Balance Your Energies

Lydia Byhardt Bollinger, LCSW

Remember the Joy! Counseling and Consultation

Lydia completed her Master's in Social Work focusing on working with children and families.  She earned certificates in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Trauma Counseling, and has continued her education studying child development, parenting skills, and interpersonal neurobiology.  She became a licensed clinical social worker in 2003.  Lydia has worked with parents and children ages 3-17 in schools, outpatient settings, and day treatment programs.  Lydia believes strongly in supporting children to understand transition, using their communication style of fewer words and more art, puppets, and role play.

Lydia's business is called "Remember the Joy" because her goal is to support families to remember the joy that brought them to become a family in the first place, despite the difficulties they may be having now.

Lydia is fluent in Spanish, and has been teaching classes and stress management seminars (Transformations: from Stres to Wellness) for over 4 years.  She delivers staff trainings for private and governmental agencies on working with at-risk families.

Nancy Bryant, PhD

Assessment for Learning Enhancement

Nancy R. Bryant, PhD is a psychologist, licensed to practice in the state of Oregon.  She earned her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, and has worked as an elementary school teacher, a research consultant, a community college counselor, and an adjunct instructor of both graduate and undergraduate students on several college/university campuses.  Since 1996, she has maintained a private practice in West Linn, Oregon that is devoted to the assessment of learning difficulties, educational achievement, and academic success.  She works with school-aged children, students, and adults with difficulties in the areas of learning and memory, reading, writing, mathematics, attention, and executive functioning.  She also offers in-depth achievement testing for normally achieving children, and TAG (Talented & Gifted ) assessments.