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TEAM

We believe every human being is valuable. We love people a lot. Our work is to help you work on your life.

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Aynsley Silva, M.A.

Contracted Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Aynsley has focused his therapy on helping guys (ages 5 years old to 60 years old), and the families who love them, to overcome obstacles in their lives. He builds on his clients’ passions, discovering their skills and strengths, and uses those assets to help them overcome obstacles in their lives. He finds intense joy in seeing people engage passionately in their daily routine and begin to realize their true value.

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Adam Wade-Garrett, M.A.

Contracted Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Adam works with individuals ages 13 and older and prefers to take a brain-based, friendly and light-hearted approach to counseling. He particularly enjoys working with individuals who are actively seeking after a sense of meaning or purpose and there’s nothing in counseling that lights him up quite like watching someone discover and embrace “that thing” they were built to do.

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Stephen Black, B.S.

Skills Trainer & Life Coach

Stephen finds deep satisfaction in meeting people at their most desperate moments. Stephen uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people identify and pursue their values-based life goals from a person-centered perspective. He also uses Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help his clients find the motivation and tools that they need to succeed.

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Jamie Allen

Office Manager

Jaime joined the Fircrest team in March 2022 as our Office Manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Eastern Oregon University. Upon graduation, she spent two years traveling the country performing in churches, schools, prisons, nursing homes, etc with the Christian drama ministry Covenant Players. Since leaving the nomadic life, she has made the Portland/Vancouver area her home for over 15 years.

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Sarah Hart, M.A.

Contracted Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Sarah works with individuals and families, offering both talk and non-verbal expressive therapies. Some of those therapies include sand tray therapy and play therapy. Sarah also offers a parenting class called Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, where parents learn skills for responding to their child's behaviors that will help strengthen and build security in the child-parent relationship.

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Bethie Cummings, M.A.

Neurofeedback Technician

Bethie worked for 6 years as an elementary school teacher before moving into counseling. She attended Western Seminary, graduating in 2013 with a specialty in children's counseling. Bethie started her counseling career at Columbia River Mental Health Services, working with children and families. Bethie’s fascination with the brain and how it works drew her to Neurofeedback.

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Michelle Chamberlain

Neurofeedback Intern

Michelle's journey in the counseling field started over fifteen years ago working with individuals in the justice system. Working in this system solidified her belief that people need and want more than a bandaid approach to therapy. She is experienced in working with clients who have faced grief, loss, childhood trauma, abuse, marriage and parenting problems, career challenges, depression, and anxiety.

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Robin Weston, M.A.

Contracted Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Robin recently graduated from George Fox University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition to her education, she brings a wealth of life experience, having spent 20+ years working in the public and private sector workforce. As a Counselor, Robin worked in private practice in Vancouver, Washington before joining her colleagues at Fircrest.

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Kathryn Fitzgerald, CNA

Neurofeedback Technician

Kathryn's experience ranges from individuals and families, those going through or planning to foster and/or adopt, and families struggling through attachment, aggression, anxiety, and transitions into raising adult children, as well as physical, emotional, and social trauma. She has seen several clients reap great benefits from Neurofeedback which has led her to pursue the training herself.

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Jen Cieslewicz, B.S.

Counseling Intern

Jen works with clients of all ages, including couples. Her approach is warm and compassionate. Jen strives to show unconditional positive regard and sincere empathy to her clients. She believes that everyone is of infinite worth regardless of their circumstances or mental health challenges.