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Crisis Services

Crisis, prevention and intervention contact information sheet.

If you or someone you know is in danger, please call 911.

Mental Health Screening

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional 

Mental and Behavioral Health Services

Through our outpatient counseling and psychiatric services, our experienced team works closely with every patient, using evidence-based practices to treat a variety of mental health conditions and symptoms. Our certified and licensed providers are helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive professionals competent in assisting you in better managing a variety of therapeutic issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues

Please call 541-435-7000 to schedule an intake assessment with one of our providers.

Mental and Behavioral Health Team

Adam Clark, LCSW

Mental Health Program Manager

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Adam Clark provides a safe space to support patients dealing with hardship and life transitions. Adam has experience working with a diverse population with a variety of mental health needs. He specializes in anxiety, depression, insomnia, grief, self-esteem, relationship concerns, personality issues, life transitions, and trauma experiences, knowing that life can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Adam’s expertise and experience are wide-ranging. Before working at Waterfall Community Health Center, Adam most recently worked for Coquille Valley Hospital Clinic providing outpatient services to the local community. Before this, Adam held positions at St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, founding the Insomnia Program at the Bend Sleep Clinic. Before moving to Oregon, he held positions in Denver, Colorado, as a: Pediatric Trauma Social Worker at Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Medical Social Worker within Hospice, a Veterinary Social Work Specialist and was also a Crisis Clinician at Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners.

In addition to his behavioral health practice, Adam has taught more than 700 graduate and undergraduate social work students as an adjunct professor three universities since 2016. Within this role, Adam has taught 22 different courses with a primary clinical social work focus. Adam currently is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, working to receive his Doctorate in Advanced Clinical Social Work (DSW) in 2024.

In his personal time, he likes to hike, camp, kayak and spend time with friends and family. He also enjoys fostering four-legged friends through community animal rescue.

Amanda Galer, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amanda has been working in the field of mental health for over twenty years, specializing in work with families and children, with an emphasis on trauma and attachment.  Amanda is licensed in Oregon, California, Kentucky, and Ohio, with a focus on delivering services that utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing Therapy.  Amanda is calming, engaging, empathetic, strength-based, and solution-focused in her approach to assisting people heal from adverse experiences, learn new coping skills, and reach their goals in life.

Anse Tauber, MA, QMHP

Mental Health Therapist

Under the clinical supervision of Meggan McLarrin, LPC

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.

Chelsea Lemmer, MSW, CSWA

Mental Health Therapist

Chelsea Lemmer 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 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.

Chris Barker

Mental Health Therapist

Chris grew up in Austin, Texas and moved to Colorado as a young adult. He was awarded his Master’s degree in social work from Colorado State University. His MSW followed an advanced generalist program, but Chris focused much of his individual coursework on mental health, especially as it relates to prevention programs, integrated care, trauma-informed practice, and several modalities of psychotherapy.

Chris joined the Waterfall family in August of 2023. He brings several years of experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and elderly individuals. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy. Chris spends his free time practicing martial arts, playing video games, and immersing himself in pulp movie and music culture. As a transplant from the landlocked state of Colorado, Chris is also looking to try his hand at fishing.

Claire Chang, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner

Claire Chang, PMHNP-BC, and FNP-C was born and raised in Taiwan. She earned her master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from the University of Texas-Health Science Center in Houston. She previously worked as an FNP at Waterfall Community Health Center. Driven by a passion for mental health and a holistic approach to patient well-being after serving as FNP, she pursued a Postmaster’s certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She enjoys hiking, playing piano, traveling, and yoga in her spare time.

Devyn Downum, CHW

Community Mental Health Coordinator

Devyn is the primary contact for the Coos and Curry County Behavioral Health Hub, and she provides additional support to Behavioral Health administrative staff. She has been working in the fields of behavioral health and social services for the last six years, taking on several different roles during this time. Devyn has experience in intensive case management, care coordination, outreach, and more, working with populations of all ages. She was born and raised in Merced, California and moved to Coos Bay in January of 2020. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University Stanislaus in 2019 and is currently obtaining her Master of Social Work from Capella University. Devyn enjoys photography, nonfiction novels, riding her ATV on the beautiful Oregon Dunes, and all the fun outdoorsy things!

Donna Brint, QMHP

Behavioral Health Consultant

Donna has been with Waterfall since November 2021. She has extensive experience working with addictions, domestic violence and issues related to childhood trauma. She brings a deep understanding of what it means to be trauma informed and whole heartedly embraces the idea of compassionate inquiry asking “can you tell me what happened to you.”

She received a master’s degree in Counseling Education in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento. In 2021 she left Sacrament for the Oregon Coast “to be near the water.”

Dr. Antonia Perez, DNP, FNP, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner

Antonia Perez is originally from the rural Texas Panhandle. However, she lived in Arlington, VA and worked in the District of Columbia for close to 20 years as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner.  She feels blessed to have worked as a family nurse practitioner in multiple U.S sectors:  Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Austin, Tx regions.  She received her Master’s in Nursing Education from Marymount University (Arlington, VA), Family Nurse Practitioner degree (The Catholic University of America in the District of Columbia), doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner certification from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her adult son, friends, and family.  She believes in helping the whole individual regardless of ability to pay.  She is happy to be helping this population in North Bend and Coos Bay.

Dr. Lorraine “Rainy” Davies, MD

Child Psychiatrist

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. Robert Gerber, MD

Psychiatric Provider

Dr. Gerber completed his family practice residency in Miami and began his private practice in Coos Bay in 1992. In 1995, together with Barbara Tyson, RN and a few other medical folks Waterfall was formed as a volunteer organization offering medical care one evening for a week and eventually grew into a Federally Qualified Health Center.Dr. Gerber was our first medical Director, a volunteer position. Over the years, he has assisted Waterfall in various roles, always focused on excellent patient care. His most recent return in July of 2022 is to serve as the psychiatry program manager. In addition to his outpatient duties, Dr. Gerber is also the medical Director of Bay Area Hospital‘s Acute psychiatric unit.  Dr. Gerber is embarking upon a new program to develop a “Hub” of several mental health providers gathering to coordinate care for Coos County. Together with other key providers in the community,  the objective of the hub is to develop a community-based mental health group supporting local primary care providers in order to enhance the availability of psychiatric services to all of Coos and Curry counties, as well as occasionally serving the rest of the state of Oregon.

Dr. Tyler Cooper, DNP, PMHNP

Psychiatric Program Manager

Tyler is from rural Winnemucca Nevada and moved to Coos Bay in 2022 after graduating from the University of Utah with a doctorate degree. She loves rural communities and has experience serving in many different areas of healthcare including hospice, ICU, home health, and oncology. She provides medication management, psychotherapy, and EMDR with a passion for treating mental illness from a trauma-based perspective. Through healing trauma, she believes mental, physical, and emotional pain can be released and true wellness can emerge.  She enjoys spending time with her family, walking the beach, chocolate, coffee, reading, snowboarding, and expanding consciousness. She is excited to be a part of the Waterfall team and to serve the community.

Heather Robison, MA

Professional Counselor Associate

Under the clinical supervision of Meggan McLarrin, LPC

Heather Robison is an Oregon local; she grew up in Gold Beach and moved to Coos Bay 24 years ago. She and her Siberian Husky enjoy hiking, swimming, going to the beach, really anything outdoors. She recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to obtaining her Master’s Degree, Heather worked as a veterinary technician for 21 years. During her years as a vet tech, she cultivated compassion when working with families during stressful life events. Her therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Isaac Moore, MA

Professional Counselor Associate

Under the clinical supervision of Meggan McLarrin, LPC

Isaac grew up in the suburbs of Seattle before traveling halfway around the world while serving in the Navy. He went to university at Boise State University, earning first a bachelor’s in psychology before proceeding to earn a master’s in counseling. Before coming to Waterfall Community Health Center, Isaac worked at a psychiatric hospital for 4 years functioning as a psychiatric technician, activity therapist, and case manager. Isaac strives to provide inclusive care utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). A lifelong learner, Isaac loves the subjects of psychology, suicidology, and mindfulness and how to incorporate more practical mindfulness techniques and practices with the aim to reduce depression, anxiety, and trauma in life. Isaac lists his heroes and role models as Carl G Jung, Robert A Johnson, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Stephen King. In his spare time Isaac enjoys spending time either playing games or being outdoors; he enjoys beaches, forests, mountains, tide pools, hiking, biking, and camping. Isaac advocates for suicide prevention, improved access to mental health care for everyone, the environment, healthy living, and learning new hobbies.

Jennie Cirincione, MSW, CSWA

Behavioral Health Consultant

Jennie received her MSW from Portland State University, with a specialization in Integrated Behavioral Health. She worked at the Native American Youth and Family Center in various roles to meet the needs of the urban Native community in Portland and later worked as an Emergency Department Social Worker within the Providence Health Systems providing biopsychosocialspiritual assessments, referrals, resource navigation, and brief behavioral health interventions.

Jennie brings a unique blend of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed by the Relational Worldview Model to her practice, creating a holistic and personalized approach to healing. Jennie has worked with individuals, families, youth, and Elders and currently supports all community members at WCHC’s Main Clinic. In her personal time, Jennie enjoys spending time with her dogs and family, being outside, beading, and reading.

Jordan McLaren, MS

Behavioral Health Assistant Program Manager

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.

Karen Sheelar, MS, LPC, NCC

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Karen is a native Oregonian and grew up in the Willamette Valley. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Communication in 2016 from Southern Oregon University. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in 2018. Karen has previously worked in rural health centers, schools, and with non-profits across Oregon. Over the last five years, she has practiced as a generalist in primary care supporting those of all ages with acute and chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, diabetes, and substance use. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with a specialty in supporting women’s health and those in the LGBTQAI2S+ community. Karen loves spending time with her family and friends, being in nature, and sleeping in on the weekends.

Karin Donnelly-Smith, QMHP

School Based Therapist

Karin was born and raised on the Oregon coast.   Karin says, “Over time I realized it is my best place on earth, I love the climate, geography and people.”  Karin enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and fishing in her spare time with her family. Over her career, Karin has always worked in service to people. Most recently she worked many years in the counseling office at Reedsport High School. While there she completed a Master’s degree in Psychology online from Ashford University. Karin left the school setting when COVID swept through, but in her time away realized how much she missed the kids and team work. It really does take a village to raise a child and supporting families and children specifically is Karin’s passion.  Karin serves as a school based therapist at Waterfall’s North Bay Clinic.

Meggan McLarrin, LPC

Child Therapist

Meggan McLarrin received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2013. She started her internship in Coos Bay Oregon as a Children’s Therapist at a community mental health agency and received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She then moved into private practice in 2019 where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Her approach to counseling is a client centered “whole person” approach with a focus on the mind and body connection. Meggan is licensed in the State of Oregon as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is also NBCC board certified. She joined Waterfall Community Health Center as a Children’s Therapist in November of 2022. She loves spending time with family, being in nature, gardening, reading, and learning new things.

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