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Cathi C. Stegall, MSW, LCSW
Mental Wellness Provider, Co-Founder, Chief Clinical Officer

Cathi provides individual and couple's therapy in Medford, Oregon and surrounding areas. Specializing in relationship therapy and utilizing significant training and experience to provide a evidence-based approach to treating couples seeking improvements in communication or connection as well as couples in severe distress. 

As a couple, perhaps you know your relationship could be stronger, healthier, better and are looking for strategies to improve your relationship before more serious problems arise. Or perhaps your relationship with your significant other feels "stuck", you are no longer talking with each other as you once had, you are arguing more often, feeling detached, and cannot see how or when things will improve. Treatment includes methods for partners to feel heard, understood, and eventually prompt direct improvements in communication, problem solving and building resiliency in your relationship.

As an individual, you may find that your racing thoughts hit you where it hurts most, often affecting quality of sleep, which can then lead to making you feel "on edge", irritable, or "moody", having difficulty concentrating, facing relationship challenges, communication difficulties, hopelessness, or helplessness. Daily stressors that build upon chronic stress can increase anxiety and depression symptoms, reduce energy and motivation, and ultimately stand in the way of developing and maintaining a healthy  lifestyle and healthy relationships. Cathi uses evidence-based practices that target both thoughts and behaviors to better manage stress, improve relationships, and cultivate a healthy lifestyle.

Cathi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Counseling from Clarks Summit University and her Masters of Social Work degree from Cleveland State University; she is professionally trained in Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, an empirically supported treatment for couples, under the tutelage of co-founder, researcher, and theorist, Dr. Andrew Christensen. Cathi has received Gottman Method (L2) Couples Therapy training. Additional theoretical underpinnings utilized in therapy include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Based Mindfulness Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. 

Careful study in mental wellness throughout her academic and professional career and thorough experience in mental health assessment and treatment brought Cathi to the realization that the current climate of limited resources for assessment and therapy was something that can be controlled and improved. In order to address this need, Cathi has chosen to take her license to practice independently along with her years of experience as a psychiatric social worker and primary care mental health consultant and bring it into the Medford community as a resource for local mental health prescribers, who are looking to expand their clinical approach. These prescribers are doing a good work in our communities - Wellness Lab and Clinics was built to help improve this good work and increase the access of services for people looking to improve their lives, address their needs, and find their way.

Individuals and couples in Medford, Central Point, Ashland and surrounding areas can use the secure client portal to contact Cathi confidentially as well as access convenient online scheduling. 

 

Mark Stegall, M.Div.
Co-Founder, Chief Administrative Officer

With a host of healthcare administrative experience, including rural healthcare administration in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Mark has utilized his strong ethical character, extensive healthcare experience, and valiant empathic heart to provide administrative oversight, create sustainable clinical environments and maintain careful practices that assure client satisfaction and support The Wellness Lab & Clinics’ current and developing needs.

Mark received his Bachelor of Science from Clarks Summit University and his Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Rice University, then continuing with instruction in the healthcare setting through Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Vincent Charities hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, the Veterans Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics in White City, Oregon and Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Oregon, This litany of education and experience have given Mark a sanctuary of insight and guidance, which empowers him to deliver educational strategies in non-clinical Wellness Labs, teaching and coaching clients on how to live a holistically vibrant life to the fullest.  Mark has extensive experience in the public speaking realm that also includes conflict resolution and navigating complex ethical issues within a healthcare system.

 

Other clinical providers

Wellness Lab & Clinics will bring in other mental health practitioners to provide clinical care, as needed. Any clinician providing clinical services will be licensed to practice independently in the state where the services are delivered.

Other non-licensed providers

Should classes or treatment include additional education from a provider, who does not have a license to practice independently but has thorough knowledge, skill, and experience in that field, the provider's qualifications will be explicitly available to the clients.