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Why us?

Established and experienced Job Developer, with many employer contacts in the Portland metro area.

Effective and reliable services for OVRS job seekers. Rates established at a flat fee, so you know what you are paying for.

Affordable counseling services for those seeking growth and change. Sliding scale offered for those with financial needs.

Free initial consultation for customers seeking counseling services.

It is our mission at Mountain Crest Counseling Services to provide measurable outcomes and assist in facilitating individuals wishes for change and growth.

Our Team

Charles Taylor

Executive Director

At Mountain Crest Counseling Services, we are focused on providing exceptional services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction; we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Mountain Crest Counseling Services founder Mr. Charles Joel Taylor received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a focus on Vocational Rehabilitation from Western Oregon University in 2010. Mr. Taylor continued his education and completed his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in May of 2014. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Functional Family Therapist in the Functional Family Therapy Model. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Anger Management Specialist. Mr. Taylor is a Certified Counselor with the State of Washington, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with the State of Oregon. Throughout his career, Mr. Taylor has provided exceptional services with successful and consistent outcomes for customers from all walks of life.

Kayla Beckman Taylor

Employment Specialist Supervisor

Kayla has worked with Vocational Rehabilitation Services since 2009 and works with a wide variety of clients with varying needs, abilities, and interests. She enjoys getting to know her clients and partnering with them and local businesses to find unique and individualized jobs, making sure that it is a good fit for both the client and the employer. Kayla serves a diverse case load but maintains a focuses on providing mental health supports and has provided personal, social, and adjustment counseling services to several clients. Kayla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University in Portland.

​In addition to Vocational Rehabilitation work, she provides individual and family counseling services. 

Cody Bunse

Office Manager

Cody began with Mountain Crest Counseling in 2014. He has worked in various capacities ranging from admin assistant, new hire training/on-boarding, billing coordinator, and office manager.
Cody has a bachelor degree from Portland State University specializing in Business Administration Management and Human Resource Management. He is excited to apply the skills learned in business school to help Mountain Crest Counseling and it's staff develop as growing company.

Ken Price

Business Relations Manager

Ken has been working in higher education for the past 23 years. After receiving his BFA degree in Graphic Design and Photography from Humboldt State University, he worked as an Art Director for various advertising agencies in Southern California.
After 20 years of teaching Ken pursued his MBA and graduated in April 2014. Upon graduation he was promoted to work as a Career Coach and Adviser in the Career Services department at Zenith Education Group.
In 2015 Ken joined the team at Mountain Crest Counseling bringing his extensive background in business, education, and job placement. He believes everyone is employable it’s just a matter of exploring to find that perfect opportunity.

Madelyn Duer

Behavior Specialist

Madelyn graduated from Oregon State University in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Science and a minor in Psychology. Madelyn enjoyed partaking in a wide variety of pursuits while studying towards her degree, including being a research assistant in a robotics lab and becoming semi-flexible in a brief stint with yoga. She especially took an interest in her work providing direct service to others as an in home caregiver for the elderly and while working in child care. Her passion for human services led her to join the Mountain Crest team in April 2019. As a recent graduate, Madelyn is excited to grow professionally as part of a team so passionate about making a positive impact on the individuals they serve.

Cintia Robinson

Quality Assurance and Billing Specialist

Cintia graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2010 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. After graduation, she worked in the mental health field in various different roles to include therapy to utilization management. She has worked for Clackamas County and Anthem where she gained Medicaid and insurance experience. There she found a passion for supporting the administrative side of behavioral health. In Spring of 2022, she began working for Mountain Crest Counseling and brings a lot of experience and knowledge around quality assurance especially around Medicaid. 

Chyanne Corley

Employment Specialist/ Counseling Intern

Chyanne graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017 with her BA in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. After Graduation, Chyanne began working for a non-profit teaching life and employability skills to high school students. She later became a program manager for the organization and was able to help establish an education to employment route for their northern programs. In September of 2021, Chyanne was excited to find a career working with Mountain Crest. She has enjoyed helping people find and secure employment in Nevada and is looking forward to creating even more paths to success here in Oregon. 

Gabrielle Hall

Employment Specialist

Gabrielle is a 2020 graduate from Oregon State University with a BS in Public Health and Entrepreneurship. During her time as an undergraduate she was an active volunteer for the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition which later led to a research internship opportunity. After graduation, Gabrielle was a manager for an artisanal coffee shop in Corvallis. In 2021 she moved to Germany through an exchange program to learn a new language. Returning to the PNW in 2022 she began working with Mountain Crest and transitioned into the public health sector she has always had a passion for.

Rachel Obando

Employment Specialist

Rachel graduated from Portland State University in 2023 with a Bachelor’s in Sociology. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as a Job Coach for individuals with I/DD for two years and started working at Mountain Crest as an Employment Specialist right before she graduated. Rachel is excited to continue applying her experience and education to create positive societal changes and empower individuals with diverse abilities to lead fulfilling lives.

Edie Mueller

Employment Specialist

Edie graduated from Willamette University in the spring of 2023 with a B.A. in Civic Communication and Media. As an undergraduate, she worked as an Admission Ambassador at her university and as a mentor to her fellow transfer students. After moving from Salem to Portland, she worked as a Paraeducator with Portland Public Schools and took a special interest in teaching life skills to high school students and young adults in the district's Community Transition Program. After graduation, Edie knew she wanted to continue teaching life skills to foster independence and found Mountain Crest to be an inclusive and supportive environment where she could do just that

Taylor Cowman

Employment Specialist

Taylor graduated from Portland State University in the spring of 2022 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Taylor has previous work experience in behavioral therapy as well as special education where he supported children with disabilities. He started working at Mountain Crest Counseling as an Employment Specialist in 2023. Taylor is passionate about helping the community and making a positive impact on people. 

Saya Doucet

Licensed Professional Counselor

Saya graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 2019 with a Master's of Art in Art Therapy. She received her bachelor's degree in fine art with dual emphasis in ceramics and printmaking, and a minor in anthropology, prior to earning her degree in Art Therapy. As an artist, she understands how both revealing and vulnerable art can be, and with her gentle nature, she assists clients through their own self-discovery process.


Through her educational, professional, and personal experiences, she has had the opportunity and pleasure of working and engaging with individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and ages, including LGBTQ++ individuals. These experiences have led her to develop an integrated approach utilizing art therapy, trauma-focused CBT, strength based, and client-centered modalities. She has great empathy and compassion for her clients while she assists them in developing greater insight, self-awareness and self-compassion.


She wants to help you discover your strengths in finding that you are capable of overcoming challenges, as well as gaining a deeper understanding that self-care is self-love.

Zac Thomas

Licensed Professional Social Worker

As a therapist, Zac values the unique experiences and narratives that an individual brings to their therapeutic process and celebrates the willingness to lean into the often-difficult work that therapy can elicit. It is the hope that the therapeutic process will illuminate the patterns and events that can and have created conflict and stress; and inhibit one’s feeling of wellbeing.

Zac endeavors to create a therapeutic environment that is centered in positive regard, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and seeks to empower the ability to make meaningful change in one’s life. Zac believes that a foundation for the effective therapeutic relationship is built on trust, validation, and compassionate accountability.


Zac is a graduate of Pacific University’s Master of Social Work program and received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Portland State University. Zac has experience working in multiple levels of care in the mental/behavioral health field with children and families; and with adults undergoing substance use treatment.

Dawnne Howard

Professional Counselor Associate

Supervised for licensure by, Charles Joel Taylor, LPC

Dawnne graduated from Southern Oregon University with a BS in Psychology. As a psychology student, Dawnne advocated for individuals in domestic violence situations and learned first-hand how counseling helped individuals cope and brought about wonderful life changes. She received an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University where she gained experience working with adults, teens, and couples experiencing difficulties such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief, addictions, eating disorders, personality disorders, and relationship difficulties.

Dawnne strongly believes that your story, your pain, and your collection of struggles are unique to you. As a therapist, she embraces the concept that past experiences and relationships affect what we feel and believe about ourselves today. Dawnne’s practice is influenced by evidence-based modalities including those from Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral, Relational-Cultural, and Adlerian theories, but she understands there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy.

Dawnne works with clients to help them understand exactly what they are experiencing and why so that when they start making life-improving changes, they’ll stick. She provides a warm, non-judgmental, safe space where she can help you explore your concerns and find healing, growth, and wholeness.

Dawnne provides on-line therapy for adults, teens 14yrs and older, couples and other family groups.

Jessica Buice

Professional Counselor Associate

Supervised for licensure by, Charles Joel Taylor, LPC

Jess recently joined the Mountain Crest Counseling team and graduated with an M.A. Ed. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech in May of 2021.  Jess has worked in the mental health field for over ten years, serving in case management, crisis response, in-home therapeutic contexts, and most recently as a Professional Counselor Associate in a high school environment. 


Jess operates from the lens that we are all doing the very best that we can with the tools that we’ve been given.  She believes that each of us has the capacity to hone new skills, heal from the past, and find greater alignment within our bodies and our lives.  Jess utilizes a person-centered approach, engaging empathic connection and unconditional positive regard to provide a safe space for personal healing.  Jess incorporates existential, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to provide avenues for achieving greater self-understanding and alignment and considers it a true privilege to sit with folx in the processing of life’s grey areas.  

Daniel Robancho

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA

Supervised for licensure byFranni Filzen, P: 541-647-8670, E:

Daniel graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy. As an undergraduate studying psychology, he participated in AmeriCorps as a volunteer coordinator working in rural healthcare settings to improve and increase patient access to healthcare in rural communities.

Professionally, Daniel centers his therapeutic work around collaborative, systemic, and person-centered modalities. As a therapist, Daniel believes that individuals, couples, and family systems have rich and complex stories to tell. Through the process of exploring these stories and cultivating new meanings of the past, he believes individuals can gain autonomy within the present to strive towards healing and meaningful change.

As a therapist, Daniel seeks to create a therapeutic environment that embodies curiosity, trust, and mutual respect. Daniel brings curiosity and a desire to understand his clients within the contexts they live in. By sharing and cultivating curiosity around how personal, familial, and societal narratives influence the day-to-day lives of his clients, Daniel seeks to join with his clients as they intentionally step-aside from intergenerational patterns of behavior that no longer serve them.

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