Gary H. Lovejoy, Ph.D., was a professor of psychology and a professor of religion at Mt. Hood Community College for 32 years and has had a private practice in professional counseling for more than 35 years. He is the founder of Valley View Counseling Services, LLC in Portland, Oregon.
In addition to earning his doctorate in psychology from United States International University, Dr. Lovejoy also earned a master’s degree in religious education from Fuller Theological Seminary. This background of both psychological and theological education has given Dr. Lovejoy the opportunity to teach both psychology courses and courses in World Religions, Old Testament, and New Testament.
His years of experience as a counselor have included assisting pastors and ministry leaders. He also counsels individuals, couples, and families dealing with depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, marital issues, and many other issues. Dr. Lovejoy has conducted many seminars on depression, which has prompted him to write extensively on the on the subject. In addition, he has been a speaker at many family camps, couples’ retreats, and college conferences.
Gregory Knopf, M.D. is an associate clinical professor in Family Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University and the founder and medical director of Gresham-Troutdale Family Medical Center where he cares for over 100 people each week. He is considered an expert in the understanding and use of anti-depressant medications. He treats pastors, ministry leaders as well as adults and teens. He communicates his expertise in different presentation-seminar formats to varied audiences including medical professionals, Christian organizations, churches, Bible Colleges and Seminaries.
As a family practice physician for over 30 years, he receives great personal satisfaction in educating and helping people understand the dynamics of depression, to recognize the differences in emotional, psychological, and genetic syndromes. In addition, he treats whatever illness a person may be facing, offering hope and treatment options through a multi-disciplinary approach.
He lives on a 26 acre working farm with his wife, Bonnie, and has three adult children.