Melinda Halpern, MS,LPC has been working as a therapist in Central Oregon for over 10 years. As an LPC in private practice in Bend she is committed to helping children, adolescents and adults address stressors and disorders that keep them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. Prior to her private practice she has worked in Central Oregon school districts for 9 years as a school counselor and as a behavior therapist, allowing her to fully experience the complexities of special education, behavioral interventions, and the systems of the schools. In 2006 Melinda completed the level I and II certifications for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and actively participates in the Central Oregon chapter of EMDR therapists. Melinda served as Coordinator of the Adventure Based Counseling program at Bonnie Brae Home for Boys, a residential treatment center in central New Jersey before completely relocating in Oregon. She has a new product for therapists, teachers and anyone who finds themselves trying to understand people they care about. Come see her new line of I Think, I Feel, I Am cards at http://ithinkifeeliam.com.