Melinda Lanning, MSW, LCSW, QMHP

Melinda is a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has been licensed in the state of California since 2010 and in the state of Oregon since 2017. Melinda has been a mental health practitioner for 13 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in New York. Melinda spent 27 months living and working in Central America, where she learned Spanish, her second language. 

As a therapist, Melinda’s interests include working with adults and adolescents on issues/concerns around emotional regulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, domestic & interpersonal violence, self-esteem & self-worth, gender identity, communication, addiction, and interpersonal boundaries.  Melinda has had experience conducting individual, family and group therapy. She has worked as a therapist, a Clinical Supervisor and a Clinical Manager. Melinda has worked in environments including residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, as well as community and school based treatment programs. She uses various approaches in therapy, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness. Her approach is tailored to the needs of the individual, as well as to their goals.

Melinda fundamentally believes in a strengths-based, person-centered, least restrictive approach in her practice. She feels that we all struggle as human beings, but if we are willing to embark on a journey of self-reflection and self discovery, beginning within the context of a safe space such as therapy, there are no bounds to what we can achieve, and how we can heal, in all aspects of our lives.
Melinda is currently accepting clients with OHP Jackson Care Connect (more insurance companies will be added as contracting is complete). For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (541) 826-8282 or email melinda@alexandercounseling.org.

Miranda Wheeler, MSW, LCSW, QMHP

Miranda earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2014. She enjoys working with adolescents and children, but also enjoy working with adults. Her therapy approach is tailored to the individual and their needs and goals. Her approach will typically include one, or a combination of, the following; Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), as well as Play Therapy and Narrative Therapy. She works with clients to address a variety of areas including; depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral challenges, domestic violence, among others including attachment related issues. She also works with clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Miranda’s main focus is children and teens, working on a variety of issues including but not limited to; depression, self-esteem, cognitive, behavioral, bullying, and sexuality. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and tailor those approaches to client’s specific needs.

Miranda is currently accepting clients with OHP Jackson Care Connect (more insurance companies will be added as contracting is complete). For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (541) 826-8282 or email miranda@alexandercounseling.org.

Eryn Joyce, LCSW, QMHP

Eryn Joyce earned her master’s degree in social work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1997.   She is licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers and has been practicing as a clinician for twenty years.

For the first ten years of her career, Ms. Joyce worked in Anchorage, Alaska treating adults and families in community mental health clinics.  She provided individual and group psychotherapy to veterans for five years who were experiencing acute problems with PTSD and trauma.   In 2007 she moved to Oregon and earned her certification as a Primary Care Behavioral Health Consultant.   From 2007-2014 she worked in two primary care clinics providing mental health services to adults including facilitating groups on depression and chronic pain.   Prior to joining the Alexander Counseling Center, Ms. Joyce worked at Providence Hospital where she provided services to patients in crisis who were struggling with chronic health conditions, chronic mental illness, suicidal behaviors, addiction and poverty.

Ms. Joyce is experienced in addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, domestic violence, fear of success, grief and loss, identity issues, life-style issues, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma and more.    She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy that includes Psychodynamic (Insight-Oriented) Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and psycho-education.  She is enjoys working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and a variety of religious and spiritual beliefs.   In her free time, she enjoys yoga, walking, music and spending time with her two and four legged friends.

Eryn is accepting clients with OHP Jackson Care Connect. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (541) 826-8282 or email eryn@alexandercounseling.org.

RuthAnne Alexander, MS, LPC, NCC, QMHP

“Hello and welcome! I am RuthAnne Alexander, owner of Alexander Counseling Center. My goal is to provide excellent mental health wellness services for our community. Thank you for visiting this website, and feel free to call or email and ask questions!”

                                                                                                                   ~RuthAnne Alexander

RuthAnne Alexander earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon in June 2011. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board of Certified Counselors, and a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon. In addition to mental health counseling, RuthAnne taught various Psychology courses at Southern Oregon University in Ashland from 2011-2016.

During her training, RuthAnne completed her internship with the VA SORCC in White City providing therapy for Veterans experiencing PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Prior to the VA SORCC, RuthAnne was a mentor for teens through the Phoenix High School and the Rose Circle, and also volunteered with HOPE Equestrian Center.

RuthAnne began her private practice office in White City in 2011. She addresses clients’ concerns with trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, relationship concerns, and more. She also sees clients seeking personal growth and removing blocks to their success. RuthAnne provides therapy for adolescents and adults experiencing a broad range of mental health and wellness concerns.