Oregon Division

Meet OAMFT's Leadership     

Here is a list of our current board.

James Brown, LPC, LMFT

James is the President of OAMFT and comes to us with over 20 years experience in social services & mental health. James earned his masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northeast Louisiana University. He holds licenses in LMFT & LPC in both Oregon and Louisiana. James is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is also an Approved Supervisor. James has served on the OAMFT board in the past, first as Treasurer and then President.

James has experience working with individuals and families in a variety of settings including, school, hospital, residential facility, outpatient office, and in the wilderness. Through his volunteer work with the American Red Cross, he has counseled families and individuals during such disasters as 9/11 and hurricane Katrina. James has presented at both state and national conferences on such topics as child custody evaluations, alternatives to residential treatment and systems consultation. James’ professional interests include parenting and relationship issues, ecotherapy, thanatology and bereavement, as well as clinical supervision.

“I am very committed to MFT, both as a profession and a practice. I am excited and humbled to serve our Oregon members as we face the challenges and opportunities of our changing landscape. I think my past experience and ongoing passion will serve me well as your next President and hope that you will give me the chance to do that with your vote.”


Stephen Rodgers, LPC, LMFT

Steve has been the legislative liaison for OAMFT for 6 years. He is now becoming OAMFT’s treasurer. He earned his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox in 2010.  He is both an LMFT and an LPC. He is also a supervisor candidate and a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT.

Steve is also an Episcopal priest and runs a church part time in McMinnville. Along with this he has a small private practice, has several supervisees, and works as a therapist 1 day a week at Cedar Hills Hospital where he had worked for 5 years full time. He has written a book on addiction with Dr. Brian Esparza, and a book on the soul with Dr. Steve Bearden from George Fox.

I am excited about what lies ahead for OAMFT and encourage everyone to get involved so we can build an active network for consulting, networking, and political activism to protect what we have.


Annabelle Goodwin, PhD., LMFT

Annabelle Goodwin, PhD, LMFT, is an MFT educator who teaches online at Northcentral University (NCU). She has taught at UO and Lewis and Clark College in addition to NCU and knows a lot of wonderful alumni across the state of Oregon. Annabelle is especially interested in social justice and equity and serves as the chair for her institution’s University Diversity Committee. She has been and OAMFT board member for several years and is currently serving as board secretary.


Matthew Lovell, MA LMFT

Matthew Lovell, MA LMFT is currently the Placement Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology department at Lewis and Clark College, Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Matthew is also The Clinical Director of the Marriage Couple and Family Therapy Program there. Courses Matthew teaches include Ethics, Couple therapy, and Internship. He also sees individuals, couples and families in private practice, as well as providing clinical supervision to registered interns.

Matthew has served on the OAMFT board since 2012. First three years Matthew was the board secretary and since he's been a general board member. He was originally licensed in California in 1998.

Andrea J. Wright Johnston, MA, LMFT

Andrea J. Wright Johnston, MA, LMFT, is a family therapist in private practice at the Portland Family Therapy agency with a specialty in sex therapy, art therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She approaches each person and family with attention to mental and physical health, with consideration to relational, social and spiritual influences. She is an OAMFT board member. She is President of the Coalition of Oregon Professional Associations for Counseling and Therapy-- COPACT.

Trisha Wilson, MFT Intern

Trisha Wilson, MA, registered LMFT intern, is a private practice therapist serving couples, families, and individuals in the SW Portland area.  She earned an MA in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from George Fox University in 2016.  She joined the OAMFT board in 2017 as a general board member.


Madeline Fox, registered MFT Intern

Hello, my name is Madeline Fox and I am a registered Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. In 2015 I earned my Masters of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy with an emphasis in sex therapy at Lewis and Clark College. Over the last few years I gained experience working within a community mental health agency as a bilingual child and family therapist. During the fall of 2016 I fully transitioned into private practice in downtown Portland. I use a systemic social-constructionist frame when working with couples, individuals, and families. I enjoy exploring the meaning people make within their own lives and how they would like to intentionally move forward and create lasting change. I am consistently reminded of how interconnected we all are and I would like to increase the presence and support that the OAMFT board can offer to fellow therapists. By uniting from a place of strength and compassion we can bring more healing and vitality to communities locally and nationally.


Kayleigh Boysen, LMFT

Kaleigh Boysen, LMFT, is a child and family therapist currently in private practice in Portland, OR. She earned a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College in Madison, WI in 2012. Kaleigh focuses on treating young children and parents and has worked with families in a variety of settings, including community mental health, outpatient, crisis response, and school-based work. She has also taught counseling students as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College. 

Tracy Talley, Administrative Assistant

Tracy is originally from Northern Virginia and has been in Portland for 8 years. She likes to experiment with grain free baking, likes to take long walks in beautiful places and enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves plants, bright colors and all things design. She also loves mystical things and has a thriving side business offering tarot and numerology readings. She is a workshop instructor, avid traveler and loves helping people achieve their dreams.





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