Supporting the Community through Mental Health Training, Teaching, and Coaching

LifeSkills Learning Institute, Inc.   a 501c-3 corporation

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LLI Board Members
David Cheek, MD
LLI President
Ed Noyes, MD, MPH
LLI Assistant Chair
New Book: Spiritualistic Deception in Health and Healing
Bob Davidson,M.Div., LMFT Secretary - Director, LLI  AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Linda Eaton, Treasure
Wendy Galambos, MA, LPC
Vilma Banic
Mic Eaton
Ron Howden

Our Mission:

As a 501c-3 corporation, LLI's purposes are for the advancement and betterment of social welfare, the lessening of the burden of government, and to combat community deterioration.  To provide mental health services and training in life skills for low to moderate income individuals and families in a training and collaborative environment by mental health and medical professionals.  LLI is a donor-supported ministry committed to improving peoples lives in mental health, physical health, and spiritual health.

Our purpose includes, but is not limited to the following:  One, To develop a retreat center for training.  Two, To provide a wide variety of counseling and psycho-educational services, and retreat and training resources in marriage, family, health, and recovery issues.  Three, Provide training events for clergy, churches/synagogues, community, parenting, marriages, and physician training.  

Counseling/Coaching in a Training Environment:

We have one graduate students providing counseling services for $15 per session.  

 * Remember that e-mail is not confidential; Therefore, be careful about sending confidential information. 


Erica Schippers
Ext:  429
Direct:  503.601.5429
M.A. Capella Univ. Student*
Forest Grove - Tigard - Graduate Student Intern
   Resume               Philosophy Statement           

Erica is currently finishing a masters program in Human Services with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Portland State University. She is currently employed at Providence working in the child and adolescent inpatient behavioral health center as well as the Adult inpatient behavioral health center where she does individual, group, and family therapy. She is also employed at Volunteers of America working at the Women’s Residential Treatment center where she provides crisis counseling and support services to clients in an alcohol and drug treatment program for offenders. Strengths and interest are in Marital Counseling, Women’s Issues, Child Therapy, Parenting, Depression, ADHD, Addiction, and Empowerment. Erica’s supervisor is Bob Davidson, M.Div., M.Ed., LMFT, CSAT. Erica gets direct supervision, individual supervision and group supervision.


Their Clinical Supervisor is:  Bob Davidson, M.Div., M.Ed., LMFT, CSAT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
 * Remember that e-mail is not confidential; Therefore, be careful about sending confidential information. 
Bob Davidson
Ext:  420
Direct:  503.601.5420
M.Div., M.Ed., LMFT, CSAT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Forest Grove - Tigard Offices
   Curriculum Vitae               Philosophy Statement           Certification
Bob is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Friendly Therapist, living in West Portland, OR.  He has been a pastor and chaplain since 1972.  He graduated with a BA degree in Theology from Walla Walla College.  He received his M.Div. degree from Andrews University School of Theology (1975) and his M.Ed. (1986) from the University of Louisville in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Bob served 20 years in the U.S. Army as a Chaplain and Medic.  For 12 years he organized and directed three Chaplain Family Life Ministry and Training Centers.  The last three years he was the Director of the U.S. Army Family Life Chaplain Training Program at Fort Benning and Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.  He has trained clergy, licensed professional counselors, social workers, and family practice physicians throughout the United States.  He served as adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma, Auburn University, Columbus State University, George Fox University.  He continues training professionals, conducts retreats, guest speaks at churches, schools, and conferences. His specialties are:  Marriage, Family therapy; Individual and Group therapy; Stress, Burnout; Anger Management; Boundaries; Codependency; Depression; Sex Addiction (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist); Grief and Loss; Conflict Resolution skills; Pre-Marital; Differentiation and Family of Origin issues; Trauma and Critical Incident Debriefing.*



Excellent Book by one of our Board Members
Ed Noyes, MD, MPH
Direct: 503-357-6571
"Spiritualistic Deception in Health and Healing"  by Edwin A. Noyes, MD, MPH
      PDF -PR flier about the book               Link to purchase book online  
      Word -PR flier about the book


Contact Information:

LifeSkills and Family Institute office staff can answer any questions when you phone.  If we're in training or in a therapy session we will be delayed in responding to your voicemail.  Please be patient with each one of the clinicians.  Please don't be afraid to ask either Receptionist any questions that they might be able to help with.  They will try to save you time...especially with making an appointment or resolving a scheduling conflict.  

503-601-5430     (Old #:  503-992-1178)
Postal address
4110 Pacific Ave., Suite 102b      Forest Grove, OR  97116
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