Mental Health Team

Mental Health Team

Monique Adams, QMHP

Monique Adams, QMHP

Clinical Services Manager
Shira Skybinskyy, LPC

Shira Skybinskyy, LPC

Children's Services Manager

Shira Skybinskyy serves as the Clinical Services Manager, for Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties. She currently oversee the Wraparound Program and facilitates System of Care Committees in the three counties. Shira has the honor of overseeing the magnificent Children’s teams in Wasco and Hood River, as well as the amazing Sherman County Team.

Shira Skybinskyy has worked at Mid Columbia Center for Living for two years, and in her current position for one year. She has co-facilitated two Crisis Intervention Team(CIT) events in her previous position as Crisis Supervisor at MCCFL.

Shira graduated with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from American International College, in Springfield, MA and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Tyson Rittenmeyer

Clinical Supervisor
Jeremy Springer

Jeremy Springer

Clinical Supervisor
Liz Barteld, LPC

Liz Barteld, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Maria Martinez, LCSW

Maria Martinez, LCSW

Mental Health Specialist

Maria A. Martinez is a bilingual/bicultural Mental Health Specialist and has been working with the Mid-Columbia Center for Living since 2004.

Maria grew-up in a small town in Mexico. She is the middle child of 14 siblings.  She and her husband immigrated to the USA in 1979 and it was in this country where her dream to go to college and became a counselor came true.

She attended the Adult Learning Center in Hood River, OR where she learned English and obtained her GED.  Soon after she attended classes at Columbia Gorge Community College and Portland State University (PSU) during the day and at night she worked at a fruit-packing house, all while she and her husband raised their 3 daughters.

Maria holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master´s degree in Social Work from PSU.  She is licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon and Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist.  Maria specializes in working with children and families in both English and Spanish.

Professional interests include Play/Art therapy, PCIT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), TF-CBT and Collaborative Problem Solving.  Maria particularly enjoys working with children and families to assist them to take personal control of their emotional health.

Outside of work, Maria loves to spend time with her family, in particular with her two grandchildren. She also enjoys yoga, spin class and reading.

Jennifer North MA, QMHP

Jennifer North MA, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist
Terry Rogers, LPC

Terry Rogers, LPC

Clinical Supervisor
Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Mental Health Specialist
Kerk Pehlke

Kerk Pehlke

Mental Health Specialist
Tamara Salinas, QMHA

Tamara Salinas, QMHA

Case Manager- Crisis
Brooke O’Dell, QMHP

Brooke O’Dell, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist I
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.

John Simmons, QMHA

John Simmons, QMHA

Case Manager
Enrique Carranza

Enrique Carranza

Mental Health Specialist

Enrique ” Rheggie” Carranza’s focus and role of a Mental Health Therapist at MCCFL boils down to supporting others in their time of need and facilitating growth for a greater sense of self-awareness & self-care. His mission has always been about people; taking care of individuals in our community and ushering self-actualization- in the hope of expanding our inherent potential to evolve as persistent benevolent human beings.

Apart from the many great psychotherapists present in this field, a few attributes that distinguishes his presence of work is Rheggies’s capacity to listen well and with keen eyes, to see others with care despite unfavorable circumstances surrounding the life of his clients. To him, it is of utmost importance that all whom he encounters come to a deep understanding & respect of the true beauty of life that is them; this is the integral part in the continual progress of our humanities. Always here & now, we have power to create good things. Enjoy this fact!

Breana Hesse

Breana Hesse

Jail Diversion Mental Health Specialist

Breana joins the Center for Living as a Jail Diversion Clinician, supporting those with mental illness who are in contact with the justice system in Hood River, Sherman, and Wasco counties. She provides supportive case management services and therapy to help reduce contact with law enforcement and improve overall well-being.

Breana earned her MSW at Boise State University in Idaho. Before coming to MCCFL, her passion for equality lead her to the field of anti-violence, supporting and treating survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault/abuse. Breana was trained in trauma-informed, body-centered care and attempts to harness the healing potential of human relationships in her work with individuals and groups.

Breana is an Oregon transplant, drawn to exploring the wild places and waterways of the Columbia Gorge. She is often outdoors, stargazing or in search of fresh snow, or spending time laughing with loved ones, who help to fuel her soul.

Daniel Hoffman, QMHP

Daniel Hoffman, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist

Dan Hoffman is a Mental Health Counselor at Mid-Columbia Center for Living. He is currently Sherman County’s sole mental health provider and as such works with both children and adults. He has worked with clients of all ages struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, existential questions, grief, self-harm behaviors, addiction, ADHD, hearing voices, and relational struggles to name a few reasons why individuals may seek therapeutic services; previously, Dan worked with high-risk, mandated clients. Dan utilizes an “integrative” approach in therapy primarily through an attachment-based blend of cognitive, existential, and psychodynamic theoretical styles as well as mindfulness and other embodied therapies. Ultimately, Dan believes people can walk a path towards healing and counsels towards that end.

Dan graduated in 2015 with his Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, a CACREP-accredited program. Dan is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and is registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern as he earns hours towards his licensure.

Dan enjoys exploring wilderness, thoughtful conversation, sustaining friendships, cooking and reading truly excellent books. Dan and his lovely wife, Allison, live in The Dalles.

Jamie Davis, QMHP

Jamie Davis, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist 1

Jamie Davis, M.A. is a Mental Health Specialist for the Children’s Mental Health team located in The Dalles at Mid-Columbia Center for Living. Jamie is originally from Southern California and has earned her B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her Masters degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Jamie has a wide range of experience working with families and youth with developmental disabilities and mental health disorders including addiction and issues specific to the LGBTQ+ community. Jamie specializes in evidence based approaches including CBT, DBT, Mindfulness approaches and enjoys creating individual treatment plans that suite her client’s individual journey through the healing process. Jamie is well versed in trauma informed care and is compassionate and cares deeply for her client’s wellbeing.

Jamie enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with her puppy, being in nature through hiking and exploring new places and spending time with family and friends.

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” -Brené Brown

Megan Stone, Case Manager, QMHP

Megan Stone, Case Manager, QMHP

Case Manager

Megan Stone holds a Master of Social Work degree from George Fox University with a concentration in Community Practice.

Megan believes that each person’s life is unique and that the services one receives should also be individualized. She strives to approach her clients from strengths-based and trauma-informed perspectives. Megan is bilingual in Spanish.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her family. She also appreciates the beauty of nature and capturing it through photos. Her favorite time of the year is Fall.

Petrina Pedry

Petrina Pedry

Mental Health Specialist

Petrina is an Adult Mental Health Specialist at MCCFL with an M.S. in Psychology and six years’ experience helping adolescents and young adults discover a meaningful self-concept, develop individual strengths and capacities, define and nourish healthy relationships, and construct pathways towards individual flourishing.

Petrina’s values are centered on the concept of innate individual worth and potential, which emphasizes respect, care and compassion as the foundation for lifelong learning and improvement. Petrina believes every person is a profound and valuable contribution to the world, and is dedicated to supporting them in the recognition and expression of their individual vision and capacities.

Petrina’s strengths as a clinician include fostering competence and confidence through the cultivation of individual values, effective self-expression and healthy relationships.

In her free time, Petrina enjoys spending time with her family, rock climbing, snowboarding, biking and painting.

Kristen Fourcade, QMHP

Kristen Fourcade, QMHP

Mental Health Specialist I

Kristen Fourcade leads the early psychosis team, part of a state-wide safety net called the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA). She is also the in-home therapist for adults who have both intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses.

Kristen has been with Center for Living for just over four years and loves what she does! She get to deliver services in the community and uses lots of creative problem-solving to help her clients live their best lives.

Kristin Fourcade also helps lead the Multi-Family Group and Workshop, present annually for the local Crisis Intervention Team, and helps after-hours with the mobile crisis team. She is  currently a CSWA, but is just one large exam away from getting her clinical license (LCSW)!

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, and playing video games.