Mental Health Professional, MHP, CG
Trista was born and raised in Gladstone, Oregon and has been a resident of Clark County for 15 years. She graduated with an associate’s degree in chemical dependency counseling and master’s degree in Art Therapy Counseling. Her undergraduate focus was working with youth in drug and alcohol treatment and prevention. She has been working in the counseling field for more than 5 years, with experience in working with youth and adults. As a mother and resident of Clark County, Trista values strengthening community ties. She has served on the steering committee for PREVENT! Coalition, a youth drug and alcohol prevention coalition in Clark County. She has served as a board member for Free Arts Northwest, a nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing art to children, free of charge, throughout the Portland/metro area. Trista enjoys volunteering and, for the past 8 years, she has worked with Hands Across the Bridge, a recovery event that takes place every Labor Day in Vancouver and Portland. Trista has a passion for integrating art into her daily life and using her skills to give back to the community in any way she can.