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Nice to meet you, I’m Bethany.

Hello! I’m Bethany. I am a born and raised Pacific Northwesterner. I started my journey in the world of mental health at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA where I studied Psychology. From there, I moved to Seattle and began my studies in Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University, Seattle. I have always enjoyed working with and around people, whether that be serving coffee, running an elementary after school program, or in the therapy space.

I believe that engaging therapy, at its core, means working towards finding balance that leads to contentment and peace. Balancing ideals like acceptance and change, independence and togetherness, contentment and growth, vulnerability and safety, things that that seem at odds with each other, can be extremely difficult. When we are out of balance due to trauma and other factors, this is when we struggle most with our mental health.

As a family therapist, I see relationships and systems of people as the primary foundation for finding this balance. The therapeutic relationship is one type of healing relationship that is based on trust, unconditional positive regard, and mutual desire for growth. I also work with personal relationships within families and/or chosen families to help facilitate more effective ways of being with others and to foster secure connections that create space for healing inside and outside of the therapy room. I enjoy working with youth, young adults, parents, couples, and all those looking to strengthen relationships in their life through working on themselves.

I am trained from a systemic perspective, and I have also received specific training in EMDR, Collaborative Problem Solving, trauma-informed therapy, and strengths-based approaches.

Bethany Tatum (she/her), MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: Arrival, Away We Go, The Lord of The Rings, and anything spooky

  • Favorite food to eat out: Indian food, Mexican food, Thai food and Japanese food (really, I just love good food!)

  • Favorite food to cook: Great salads

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Climb, Adventure, Eating with friends outside

  • Hobbies: Climbing, Skiing, Camping, Paddle boarding, Redoing old furniture, watching great TV shows and movies, walking my dogs

  • Dream destination: Spain or Greece

  • Favorite quote or personal motto:“It's dangerous business, going out your door. If you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you'll be swept of to." - J.R. Tolken

  • Favorite weekend destination: Smith Rock or the Mountains

  • Three words that describe me: Empathetic, passionate, adventurous

  • Number one bucket list item: learn how to climb big walls (1,000+ feet)

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Outside somewhere with my dogs and the people I love. 

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We’re ready when you are.

Contact us today and let’s get to work.

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