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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

• Denise Ross, Health Director
• Vanessa Youckton, Admin Assistant, (360) 709-1733

Mental Health

• Vacant, Lead MH Counselor
• Kelli Smith, Counselor
• Matthew McIver, Counselor

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

• Melody Dady, BH Manager, SUD Clinical Supervisor
• Danielle Taylor, SUD Counselor
• Call/Text, SUD After hours/Emergency, (360) 878-2175
• Janet VanStegall, MAT Specialist
• Alvin “Rodney” Boyd, Peer Support

sʔax̣ə́ntxʷtwali – Healing House

• Erika Pickernell, House Admin. Assistant


• Vacant, DV Advocate
• Call/Text, 24/7 DV Hotline, (360) 789-3627
• Alicia Medina, Crime Victims Advocate

Contact Us Form for Behavioral Health Center

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Call information at +1 (360) 273-5911.
We can help you get in touch with the right party.