STAFF

 

Bill Mahnke MA, MS | Founder | Executive Director & Counselor

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Bill Mahnke graduated from San Diego Christian College with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies (1988). He received his Masters in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska (1996). Recently, he attended Kilns College to complete a Masters in Social Justice (2015). Prior to founding WaterCup, Bill was a Counselor for six years at Forest lake Christian School in Central California. Additionally, he worked as a psychiatric hospital Primary Therapist in Kearney, Nebraska. In 2007, Bill started WaterCup Counseling Service and has been providing a place of safety, comfort, and strategic healing for over a decade.

Bill believes in the deep worth of every individual and the love that God has for them, leading to potential to thriving regardless of past “successes or failures.” He finds nothing to be more important than the accurate identification of our true identity as a foundation for growth, purpose, and true living.

Bill enjoys kayaking, cross-country skiing, hiking, and close friendships. He finds great joy working with individuals, couples and groups through a variety of life situations. He operates under a full sliding scale from $40- $140 per session, and sees clients in Redmond, Bend and Madras.

Contact information: 541.848.0879 | Office in Redmond

 

Autumn Cummi williams | Executive Assistant & Office ADMINISTRATOR 

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Autumn works closely with Bill Mahnke to assist the needs of WaterCup Counseling, our local churches, and surrounding community. She is a strong believer in claiming our identity as “Christ’s Beloved Children,” and living from the “freedom of rest”. She is the mother of two beautiful kids Jahnik, 13 and Amara, 10. When she has free time, her passion is swimming in lakes, trail running with her dog, road biking, dancing and reading. If you have any questions or need help finding a counselor, please call. She is here to assist you.

Contact information: 541. 848.0879 | office@watercup.org

 

Randy Krieger, MA, M.Div, LPC

| ABUSE (Men) | Trauma | Anxiety | Depression | addictions | marital |

Randy Krieger is a Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has his Certified Alcohol Chemical Dependency 1. He received his Masters in Divinity in 1985 from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. In May of 2015, he obtained a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from George Fox University. Randy has 26 years experience working as a pastoral therapist in chemical dependency; most recently, he has years of working with military personnel who struggle with addictions, PTSD, couples, and individuals. Randy seeks to integrate biblical understandings with his knowledge of behavioral sciences. His theory base is Object Relations, EFT (emotion focused therapy) and Intersubjectivity. He believes in providing a safe haven of compassion and strength by attuning to the needs of a client relationally, and having an open-mind and heart. The goal of each of his sessions is progress, whereby a client discovers their uniqueness and new ways of being in healthy relationships.  Randy is married to his beautiful wife of 30 years years and has three sons. He enjoys trail running, hiking, and skiing. 

Contact Information: 503.327.4049 | randy.krieger23@gmail.com | Office in Redmond and Bend |

 

Kimberly Drew, MA, LPC

| Individuals | Trauma | Depression | Anxiety | Grief | Transition

Insurance: Pacific Source Commercial, OHP/Medicaid, (ModA in process)

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Kimberly Drew is grateful to be a part of WaterCup’s team and mission. She loves what she does; seeing people, facilitating the process of bringing light to their situation and finding freedom and forgiveness. Kimberly’s style is to balance verbal processing with structure in treatment, often using EMDR as a guide towards achieving your self-proclaimed goal. She works with individuals ages 14+. Many are public servants, have a spiritual practice, self-directed but want a third party to bounce ideas and gain new perspectives. Kimberly tries her best to see people through the eyes of Jesus, believing in the of the Spirit to connect us in love and overcome division. She loves the great outdoors and all extreme sports that Central Oregon has to offer! If you see Kimberly you will meet Glenn, the therapy dog! Give her call if you have any other questions, you can also schedule on the website below.

Contact information: 541.668.7558 | kimberly@mirrorpondcounseling.com | mirrorpondcounseling.com

Tiffany Stadler, M.ED, LPCI

Women | Teens | TRAUMA

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Tiffany Stadler is a mom to four children (seventeen year old twin girls and two boys ages nine and eleven), and a wife to a Portland fireman. Tiffany has a passion for the outdoors, watching her children pursue their passions and spending time with her horses.

Tiffany is honored to be part of the team at WaterCup and walk with clients as they decide what their JOURNEY looks like. Tiffany believes that Jesus Christ is the ultimate healer and her relationship with Him is what has made her who she is today. This relationship has been part of her JOURNEY, and not required to receive counseling services from her. She believes counseling can take place inside the walls of an office, as well as outdoors. Therefore, she is working towards offering equine therapy and experiential therapy to her clients by the summer of 2018. Tiffany understands that each individual is unique, comes with unique passions and traumas, and takes a unique path to healing. She is excited to walk with you on YOUR JOURNEY. 

Contact information: 541.527.5774 | yourjourneycounselingservices@gmail.com | yourjourneycounselingservices.com |

Claire Schiemer, Ma, LPCI, NCc

| Young adults | Teens | Women | Anxiety | Grief | loss | Trauma |

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Claire Schiemer received her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certification in Christian Counseling from Franciscan University, and is currently working towards licensure in the state of Oregon. She has worked extensively with adults of all ages in various capacities. Claire’s counseling philosophy fundamentally begins with the relationships between the client and counselor; she seeks to foster a healing relationships with clients allowing them to feel safe, accepted and understood in hopes they undertake a personal journey of growth. When not at work, Claire loves spending quality time with her husband, extended family and two golden retrievers, enjoying Oregon’s beautiful nature, art, photography, and traveling to new places.

Contact Information: 541.410.7110 | clairetnichols@gmail.com |

Diane louise, MA, MFT, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

| Adults | Couples | Families | Bereavement |

Suicide Loss |

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Life transitions, difficulties in relationships, grief and loss…these are some of the reasons people seek counseling. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, caring environment where people can work through problems, discover their strengths, and find hope for healing and change. It takes courage to reach out and seek support when you realize that what you’re doing on your own isn’t working. As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families, using a “systems” perspective. We are all affected and influenced by our family of origin, as well as by other past relationships and experiences. In counseling, we explore patterns of behavior and attachment needs in order to gain insight, promote growth, and make necessary changes.

My hope is that you would start your journey to healing.

Contact Information: 541.668.6108 | dianelouise.mft@gmail.com |

janie damon, MA, Counselor

| Women | men | Family | marriage | Trauma | Grief |

Janie Damon graduated from George Fox University in 1999. She counsels from a Christian foundation, believing that all individuals are created to fulfill their God given calling. Her passion is to come alongside those who are seeking to grow in their well-being and relationships and support them in this pursuit.

Contact Information: 541.604.0674 | janie.damon@gmail.com |

KYLA SALMOND, AFFILIATE intern

| Women | Teens | Youth | Children |

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Kyla Salmond is a current student in the Masters of Arts in Counseling program at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about working with adolescents and young adults, as well as children. She has worked in education for 8 years and draws from her experience in teaching and as a college readiness coordinator. Kyla and her husband have also been involved in the ministry of Young Life for ten years including 4.5 years overseas in the Dominican Republic. She has three boys and loves raising them with her husband while they pursue adventures together. You can find them going for hikes, camping, kayaking and traveling as a family.

As a counselor, Kyla draws from a person-centered approach and also incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. She believes in the importance of unconditional positive regard, emphatic understanding and congruence. She also wants to find your strengths and draw from these strengths to help guide you in your future.

Contact information at: 541.460.8421 | kylaasalmond@gmail.com |


Brian Shannon, MA,

| Men | Sexual Addiction | Trauma | Marriage | Teen |

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Drawing from a background of excellent professional training and profound personal healing, I offer a unique passion to help you safely and patiently walk through the heartbreaking valley of sexual addiction and infidelity. My hope is that the wisdom I continue to gain from my own scars of sexual brokenness will offer transformative help for you.  If you are wondering whether or not you can ever possibly recover from gut-wrenching betrayal, and even possibly enjoy a deeper, richer intimacy than ever before, I believe the answer is a resounding…YES!

It is one of my greatest desires to see your heart set on a path toward freedom that offers the hope of restoration and redemption. It will be an honor and a privilege to thoughtfully wade together into the swamp of broken trust and betrayal.  This journey will invite us to tenderly expose doubt, despair, and disillusionment then kindly begin to nurture faith, hope, and love. As together we name the failure, face the brokenness, and awaken desire, we will open our hearts to the possibility of real change.

I earned my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling at Grace Theological Seminary and my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Grace College in Indiana. For the next thirteen years I garnered a wealth of diverse experience working at various public and private mental health agencies. About half of those years were as case manager for clients battling mental illness as well as an addiction counselor in court-mandated outpatient setting for adults wrestling with substance abuse. The balance of those years was spent working with high risk youth in a secure inpatient setting and with younger students as a school counselor.

I completed an Advanced Counseling Certificate from The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, emphasizing the framework of stories to better understand and engage the heartbreaking realities of trauma and abuse, and their impact on relationship.

Contact information at: 541.788.7609 | brian@brianmshannon.com |

Kari Somera, MA, LPCI, NCc

| Individual | COuples | Families | Adolescent | LGBTQ |

| Trauma | aTTACHMENT | aDOPTION | pARENTING |

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Kari graduated from Western Seminary with a Masters in Counseling. She is a registered Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC Intern) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She has experience and training in working with adolescents, adults, couples, families and the LGBTQ community. She works with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, attachment issues, marital concerns, adjustment to life transitions, spiritual issues, self-esteem issues, identity formation, developmental disabilities, parenting, organization, executive functioning and more.

Kari’s approach to counseling involves creating a safe and authentic relationship with her clients that will motivate change, and bring freedom and healing from the issues that have brought her clients to counseling. She views counseling as a collaborative partnership in helping her clients recognize their strengths, identify their needs, understand conflicts, discover new options, set personal growth goals, and make informed choices. Kari uses an integrated approach to counseling using methods such as Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Outside of work, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and pup, drinking coffee with friends, and being out in nature. She enjoys cycling, camping, hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking.

Contact information at: 541.728.3117 | kari.j.somera@gmail.com |

Mike Yunker

| Pastors | Pastor's wives | Church leaders |

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Matthew 11:28-29 "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life.  I'll show you how to take a real rest (ana- pauo)... learn the unforced rhythms of grace."  -Jesus (MSG)

Mike graduated from Boise College with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Biblical studies.  Mike has served in ministry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of practical insight and compassion for those serving the local church and beyond.  He has two sons, Noah and Jonah, and newly married to his wonderful wife Ashley. 

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Mike's heart and passion is to create safe places of grace to allow pastors, their spouses and church leaders to open up their hearts and receive healing, encouragement and hope.  As the director of Ana-Pauo Retreats, Mike's prayer is for individuals and couples to experience the wholeness of God's love that, many times , can escape those called to serve others.                     {for information on Ana-Pauo call or visit http://www.anapauoretreats.com/}

Contact Information: 541-815-1068 | mikeyunker@gmail.com |

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