Meet Our Team
Led by Laurel Anderson, L.C.S.W., Cascade Health’s staff includes licensed mental health professionals. Most members of our team have more than 20 years experience providing mental health services in our community.
Laurel Anderson, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker for over 27 years. She feels she has found her “calling” in social work and is glad to have a career that has sustained her passion and interest for all these years. She believes that “listening and providing the support and encouragement to help people make the changes they want to see in their lives is hugely rewarding.” Laurel has worked in many areas of social work including mental health, child welfare, adoptions, medical social work and hospice. Her role as manager of Cascade Behavioral Health & DIRECTION EAP has allow her to think about the mental health needs of our community, collaborate, and network with other community providers.
Laurel has two children who are in their early twenties and finding their way in the world. She enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, walking along the river, being at the coast and spending time with family and friends.
Diane has been with the DIRECTION team since 1991 and has more than 30 years postgraduate professional experience in the mental health field in our community. Diane’s areas of interest and expertise include working with adults and adolescents on life transition issues, acute traumatic stress reactions, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adult children of alcoholics and codependency, and chronic and terminal illness-related issues.
Jody began working for DIRECTION in 2015 and has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, anger management, blended families and relationship conflicts. Jodi primarily uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy in her work.
Tom founded Lane County’s first employee assistance program in the early 1980s and has since devoted his career to workplace health and safety. His clinical specialties include treating the variety of problems that can impair job performance; depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, life and work transitions, career development, relationship conflicts, substance abuse, and grief and loss. Dr. Fauria has trained behavioral health specialists in critical incident stress interventions, substance abuse assessment, and ethics associated with employee assistance program (EAP) practice. He consults with companies to develop drug-free workplaces and violence prevention policies. He joined the DIRECTION team in 2009 to continue his commitment to working with employers to promote safety and healthy workplace behavior that reduce risk and increase profitability.
Joanna is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing in the Eugene/Springfield community for many years. She now specializes in mental-health and substance dependency evaluation for several State Boards, for the Health Professionals Services Program and the Department of Transportation.
Susan has worked at DIRECTION since 1997. She provides guidance for conflict resolution and organizational development, as well as critical incident and grief debriefings in the workplace. She is a mediator, trainer and facilitator. For 16 years, she was the bereavement and volunteer coordinator for Cascade Health Hospice. She has extensive experience providing bereavement support and grief counseling to children, adults and groups and going into the work-site where she helps groups – employees and supervisors – respond to the news of a death of a colleague or family member’s diagnosis with a terminal illness.
Ann has practiced clinical social work for 25 years. She began her career in Boulder Colorado working with chronic pain and mild brain injury clients. She has experience with young adults, adults and seniors. She has been a contributing member of multi disciplinary teams responsible for direct service and program development. Work settings include inpatient psychiatric hospitals, mental health centers, addiction recovery centers and the justice system. She skilled in treating trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and life transitions. Ann moved to Eugene Oregon in 2015 and began working with Cascade Health in 2016.
Jeff began his clinical practice in the Eugene /Springfield area in 1988, initially specializing in work with adolescents and families at the Sacred Heart Adolescent Recovery Program, S.H.A.R.P. He began employee assistance counseling in 1995, and started work at DIRECTION in 2014. His specialties include work with individuals, couples and families. His clinical focus includes treatment of anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, grief, and life transitions. He has extensive experience assisting clients and families in addressing substance abuse.
Jill has served on the DIRECTION staff since 1997 as a licensed psychologist associate and licensed marriage and family therapist. She has a broad range of expertise in individual, family and group counseling. Her areas of interest include adolescence and family issues, eating disorders, stress management, depressive disorders and life transition issues.
Judy joined the DIRECTION team in 2015. She has been working in EAP and mental health treatment for over 30 years, with a broad range of expertise and experience including child, adolescent, adult and family therapy. Judy’s specialty areas include child play therapy, parenting and couples counseling, mood difficulties, eating disorders, grief and loss and trauma. She has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Resources and is a member of the NBCC and the ACA.