Mental Health & Wellness
UMHS Mental Health Consultants
Annette Chastain, LCSW, Principal Consultant
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington and reside in Redmond, OR. I started my career as a mental health specialist for children with extreme behaviors in schools, day treatment and Head Start agencies. This led to working with families, in-home parenting, outpatient mental health and clinical supervision. In 2003 I formed Chastain & Associates, LLC, a mental health consulting agency, with the goal of sharing my passion for mental health wellness, prevention and education to diverse communities. At the start of 2010 I was fortunate enough to begin my journey with Conscious Discipline®. I am currently a National Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor working with schools, agencies, communities and Native American Tribes throughout the country.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College in my home state, Washington. My studies focused on applied sociology, trauma treatments, and the most effective ways to support the mental health of children. I have extensive experience supporting children impacted by trauma and/or social-emotional behavioral concerns. For the past seven years, I have worked with non-profit organizations, local school systems, and tribal communities to help children develop social-emotional skills. I also have two years of clinical experience implementing treatment plans for children with autism within an Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) agency. Today, Conscious Discipline® is at the forefront of my work. I have assisted several early childhood educators and administrators in developing the skills and powers of Conscious Discipline® within themselves in order to authentically offer them to others, as well as in adapting Conscious Discipline® to best meet the unique needs of the children they serve. As a representative of Chastain Consulting Services, LLC, I can provide assistance by conducting observations of children, classrooms, and teachers, skill coaching and training, support plan writing, and consultations with teachers and parents.
Katie Greathouse, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and reside in La Grande. I received my Masters of Social Work from Walla Walla University. My career began as a Day Treatment mental health therapist. Throughout the past 20 years, I have been providing mental health consultation to Head Starts and Children Protective Services along with being a Forensic Interviewer for Mt. Emily Safe Center. I provide individual observations for children in classroom settings, consult with teachers and parents and provide mental health wellness support using Conscious Discipline® as a representative of Chastain Consulting Services, LLC.
I am a Mental Health Consultant with Chastain Consulting Services, LLC. I have a BA in Early Childhood Elementary Education. I have my Infant Mental Health Endorsement with the Oregon Infant Mental Health Association as a Family Specialist. I am currently working on my Master’s in Social Work through Portland State University with a focus on Children and Families. I have over twenty years of experience working in the Early Childhood field with families, children, and early learning agencies. My passion is brain development, trauma and building resiliency in families with positive protector factors. I have been trained in Conscious Discipline, trauma informed care and reflective practices.
Veronica Kleng, BA, Consultant
I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bologna specializing in elementary education, primary education, language arts, history, geography and expressive arts and reside in La Grande. As a bilingual (Spanish, English) Head Start teacher for Eastern Oregon University I was trained in Conscious Discipline® and integrated these skills into my classroom. I am now providing training and coaching of teachers in classroom settings and mental health wellness support using Conscious Discipline® for Chastain & Associates, LLC.