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

  • (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:
    https://zoom.us/j/7142988380

Josiah Coulter

    Josiah Coulter

  • Special Assignment

  • unavailable
  • jcoulter@clark.edu

  • Josiah Coulter, M.A.
    Counseling Trainee (Pronouns: He/Him/His)

    Counseling Philosophy and Practice
    I work primarily from a feminist perspective, which means that I view the client as the expert on themselves and their life. My job as the therapist is to aid in highlighting your strengths, empowering you to make decisions that are aligned with your own personal values, and provide tools that will help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. I strive to provide a supportive and collaborative space where you can explore yourself, your life, and your values free of judgment.

    In therapy, I typically use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions in conjunction with mindfulness techniques. However, I also aim for therapy to be client-centered, so I will pull from other techniques and theoretical orientations as needed to ensure that therapy is as effective and fulfilling as possible for each individual.

    I have experience working with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and LGBTQIA identity development. I strive to consider and incorporate cultural sensitivity, intersectionality, and social justice work into therapy with all of my clients.

    When I’m not working with clients or studying, you can generally find me watching fantasy movies, curling up with a good book, or spending time with my partner and dog.

    Credentials
    I have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and am currently a graduate student in the PsyD program at Pacific University. Prior to Clark College, I trained at the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinic, and am currently receiving additional training at Lewis & Clark College Counseling. I follow all state laws pertaining to Washington and Oregon, and follow the code of ethics for the American Psychological Association as a minimum standard for my work.

Natalia Figueroa-Casiano

    Natalia Figueroa-Casiano

  • Special Assignment

  • unavailable
  • nfigueroa-casiano@clark.edu

  • Counseling Philosophy and Practice:

    As your therapist, my focus is to collaborate with you in order to create meaningful change toward a fulfilling life, through increasing skills and identifying barriers to achieving that life. I respect your independence and believe that you are the expert on your own experience. My counseling style is warm and accepting and I approach my practice with an open curious mind. While there are some struggles in life that cannot be changed, by focusing on your well-being and by increasing your quality of life, you will in turn strengthen your management of your stressors.

    My goal is for us to find techniques and tools that fit with your lifestyle and goals and increase your quality of life. Some tools and techniques I use include mindfulness activities to calm and center the mind, breathing techniques to encourage relaxation and manage anxiety, self-exploration to understand your behaviors, and connection to resources so you are aware what options may be available to you.

    I am a current college student and while my experiences may differ from yours, my perspective as a student can help me connect to your struggles. I identify as Latina and my training in cultural sensitivity helps me view people in a holistic view, not just by their current and past struggles. I strive to take into account all aspects that might impact overall well-being, including relationships, oppressive systems, mind-body connection, and living situation. These are difficult times as things are changing rapidly.

    Credentials

    As a current student, I am under the supervision of a licensed psychologist (Dr. Bevyn Rowland). I participate in weekly individual and group supervision to ensure that you are receiving the best care. I have completed 1 year of clinical training and I am in my third year of graduate psychology studies. In order to ensure the best quality care, our sessions may be recorded for training purposes and will only be viewed by the counseling team at Clark College Counseling and Health Center, unless I believe there is potential harm to yourself, harm to others, reported child abuse, reported abuse of an elderly person, reported abuse of a disabled adult, or certain legal situations, which I would be legally mandated to report. I have received certified training in psychological telehealth counseling.

Marianne Luther

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
    Queer Employee Resource Group Facilitator
    Coffee Drinker and Dog Lover
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
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    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: 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), 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: https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology

    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: https://narmtraining.com/what-is-narm/


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    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

  • 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.
    Zoom link for those with telehealth appointments: https://zoom.us/j/91470220610?pwd=YUxnSG5hRStjK2NiSzd3VzhqbUdiQT09

Beth Van Buecken

    Beth Van Buecken

  • Professor

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

  • (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) https://www.doh.wa.gov/ and here (OR state)https://www.oregon.gov/oblpct

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