Our Providers | West Salem Clinic Mental Health
"I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and hold a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a special focus on Deafness from Western Oregon University and I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). The Connection Program, affiliated with NWHS, serves Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafened individuals. I am myself Deaf and fluent in ASL. I am familiar with the Deaf community and its issues; among them the ethical considerations of confidentiality and dual relationships. I take these concerns seriously and address them directly during counseling sessions.
I view the process of counseling as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery in the context of a safe and supportive environment. I operate from a strength based approach. I encourage equality between the client and therapist in the counseling relationship. Cultural diversity and unique individuality are acknowledged. Strengths are recognized and feelings are honored. I value empowerment as a way of increasing self awareness of choices so that one can choose to live according to one's values. I use techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a way of increasing skills to deal with the challenges people face in life."
Tonya is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (1998) from George Fox University. She brings over 20 years of clinical experience to our agency with a specialty in Anxiety and Phobia Disorders, Transgender Population, Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth Population, Depression, Trauma and Abuse, etc. She provides clinical supervision to Mental Health Program staff, Masters Level Graduate School Interns as well as outpatient mental health therapy.
She is passionate about working from a Solutions focused approach incorporating Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Models in order for clients to be a part of the collaborative process of therapy. She has been with the agency since 2008 and brings warmth and compassion in working with clients to reduce the barriers to achieve a better quality of life and sense of hope.
I believe that people have the ability to become socially, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually well when given helpful tools for change. I believe everyone’s ideal state can look different and what is good for one person is not always good for others. When working on resolution of short term problems, I use CBT and Brief Solution Focused Therapy to help people develop healthy answers for how to resolve current problems and managing day to day stressors.
When doing longer term therapy, I lean primarily on the Existential Humanistic Model which focuses on helping people find happiness both within themselves and within the world they live; by helping them identify and develop meaning in their lives and figure out how to bring it into the world. I additionally specialize in working with Depression, Trauma, Abuse, the LGBTQIA Community, and non-standard relationship formats.
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Lior Azen, LPC
Therapist/Case Manager for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing at WSCMH since 2008
Tonya Griffin, LPC, LMFT
Clincial Supervisor & Adolescent Counselor at WSCMH since 2008
Riley Crowder, QMHP
Therapist at WSCMH since 2010
Dr. Malone is a licensed Clinical Psychologist that mostly has worked with adult individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues. He also has provided treatment to other populations: persons with severe mental illness, substance use, personality disorders; persons identifying as LGBTQ; and persons of different cultural identities.
Dr. Malone’s approach to therapy includes a Humanistic therapeutic orientation with Cognitive-Behavioral techniques. This helps create a safe environment that will address present or ongoing concerns the client identifies. Dr. Malone also uses a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based techniques to educate, create healthy coping strategies to increase healthy habits, respectfully challenge the accuracy of the client’s maladaptive thoughts, and/or revisit past experiences through a narrative process if mutually agreed upon.
Marc Malone Psy.D.
Psychologist at WSCMH since 2018
I have an LCSW in the state of Oregon and I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community, people struggling with symptoms related to trauma and chronic mental illness as well as those struggling with their body image and disordered eating patterns. I received my Master’s in Social Work at the University of Washington in 2013 and my Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Western Oregon University in 2011.
My past work experience has included working within mental health clinics with adults, children and their families, at university drop in centers and within hospital settings. I believe in a strengths-based, solution-focused, trauma-informed, humanistic approach in order to create a safe environment that fosters healing, problem-solving, creativity and energy to help you engage in the world around you. I draw from many different modalities including internal family systems, CBT, DBT, intuitive eating and creative strategies involving art, journaling, movement, mindfulness and grounding techniques in our sessions.
Anne Wagner, MSW, LCSW | She/Her, They/Them
Therapist at WSCMH since 2019
Lisa Motley, CSWA
Therapist at WSCMH since 2020
Jennifer Starck, MSW, CSWA
Mental Health Counselor at WSCMH since 2019
Robert Yoder, Psy.D.
Psychologist at WSCMH since 2018
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. I’m registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers (BLSW) as a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA). I have experience working alongside individuals who experience the symptoms of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression, and more.
I believe in your value and self-worth, and I’m excited to explore, with you, your dreams, interests, powers, skills, strengths, values, successes, and personal uniqueness. In working with me, we may explore mindfulness, cognitive distortions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma work including psychoeducation about the effects of trauma on the body, attachment theory, and solutions-focused approaches.
Crystal Jeffers, MSW
Therapist at WSCMH since 2021