Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Rimrock Trails is pleased to introduce Child and Family Therapist Katherine Amman, LCSW. Katherine specializes in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, also known as PCIT at our Bend Counseling Clinic.

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment program designed for caregivers and their young children (2 to 7 years old) who are experiencing social, behavioral, and/or emotional difficulties.

PCIT involves 2 phases of treatment. The first phase is Child-Directed Interaction (CDI) which involves teaching the parent daily 5-minute play therapy skills. CDI focuses on helping the parent facilitate a warm, supportive relationship as a basis for the development of social skills and emotional regulation. The second phase is called Parent Directed Interaction (PDI) where parents learn a predictable, consistent, and trauma-informed discipline method. PDI uses differential attention, effective commands, warnings, and consequences to address behavioral problems. With live coaching parents learn how to apply these skills while regulating their own emotions.


Unique in the way it is delivered, PCIT outlines consistent child-rearing practices with an appropriate balance between nurturance and appropriate limit-setting. Parents and children engage in a separate room divided by a one-way mirror, while the therapist is coaching in the parent’s ear using a blue tooth device. Parents can feel confident they are using the skills well with live hands-on practice. This approach makes the therapy move quickly, so kids and families can see results every week. Children really enjoy PCIT because they get to connect with their parents and find more positive ways of communicating with others. Parents really love it because they grow a more positive relationship with their children and feel more successful with how to address unwanted behaviors from their children.


If you or someone you know would benefit from PCIT, you can contact Rimrock Trails to make an appointment at (541) 388-8459 or visit our website at

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The Rimrock Trails’ Bend Community Engagement Team is pleased to announce its mental health awareness and fundraising event:

Harvesting Hope Presented by Finding My True North!

As a nonprofit human services agency, Rimrock relies on support from the community and its partners to strategically meet our clients where they are at. Supporting Harvesting Hope will help ensure that local individuals and families have access to quality affordable behavioral healthcare where individuals have the opportunity to maximize their mental and emotional health and are able to lead independent and productive lives.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Brandon Mears



Outpatient Counselor

JP Avery had no idea that when he stopped by the Rimrock Trails’ table at an OSU Job Fair in 2018, almost six years later he would be a highly respected team member in the Rimrock Trails Bend Counseling Clinic. Having started as a student intern, JP has had a front-row seat watching Rimrock Trails adapt and grow, always trying to find better ways to serve our clients and community.  


JP began his career by achieving a Bachelor of Science in Adventure Leadership and Education. After attaining a job at a wilderness therapy company, he secured his Masters’s Degree in Counseling and transitioned from a student intern to a counselor.


With an obvious love of the wilderness, it is not surprising that when not working you will find JP walking his dog or playing the occasional round of disc golf. However, his true passion is in the kitchen sharing that if he had one extra hour each day, you would find him cooking.


Thank you, JP, for all you do for the individuals and families we serve!


Thank you to our longtime partners at Meta for awarding Rimrock Trails and the Crook County Health Department $10,000 to support our September 2023 Recovery Month Activities. More to come!

We are so very grateful to our friends at OCF for awarding us $25,000. These monies created a training fund so that our clinicians can provide cutting-edge services such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and many more.

Thank you to Amanda Ferrari of Duke Warner Real Estate and the COAR membership for giving Rimrock Trails $1,500 towards our Scholarship Support Fund. This fund helps us to ensure that every local individual and family can access behavioral health services, no matter their financial circumstances.

Thank you to Deschutes County for providing Rimrock Trails $2,400 which allows two of our clinicians to participate in Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM) training. We couldn't do what we do without your support!


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 Redmond, OR 97756
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