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

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 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.

Madelyn Duer

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.

Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist

Molly Danforth

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. 

Employment Specialist

Nan Nelson

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.

Therapist

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.

Chardinal Bain

Mountain Crest Counseling Services

503-303-4437

East Side

8305 SE Monterey AVE. Suite 111

Happy Valley, OR, 97086

West Side

10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Building 3 Suite 565

Beaverton, OR 97005

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