About Rivercrest


Rivercrest was founded by Dr. Heather Bacon in an effort to meet the needs of Umatilla county and surrounding areas. Dr. Bacon has a background in working with children and families. Her experience with these families brought more attention to the growing needs of the expanding community.

Rivercrest’s providers are trained in evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral, person centered, integrative family systems, and somatic techniques. We value rural culture, diversity, community partnership, advocacy, and hard work.

We understand the difficulties initiating help and accessing care in rural areas. We are committed to providing quality services that may help bridge this gap. At Rivercrest, you are important to us and we are here for you.

Getting Started is Easy

First Appointment

The first visit is intended to gather background information and details of current concerns so that an effective and collaborate treatment plan can be developed.  All paperwork must be completed prior to your first appointment. For children, parents are encouraged to join the first visit in order to provide background information including developmental history, trauma, social, school, behavioral concerns, and other contributing details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take my insurance?

Our office staff is here to answer any questions and look up insurance information on your behalf. You may also choose to visit your insurance website. Look for “In Network Providers” under behavioral health or psychology providers.  At this time, we are not accepting state insurance. Please contact Lifeways, Community Counseling in Boardman, or other county resources for more information.

Do you have a sliding fee schedule?

Yes, with limited availability. Sliding fee schedules are based on family size and income. Please contact the office for an application. 

Do I need to attend sessions with my child?

This depends. We encourage parents to attend the first session with their children in order to gather information regarding concerns and treatment options. The remaining visits may require parent participation or partial participation. Providers will inform you of the plan after the first visit.