541-757-1761 friends@fofm.org

Professional Counseling


Struggling with life or relationship issues?

What are you willing to do to have happy, healthy relationships with those who are important to you?

Friends of the Family is here to help improve your emotional, relational and spiritual health, strengthen your marriage and family relationships.

Counselors:

Nikki Truscelli

Nikki Truscelli

Trained Graduate Student Counselor Intern

Nikki is a trained graduate student counselor intern serving individuals and couples. She is fascinated by attachment and how the role of our early childhood caretakers and/or later significant relationships shape our experiences as adults. Nikki is a strong advocate that healthy relationships cultivate healthy communities.

Nikki has a Doctorate in Communication from Arizona State University. She is now completing her Master’s degree in Counseling from Arizona State University and is excited for what the future holds next.

Nikki moved to Corvallis during the pandemic and has been enjoying online Elevation Church services and listening to worship music. She enjoys any adventure under the sun and loves eating all the delicious vegetables and fruits grown in the Willamette Valley.

Sherry Doggett

Sherry Doggett

Trained Graduate Student Counselor Intern

Sherry is a trained graduate student counselor intern. She serves adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has a background in military family life, marriage research, and education. She considers herself a lifelong student of relationships.

Sherry has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and will soon graduate with a Master’s degree from George Fox University in Marriage & Family Therapy. She has additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Restoration Therapy.

Sherry is connected to Suburban Christian Church in Corvallis and Northside Church in North Albany. She enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, and family celebrations.

Katie McAlister

Katie McAlister

Trained Graduate Student Counselor Intern

Katie is a trained graduate intern counselor serving individuals and couples. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients become who they want to be. Katie also has additional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and a background of serving in the military.

Katie has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Christian University in Biology and Chemistry. Katie is now completing her Master’s degree from Colorado Christian University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and will soon be seeking licensure.

Katie’s home church is Hope Church in Albany. She likes to spend her free time with her son, riding horses, relaxing with her family, and traveling. She is most excited about teaching her son the history of the places they visit.

Katie is facilitating the Single & Parenting group with Family Life Educator Angela Schwindt where they offer tips and parenting wisdom to encourage single parents.

Professional Staff:

Dr. Renee del Rio

Dr. Renee del Rio

Clinical Director

Renee joined our staff the summer of 2020 as our Clinical Director. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is developing and overseeing our new internship program for graduate students in counseling. Renee provides ongoing training, support and clinical supervision to our amazing counseling interns. She and her husband Eric attend Willamette Community Church in Albany and enjoy kayaking and hiking.

Dave Jackson

Dave Jackson

Executive Director

Dave is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a credentialed pastor, having served 14 years on staff at Corvallis Evangelical Church. He has been Friends of the Family’s Executive Director since 2016 and loves helping couples, spending time with his family, and riding his motorcycle.

Make an Appointment

Contact us to make an appointment at

541-757-1761 or email friends@fofm.org