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Chehalis Tribal Tsapowum Behavioral Health Center

Our Mission:

Our Mission is to empower the community toward a healthy lifestyle; aid in the opportunity for growth and self-discovery in a safe, supportive and therapeutic environment– free from the destruction of alcohol, drugs, or violence.

Services and Programs:

  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Prevention Services
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy
  • Offender Reentry
  • Relational Life Skills
  • Medicated assisted therapy

What to Expect:

You will be provided a safe and confidential environment where you can talk about and work through current and past issues. You will also identify what your goals are for therapy which will help you work toward feeling better about yourself and your life.

The Chehalis Tribal “Tsapowum” Behavioral Health Center provides behavioral health services to tribal, community members, and non-tribal living on or near the reservation. We offer different level of treatment care per specific needs. The level of care depends on the severity of an individual’s addiction.

Services include– Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, and DUI Services. We provide prevention programming for the community, which includes programs in the youth center and annual events. We work with victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. We have master level licensed mental health counselors to address: Grief/Loss, depression, PTSD, trauma etc. and provide individual and family therapy.


Main Location:

420 Howanut Road
Oakville, WA 98568

sʔax̣ə́ntxʷtwali – ‘Caring for Each Other House
(Formally known as The Healing House):

12615 Hwy. 12 SW,
Rochester, WA 98579

(360) 709-1677


Monday through Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Groups Available

Meet the Team:

Tsapowum Chehalis Tribe Behavioral Health Staff Contact

Health Director

Denise Ross

Admin Assistant

Vanessa Youckton

Mental Health

Lead MH Counselor



Kelli Smith


Matthew McIver

Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD), Offender Re-Entry, MAT

BH Manager,

SUD Clinical Supervisor

Melody Dady

SUD Counselor

Danielle Taylor

SUD Counselor Trainee

Benjamin Lupo

SUD After hours/Emergency

Call/Text (360) 878-2175

MAT Specialist

Janet VanStegall

Peer Support

Alvin "Rodney" Boyd

Sʔaxə ̣́ntxʷtwali– Healing House

House Admin. Assistant

Erika Pickernell


DV Advocate

24/7 DV Hotline

Call/Text (360) 789-3627

Crime Victims Advocate

Alicia Medina

Contact Us Form for Behavioral Health Center


To be a thriving,
sovereign people,
honoring our past
and serving current
and future generations.


420 Howanut Rd
P.O. Box 536
Oakville, WA 98568

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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

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