Our Team

Kerri Hanlon

kerriKerri Hanlon grew up in beautiful Bend and attended Mountain View High School.
She continued her education in Portland, Oregon with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Portland State University. She then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Addiction Studies from Lewis and Clark College. She spent a few years working in Salem in Community Mental Health before switching directions to the private sector in out patient drug and alcohol programs in the Portland area. Kerri then made the decision to move back home to Bend and in 2007 started her private counseling practice, East Cascade Counseling Services. Kerri had the goal of bringing together an eclectic, dynamic group of therapists to create a Wellness Center environment – offering the very best  therapeutic services to her home community.

Kerri is very excited to be offering services in the private practice setting. She brings a great deal of enthusiasm and passion to her work with adolescents, adults and families. Through her experience she has gained a unique way of being able to connect with clients and has a genuine capacity to assist individuals in seeking changes in their lives.

Kerri is licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapist (LPC) and certified by the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (CADC III) as well as the National Association of Drug Abuse Counselors (MAC).

Grace Thornton

graceGrace is new to Bend after pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University in Portland. Grace ran a private practice in Portland for 3 years before moving to Bend.

Grace specialized in the treatment of trauma in graduate school and has since continued her trauma education with EMDR training. She believes that people can recover from the destructive patterns they learned during abuse or other terrible life events. Sometimes these destructive patterns are found in relationships, work or emotions, but all can be healed over time. Grace approaches counseling as a guide through these dark places back into the light of a full life again.

Before moving to Portland to study, Grace lived in a small mountain town in Northern Arizona where she fell in love with climbing. She continues to pursue that passion here, and is excited to be part of a growing mental health team in Bend.

Kylie Frideres


Kylie Frideres moved to Bend in 2017 after many years of visiting and admiring the scenery, culture, and climate of Central Oregon. She has a Masters Degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from George Fox University and Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Latin American Studies from Seattle Pacific University. Kylie has provided mental health services in a variety of settings and has experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups from childhood through adulthood. Her interests and clinical at this time include women’s health, holistic health and wellness, overcoming anxiety, trauma recovery, empowerment and identity, and relational topics such as communication and parenting skills building.

Understanding how families and other systems work, especially how the relationships in our lives impact our health and functioning, is a central component of Kylie’s approach to counseling, both with families and with individuals. Kylie also draws from attachment theory, person centered methods, cognitive behavioral techniques, solution focused brief therapy, motivational techniques, and mindfulness practice as indicated by the needs and preferences of each individual.

It is a firm tenet of Kylie’s philosophy that each person has unique strengths, and that working together we can identify and develop these strengths to achieve their personal vision for wellness. Her practice emphasizes sharing of information, based on the belief that many people can make dramatic changes in their lives when empowered with education about symptoms, resources, and strategies for wellness. Kylie’s focus in counseling includes not only healing from past and current problems, but also appreciating and promoting wholeness and wellness across the lifespan.

Kylie is licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (LPC) as well as licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC); she is a current member of the American Counseling Association.

Corey May

With a Master’s degree in Counseling from Oregon State University and an undergraduate degree in Adventure Recreation, Corey has spent the last 20 years working with families and individuals from children to adults. Settings for his counseling experience have included wilderness, residential and private office practice. In any setting, his primary focus has always been on communication and goal setting.

As a son, a husband, and a father Corey understands how complex life can be and aims to help those he works with to find tools and techniques to slow things down and create a system of communication and support that is effective and understood. Corey believes that community is the most critical aspect of the healing and change based process and that all members of this community must embrace the journey for the most growth to take place.

As a therapist Corey is dedicated to utilizing a trauma informed care approach with his clients. He uses skills and techniques from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Prolonged exposure therapy that is designed to treat post traumatic stress disorder.

Corey draws from both his life experiences and his clinical knowledge in helping clients assess their top that life is complex, sometimes crazy, and at times debilitating and aims to provide calm waters where discussions and healing can happen.

Corey is licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT)

Marci Tucker Billing Services

Marci Tucker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with insurance and billing.  Prior to beginning services with East Cascade Counseling Services Marci is available prior to your beginning services with East Cascade Counseling Services, to check benefits and assist you in understanding your specific health insurance coverage. If you have questions about your insurance, benefits or a statements from us at any point, please call Marci directly at 541-420-4460, or email her, marci@eastcascadecounseling.com.

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East Cascade Counseling Services LLC
731 NW Franklin, Suite #107
Bend, OR 97703

Kerri Hanlon, MA, LPC, CADC III, MAC