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Sabrina Walters, M.A., LMFT, LPC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sabrina is a Gottman Certified Therapist & Trainer and she holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from George Fox University and a Bachelors of Science in Music from Linfield College. Major coursework includes human growth and development, family and couples counseling, multicultural counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, spirituality, Gottman Couples Therapy, and the Core Values Index™. She has been practicing therapy since 2004 and continues to enjoy helping couples and individuals thrive in their lives.
Sabrina is passionate about the development of skills and practices in others and fulfills this passion in training counselors and coaches in the use of the Core Values Index™. She also trains therapists for the Gottman Institute and presents to couples the Art and Science of Love created by the Gottman’s. She has a served as an adjunct professor in the Masters in Counseling program at George Fox University.
You can often find Sabrina at the barn using an experiential model of therapy based on using horses as co-therapists. She is a certified EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) therapist and loves taking her therapy practice back to her roots. She was on a horse at age 4 with her father, a true cowboy. Recently Sabrina and several team members have been certified in EMDR which is an evidence based approach for trauma.
Sabrina and Eric have been married since 1982 and enjoy spending time with their 3 boys, their wives and their 4 grandchildren. They have fond memories together of raising their children partly in Poland, which gives them a unique perspective of traveling, living abroad and how culture can impact a marriage. Sabrina and Eric consistently make time to go out on dates and continue fostering a healthy marriage, you’re likely to spot them dining at a local gluten-free restaurant.
Bryan Lewellen, Oregon State Registered Associate
Bryan Lewellen is a LPC Registered Associate with the State of Oregon. He holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Grace College and Theological Seminary. Bryan is currently Gottman, Level II certified. One of Bryan’s main focuses is helping couples develop, improve, and/or heal in their relationships.
Bryan has many experiences that he brings to Core Values Counseling which include having been a youth pastor, an officer and administrator in the juvenile justice system, resident director at a university, serving as a high school athletic director, and coach of a state champion basketball team.
Bryan and his wife have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
Bryan believes that people deserve an opportunity to seek help for personal healing and growth, as well as maneuvering through life while having the best possible interactions with their most important relationships. Bryan has a desire to see people live their best lives for themselves and with others. He has a keen interest in seeing people strive and thrive in their marriages.
Jessica Mendies, Oregon State Registered Associate
Jessica holds a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from The Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling (2021) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Neuroscience (2003). Her major coursework includes human development, trauma, attachment, multicultural diversity within families, character development and anxiety and depression. She holds additional certification in Trust Based Relational Intervention, Child Centered Play Therapy, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts and Gottman Couples Levels 1 and 2. Jessica has experience working with children, teens, individuals and couples who find themselves walking through grief, trauma and relationally challenging events. She believes character growth and relationship health develop through healing connections where it is safe to explore and process one’s internal world. Jessica has personally enjoyed traveling and living abroad, raising and homeschooling her five kids and going on outdoor adventures with friends.
Patricia Schuetz, Oregon State Registered Associate
Patricia Schuetz is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Associate with the state of Oregon. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University in California. This degree provided the foundations of Counseling Psychology, Systems Theory as well as training in the integration of mind/body/spirit and courses in Somatic and Transpersonal therapies.
Patricia draws from many life experiences like being a veteran of the US Air Force. Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and has a painting practice. Patricia spends a lot of time in nature taking photos and enjoying travel to new places.
Patricia believes we all have the ability to realize our fullest potential and within us is a drive to strive for that. Patricia is trained in EMDR, level 1 and 2 of the Gottman method, and is working on Core Skills certification in Emotion Focused Therapy. She hopes to help adults and couples to find ways to thrive in relationships, become more aware of how they affect others, and have a better relationship with themselves.
Minah Oh, Graduate Student Intern
Minah Oh is a candidate for the M.A. in Counseling from Western Seminary; she has completed a B. A. in Political Science from McGill University, Canada; her coursework focus has included studies in Human development, Marriage/Family counseling, Integrative issues in Counseling, and Career/ Lifestyle counseling.
She firmly believes that the family is the foundation for all positive culture and society. If the married couple remains strong, the family will most likely be healthy, thus avoiding many troubles caused by separation or divorce. She longs to help families become strong and healthy so that the children may feel secure and confident at home.
Minah desires to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a variety of issues, including: depression, anxiety, infertility, survival of physical and/or sexual abuse, marital concerns, adjustment to life transitions, career development, parenting skills, and spiritual concerns. She believes that through negative relationships individuals are often wounded and through healthy relationships they may be healed again. Her major goal in counseling is to foster collaborative, healing relationships that provide safety for healing and growth. Her approach to therapy incorporates a Christian worldview using solid cognitive methods for healing.
She is originally from Seoul, South Korea and has lived in many different countries such as South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, and Malaysia. Her multicultural perspective may serve as an asset to various clients from many different cultural backgrounds. Before developing skills for her counseling profession, Minah served as a senior economic researcher at Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, Seoul, Korea. Her natural compassion toward people led her to her interest in the counseling profession.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her young son, meeting new people, reading, traveling to other countries, and spending quality time with friends or family.
Laura Huerta, Graduate Student Intern
Laura is a candidate for the M.A. in counseling from Multnomah University. She completed a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Multnomah University. She is in grief following trauma and in crisis work through ICISF for assisting individuals and groups in crisis. She has lived overseas for many years doing humanitarian work. Laura has recently served as a chaplain for the Hillsboro Fire and Police Departments.
Laura is passionate about finding avenues of hope and direction for those who experience loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Her personal knowledge of what it takes to thrive in marriage gives her passion to help others thrive as well.
Laura has been married since 1994 and has three adult children. In her free time she enjoys time with friends and family; watching Formula 1 race cars, and taking long walks on the beach.
Angela Alipio, Graduate Student Intern
Angela is a marriage and family therapist in training. She is currently attending Colorado Christian University in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University.
Angela treats every client with respect, kindness, and compassion. She believes in taking a collaborative therapeutic approach; one that fosters a safe environment for clients to develop and achieve their personal goals. She is committed to reinforcing clients’ positive feelings and behaviors. Angela is passionate about couples therapy and is especially influenced by the Gottman Couples Method of therapy.
In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, which usually involves playing volleyball, running, clamming, mushroom hunting, tandem bike riding, traveling, or trying new restaurants. Angela also runs a small hobby farm with her husband, raising chickens, turkeys, and rabbits.
50 – 80 min counseling session
50 min $90 // 80 min $135
State Registered Interns
50 – 80 min online sessions
50 min $120 // 80 min $180
50 – 80 min counseling session
start at 50 min $150 // 80 min $225