Mental Health Team

Mental Health Team

Monique Adams, QMHP

Monique Adams, QMHP

Clinical Services Manager
Lisa Makison, LPC

Lisa Makison, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Tyson Rittenmeyer

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Clinical Supervisor
Jeremy Springer

Jeremy Springer

Clinical Supervisor
Angela Cumming

Angela Cumming

Clinical Supervisor
Liz Barteld, LPC

Liz Barteld, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Crystal Lorenzo, QMHP

Crystal Lorenzo, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist
Terry Rogers, LPC

Terry Rogers, LPC

Mental Health Specialist I
Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Family Care Coordinator
Kerk Pehlke

Kerk Pehlke

Mental Health Specialist
Michelle Gaza

Michelle Gaza

Mental Health Specialist
Janette Tucker, QMHP

Janette Tucker, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist,

Janette is a marriage and family therapy intern who graduated from Lewis and Clark College. She has diverse experience working with children and families and spent a year as a medical family therapy intern while she earned her graduate degree.

She enjoys working with kids and families with rich and complex backgrounds. Healing trauma is one of her greatest passions and she is a lifelong learner of the healing arts.

Janette is a dancer, musician, and a lover of the outdoors.  She also has her Reiki I, II certification.

Maria Martinez, LCSW

Maria Martinez, LCSW

Quality Improvement
Tamara Salinas

Tamara Salinas

Case Manager- Crisis
Lauren Summer, QMHP

Lauren Summer, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist

Lauren Summers believes that every individual is capable of growth through adversity. She holds firmly that her role in the life of her clients is to hold the vision for a more successful future at times when this can feel impossible.

Lauren  attempts to incorporate cultural competence in my practice by maintaining a lens of social justice. By employing  a multifaceted approach, she draws from theories and concepts such as Gestalt, DBT, CBT, ACT, feminist theories, and others.

Lauren Summers holds a Master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, with a focus on LGBTQIA studies. She has been working as a licensed mental health counselor at MCCFL since November of 2017.

In Lauren’s free time, she enjoys film, cooking, and playing with her cats Frankie and Mosey.

John Simmons, QMHA

John Simmons, QMHA

Case Manager
Candyce Montelone

Candyce Montelone

Mental Health Specialist

Candyce Montelone is a Mental Health Counselor at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living. She has  worked with clients struggling with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, relationships, hearing voices, the impact of racism, food issues, addiction, trauma, and much more. She also has  specific training and experience working with clients on spiritual issues, when this is an interest they introduce to counseling.

Candyce offers empathetic listening to her clients as she works collaboratively with them to utilize their strengths and to assist their change process. She respects her clients as people who are able to make changes for themselves, but in the unique and time-limited context of therapy she is able to join with them as a collaborator in that process.

She has an integrative approach to counseling drawing from a variety of approaches as best fits each individual client. Candyce tends to lean towards Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, utilizing techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and others as appropriate.

Her achievements include receiving the Counseling Student of the Year Award from Western Seminary, 2018 and was a conference presenter alongside Dr. Hannah Acquaye on the subject of spirituality in counseling refugees, November 2017 at the Oregon Counseling Association.

Candyce Montelone received her Master’s in Counseling from Western Seminary, which has a CACREP accredited program. She is  registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern as she  earn hours towards her licensure.

She enjoys cycling and hiking with her husband, traveling, and dabbling in arts and crafts