Mental Health 2017-09-22T02:45:41+00:00

Mental Health and Behavioral Services

Waterfall is pleased to provide a full range of mental health services at all three of its clinics in North Bend, Coos Bay and Powers. Common mental health concerns addressed by our skilled staff include: Crisis intervention, depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder and mental health issues related to deteriorating physical health. To determine if you or someone you love may need mental health care, please click on the link below for a free, anonymous screening or call 541-756-6232 to schedule an intake assessment with one of our mental health professionals.

Mental Health Providers

Lance Nelson, MS LPC NCC
Lance Nelson, MS LPC NCCDirector of Integrated Behavioral Health
Lance Nelson was born and raised in Coos Bay and graduated from Marshfield High School in 1990. He attended University of Oregon and Northwest Nazarene University and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s of Science in Community Counseling. He specializes in Acute Mental Health and Crisis Work and has a specialty in Adolescent Behavioral Health. Lance has extensive experience in the mental health field which include working in acute psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice counseling and as a mental health crisis responder. He has unique training from the US Secret Service student threat assessment program developed in response to the Columbine High School shootings. Lance also has experience as a certified firefighter/EMR and is the state’s only dual credentialed Fire Intervention Specialist working with young arsonists. His experience with at risk adolescents led him to design and develop a maximum security mental health unit for Idaho’s Department of Juvenile Corrections, serving violent juveniles suffering from severe addiction and mental illness which he considers his greatest challenge and professional achievement. Lance has also been actively involved in developing youth mentoring programs in two different communities where no such program previously existed. His time outside Waterfall Clinic finds him fishing, hunting and enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife Anna and their three children, Savannah(13), Isabella(11) and August(4).
Cathy DeLibero, LPC
Cathy DeLibero, LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
Cathy DeLibero, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Oregon. She has been working as a mental health therapist for the past 4 years. Most of this time has been spent as a child and family therapist in the Portland area. Prior to becoming a counselor, Cathy worked for 20 years as a high school French and Spanish teacher in the state of Idaho. Cathy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of Montana and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University.

Cathy employs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and expressive art therapies. She has received certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. She has attended workshops regarding Trauma Informed Care.

Louise Cackowski, M.A., LPC
Louise Cackowski, M.A., LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
Louise Cackowski, M.A., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 33 years of experience working with a wide range of people from young children, to the elderly, to hospice patients at the end of life. Louise has a Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy designed to enhance self-awareness, self-expression and insight. In recent years, Louise has focused on issues related to grief and loss, and she is happy to bring this specialty to the Waterfall Community Health Center along with her background in the expressive arts. Louise is an experienced group therapist, as well as being well-versed in various types of individual therapy styles, including cognitive-behavioral, insight-oriented, strengths-based and solution-focused therapies. She believes that change is always possible, and she works together with people to find the best ways to help them reach their goals.
Melissa Schierholtz, LCSW
Melissa Schierholtz, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Melissa Schierholtz, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Juvenile Justice from the University of Oregon. Melissa then moved to San Diego County to work with at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system. From there, Melissa relocated to Florida where she completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work and began her career in mental health counseling with children and families. Melissa lived and worked in Florida for 5 years before moving back to her home state of Oregon. Once back in Oregon, she began working for Yamhill County specializing in therapy with children and families in the foster care system. Melissa has been a mental health therapist for over 10 years and uses therapeutic techniques including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Melissa has a wide range of experience working with individuals from the very young to the elderly.