Gwen Welch-Slaff, LCSW, CCH

An east coaster from New York and Boston seeking a more laid back lifestyle found a move to Oregon in 2007 to be just right. With an initial job as the Director of a Child and Family Therapy Program at a local Community Mental Health Center, Gwen directed a staff who provided services within offices and in the community for several years.

Missing her prior work as a clinician in her own practice, Gwen opened The Healing Haven where she began an individual practice and later expanded to a group practice of skilled and creative clinicians.

Gwen then attended and still attends the Wellness Institute in Issaquah Washington where she has been certified as a Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist and continues to expand upon her training. She combines cognitive behavioral therapy with heart-centered hypnotherapy when indicated and desired. She incorporates a variety of modalities in addition.

She has found remarkable success with the issues that people bring to her.

Specializing in:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma


Boston University: BA Psychology
SUNY Albany: MSW Social Work
The Wellness Institute: Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy
LCSW Oregon: 4178
Pronouns: She/her