Therapists & Staff

Mark McClure, LPC / Executive & Clinical Director

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 512 – Not currently taking new clients

Favorite Quotes:

  • In this world you will have troubles, but take heart, I have overcome the world – Jesus
  • Courage is being scared to death…and saddling up anyway – John Wayne

What are my credentials?

  • B.S. Psychology (2010)
  • M.S. Professional Counseling (2013)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon (2019)
  • M.S. Divinity (2017)
    • Ecclesiastically endorsed through Liberty Baptist Fellowship
    • Army Chaplain

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, OCPD, Dependent, etc.)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Treatment for Depression
  • Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Christian and Biblical Counseling

Professional Experience

  • Job Corps Counselor (2014-2016)
  • U.S. Army National Guard Chaplain (2015–Current)
  • Oregon Tech Mental Health Counselor (2016–2019)
  • Contracted Therapist for DHS Child Welfare (2016–Current)
  •  Klamath Counseling Services Executive & Clinical Director (2019–Current)

Future Goals

  • To become increasingly proficient in the treatment of personality disorders.
  • To produce research and published work on increasing accountability and ethical practice in the counseling profession.

What is my purpose here?

I hope to encourage my clients to thoughtfully consider the dialogue we have in therapy; interacting with it in such a way that it inspires practical change in a positive and meaningful way mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  I want people to live with purpose, peace, and conviction.  And ultimately I want to represent Jesus Christ in all that I do.

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Irene Meeker, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 205

Insurances Accepted: OHP, MODA, Providence & Self-Pay

As a marriage and family therapist, I am passionate about helping individuals and families meet their goals, finding joy and fulfillment through positive family functioning. I value the family as a fundamental unit of society that provides crucial connections for basic human health and emotional wellbeing. As a therapist, I am committed to establishing an environment that nurtures families in their journey through struggles and hardships. I believe everyone has innate value, character strengths, and areas for growth. I see my role as that of a confidante and companion, walking with clients through their darkness, where they can make sense of their lived experiences and create a more desirable reality. My approach to therapy is person-centered and solution focused, combining elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and structural family therapy (SFT).

I grew up in Klamath Falls and take pride in giving back to my community. I have four beautiful children that are my driving force in life. I enjoy hiking, running, and spending time outdoors with good company.

Favorite Quotes:

  • “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference” ~Virginia Satir
  • “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~ Viktor Frankl

What are my credentials?

  • BS in Criminology with a minor in Psychology (2012)
  • Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (2019)

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Relationship issues
  • Treatment for Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Family Function
  • Grief and loss

Professional Experience

  • Klamath Counseling Services Therapist (2019-Current)
  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2019-Current)
  • Dependency Case Manager (2017-2019)
  • Health Families America (2013-2017)
  • Teen Parent Support Specialist (2012-2013)

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Angie Salzwedel-Kemp, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 210 – Not currently taking new clients

Insurances Accepted: OHP, MODA, Providence & Self-Pay

I have a passion for people and a belief that clients already hold the answers, wisdom, and capacity within themselves. It is my job to walk alongside each client and help them access these resources. I believe that all people are good and when they know more, they have opportunities to make changes they desire.

As a Marriage and Family therapist, my approach to therapy includes family of origin exploration; our early experiences have a major influence on how we see ourselves, others and the world and how we cope and function in our daily lives.  My approach to individual, couples, and family therapy includes an integration of concepts in family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution focused therapy through a compassionate and non-judgmental lens.

I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and have been a Klamath Falls resident for 22 years. I am the proud mom to four children and have the immense joy of being “Grammy” to one grandson. In my spare time I enjoy backyard gardening with my six chickens, home improvement projects, curling up with a good book, and travel adventures with my partner.

A Favorite Quote:

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Credentials:

  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy from Oregon Institute of Technology (2019)
  • B.S. Applied Psychology (2014)
  • Certificate in Medical Family Therapy with an emphasis in rural areas (2019)
  • Minor in Human Communication (2014)
  • Dispute Resolutions Certificate (2014)

Experience:

  • Klamath Counseling Services Therapist (2019-Current)
  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (2018-present)
  • Dependency Case Management:  I work for a consortium of indigent defense attorneys who represent children and parents in the foster care system (2014-2020)
  • Part-time Court Connected Mediator for custody and parenting time (2019-present)

Interests in Mental Health:

  • Family Systems
  • Adolescents
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Groups
  • Substance Abuse

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Lisa Dykstra, QMHP Intern (MFT Practicum Student Therapist)

Location: 1741 Austin Street

Accepted Insurances: OHP, MODA, Providence & Self-Pay

I am truly grateful for my journey that has led me here. I have a passion to help people live their best lives and fulfill their greatest potential. I believe that love heals and transforms and that we are all capable of embracing this power. My goal is to walk with you on your personal journey of healing while we discover your potential and ability to make the changes you seek. It is an honor to be part of your life and share a piece of your story.

In my personal time I embrace our beautiful county and enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, and anything that will take me outside. There is nothing better than hiking and biking on our local trail systems. We are very lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty.

I look forward to meeting you.

A Favorite Quote:

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brene Brown

Concentrations/Preferred Work:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Family Systems
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Women’s Issues
  • Substance use and misuse

Credentials:

  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy (Current)
  • B.S. in Integrated Studies (2019)
    • Minor in Psychology (2019)
    • Minor in Community Health (2019)

Professional Experience:

  • Klamath Counseling Services Practicum Student Therapist (2021)
  • Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (2019-current)
  • Minority Fellowship Program Award Recipient (2021-2022)
  • Oregon Youth Authority (2016-2018)
  • DHS Child Welfare Foster and Foster to Adopt Parent (2018-current)

Additional Training

  • Solution Focused Couples Therapy Level One Certificate
  • TF-CBT (Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Certificate
  • Mindfulness Based CBT Training
  • CADC I R

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Marena Nelson, QMHP Intern (MFT Practicum Student Therapist)

Location: 905 Main St. Suite 401

Insurances Accepted: OHP, MODA, Providence & Self-Pay

I am passionate about working with families, individuals, and couples to co-create change. As a marriage and family therapist in training, I believe that problems are created and healed in relationships. Therefore, I strive to create a supportive space where relationships can be explored and enhanced. It is important to me to counsel others with acceptance, authenticity, and empathy. I enjoy listening to clients’ stories and helping them take an active role in their own well-being. My approach is informed by Narrative Therapy and Existential Therapy, and I maintain a baseline philosophy that draws heavily from Family Systems Theory and Attachment Theory.

When I am not working, I am outside playing with family and friends. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling, mountain biking, and jumping on the trampoline with my son.

Favorite Quote:

“Standing on the bridge, I look back at times in my life when the goddess, the warrior in me, held my hand and led me. Trusting that those who came before me will give me strength to transform shame into hope and survival. Free to take what helps me grow. Free to be all of me.”

– Nydia Garcia Preto

What are my credentials?

  • BS in Applied Psychology and Applied Statistics (2019)
  • Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (2022)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Certificate

Concentrations/Preferred Work

  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Relationship/Marital Difficulties & Infidelity
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Addiction & Recovery
  • Life Adjustments & Transitions
  • Grief & Loss

Professional Experience

  • Klamath Counseling Services (2021 to Current)
  • Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2019 to Current)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology Graduate Assistant (2020 to current)
  • WTW Counseling (2018 to 2021)

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Charlene Dobry, LMFT Registered Intern / Therapist

Location: 905 Main Street, Suite 204

Insurances Accepted: OHP, MODA, Providence & Self Pay

I believe there is great strength in the relationships held within the family and therefore believe in helping individuals by working with their family systems. As a clinician and mother of three, I greatly value family and the parent-child relationship as this provides the foundation for all sequential relationships throughout an individual’s life. Because of these beliefs and values, my therapeutic approach is greatly influenced by attachment and family systems theories.

I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and their parents. I believe working with couples helps the entire family system, to which they are often leaders in. I believe effective therapeutic intervention in a family system disrupts maladaptive transgenerational patterns and replaces them with adaptive ones which positively impacts the family. Moreover, I believe the healing that occurs in the family unit will be passed on to future generations. I see children as seeds for potential and their parents/caregivers the gardeners to help them grow. I aim to work through parents and their children to strengthen their attachment, heal wounds, and promote resiliency in families.

In order to foster change in my clients, I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) narrative therapy (NT), and play therapy. With couples, I utilize Gottman techniques to help partners correct communication errors that are harmful to the relationship and help them to create shared meaning in life.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family- both outside in nature camping, picnicking, and fishing, as well as cuddled up inside our home for family movie and game nights.

Professional Experience:

  • Oregon Tech Relationship Building Program
    • Lead Family Mentor (2016 – Present)
  • Klamath Basin Behavioral Health
    • QMHP Intern (2019 – 2020)
  • Family Advocacy & Support Network
    • Program Coordinator (2018 2020)
  • Oregon Tech JOBS Program
    • Employment Coach (2017 – 2018)

Credentials:

  • Registered Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in the state of Oregon (2020)
  • BS in Psychology, Oregon Institute of Technology (2017)
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Oregon Institute of Technology (2020)

Certificates in:

  • Certificate in Medical Family Therapy (MedFT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Heart math Biofeedback technology and technique

Favorite Quote:

“All hurt is founded on attachment to anything regardless of its nature. When we detach, we vibrationally send ourselves back into the flow of life.”

― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

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Cora Zambrano / Owner – Advanced Billing Solutions (ABS)

*Billing for KCS is outsourced to ABS

Cora is a wife and a mother of two boys. Her journey in the mental health world started over 12 years ago after years of billing for general dentistry and Endodontic services. Her drive to succeed allowed her to become the billing manager where she directly supervised four billing employees and oversaw the billing for an agency of 140 employees. She has complete knowledge of insurance verification, authorizations, credentialing and contract, coding, electronic billing, electronic claim files (837P, 835), payer regulations and requirements, payment reconciliation, denial management and end of the month procedures. In addition to day to day billing duties Cora set up the agency’s EHR system to electronically bill for CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic) services. She was able to take a forefront position with their EHR system and explain the needs of the system to meet the billing requirements outlined by OHA (Medicaid).

Cora has extensive knowledge in billing mental health services. She has billed outpatient, drug and alcohol, medication management, respite and residential services. In January 2018, after spending years working for the agency, Cora started her own billing company specializing in Mental Health. She enjoys the simplicity of billing for private practices and loves working one on one with her clients to meet their needs! 

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