When Lori Schelske, M.A., LMFT, was 7 years old, she learned how important it is to have someone listen to you.
Even at that young age, she knew she wanted to be a counselor and worked diligently to fulfill her dream of helping others. In July, the former Corban adjunct professor was hired as the full-time instructor of graduate counseling and will bring her love for helping people who are hurting to the Salem Free Mental Health Clinic on Portland Road where she will serve as clinic director.
In her new role, Schelske will oversee Corban’s six graduate counseling interns as they lend an ear, and caring advice to people facing financial and mental health challenges. It’s not a role she is unfamiliar with. She has more than 15 years of experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, working in private practice as well as clinics, including Valley Community Clinic in North Hollywood, Calif. where she served as assistant director of the counseling department, similar to her current role at the Salem Free Mental Health Clinic.
Since 2009, Schelske has offered counseling for members of Jefferson Baptist Church and the surrounding community. In the near future, her role at JBC will shift to supervisory as she brings on graduates from Corban’s Master’s in Counseling Program and the Salem Free Clinic to gain hours and meet needs at Jefferson Baptist Church.
Lori Schelske can be reached at 503-375-7166 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.