Mental Health and Behavioral Services
Common mental health concerns addressed by our skilled staff include: Crisis intervention, depression and anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder and mental health issues related to deteriorating physical health. To determine if you or someone you love may need mental health care, please click on the link below for a free, anonymous screening or call 541-756-6232 to schedule an intake assessment with one of our mental health professionals.
Mental Health Providers
Anse Tauber, LPC-I
Qualified Mental Health Professional
Anse Tauber is originally from Indiana. He received his master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Anse joined Waterfall Community Health Center in the summer of 2021, and comes with four years of experience in working with children, teenagers, and adults. He is a Mental Health Therapist specializing in Drama Therapy, a form of Expressive Arts Therapy that uses elements of theatre and storytelling. Anse also specializes in writing letters for access to Gender Affirmation Care for transgender and gender-nonconforming people of all ages. He is very involved with local theatre companies, and serves on the board for Southern Oregon Coast Pride and volunteers with Q+A of Coos County. Anse also enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games.
Brigett Hollander, LCSW
Mental Health Counselor
Brigett Hollander, LCSW subscribes to a foundational psychotherapeutic approach referred to as Adlerian Psychotherapy. My therapeutic modalities and treatment approaches with patients includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure based treatments, solution-focused, problem-solving, motivational interviewing, REBT, meditation/mindfulness and guided imagery. I work with patients that have a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, family conflict, substance use, dual diagnosis, grief and loss, Sudden and Traumatic loss, complicated grief, marital and couple problems, Codependency and familial dysfunction, chronic pain, medical issues and terminal illness.
Chelsea Pierson, CSWA
Clinical Social Work Associate
Chelsea Pierson is a local, as she grew up here in North Bend. Chelsea got her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University, before moving on to get her Master’s of Social Work from Walden University. With her experience in youth and adult mental health, she will be working as a Behavioral Health Consultant and as a Therapist here at Waterfall Community Health Center. Chelsea loves photography and music. You can often find her at concerts in the park and comedy nights at local restaurants.
Connie Burnett, LPC
School Based Therapist, North Bay Elementary
Connie Burnett received her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Great Falls, Montana. She has been working in the field with children and their families for over 20 years both in the community mental health center and in private practice. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-harm, and childhood trauma. she has specific training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing ( EMDR). Connie believes relationships with children and families are key to forwarding movement, and that a strength-based approach is the best. When not working, she enjoys baking, hiking, long walks, and spending time with family.
Dr. Charles Majuri, PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor
Dr. Charles Majuri grew up in Southern California. He completed all of his education in San Diego, which included San Diego State University, University of San Diego, and his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from United States International University. Charles’ entire career has been working in child and adult mental health and psychology. He has worked in residential treatment, day treatment, acute care at Children’s Hospital San Diego, private practice and outpatient. Charles is also a nationally registered Horticulture Therapist and has consulted nationally and internationally on the subject. He joined the Waterfall Community Health Center family at the beginning of 2018 and has enjoyed it ever since. Charles loves gardening, swimming, hiking, and anything else outdoors. In December 2015 and January 2016 he walked the Camino Santiago de Compostella Pilgramge in Spain walking solo for 790 kilometers from Pamplona, Spain to Santiago, Spain.
Dr. Lorraine “Rainy” Davies, MD
Dr. Rainy Davies is originally from Indiana, but feels more at home on the West coast. She did her undergraduate work in Indiana and Utah, medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, general psychiatry residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley, and child psychiatry fellowship at UC Irvine. She does medication management for mental illness in children. She has lived in Oregon for 8 years and loves hiking, biking, and yoga.
Dr. Toyin Akanni, DNP, PMHNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Akkani is originally from West Africa. She has lived in the U.S for 40 yrs. Her nursing career started in 1999 with an associate degree in Nursing . She immediately joined the Acute Adult psychiatric unit as a psychiatric nurse at Swedish hospital in Edmonds, WA. She went back for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in 2012 . With a strong desire to build on her passion for psychiatric health, she returned to the UW for her Doctorate degree as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2015.
Dr. Akanni joined Waterfall in 2019 as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with the goal of propelling Waterfall’s mission of improving access to psychiatric care in the community. She sees patients ages 18 an older and provides medication management in all stages of mental illness. Her approach to treatment is based on a strong belief in individual self-empowerment through self-knowledge and the understanding of their illness. Her goal is to move patients from illness to wellness one day at a time.
Durel Kirby, LCSW
Behavioral Health Program Manager
Durel Kirby was born in south Louisiana and grew up on a beef cattle farm. Durel attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for his bachelor’s and master’s degree. He eventually moved to Portland, Oregon for a couple of years before finding the opportunity to work at Waterfall Community Health Center at the beginning of 2020. Durel has worked in behavioral and mental health for over 25 years in a number of settings, including psychiatric and critical access hospitals, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient clinics. He joined Waterfall as a Behavioral Health Consultant before becoming the Behavioral Health Program Manager in November 2020. He has found a deep love for Waterfall and finds immense meaning and satisfaction in working with our dynamic team every day to remove barriers to care and provide quality integrated health services. When he isn’t helping the community, Durel enjoys being with friends and family, watching sports, working out, and travelling to both new and old destinations.
Mental Health Navigator
Jordan McLaren was born in San Diego, California. Her father was in the Marine Corps, so she moved around quite a lot and got to experience many different places, cultures and lifestyles around the country. Jordan attended Eastern Illinois University where she studied Health Administration. Upon graduating, she then went to graduate school at Saint Louis University where she received her master’s degree in Health Administration. Jordan moved to Coos Bay in the summer of 2021. She happened upon Waterfall Community Health Center by chance, and the mission resonated with her so she quickly decided to apply to work here. Her experience and passion was a perfect match so she came aboard the Waterfall team in August as a Behavioral Health Navigator. Jordan loves to bake, and is a pumpkin pie expert. She loves baseball, from the minor leagues, to her die-hard support of the Chicago Cubs.
Laura Van Cara, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura VanCara grew up in Southern California, where she and her family spent a lot of time at the beach and camping. Laura eventually moved to Oregon and then attended Southern Oregon State College where she settled in and ended up choosing to pursue a Social Science degree. She received her BS in Psychology and moved around to Washington and Idaho where she worked as a behavioral interventionist, working with childrens and teens struggling on the Autism spectrum. She planned to go back to Oregon and found the perfect opportunity to join Waterfall Community Health Center as their beliefs in caring for others were a perfect match. Laura is now a Behavioral Health Counselor and will be working at Marshfield Highschool. Laura is a EMDR trained therapist, and is pursuing certification in alternative medicines and therapies for mental health that focus on nutrition, supplements, herbal remedies, yoga and more. She loves being creative, and enjoys music, painting, and gardening.
Milana Marsenich, LPC
Behavioral Health Consultant