Master's in counseling program adds two new full-time faculty members

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mariah Meyer LeFeber (left) and Unique L. Page (right) have joined Multnomah University’s master’s in counseling (MAC) faculty, bringing a wealth and variety of skills to the classroom this fall.

LeFeber comes to MU from the Midwestern United States with bachelor’s degrees in dance and psychology from the University of Minnesota and master’s degrees in dance/movement therapy and clinical counseling from Columbia College Chicago. She has published numerous academic articles and book chapters including, “Dance/Movement Therapy & Autism” and “Healing the Worshiping Body: Dance/Movement Therapy in an Evangelical Christian Church.” LeFeber has also been an adjunct faculty member at Multnomah since 2016.

Multnomah University MAC Director Dr. Kristen White is thrilled to have LeFeber join in a full-time capacity.  “Mariah has a specialty in dance therapy that gives her particular strengths in understanding somatic therapies,” says White. “I’m very excited to see the ways students increase in those aptitudes under her guidance.”

Unique Page also brings wide-ranging experience and years of instruction to the MAC classroom. Page received her bachelor’s in psychology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and her master’s in marriage, couple and family counseling from George Fox University. She has a private practice in the local community and specializes in relationships, play therapy and topics related to cultural identity.

Page will also add a lot of strength to the counseling program according to Dr. Kristen White. “Unique has a specialty related to diversity which will help to strengthen the cultural competency of our counselors,” says White. “This will be important as our students continue to work with more diverse clients.”

The two new faculty members are already beloved by students, and they are a welcome addition to a program that continues to produce proficient and multifaceted therapists. “Mariah and Unique both have a warm, engaging presence which creates a safe space for students to learn and practice clinical skills,” says White. “They are committed to the vision of creating excellent Christian counselors, and I am very excited to have them both on board!”

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Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education located in Portland, Oregon, with a teaching site in Reno, Nevada. Composed of a college, seminary, graduate school, degree completion program and online distance-learning program, Multnomah awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees, as well as professional certifications and endorsements. For more information, visit multnomah.edu.

September 26, 2017 | News