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Anya Dassel

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a licensed counselor in both Washington (LMHC) and Oregon (LPC). I have 20 plus years supporting a variety of clients including children, adolescents, families/ parents and single, separated and married adults. My practice has been enriched by a diverse experience in behavioral and mental health and educational sites including schools, hospitals in urban and rural settings.  I received my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Western Washington University


I am YogaCalm Certified and in the past have enjoyed facilitating Girls Empowered by Movement (GEM) groups to help young girls 8-14, increase their self esteem, assertiveness and confidence. I also lead an education and skill building group for the Youth Transition Program at Hood River Valley High School.

During these times of Covid-19, I am now available for in-person appointments as well as seeing clients via tele-health (video).


  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Adolescence and Launching Teens

  • LBGTQ sensitive

  • Parenting & Family Systems

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Alternative Relationship Models 

  • Divorce

  • Grief and Loss

  • Abuse



  • Psychodynamic

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

  • Attachment Theory 

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology 

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

My Approach​

My approach to therapy is to treat each person as an individual. Even though life situations are sometimes similar, each of us reacts and responds uniquely. I believe a positive connection between therapist and client is one of the most important elements of the counseling relationship.

In my years of clinical experience, I have been fortunate to learn compassion, empathy, patience, humility and the ability to truly listen.  Asking for help is hard, so when you do, it is important to find yourself in the safe, comfortable and honest place.  Being ready to bridge the gap between your current approach, and learning new ways of being in the world, takes courage.


We will work together to find the best tools, strategies, and interventions for you to make changes in your life.  I provide a supportive and collaborative environment where you can be yourself, judgment-free.

During our sessions, we will explore ways to move forward by replacing what isn’t working with new, effective approaches that uniquely fit you and your life’s situations. Together, we will balance self-exploration and growth with the more immediate goal of timely relief.


Contact Me

Office Hours:

Saturday & Sunday  - Closed

Monday Office Hours 9 am to 5 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday & Friday 9 am to 3 pm ​


Offering in person and telehealth/virtural appointments

202 Oak Street #500

Hood River, Oregon 97031

Tel: 541.315.3585


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