About Us

MHREN is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a group of local therapists to provide high quality professional training and educational opportunities in Southern Oregon, to provide information about other trainings and activities available here and in the surrounding area, and to encourage sharing of ideas and networking among mental health professionals. It is operated by a volunteer board and sustained by annual membership fees and workshops.

MHREN has been presenting successful trainings since its inception, increasing our ranks of members and continuing to solidify the learning community of mental health professionals in the valley. It is a pleasure to see so many of you return again and again to our workshops, creating a sense of camaraderie and familiarity and building a supportive network.

If you benefit from our newsletter and/or have appreciated our workshop offerings, please consider joining us and supporting your profession in the area.

The MHREN Board values any feedback you give. If you have suggestions for how we could improve our services or presenters we could bring to the region, please let us know.


Current Board Members

MHREN Board Member

Sharon Bolles, LPC, is a state-approved supervisor of Oregon and has been in private practice for over 25 years. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University in the graduate psychology program for over 20 years. Her post-graduate training has focused on modalities that hold a high degree of respect and compassion for the inner wisdom of each human being, viewing “symptoms” simply as strategies to meet the individual’s needs within the context of their family of origin matrix and subsequent experiences. She joined the MHREN Board in 2011 and was the President and Treasurer of MHREN until July 2022.


MHREN Board Member

Kate Caldwell, LCSW, has been in the mental health field for over 30 years, working in hospitals, public schools, treatment centers, domestic violence/rape crisis agency, Head Start, Hospice and private practice. She utilizes her extensive training and experience in play therapy and sand tray therapy with young children; and employs cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and mindfulness practices with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Kate has been with the MHREN Board since 2012.


MHREN Board Member

Martha Hutchison, LCSW, has been in the mental health field for over 30 years, working in Community Mental Health Agencies in Alaska and Oregon and in private practice. She has served as Adjunct Faculty for Portland States University’s distance MSW program; Martha is also a trained Spiritual Companion. She is affiliated with Wellspring Counseling Center in Medford, OR. Martha joined the MHREN Board at the end of 2020..


MHREN President

Maire Murphy, MS, LPC, is in private practice and is a Clinical Supervisor at Options for Southern Oregon. Her post-graduate training includes EMDR, DBT, and she is currently working on her completing her Complex Trauma Certification. Maire joined the MHREN Board in 2021, and became MHREN’s board President in July 2021.

MHREN Secretary

Kristen Lorange-Caron, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Kristen joined the MHREN Board in 2021, and became MHREN’s Board Secretary in July 2021.


MHREN Treasurer

Kalia Feldman-Klein, MS, LPC, is in private practice in Ashland with past experience in community mental health, residential treatment, and at the Southern Oregon University Student Health and Wellness Center. She brings a compassionate, humanistic, and trauma informed lens to her work with teens and adults. Kalia joined the MHREN Board in 2021, and became MHREN’s Board Treasurer in July 2021.