Counseling and Health Staff

Clark College counselors are available to help students make changes that will enable them to achieve success in their personal, academic, and professional lives. The counselors provide free, short-term, goal focused counseling.  Counselors support students in self-development, goal setting, and problem solving to enhance student success.  Academic and personal counseling is available.  Please call (360) 992-2614 to schedule an appointment.  

Shayna Collins

    Shayna Collins

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2848
  • scollins@clark.edu

  • Shayna joined Clark College in 2012. She holds a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington. She offers solution focused, strengths-based counseling, and collaborates with each individual to create a course of action that will work best for them and deliver quick results. Her therapeutic style is person-centered, nonjudgmental and affirming of diverse intersectional identities. Shayna has received additional training in Somatic Psychology, Telemental Health, Clinical Hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She believes that each person is the expert on their own life and that there are many ways to achieve success. She also firmly believes that asking for help is healthy, normal, and a sign of strength.

Marianne Luther

    Marianne Luther

  • Program Coordinator

  • (360) 992 - 2264
  • mluther@clark.edu

  • Marianne Luther has been the Program Coordinator at the Counseling and Health Center since July, 2014. She can help you set up appointments to visit with the counselors or the nurse practitioner, and is probably the first person you'll see when you visit the CHC. She also organizes events to educate students about mental and physical wellness, and coordinates with outside agencies to help them access available resources in the community. She is dedicated to making the Counseling and Health Center a safe and welcoming space for all Clark students.

Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

    Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2415
  • vcayanan@clark.edu

  • (Pronouns she/her) I hold a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I'm passionate about working with teens and adults and have done so since 2012. I believe that you are unique and deserve an approach that is tailored to your needs. I aim to provide a comfortable, judgement-free space where you can feel heard and understood as you work towards your goals. I incorporate several approaches that include solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies and others. Most importantly, I try to be myself and create a space where you feel like you can be yourself too.

    In response to COVID-19, and current social distancing requirements, she has received additional training in tele-mental health in order to be able to provide counseling remotely to students.

    In addition to Washington and Oregon State Law, I follow the codes of ethics for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. More consumer information from my licensing boards can be found here: (WA state) https://www.doh.wa.gov/ and here (OR state)https://www.oregon.gov/oblpct

Bevyn Rowland

    Bevyn Rowland

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2804
  • browland@clark.edu

  • Dr. Bevyn Rowland, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PY60267694)
    Doctoral Practicum Training Supervisor
    Faculty Counselor & Professor
    Coffee Drinker and Dog Lover
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Our reasons for coming to counseling can be complex, but there’s one thing that all folx seem to be looking for: We want to live our best life. Each of us is at a different place on that journey; I’m honored to help you identify what you want to change and help you do it. I use a bunch of different techniques and theoretical models to help people get where they want to go (including Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Acceptance and Commitment approaches). I am intersectionality aware, which means I am mindful of the ways in which our multiple identities (i.e. race, gender conforming/non-conforming identity, sexual orientation, ability status, etc.) affect stress levels, access to resources, and engagement with the complex systems in higher education and society at large. I also take into account my own multiple identities as I work to be of service to you. I use the APA Multicultural Guidelines as a minimum standard to guide this part of my work: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/multicultural-guidelines

    When I'm not at Clark, I'm walking the beaches and trails of the gorgeous PacNW with my family, which includes Dexter (pit mix) and Duncan (chi mix), my partner and our kiddo. We are a queer family that is passionate about racial and social justice. You'll very likely find us in the Vancouver/Portland/Seattle area engaging with various communities as listeners, learners, advocates and activists.

    I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) as of 2020. I follow the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology as a minimum standard of this part of my practice: https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology

Ashley Schumacher

    Ashley Schumacher

  • Adv Reg Nurse Practitioner

  • (360) 992 - 2679
  • aschumacher@clark.edu

  • Ashley Schumacher is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner who is happy to work with you on your health concerns. Ashley Schumacher brings almost 20 years of experience in the medical field, working in a variety of setting including hospital, home visits, and addiction medicine. She has a special interest in women’s health, nutrition and wellness, and preventative medicine. She completed her undergraduate nursing degree at Oregon Health Sciences University in 2002, and received her masters from University of California San Francisco in 2009. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing, she has also obtained special training in tele-medicine in order to meet student health needs while in their own homes.

Beth Van Buecken

    Beth Van Buecken

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2813
  • evanbuecken@clark.edu

  • (Pronouns she/her). I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (WA #LF60876455, OR #T0884) and a Registered Drama Therapist.

    As your therapist, my job is to work together with you to figure out struggles and patterns that are holding you back, and develop new skills towards living a more joyful, authentic, and fulfilling life. My style is warm, playful, and down-to-earth. I believe in the power of relationship and creativity to create positive change. I aim to offer a space in therapy where you can explore new ways of being, and feel seen and supported in all of your beautiful messy human complexity.

    In therapy, I use different tools to help you identify your strengths and build new skills. These include talk therapy as well as mindfulness and creative/interactive methods, if desired (visual arts, writing, drama, movement). Many people can benefit from using the arts in therapy, even if they are not experienced artists.

    My training in family systems and social justice helps me view people and problems within the context of their lives and relationships. I have particular experience working with issues related to: trauma/abuse, teens and young adults, parenting, LGBTQ+ identities, foster care/adoption, immigration, homelessness, and family/relationships. I think it is a sign of true bravery to seek support and I look forward to meeting you.

    In my free time, I love camping, travelling, and doing theater. I have one very grumpy cat named Mizus.

    In response to COVID-19, and current social distancing requirements, I have received training in telemental health in order to be able to provide counseling remotely to students.

    In addition to Washington and Oregon State Law, I follow the codes of ethics for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the North American Drama Therapy Association. More consumer information from my licensing boards can be found here: (WA state) https://www.doh.wa.gov/ and here (OR state)https://www.oregon.gov/oblpct