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

  • (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:

Marianne Luther

    Marianne Luther

  • Program Coordinator

  • (360) 992 - 2264

  • Pronouns she/her

    I have been the Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Health Center (CHC) since July of 2014. I am the first person you'll see if you visit the CHC, and I can help you schedule an appointment, find resources available to you on campus or in the community, answer questions about our services or other health and wellness services, and more. Let me know how I can help you!

    Connect with me during my Virtual Office Hours every weekday, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm via Zoom:

Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

    Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan

  • Professor

  • (360) 992 - 2415

  • (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) and here (OR state)

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
    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.) 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:

    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), chosen family and community. We are a queer family that is passionate about racial and social justice. You'll very likely find us in the Vancouver/Portland/Seattle/Bay Area regions 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:

    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:


    National Crisis Line: 800-273-8255
    Text Crisis Line: Text HOME to 741741
    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 disperate and sometimes dangerous impact on folx with non-dominant identities.


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Ashley Schumacher

    Ashley Schumacher

  • Hourly Advanced Nurse Pract

  • (360) 992 - 2679

  • 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.
    Zoom link for those with telehealth appointments:

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):
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Marissa Harper

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Marissa Harper

Counseling Student Intern

(Pronouns: she/her/hers) I am a board-certified music therapist and I’m currently studying at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling to obtain my master’s in professional Mental Health Counseling.

I believe that you are the expert of your life. As your counselor, my job is to help you organize and figure out what will help you in times of need. With a strong training in social justice, I hold all pieces of your identities and strengths in a safe and nonjudgmental space. I also have training in Trauma-Informed Care and have experience working with teens and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety and depression. I use many creative expression tools in therapy as well as mind/body connection and mindfulness experiences. I also integrate several approaches such as Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy depending on your wants and goals in our time together.

I am currently under the supervision of Beth Van Buecken and follow Oregon and Washington State Law, as well as the codes of ethics for the American Counseling Association as well as the American Music Therapy Association. During these times of COVID-19, I have experience providing tele-mental health services to see students remotely.

In my free time, I enjoy playing with my cat, creating and listening to music, and appreciating nature.