Mental Health Counseling
Adjunct Faculty and Supervisors
Sharon Bolles, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She opened her private practice in Southern Oregon in 1989, working with individual adults and children, couples, and families. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Southern Oregon University as a supervisor of first year students in the graduate psychology department since 1993. Sharon attended John F. Kennedy University’s three year graduate program, receiving her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in child, adolescent, and family counseling in 1987. In addition, she has had extensive training in Career Counseling, Hakomi Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, Nonviolent Communication, and Counseling Supervision. Her continuing education has focused on couples’ counseling, therapy for victims of domestic and sexual violence, communication skills, and hypnotherapy. She has been married over 20 years to Nando Raynolds, a fellow therapist, and they have two teenagers. In addition to counseling and supervision, Sharon enjoys quilting, gardening, belly dancing, traveling, and reading. Email Sharon Bolles.
Victor Chang, MA LPC is the Mental Health Services Coordinator at the Student Health and Wellness Center at SOU. Besides carrying a clinical caseload, he coordinates mental health services on- and off-campus; collaborates with staff and faculty on initiatives to increase student mental health, academic performance, and retention; serves on cross-campus committees focusing on strengthening the campus community; is responsible for outreach and mental health promotion/suicide prevention activities and works daily to help manifest a responsible, aware, and thriving campus community.
Victor received his BA from the University of Minnesota with an Interdepartmental Major (Ethics, Social Psychology, and Urban Studies) and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in 2000. Victor has extensive training and experience in counseling children, adolescents and adults with a multitude of presenting issues/problems. Prior to his role at SOU, Victor was the Mental Health Coordinator at Kids Health Connection, a school-based health center program at La Clinica. Victor has also held a private practice in Ashland.
Victor’s affiliations include serving as adjunct faculty at SOU in the Mental Health Counseling program, participating on the Jackson County Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition, being a Board member of MHREN, and part of the Oregon University and College Suicide Prevention Project. Victor is a member of the American Counseling Association and American College Counseling Association. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon. Recent presentations include: social media ethics for faculty/staff; suicide prevention gatekeeper training; self-esteem/self- acceptance and emotional intelligence for aspiring student leaders.
Victor is happily married and has two children who are the joy of his life. Besides counseling and being with his family, Victor enjoys being outdoors – trail running, cycling, backcountry skiing, paddling, walks in the park, taking in the Green Show; along with his favorite indoor activities: reading nonfiction and catching up on movies.
Victor believes very strongly in working towards achieving the full potential within us all– students, faculty and staff and is excited to be at SOU. Email Victor Chang.