Counseling Staff

Rebekah Thorne
Office Manager/Customer Service Specialist

Upon entering the Counseling Center, you will be greeted by Rebekah. At the age of 17, Rebekah began attending Shoreline Community College as a CEO student.  CEO cultivated an environment where she felt empowered, safe, and valued, despite the educational setbacks of her past. Now as a full-time staff member at Shoreline Community College she wants students to not only feel welcomed when they enter the Counseling Center, but heard. She firmly believes each of us has a voice and the healing power of self-care can only serve to strengthen it, pushing us further to achieve our aspirations and dreams. 

Gwynith Hoffman-Robinson, Ph.D. (full-time faculty)
Licensed Psychologist

Gwynith’s theoretical approach is integrative, with a focus on interpersonal, client-centered, and cognitive-behavioral modalities and reflects her belief that increased knowledge of self leads to personal growth and meaningful change.  Gwynith believes counseling should reflect the individual needs of each student, and should be respectful and inclusive of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology | Seattle Pacific University, 2011
Licensed Psychologist | Washington State Department of Health

Sheryl Copeland, M.A. Ed., LMHC (full-time faculty)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Sheryl’s theoretical approach is client-centered, existential, and cognitive behavioral. That being said, each client has his or her own strengths and areas for development and Sheryl believes her role as a counselor is to facilitate exploration and understanding of self, which will aid in personal growth toward specific goals and objectives. Therefore, she uses techniques from many additional theoretical orientations to treat each individual holistically as well as uniquely.

M.A. Ed. Counseling | Seattle University, 2003
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) | Washington State Department of Health

Satoko Takeda, M.A., LMHC (part-time faculty)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Satoko has experience working with culturally diverse populations by providing individual and group counseling in academic and community mental health settings. She sees counseling as teamwork, conducted in a safe and supportive environment, where people can discover more about themselves. Her approach is influenced by strengths-based counseling, and she believes that people possess the skills and strengths to overcome their challenging life situations and are the expert of their lives. She also appreciates each individual’s uniqueness and draws from a variety of theoretical modalities to best address client concerns.  *Speaks Japanese and English

M.A.  Clinical Mental Health Counseling| Antioch University 2013
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) | Washington State Department of Health