Hope Counseling Ministry is comprised of caring professional and lay counselors, supervised by a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Life can be hard and sometimes we need some help along the way. We believe there is hope for those who have given up, and there is growth for those who get a little stuck along the way. We see counseling as a choice for health. Whether you are struggling with overcoming the traumas of life, anxiety or depression, relational issues, or adjusting to a new season of life, we are here to help.

We offer individual, couples and family sessions. We also work with teens and children. For grief issues, we offer individual counseling as well as GriefShare, a wonderful educational support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one or someone close to them. We also offer Theophostic Prayer Ministry (aka Transformational Prayer Ministry). We have found this to be a very effective way to resolve childhood trauma, and to help people that are stuck.

We have a Christian worldview and are able to help with issues of faith. We are happy, however, to work with people of all faiths and backgrounds. Issues of faith will only be addressed with your permission and at your request.

Contact Counseling

For general information and new clients call Sue O’Hanlon

(530) 533-7464 ext. 231

Individual therapists & counselors
contact info

Sue O'Hanlon
  • (530) 636-0813
  • sue@oronaz.org
Angie Merino
  • (530) 712-3499
  • angiemerinomft@gmail.com
Gayle Johansson
  • (530) 514-6418
Amy Hayse
  • (530) 403-5347
  • amhayse@gmail.com
Jenni Freemyer
  • (530) 712-4230
  • jennifreemyer@gmail.com
Jackie Vieira
  • (530) 282-4240
  • jacquelinevieiratpm@gmail.com
Sue O'Hanlon

Sue O'Hanlon

M.S., LMFT, LPCC

Sue is the director of Hope Counseling Ministry. She a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

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Sue began her professional career working for Tehama County, working with abused children, running a treatment program for juvenile offenders, and serving as a Probation Officer. She served as the Children’s Director here at OroNaz, as well as teaching in our Women’s groups. She began counseling here in 2002.

Sue has a passion for helping people “walk into the fullness of who God created them to be.” She works with a range of people, from those who are “a little stuck”, to those who have been severely traumatized. She is trained in Theophostic Prayer Minisrtry as well as EMDR. She also has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a highly successful couples therapy. She works with individuals (both men and women), couples, and families.

Sue loves spending time with her family (her husband and two grown children) and people in general! She has a passion for growing, and she loves God, adventure, and life!

Amy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT # 87264) with more than 17 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and families. Her desire is to help her clients experience the fullness of life that comes from walking in freedom, experiencing growth and healing.

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Amy began working with teenagers as a young adult at summer camps, and continued to work with at risk youth through Corrective Behavior Institute in San Diego. She enjoyed teaching preventative education to elementary school students before moving to Oroville in 2002 and working as a peer counselor at Caring for Women Pregnancy Resource Center.

With an undergraduate degree from Point Loma Nazarene University (1995), and a Master’s of Science in Counseling (Marriage, Family, Child Therapy) from University of Phoenix (2008), she also possesses extensive training in Theophostic Ministry and EMDR, and is a certified Trauma Professional. Amy also enjoys working with couples and is certified in Couples Communications, and is actively pursuing certification as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.

Married for more than 15 years to her husband Shawn, she spends her spare time keeping up with her 3 children, 2 Labradors, and reading whenever she can, preferably with a cup of coffee close by.

Amy Hayse

Amy Hayse

LMFT

Angie Merino

Angie Merino

Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee

Angie completed her undergraduate work at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently in a Masters of Science in Counseling program at University of Phoenix working toward becoming a marriage and family therapist.

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As a case manager and group facilitator working at Northern Valley Catholic Social Service in Butte County she was trained in Aggression Replacement Training (ART), Craving Identification Management (CIM), Nurturing Parenting, Motivational Interviewing, etc. As a marriage and family therapy trainee and has completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship and is beginning to work with couples seeking marriage counseling using this therapy. Angie has also been trained in and uses Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) in her practice.

Angie has worked in the past as a case manager with teen parents and also as a group facilitator in Butte County Juvenile Hall working with the youth there running groups on a variety of topics. She specializes in working with adolescents and parents.

Angie’s favorite time is spent with her husband and kiddos. She grew up in Oroville and has a heart for the town and community. She also enjoys birding, reading adventurous fiction, a good movie, anytime spent with friends, and coffee!

Jenni is a Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (IMF 93343) and holds her Master of Arts degree at Regent University in Counseling.  She began working at Hope Counseling in August 2015. Jenni completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and then moved to California in 2014.

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Jenni has a desire to see people find healing from life’s deepest hurts. She strives to create a safe place in her office where clients may feel comfortable and understood. Jenni considers her job such a privilege as she helps clients find restoration in life to move forward in wholeness and healing!

She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She completed the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship and works with couples using this model. Also, Jenni is trained in Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM) and has a certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

In her free time, Jenni loves exploring the outdoors with her husband and friends. She rarely turns down a chance to drink a cup of coffee or tea with friends and enjoys cooking new recipes.

Jenni Freemyer

Jenni Freemyer

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Jackie Vieira

Jackie Vieira

Biblical Lay Counselor

Jackie works for Hope Counseling Ministries as a Biblical Lay Counselor. She is trained in Theophostic Prayer Ministry and is currently working towards certification with the American Association of Christian Counselors As a Board Certified Biblical Counselor.

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Jackie has served in the Women’s Ministries of the Oroville Church of the Nazarene for many years and has a heart for the concerns of women of all ages.

She specializes in women’s issues with an emphasis in post abortion counseling and education. Her own journey of transformation has given her a strong desire to walk along side other women, as the Lord transforms their lives.

Jackie has been married to her husband, Steve, for over forty years. She has been blessed with four children and nine beautiful grandchildren, who are the light of her life.

Gayle received her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Colorado, and taught high school for several years. She is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor from the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has also been trained in Theophostic Prayer Ministry.

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Gayle specializes in helping people, primarily adults, with depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, women’s issues, spiritual growth, and those in abusive relationships. She also has had many years of experience doing Theophostic Prayer Ministry.

She enjoys playing with her three grandchildren, loves dogs, boating, and water sports.

Gayle Johansson

Gayle Johansson

Biblical Lay Counselor