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.
Charles Joel Taylor
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
East Side 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 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.
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.
West Side Employment Services Manager
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.
Nicholas started at a very young age supporting people with disabilities in recreational activities, and since 2008 has been working in Supported Employment. Nicholas specializes in customized employment, seamless transition, and program development. In addition to service with Mountain Crest Counseling, he also serves as President of Oregon APSE since 2016. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys playing guitar, bicycling, and adventure seeking, near and far, with his wife Alana and dog, Nooshi.
Quality Assurance and Training Manager
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.
Erica Wilson a native Oregonian, growing up in Talent, OR and the Jackson County area. She has worked in the nonprofit community in Portland for almost 7 years.
Erica joined MCC as a Job Developer/Job Coach in June 2019, with one-year of previous Job Developer/Job Coaching experience. Erica also has a background in sales and early education.
Erica attended Southern Oregon University after high school and moved on to University of Portland shortly after moving to Portland. Throughout her career, she has been committed to assisting individuals to heal, find joy, and create a meaningful life.
Erica has been an interpreter since childhood. Growing up with a deaf mother and sign language being her first language.
Enthusiasm, hard work, and a strong sense of devotion to helping people overcome barriers is what brought Erica to MCC.
In her free time, she enjoys swimming, snowboarding, and exploring Oregon’s outdoor spaces and beauty with her two children and German Shepard.
Nicholas Von Pless
Molly graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2018 with a B.S in Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. Molly draws from a wide range of professional work experiences, including volunteering as a Mentor in the First Year Mentor Program at SOU to working briefly in the field of HR. Molly has always felt drawn to working in the field of human services, though, and finds joy and value in enabling individuals to realize their potential and thrive. In her role here at Mountain Crest Counseling, she is able to help empower people and maximize their success in the workplace.
Nan has a long history of working with both adults and kids with disabilities. She has taught in Special Education and started working on her endorsement. While in Bozeman, Montana she worked as a job developer and job coach, striving to secure jobs that were a good match for the client and the employer. Most recently, she worked for an agency where she provided employment training and job coaching. Nan grew up with a mother with disabilities and has a passion for working with this population. She makes an effort to really get to know and understand who she is working with to provide them the best services possible.
Nan has a B.A. in History with a minor in Education from the University of Washington and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She is also a certified teacher. In her free time, she enjoys dance classes, camping, playing the piano and hanging out with her grown son. She is very excited to be a part of the Mountain Crest Counseling Services team.
John joined Mountain Crest Counseling Services in March , 2020 as a Employment Specialist. John has worked with at-risk youth for the last 4 years in Olympia, Washington helping families and youth build networks of support in their community. He has a passion for strength based models focusing on what we do well and how to build from there.
John received his Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College focusing on Psychology and Clinical Therapy and holds knowledge in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Functional Family Therapy techniques.
Chardinal has joined us as a Mental Health Therapist and comes to us with years of experience in the social service field. She has worked with young adults, parents, families, foster children and disabled youth locally and abroad; providing them with mental health services. She has a strong passion for helping others succeed and reach their full potential. Chardinal received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University in 2016. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, volunteering in her community and being a dog mom to her three year old Morkie.