Meet the Staff
Marielle Evangelista, LPC (She/Her) is a licensed professional counselor who earned her degree from Lewis & Clark Graduate school. She has 7 years of experience working with adults and adolescents in community mental health. Marielle’s therapeutic orientation is strength-based and collaborative, and includes awareness of how social contexts shape our experiences. Marielle often incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness-based approaches and values exploration in counseling sessions. She has experience working with a variety of concerns, and especially enjoys working with LGBTQ+ folks, anxiety (including OCD), ADHD and using harm reduction approaches to substance use.
Glenn Jacob-Oviatt, LCSW, (he/his) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned his master’s in social work from San Jose State University. He has experience working at adult mental health outpatient and inpatient facilities, as well as leading groups for adults focused on skills development, mindfulness, and artistic self-expression. His therapeutic style is grounded in a relational person-centered approach, integrating elements of mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Glenn also incorporates writing and art into the therapeutic process and is passionate about accompanying individuals as they discover new ways to tell their stories.
Robin Keillor, PhD, (she/her) Director of the Student Counseling Center, is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Arizona State University-Tempe. She has worked in college and university counseling centers for 20 years, and incorporates multiple roles, identity impact, interpersonal and cultural strengths, and competing priorities facing students into her counseling work. Her approach is relational and she integrates various therapeutic approaches to match the needs of the student she is working with. Robin strives to consider issues of equity and social justice, and will assist students to increase their awareness of self, society, and others to create additional options for coping, accepting, or resolving the impact of life stressors. She specializes in trauma resolution, multicultural/cross-cultural issues, relationship concerns, and academic success. Robin welcomes and has significant experience and training in working with LGBTQIA students, Students of Color, Students with Disabilities, and Veterans.
Christabel Léonce, PsyD, (she/her), is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctoral degree from George Fox University. Christabel serves as a psychologist and outreach coordinator for the BIPOC community. She has experience working in college counseling centers, grade schools, and community mental health clinics. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in contemporary psychodynamic, attachment theory, and trauma-informed therapy. Her therapeutic style also incorporates some behavioral activation practices which align with trauma-informed care. Christabel is passionate about working with marginalized communities and walking alongside individuals on their personal development and healing journey.
Cindy Marino, PsyD, (she/her) Training Director, is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate from Pacific University. She has worked at student counseling centers at Washington State University and Pacific University, along with various other clinical settings. Her therapy approach is relational and integrative, with a foundation based in contemporary psychodynamic, emotion-focused therapy, and attachment theory. She also incorporates interventions from various cognitive behavioral therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Cindy actively works to consider a multicultural/intersectional lens within her work with clients and she is a strong advocate for issues of social justice. She has significant experience in working with individuals within the LGBTQIA community, and as a generalist she enjoys working with a wide-range of therapeutic concerns.
Kara Powers, MD, (she/her) is a board-certified psychiatrist who works part time (2 days a week). She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and did her residency training at University of California, San Francisco. In addition to her work at the Student Counseling Center, Dr. Powers has practiced in a variety of settings including community mental health and private practice, and has served as clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She has experience treating a broad range of mental health issues within culturally diverse populations using both medication management and psychotherapy. She has a particular interest in mindfulness practices and in applying these to her psychotherapeutic work. She especially enjoys working with students as they grow and discover their paths in life.
Brianna Absalon, MA (She/Her) is a doctoral practicum trainee, and she is working towards her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Pacific University. Brianna has experience working in the primary care and community mental health settings, and is looking forward to gaining experience working within the setting she aims to continue her career in- college counseling. Her therapeutic modality encompasses an eclectic approach, based in Existential- Humanistic psychotherapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, Multicultural, and Trauma-Informed care. Brianna is especially passionate about supporting individuals who have experienced Gender-Based Violence and emerging adults exploring evolving conceptions of identity formation.
Kaytlin Epperly, MA (she/her) is a doctoral trainee completing her PsyD in clinical psychology at George Fox University. She has worked in community mental health, psychosocial day and residential rehabilitation, and substance use treatment. Her graduate training has consisted of inpatient work with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as outpatient emotionally focused therapy with adults and adolescents. She volunteers with LGBTQ+-identifying GFU college students and co-runs a faith-based LGBTQ+ support group in Newberg. Kaytlin uses an integrative approach of emotionally-focused, person-centered, and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
Miles B. Lewis, MA, (he/him), is a therapist in training currently pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University. Miles has a deep commitment to fostering healing and growth for individuals from diverse backgrounds, and particularly enjoys working with those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. With a focus on trauma-informed care, Miles is actively honing his skills to provide impactful support to his clients. Miles’ approach is integrative, drawing from Person-Centered, Humanistic, and Relational-Psychodynamic techniques. Miles proudly identifies as gay and Black, believing his identities bring a wealth of lived experience to his practice. His identities provide him with an intimate understanding of the unique challenges and experiences that BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals may encounter. He values the significance of culturally sensitive therapy, and works to cultivate a therapeutic space that actively embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Chelsea Ellis (she/her) is the Administrative Specialist for the Student Counseling Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. She worked as a paralegal before returning to her passions working at the Lewis & Clark Student Counseling Center. Chelsea is often the first point of contact for students and strives to always provide a warm welcome to all while helping connect everyone to the resources they need in the Counseling Center. When not working, you can find Chelsea reading as many books as possible; dreaming up a new travel adventure; and perhaps literally dreaming, as napping is one of her favorite “hobbies”.