Amy O'Hana

Associate Clinical Professor, Counseling

Office: 541-322-3123

Graduate & Research Center

Graduate & Research Center 119

650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D, in Counseling, Oregon State University
M.S. in Counseling, Oregon State University

Committee and Community Involvement:

CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) in Deschutes County. Humanitarian volunteer, Medical Teams International with three international assignments. Former compensation and pension examiner, Roseburg VA Healthcare system.

Professional Affiliations: 

Oregon Counseling Association

Profile Field Tabs

Courses Taught: 

TCE 514 Practicum in Counseling
TCE 515 Internship in Counseling
TCE 541 The Counseling Profession
TCE 550 Principles of Mental Health Counseling
TCE 562 Research Methods
TCE 567 Appraisal of the Individual
TCE 577 Applied Psychopathology and Psychodiagnostics
TCE 578 Crisis, Grief, and Loss


Amy O'Hana joined the OSU-Cascades faculty in 2012. She has been a counselor educator since 2004, a director of two counseling training clinics, and manages her own private practice. She is the author of Beyond Burnout: What To Do When Work Isn't Working for You (2020) and When Your Child is Grieving: God's Hope and Wisdom for the Journey Toward Healing (2019), available at all major book retailers.

Dr. O'Hana's areas of expertise are trauma, diagnosis and assessment, grief and loss, PTSD, and Veteran’s issues. She was previously a certified compensation and pension examiner with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and specialized in counseling and assessment of Veterans. Dr. O'Hana has research interests in hope theory, a cognitive construct stemming from the field of positive psychology; and spirit-body-mind approaches in counseling. She volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in Deschutes County.

Dr. O'Hana earned her Ph.D. in counseling (2005) and M.S. in counseling (2001) from Oregon State University. She is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and an Oregon Licensed Professional Counselor.