Mountain Crest Counseling Services


8305 SE Monterey AVE. Suite 111, Happy Valley, OR, 97086

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Why us?

Established and experienced job developer, with several employer contacts in the Portland metro area.

Effective and affordable 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 Joel 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 Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a focus on Vocational Rehabilitation from Western Oregon University in 2010. Mr. Taylor continued his education and completed his Masters 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 Manager

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 Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University in Portland.

In addition to Vocational Rehabilitation work, she provides individual and family counseling services. Her psychology today profile can be viewed here: She can be contacted directly for counseling services.

Cody Bunse

Office Manager

Cody has been with Mountain Crest Counseling since 2014 working in various roles and responsibilities ranging from admin assistant, new hire training and on-boarding, billing coordinator, and office manager.
Cody received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Business Administration Management and Human Resource Management after graduating in 2016. He is excited to apply the skills learned in business school to help Mountain Crest Counseling 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.

Carl Bartelt

Employment Specialist/Job Coach

Carl worked with at-risk youth for 6 years in the State of Washington and is excited to bring his years of experience in making genuine connections with clients with a variety of needs to his new career. He has passion for helping people connect to the proper resources and establish the right connections allowing the clients and community both to thrive and succeed.

Carl has Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and holds knowledge in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Anger Replacement Training, Functional Family Therapy.


Randy Field

Employment Specialist/Job Coach

Randy comes to Mountain Crest Counseling as an Employee Specialist with over 15 years’ experience of working with at-risk youth and delivering balance and restorative justice principles to the families of SW Washington. He brings his experience in behavior modification, advocacy skills, and case management with a passion for working collaboratively helping others.

Having grown up in Colorado will explain any opportunity he has to share his passion for his beloved Denver Broncos. Aside from his Bronco allegiance, Randy enjoys playing golf, coaching his kids’ sports, and spending time with his family.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Southwestern University in Texas, where his focus was on Mental Health, Behavior Modification, and Behavioral Therapy. Randy feels honored to be part of the Mountain Crest team and the opportunity it provides to meet incredible individuals.

Callie Smith

Callie Joined us as an Employment Specialist/Job Coach at Mountain Crest at the end of February 2019. She is currently working on her MA in Counseling towards her LPC licensure. With a wide range of experience ranging from rehabilitation work with sex trafficking victims around Europe and Asia, to assisting emotionally disturbed children and their families in a therapeutic setting, Callie brings a unique and diverse skill set to her work here at Mountain Crest Counseling. She has been a great asset to us as she continues to expand her experience and abilities working towards her pursuit of helping people.

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