Counseling and Health Staff

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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.  

Evelyn Buschur

    Evelyn Buschur

  • Advanced Medical Practitioner

  • (360) 992 - 2679

  • Dr. Evelyn Buschur was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly after her birth, her father began a career in the US Coast Guard. Due to the frequency of relocations associated with the military, Evelyn has lived throughout the USA. The family spent 3 years in Hawaii, where Evelyn learned about Native Hawaiian treatments for various illnesses.

    As a child, Evelyn wanted to be a scientist or a doctor. While attending the University of Maine, Evelyn concentrated on becoming a scientist. She worked in various labs on soft grant money. The sporadic nature of grants led Evelyn to concentrate instead on medical school. However, watching her brother try to regain his health in a hospital setting helped Evelyn to realize that conventional medicine was not for her. During this time of reflection, she re-discovered Native treatments and found naturopathic medicine. Evelyn graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in biochemistry with distinction and moved to Portland, Oregon to attend Naturopathic Medical School.

    Upon graduation from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Buschur began her practice in Portland, Oregon. She started teaching at Portland Community College in 2006, and at Clark College in 2016. In 2015, Dr. Buschur moved her private practice to Camas, Washington. Dr. Buschur stopped teaching at Clark College to become the Advanced Medical Practitioner for Clark College's Health Center.

    Dr. Buschur’s goal at the Counseling and Health Center (CHC) is to provide high quality primary healthcare to students. This includes immunizations and testing as required by their specific programs, physical exams, naturopathic health care, management of acute and chronic health concerns, and prescriptions. The CHC services are no cost or low cost.

Shayna Collins

    Shayna Collins

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2848

  • (Pronouns: she/her/hers) Hello! My name's Shayna and I've been working as a counselor at Clark College since 2012. I have a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and I'm dual licensed in both Washington and Oregon (WA LMHC #LH60535139 / OR LPC #C5781).

    My therapeutic style is positive, nonjudgmental and holistic. I practice from a neurodiversity paradigm and I am affirming of diverse, intersectional identities (all the things that make you YOU). I believe in working collaboratively so that your counseling experience is helpful and delivers quick results.

    I've been influenced by a bunch of different counseling theories including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy and mindfulness-based practices. I've also received additional training in Somatic (body-centered) Psychology, Trauma Informed Care, Telemental Health, Clinical Hypnosis, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

    When I'm not working, I love cooking with my family, exploring new places, and knitting sweaters for my dogs, Lebowski and Chewbacca.

    Shayna Collins Counseling Appointment Zoom Link:

Jude Jacobs

    Jude Jacobs

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2753

  • Hello! My name is Jude Jacobs (he/him) and I am a social worker. My favorite parts of my job are getting to explore options with people who want to try something different, creating space to have brave conversations, and practicing different self-talk when folks realize beating themselves up is not working. I especially enjoy working with clients who are neurodivergent, queer, or nerdy.

    I love getting to provide a space where people can exist authentically, without judgment, and enjoy getting to witness increased self-acceptance as people break down barriers of shame. I view each person as the expert on themselves and their experiences and work together with my clients to empower them to achieve their goals. My approach is trauma-informed, collaborative, and strengths-based. I have a Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical License. I have been working in various roles within the field of behavioral health since 2014 and have been employed full-time providing counseling since January of 2020, including working in wrap-around behavioral health services for youth and community-based mental health services for adults.

    When I am not working, I spend my free time making art, reading fiction, and playing board games. My house is ruled by two cats who are a continuous source of entertainment and hijinks.

Marianne Luther

    Marianne Luther

  • Program Coordinator

  • (360) 992 - 2264

  • Pronouns: she/her

    I work in the front office here at the Counseling and Health Center. When you email, call or come in to schedule an appointment, I am usually the person you'll see! I am always happy to answer any questions you might have about the services we provide in our clinic. I can also help track down resources that might be available to you on campus or in the community.

    When I am not at work you can find me hanging out with my tiny dog, Herb. He and I like to take road trips to explore different parts of the beautiful pacific northwest. I also love crafty projects, reading, and learning new things. I have worked at Clark since 2014.

Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

    Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2415

  • I am a Ukrainian therapist who is actively supporting those impacted by the Russian war in Ukraine. Though I speak Russian, I was born in Ukraine and have family and friends there who are currently being impacted. I understand the complexities of the situation. Despite my lack of ability to speak Ukrainian, I am here to support those impacted in any way that I can.

    **A special note for Slavic/Russian-speaking students: I am a Russian speaking counselor from the Ukraine. I am very aware of the intricacies of the Russian speaking/Slavic culture, the uncertainties that may come with seeking counseling and the concerns that arise around confidentiality. I want to reassure you that I am bound by law and ethics to keep what you say or even that I know of you in complete confidence. My office is a place that you can come and be your whole self without concerns that this information will get back to those in the community.**

    (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. During our sessions, I pay attention to the different identities that you and I both hold and how that may impact our work together. I aim to provide a comfortable, judgement-free space where you can feel heard and understood as we work towards your goals. I incorporate several approaches that include solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, EMDR and others. Most importantly, I try to be myself and create a space where you feel like you can be yourself too.

    As an immigrant who grew up with a foot in each culture, I have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in honoring your roots while navigating your current environment. I know that it can be difficult to meet the expectations that are asked of you and still stay true to yourself. I have a special interest in working with folks who are going through various acculturation and assimilation challenges and trying to make all of this work for them. I also have experience working with folks struggling with anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and other challenges. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and Health at Every Size informed.

    I am also an academic success coach and can help you with time management, study skills, test anxiety, procrastination, motivation and other skills you will need to be successful in college.

    In my free time, I can often be found on a soccer field somewhere watching my son play or wandering around enjoying the beautiful PNW.

    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) and here (OR state)

    Valentina's Virtual Office info (by appointment only):
    Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Valentina's Office

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 985 7786 7548

Bevyn Rowland

    Bevyn Rowland

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2804

  • Dr. Bevyn Rowland, Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PY60267694)
    Doctoral Practicum Training Supervisor
    Faculty Counselor & Professor
    Queer Employee Resource Group Facilitator
    Tea Drinker and Dog Lover
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    APPOINTMENT LINK @ Bottom of page

    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 and have different strengths and obstacles to get where we want to go. 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 move toward a life that they love (including Liberation Psychology, 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, documentation status etc.) impact 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:

    As a white, queer, cisgender woman, I may not be the best fit for your therapeutic needs. I trust you to identify what you need from a therapist and am happy to talk with you about it. Here is a tool that may aid you in "interviewing" potential therapists (including me!) to join you in your healing path. (

    I have completed the requirements (70 hours of specialized training, experience and feedback) to earn the NARM Informed Professional Certificate. Together, you and I may determine this approach could be helpful to you in the event that complex trauma is part of your presenting concern. Read about the NeuroAffective Relational Model here:

    I am also a graduate of the Embodied Social Justice Certificate program, led by Dr. Sera King.


    National Crisis Line (call or text) : 9-8-8
    Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860 (services available in Spanish and English)
    Racial Equity Support Line (for BIPoC folx): 503-575-3764

    **If you are calling these lines to have a crisis team come out and assess a person, please know that they MAY bring the police with them. This has disparate and sometimes dangerous impact on folx with non-dominant identities.


    Topic: Confidential Individual Appointment with Dr. B (If we don't have something scheduled, I won't likely be available to let you in)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 918 8956 1458

Beth Van Buecken

    Beth Van Buecken

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2813

  • (Pronouns she/her). ZOOM link below**
    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 try to offer a space in therapy where you can explore new ways of being, and feel seen and supported for who you truly are.

    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, LGBTQIA+ 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) and here (OR state)

    Beth's Zoom room (by appointment only):
    Meeting ID: 992 4442 5085
    Passcode: 449450
    One tap mobile
    +16699006833,,99244425085# US (San Jose)
    +12532158782,,99244425085# US (Tacoma)


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