works with teams to find creative and constructive ways for people to communicate their needs.

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Mary Lynn Weber-Pahlow

Mary Lynn is a Certified Person Centered Trainer in Chico, California, and she has been with Mains’l Services for ten years. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1989, and has a strong emphasis in Family Systems theory. Mary Lynn worked as a counselor with Veterans, served as a psychologist at a Developmental Center, and served San Andreas Regional Center as an independent behavioral trainer.

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My Story: "Great strides forward"

Seriously, the folks at Mains'l have been so so helpful. I feel like I have choices now, where before there were just walls that I was hitting my head on.

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