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Multicultural Counseling Services

3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 288 • Beaverton, OR 97005 503-924-2448 • E-Mail

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LCSNW’s Multicultural Counseling Services (MCS) provides one on one support and in-depth counseling, helping our clients increase their wellness and improve their quality of life.

Who We Are
Our dedicated and professional staffs serve the Greater Portland area with individual, family and group counseling services for the general public as well as culturally specific services for immigrants and refugees. We have doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s level bilingual and cultural clinicians, two medication providers, and bilingual and bicultural intake and reception staff. Learn more about our Clinicians by clicking on the tab above.

Our Mission: Providing comprehensive counseling services to increase the wellness and equity in the lives of Portland’s diverse communities.

Clinicians

Our clinicians offer one-on-one support and in-depth counseling with the goal of helping all people achieve wellness and equity.

Dalia Baadarani, Ph.Dc, LPCi
Dalia works as an Arabic speaking counselor at LCSNW. She is fluent in both Arabic and English. She holds a Master’s of Education in School Counseling, and is currently working on her Doctorate Degree in Counseling Education at Oregon State University. She focuses on offering mental health services to refugees that are both culturally and spiritually appropriate with a commitment to social justice interventions. Her research interest focuses on mental health as perceived by Muslim Americans, counseling issues among refugees in the U.S., Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Emotional Intelligence, prevention advocacy, and culturally adapted interventions.

Gabriel Shannon, M.S., LPC

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Gabriel works as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Gabriel received her Master’s Degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling from Portland State University, is certified in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, and is professionally associated with the American Counseling Association. Her areas of focus are Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships, and Addictions. Gabriel’s approach is to work with the client and focus on self-awareness, choice, problem solving, and setting goals for the present and future to achieve the best outcome.

Jessica Minor

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Jessica works as the Clinical Intake Administrative Coordinator for the Counseling program. Jessica has been working with LCSNW since May 2013 and is responsible for coordinating counseling and psychiatric care for clients and providers. Jessica has a passion and substantial history working in the mental health field with both children and adults. Jessica enjoys working for a multicultural counseling agency which supports the community.

Judy Estabrook M.A., M.S., B.S.N

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Judy is a counselor with a Christian World View and enjoys working with a variety of client needs. She is a state registered intern, volunteering one day a week here at LCSNW. She also works as an R.N. with Telecare in the Justice Diversion Triage program. She takes a holistic and person-centered view of counseling and likes to see clients move beyond just coping to greater wellness and participation in a life with meaning and hope.

Lana Dingman

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Lana Dingman is a Russian speaking Clinical Case Manager for the Multicultural Counseling Program. Lana has a great deal of experience in social, mental health services and education. She has worked successfully with children, adolescents, adults, families, volunteers and students in Russia and the United States.

As the result of her intuition and general concern for others she has built long-lasting relationships with the teams of professionals, volunteers, and students with whom she has worked. She has worked productively with colleagues and clients by encouraging the highest level of their personal, educational and professional abilities.

She is fully bilingual (Russian-English) and functionally bi-cultural as the result of living and working extensively in two different countries. As the Mental Health Case Manager (Russian Speaking) she is responsible for providing culturally-sensitive services that help clients overcome cultural and linguistic barriers in order to gain access to needed mental health, medical, social, and educational services. As part of the Multicultural Counseling team, she provides direct assistance in gaining access to services, coordination of care, and linkage to appropriate services as well as group facilitation for support and psycho-educational groups.

Luba Gonina, M.A.

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Luba Gonina is an art therapist/mental health counselor, who works with minority youth, families and adults specializing in design and implementation of culturally specific treatments. Her diverse clientele include refugees and immigrants from Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, whom she sees in individual and group settings.

Luba came to the U.S. as a refugee with a degree in Graphic Arts from Kiev, Ukraine. She continued her education at Portland State University graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Psychology & Art and received her MA in Art Therapy Counseling from Marylhurst University in Oregon. Her education, personal and professional experience provide her with deep insight to the emotional health issues refugees and immigrants are facing and enable her to find individually tailored and culturally appropriate treatment solutions for her clients. She uses an eclectic approach strongly influenced by cognitive behavioral theories and incorporates trauma-informed art therapy.

In her counseling practice Luba effectively adapts Rogerian person-oriented methodology and family system therapy for use with multicultural clients.

Luba believes in working with the community at large to promote ethnic arts and raise awareness of cultural enrichment brought to us by the newly arrived representatives of the world’s greatest cultures.  In addition to counseling, she organizes community events, engages and coordinates volunteers and facilitates multicultural exchanges.

Massarra Eiwaz

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Massarra is an Arabic speaking Clinical Case Manager for the Counseling Program and a group facilitator for the Pathways to Wellness Program. A graduate of Lewis and Clark College with a B.S. in Psychology, she is originally from Baghdad, Iraq and has lived in Syria for many years before coming to the US in 2008. She started as an Intern for the Pathways to Wellness Program being a co-facilitator and Arabic language interpreter. Currently, she is working with clients of all ages and nationalities and facilitates groups for Iraqi women and high school students.

She has experiences working with youth from three years of work with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) program, in neuroscience research from four years working at a behavioral neuroscience lab at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), and in social psychology research from two years working at Behavioral Health and Social Psychology Lab at Lewis and Clark College.

She is very excited about learning new techniques and gaining more skills in helping people; she is very motivated and determined to make a difference in the lives of refugees. She is exploring graduate schools to get her masters and/or her PhD in fields related to humanities, refugees studies, social psychology and/or other studies due to her interest in refugee mental health research.

Olga Parker, Ph.D, CADC-III

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Olga works as the lead Eastern European Therapist. Olga graduated from Moscow State University in Russia and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has over 27 years of experience working in the United States and Russia. For the last 18 years Olga has been facilitating Parenting classes, Alcohol and Drug Treatment groups, Domestic Violence classes and Family Enrichment groups for Russian-speaking clients. Olga is bi-lingual and bi-cultural in Russian and English.

Pierre Morin, MD, PhD., LPC

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Dr. Morin works as the Clinical Director for Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s Counseling program. Pierre is trained as a medical doctor, specializing in neuro-and psycho-social rehabilitation (physiatry), and brings over 29 years of clinical experience in medicine and mental health and addiction services. In counseling his goal is to help his clients find or recover a meaningful direction in life and discover creative solutions to the challenges they face. Pierre is bi-cultural and speaks English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Pierre can bill most standard insurance companies.

Raumene Rahatzad

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Raumene works as a National Certified Counselor, and received his Master’s Degree in Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling from Portland State University. His areas of focus include Multicultural counseling, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Mindfulness, Faith, and Spirituality. Raumene believes therapy has the potential to increase one’s awareness and opportunities for growth. He believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space where client and therapist can work together on achieving goals. Raumene was born and raised in Portland, speaks Farsi, and is active within the Muslim community. In his free time, Raumene enjoys reading, cooking, spending time outdoors, traveling, and connecting with family and friends.

Sasha Verbillis-Kolp
Sasha works as the Program Coordinator of the Portland Pathways to Wellness program. She is a Masters level social worker with skill areas in social welfare administration, group work, assessment, engagement and outreach, coordination of care, and client/ systems advocacy. She has over twelve years of experience in the refugee field, including direct service in refugee resettlement, curriculum development, policy and program development, training and facilitation, international development, human rights advocacy and direct client services.

Tina Lilly, MS, LPCi

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Tina works as a registered counseling intern. She received her Master's degree from Portland State University in Rehabilitation Counseling, and has completed advanced training in therapy with foster and adoptive families and EMDR. Tina's areas of focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, disability, relationships, parenting, mindfulness, spirituality, infertility, grief and loss. Tina also works as a childbirth educator and as a birth parent counselor with Christian Family Adoptions. She was born and raised in Germany, speaks German, and volunteers with Brief Encounters, a local non-profit supporting parents who have lost their baby.

Make An Appointment

For more information on specific services or eligibility or to schedule an appointment call our Central Intake at (503) 731-9589 or fill out the contact information below. If you cannot speak to our intake staff, please leave a message and we will respond within 24 hours.

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Before Your Appointment
Our Central Intake office screens and schedules intake appointments for our office-based outpatient services, as well as providing resource and referral information for callers in the Portland region. Before your visit, please fill out the following forms:

Referral Forms

General Referral Form
This form is used by any service provider to refer a child or family to LCSNW’s Multicultural Counseling Services for outpatient mental health services. It is faxed to Central Intake for follow up with LCSNW with the caregiver.

Records Request
To access the HIPAA release form, click here. Please fax signed records requests to (503) 731-9574.

Insurance Accepted
Accepting Medicaid (OHP), Medicare, and Sliding Fee. Many Commercial Insurances are covered, however, please call to ensure your insurance is accepted.