Welcome to Core Foundations Counseling, LLC

Welcome to Core Foundations Counseling, LLC

Welcome to Core Foundations Counseling, LLCWelcome to Core Foundations Counseling, LLC

Who We Are

Our Core Principles

Life is experienced in safe connection with ourselves, others, and our community. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, therapeutic care and services. We treat a number of mental health challenges, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, children, families, and couples. 

Our Core Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals and families heal, grow, and strengthen their capacities to live, laugh, love, and learn. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your story, and developing a treatment plan to meet your goals. 

Our Core Promise

We promise to join alongside of you for the steps of your journey. Our goal is to help you identify your inner strengths, grow from challenges, heal and move forward to where you want to be in your life. You choose the direction for your next steps.

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Our Therapy


Anxiety,Chronic Stress, and Depression

Depression, isolation, fear, chronic stress,and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotional states that we can experience in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover connection, motivation, perspective, strengths, and joys that you once had in your life. 



Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful traumatic circumstances as well as adverse life experiences. Anxiety, fear, avoidance, anger, overwhelm, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can keep the body and mind frozen in a trauma response state. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing and regaining a sense of presence in your life. 



Relationships and Connection

Relationship is at the core of our existence and our hardwiring as mammals.  Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples and families who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship and life cycles. Therapy sessions are held with different relationship dynamics and key people. It is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship within your whole family system.     

Our Approach and Information

Different Approaches to Therapy

Workshops & Groups Online Format

Workshops & Groups Online Format


  1. Working with children 5-18 with their families together in sessions.
  2. Couples work focused on attachment, neurobiology, healthy communication, and family systems.
  3. Whole Brained Approach- Dan Siegel, MD., Tina Payne-Bryson for parenting.
  4. Certified Family Trauma Professional 
  5. EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing for individuals, children, adolescents, couples, and families for many different symptomatic presentations.
  6. Attachment Based Family Therapy approaches
  7. Mindfulness, Self-Regulation, and DBT informed interventions
  8. BrainPaint- Neurofeedback

Workshops & Groups Online Format

Workshops & Groups Online Format

Workshops & Groups Online Format


  1. Zone 2 Living- Practical Steps to Shift from Survival Mode to Thriving. Interrupting the Stress Response Activation pathways.
  2. 777 Challenge- Pathways to Peace- An intentional 3 step practice that creates a shift towards inner peace and alignment.
  3. Clinicians United- online support group for clinicians to understand how to carry the load with grace and stewardship of self and others. Using guidance from the Trauma Stewardship Model
  4. Stronger Together- Parent / Family University Monthly- Attune, Approach, Regulate, Respond
  5. Regulators Group- mindful awareness self regulation, distress tolerance, positive communication and interactions for children, tweens, teens
  6. Brainstorm Book Group- book by Dan Siegel, MD; parent group for navigating the teen years with presence and grit.

What Others are Saying

Workshops & Groups Online Format

Breanna J. Montoya, LMFT


  1. "Bre taught me and my family skills we will use for a life time. Bre was dedicated to me even when I made working with me hard". male ages 11-14.
  2. We learned how to listen to understand instead of just to respond.
  3. Everyone in the family learned how to have their voice, have their feelings, and understand how we all impact one another.
  4. We focused on everyone having the same language about how the body responds to stress and everyone needing to have the skills to regulate and stay calm, it changed the environment of our home.

Breanna J. Montoya, LMFT

Consultations and Community Presentations

Breanna J. Montoya, LMFT


Breanna moved to this community in 2001 and worked for Deschutes County Behavioral Health on multiple teams and positions throughout 16 years of employment. She believes that we are all in it together on this journey of life. She has experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and adults across all life cycle stages.  After 5 1/2 years on the Mobile Crisis Team and then almost 3 years on the Wrap Around Team she decided to move onto the Bend La Pine School District Special Programs team to serve the community as a Behavior Therapist.  With this new position she is able to open her private practice and serve others in the community with her nearly 21 years of community mental health experience. She strongly believes in the healing power of human relationships in safe connection and helping others reach towards their goals of a life worth living.  She is passionate about studying Interpersonal Neurobiology, Healthy Relationships, Effective Communication, and Healing Trauma. She works diligently at implementing these principles in her clinical work. As a part-time instructor in the Addictions Studies Certification Program at Central Oregon Community College she is passionate about helping to educate the next generation of providers in the helping professions.

Consultations and Community Presentations

Consultations and Community Presentations

Consultations and Community Presentations


  1. Consultations about cases with community providers are available as an additional service that is typically not covered by most insurance companies.  This fee can be discussed on a case by case basis dependent on the consultation and coordination needs.
  2. Community Presentations or Trainings are available upon request.  Fees would be arranged based on topic, length of presentation, and goals of session.  Prior presentations, guest speaking, and trainings have been provided to schools, churches, retreats, graduate level classes, community agencies and programs. Topics have included working with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Self Regulation Strategies in home, school and community settings, mental health crisis response, and clinical topics associated with ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Anger, Substance Use, and effective parenting tools and strategies.


Consultations and Community Presentations

Consultations and Community Presentations


  1. What Insurance Providers do you currently work with? Currently working on getting on insurance panels with First Choice, Moda, Providence, Pacific Source, Oregon Health Plan, Tricare, Aetna, Blue Cross Regence
  2. How long can I expect an episode of therapy to last? It depends on the goals of therapy although most individuals, couples, and families will benefit from 6-12 sessions.  This can also be shorter or longer depending on the situation.
  3. What if I don't have insurance that covers mental health or don't want to bill my insurance? Fees can be determined with the individual, couple or family for each session.
  4. What if my tween/teen doesn't want me to be involved with therapy? A lot of work can be done with the adults in the adolescents life and helping them to understand better what is going on in adolescent development and how to adapt their responses.  Encouraging the adolescents to come and have their voice heard is also really important.
  5. What if I know I want couples or family therapy but I'm the only one willing to come in? We can still work with the individual and how they interact and communicate with the various relationships in their lives.

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Core Foundations Counseling, LLC

384 SW Upper Terrace, Suite 202, Bend OR 97702

541-788-9642 cell



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