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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 Counselor 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 9 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, Licensed Professional Counselor
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.
Josie Self, Oregon Counselor Associate
Josie is a Oregon Counselor Associate and holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary. Josie has received advanced training and certification in treating couples and has completed Gottman levels I and II. She has additional certification in treating perinatal and postpartum mental health issues. She also specializes in treating issues of anxiety, panic, and anger. Her goal is to equip individuals, couples and parents of all stages to establish healthy relationships and address issues that create additional stress in life.
Josie’s approach is integrative, pulling techniques from many evidence-based therapies to help you reach your mental wellness goals. She desires to learn your unique story, collaborate with you on a plan for healthy growth, and equip you with tools to feel confident and at peace in your daily life. Life and relationships are full of challenges whether you’re a new parent, seasoned married couple, or navigating major transitions and Josie believes that with the right support, we can all find a new healthy place.
When not counseling, Josie enjoys traveling with her family, playing with her two boys, cooking new recipes, and drinking coffee.
Minah Oh, Oregon Counselor Associate
Minah is a Professional Counselor Associate and has obtained 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. Minah has received advance training and certification in working with couples and has completed Gottman levels 1 and 2. She has additional training in Children Play Therapy.
She is a multicultural therapist who is originally from Seoul, South Korea and has lived in many different countries such as South Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, and Malaysia.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her young son and meeting new people, who are often from other cultures. She also loves traveling to many different countries.
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.
Katrina Berquist, Graduate Student Intern
Marriage and Couple, Individual Counseling
Katrina is a candidate for the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Grand Canyon University. She was previously an RN, BSN having graduated from Linfield College and worked in inpatient oncology, long-term care and hospice case management.
Katrina has a wealth of life experience. She has three grown children and a husband of 30+ years in addition to her work as a nurse. She has been heavily invested in youth group volunteering/mentoring, spent a few years homeschooling, has valued her role as encourager/friend and sees herself as a lifelong learner.
Katrina comes to the counseling profession having always been deeply interested in people’s stories and supporting them in growth and healing. She wants people to feel safe and understood. She wants people to feel like their efforts are acknowledged and celebrated. Katrina has experienced “being on the therapy couch” herself and values the objectivity, perspective and new skill sets that it can bring. She has a special place in her heart for healthcare providers, first responders, teachers and clergy.
In her leisure time, Katrina enjoys gardening, reading, dancing to 80’s music with her hubby, hanging out with her adult kids, exercising, crafting and having tea with friends.
Emily Booth, Graduate Student Intern
Marriage, Couple, Teen & Adult Individual Counseling
Emily is a marriage and family therapist candidate. She is currently attending Walden University in the Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy program, graduating in August 2024 with honors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Oregon.
Emily is passionate about couples therapy and believes time spent with couples should be effective by utilizing empirical and research-based methods that include practical skill development. She is level III trained with Gottman Couples therapy method and has spent time training onsite at the Gottman Institute.
Emily understands that divorcing and separating parents are facing a colossally challenging time. Having spent 18 years negotiating high value real estate transactions, Emily now walks alongside parents and skillfully collaborates to develop parenting plans and address other necessary elements, allowing the children’s emotional health to be at the forefront of decision-making.
Excited to see teen girls and women thrive, Emily also offers support to those who are pulled between wanting to celebrate their unique selves while also being drawn to conform in a culture that promotes unattainable expectations. Emily helps to address the resulting and inevitable feelings of inadequacy by creating space and awareness in client’s hearts, bodies, and minds. Along with various therapeutic approaches, Emily incorporates Mindfuless-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is qualified as a Level I teacher with Brown University.
In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her two tween daughters, reading, singing, dancing, playing piano, and living life with joyful enthusiasm.
Do you ever feel like you would benefit from someone helping to guide you as you create a rich legacy for your life? Eric can help you look to the future, create attainable goals with measurable action plans to move in the desired direction.
50 – 80 min counseling session
50 min $90 // 80 min $135
State Registered Associates
50 – 80 min online sessions
50 min $135 // 80 min $195
50 – 80 min counseling session
start at 50 min $150 // 80 min $225