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Lori Schelske, MA, LMFT

Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Director, Corban Mental Health Clinic

B.A. University of Michigan
M.A. Azusa Pacific University

Professional: Professor Schelske graduated with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific and worked as a psychotherapist in Westwood, California, for twelve years. During that time, she also served as Associate Director of a community clinic as well as clinician in a “Mother-Infant-Toddler Program.”

She began teaching at Corban University in 2009. Her job is split between teaching courses and supervising student counselors at the Corban Mental Health Clinic (affiliated with Salem Free Clinics).

Professor Schelske is also on staff as the Counseling Coordinator at Jefferson Baptist Church, where she provides counseling and supervises graduates from Corban’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This allows JBC counselors to offer Christian counseling to the church and community while also providing Corban University graduates with a supervised setting to gain counseling hours for licensure.

Personal: Lori is a city girl who moved to the country in 2004. She has been married to Mike for 22 years and has two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Anabel. Some of her hobbies are gardening, cooking, flea markets, music and enjoying the outdoors.  

Why Corban: I feel like I belong here. I can be myself. I can speak from my heart whether in a department meeting or a student supervision. I feel a connection and a trust because we are striving for the same goal. I love seeing the students grow in their counseling skills. I love sharing their excitement when their counselees grow.”