Cascade Counseling and Consulting is a clinical group practice made up of dedicated and skilled mental health and substance use treatment experts ready to serve you. We hope our brief introductions will help you connect and find a clinician to best meet your needs.
After finishing undergrad at Oregon State University, Megan took a gap year and moved to Buffalo, NY, where she joined a year-long volunteer program centered around social justice and community. It was during this program that Megan's career focus changed from elementary education to social work and she went on to earn her Master's degree in Social Work in 2005 from The State University of New York at Buffalo. Megan has since become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon and is also registered as a Clinical Supervisor for students and new graduates. She has also completed a High Performance Leadership graduate certificate from Cornell University and enjoys mentoring, supervising and coaching new social workers, leaders and healthcare executives. Megan has spent her career working with children, families and adults in various settings, while holding clinical and executive leadership roles. Megan is skilled in assessment and diagnostics, improving communication and developing healthy coping skills.
Megan is experienced providing counseling and coaching across the lifespan. Megan now specializes in ...
Growing up in an inter-racial family with a single mother, Prentice learned the benefit of mentorship and knew early on that his passion was serving others. Prentice is a Psychiatric Nurse*, internationally trained in British Columbia with 15 years experience providing mental health and addictions services. Prentice is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) III clinician. He enjoys providing supervision, coaching and mentorship for new clinicians and those wanting to enhance their substance abuse treatment skills. Prentice has also been a clinical instructor since 2014, teaching mental health and addictions theory and practice, both online and in the clinical setting. He completed his MBA with a focus in human resources and change management and is currently completing his Doctorate in Healthcare Administration. Prentice is skilled in providing trainings, clinical consultation and change management solutions to individuals, small businesses and executive teams.
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* Registered Psychiatric Nurse in British Columbia, Canada.
After working in residential and outpatient substance use treatment for more than 10 years, Shalman went on to earn his Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Portland State University in 2017. Shalman encourages active and honest communication with clients and values feedback about your therapeutic experience. Whether you want to address mental health symptoms that are impacting your daily life or struggle with substance abuse, Shalman has a very supportive, goal-directed and non-judgmental approach to help you identify and reach your goals. By identifying life problems, past roadblocks and core values, every person can learn to make choices that are more in line with their goals in ways that encourage contentment, stability and success. Shalman is currently a Professional Counselor Associate working towards independent clinical licensure. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) II clinician in Oregon.
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Christina grew up in New Jersey and earned her Master's degree in Social Work in 2018 from Ramapo College of New Jersey and is a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) in the state of Oregon. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings, including: school-based mental health services, outpatient addictions and inpatient mental health and addictions. Christina uses a strengths-based, supportive approach to help you identify current challenges and steps to move forward. She focuses on learning how to be in the present moment and understanding how our past and our future can hold us back in the now. Christina’s goal is to be there to work along side you to help achieve a life that empowers and drives you to keep moving forward. Christina is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC I) and is also a Clinical Social Work Associate currently working on independent clinical social work licensure .
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Lauren earned her Master's degree in Social Work in 2017 from New Mexico State University and is a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) in the state of Oregon. Lauren has worked with children, adolescents, and adults as a Behavioral Management Specialist at the Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, in a local ER and hospital as a care manager and in an inpatient mental health and addictions treatment facility. She works to create a safe and respectful space to explore ways to reduce your suffering, while creating alignment and joy in yourself and within your relationships. Her goal is to empower you and to provide you with the support and tools that you are searching for to move forward, feeling more insightful, intentional, and fulfilled. Lauren is fluent in American Sign Language. She is currently a Clinical Social Work Associate working on independent clinical social work licensure.
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Natalie grew up in Temecula, a small city in southern California. In 2014, she began a two year adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sichuan, China teaching English as a second language. It was during her volunteer time that she learned the art and importance of non-verbal communication and rapport building, skills she still uses in her clinical work. Following her volunteer time in China, Natalie moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue graduate studies in counseling, and completed her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling at Lewis & Clark College in 2019. Natalie has a black cat named Bubba-Jude that she adopted from Oregon Humane Society a couple months after moving to Portland and he has been with her throughout grad school and a pandemic. (You may even see him pop up on the screen from time to time during virtual sessions!) Natalie has a passion for music, and is a guitarist, plays piano, and has recently started recording/producing beats. She also enjoys integrating music, art and creative practices in her counseling work. Natalie is currently a Professional Counselor Associate working towards independent clinical licensure
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Sam has been working in the social services field since 2014 where he went on to earn his BSW from Arizona State University in 2016 and recently completed his MSW at Case Western Reserve University. Whether it is issues with mental health, substance use, trauma, anger, relationships, families, anxiety, depression, stress, Sam believes that the path to recovery is only a perspective change away. Through a compassionate and person-centered approach to counseling, he can help guide you to better understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and help you to live to your fullest potential. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Sam has worked with countless people in the process of living a life of wellness. Sam has gained valuable experience working with adults in various settings, including; outpatient addictions, inpatient mental health, community crisis response and residential treatment. He uses a strengths-based, supportive approach to help identify challenges that are having an affect on daily functioning. Sam is currently working on independent clinical social work licensure and receives ongoing supervision.
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Geena recently relocated to the Portland area from Northern California where she grew up in a large multiracial family. She graduated in 2012 with her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Stanislaus. During her undergraduate years, she worked with foster youth and developed a passion for working with underserved communities. Geena taught third grade and English as a foreign language before transitioning to social work. She earned her Masters in Social Work from Walden University in 2021, taking additional coursework with an addictions focus. Her priority is to create a healing, non-judgmental space for you to progress towards a happier, healthier, better functioning life. In non-work life (“Balance!” as she would say) Geena enjoys reading Jane Austen fan fiction or sci-fi/fantasy novels, playing D&D, and fetch with her two dachshund mixes. Geena is currently working on independent clinical social work licensure and receives ongoing supervision.
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CJ grew up in the Midwest and moved to Colorado to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University in 2021. Since graduating, she has moved to Portland to pursue her dream of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. She has experience working with children, adolescents and families in school-based mental health services and foster care/adoption settings. CJ uses a compassionate person-centered, mindfulness and strengths-based approach to help you identify what you need in order to move forward. She will meet you where you are in your healing journey and provides a safe space for all identities. CJ’s goal is to work alongside you to create a life where you feel empowered and experience positive growth. CJ has a passion for music (collecting vinyl and going to concerts), painting, skateboarding, being in nature and spirituality. CJ is currently a Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) and working towards independent clinical social work licensure while receiving ongoing supervision.
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