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Erik Denton

MA, ABA, QMHP II, LPC State Intern Counselor, Consultant, Presenter

Now accepting New Clients

Twenty-eight years ago, Erik began working in the social service world with children and teenagers who were struggling in life to find the balance between who they were and how they fit into the world around them in relationship to where they had already been in life. Over his career, he has continued to work with children, teenagers, and adults who suffer with diagnoses such as: bi polar, schizophrenia, PTSD, Autism, Aspersers, Borderline Personality Disorder, etc. In doing so, Erik has worked in classrooms, residential placements, and community proctor homes, and he has worked as a proctor parent. Over the course of his career he has worked with a variety of cultures such as: Native American, Latino, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, street, gang, etc.

Now accepting New Clients

Lucas earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Counseling both from Corban University, graduating most recently in 2013. While earning his Master’s degree in Counseling, Lucas was an intern at the Corban University Free Mental Health Clinic, serving first as the receptionist and then as a counseling intern seeing his own caseload of clients. Just before finishing his Master’s in Counseling, Lucas started working as a Skills Trainer for Albertina Kerr, working with youth in therapeutic foster care. 

Lucas Pitman

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MA, QMHP II, LPC Counselor

Lucas Pitman

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MA, QMHP II, LPC Counselor

Now accepting New Clients

Lucas earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Counseling both from Corban University, graduating most recently in 2013. While earning his Master’s degree in Counseling, Lucas was an intern at the Corban University Free Mental Health Clinic, serving first as the receptionist and then as a counseling intern seeing his own caseload of clients. Just before finishing his Master’s in Counseling, Lucas started working as a Skills Trainer for Albertina Kerr, working with youth in therapeutic foster care. 

Janda Grigsby

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MA, QMHP II, LPC State Intern Counselor

Now accepting New Clients in the Corvallis Area

Janda earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Psychology from the Oregon Institute of Technology in 2007. A year later she was hired at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon as a Children and Adolescent Treatment Specialist (CATS). As a CATS staff, she worked with children and adolescents who were struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. Her duties included: maintaining a safe living and working environment for clients and staff, teaching and modeling appropriate behavior, and acting as a listening ear for the clients, leading groups, administering medications and participating as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team. 

Now accepting New Clients

Amber received her B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in 2013. She did her undergraduate internship with the Department of Human Services in Gresham, OR.  Upon continuing her education , in 2016, she completed her MA in Counseling through Corban University in Salem, OR.  Amber did her clinical internship at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, OR.  Amber believes people have self-awareness, personal strength, truthfulness and can be personally resourceful in these capabilities to create change in their lives.  She works toward the goal of creating an atmosphere of comfort for the client based on trust, understanding, and unconditional positive regard while remaining attentive.

Amber Sirstad

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MA, QMHP II, LPC State Intern Counselor

Amber Sirstad

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MA, QMHP II, LPC State Intern Counselor

Now accepting New Clients

Amber received her B.S. in Psychology through Liberty University in 2013. She did her undergraduate internship with the Department of Human Services in Gresham, OR.  Upon continuing her education , in 2016, she completed her MA in Counseling through Corban University in Salem, OR.  Amber did her clinical internship at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, OR.  Amber believes people have self-awareness, personal strength, truthfulness and can be personally resourceful in these capabilities to create change in their lives.  She works toward the goal of creating an atmosphere of comfort for the client based on trust, understanding, and unconditional positive regard while remaining attentive.

Tatiana Adams

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MA, QMHP II, LPC State
Intern Counselor

Now accepting New Clients

Tatiana Adams is a graduate of Corban University with a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling from Ohio Christian. As a Registered Intern with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists she is working to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Tatiana interned at the Salem Free Counseling Clinic and worked at Cascadia as a Treatment Specialty II with PSRB clients. She is currently working at Cascadia Behavior Health Care Out Patient Clinic as Case Manager/Counselor III.

Now accepting New Clients

In Minette’s role as a Christian Counselor, she works to provide a safe and respectful environment where clients are free to explore and question their world. Whenever possible and with client consent, she incorporates biblical truth into the counseling and healing process. Minette believes people are basically trustworthy, resourceful, capable of self-understanding, and able to make the changes they desire. Additionally, she believes that as relational beings, our sense of satisfaction with life derives from social adeptness, that is, our ability to connect and contribute. Maintaining a healthy place in family and society fulfills basic needs of security, acceptance, and worthiness. Finding that place of social well-being begins with self-awareness, self-acceptance, and forgiveness of self. 

Minette Bennett

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MA, QMHP II, LPC State Intern Counselor

Minette Bennett

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MA LPC State Intern

Now accepting New Clients

In Minette’s role as a Christian Counselor, she works to provide a safe and respectful environment where clients are free to explore and question their world. Whenever possible and with client consent, she incorporates biblical truth into the counseling and healing process. Minette believes people are basically trustworthy, resourceful, capable of self-understanding, and able to make the changes they desire. Additionally, she believes that as relational beings, our sense of satisfaction with life derives from social adeptness, that is, our ability to connect and contribute. Maintaining a healthy place in family and society fulfills basic needs of security, acceptance, and worthiness. Finding that place of social well-being begins with self-awareness, self-acceptance, and forgiveness of self. 

Indy

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Service Dog

Indy is our clinic service dog. He is a two-and-a-half year old, medium sized, Black Lab/German Shepard/Australian Shepard mix. He is full of energy, loves to greet people at the door, walk people out of the office, and shaking hands. Indy is a nationally certified service animal who aspires to move further in his training as a service dog, as well as, into agility training. As an energetic young dog, he loves to interact with people, go for walks, and play fetch. He has become a valuable member of our team.

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