Joanna Cullins, PsyD - Licensed Psychologist
So many of us have struggles in our lives and we have all felt lost and alone at times. I see my work as a collaborative effort between myself and my clients to improve the quality of their lives and to help them to achieve their goals in a supportive, nurturing environment. I strive always to provide excellent, comprehensive services including formal assessments, individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation, and psychoeducation. I have worked successfully with adolescents and adults with trauma, pain, chronic illness, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic mental illness, stress, depression, and behavioral problems.
I welcome diversity and respect and support the cultural values, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation of others. I work well with children ages 5 and up, as well as adults of all ages. I have a strong background in both outpatient and inpatient treatment and enjoy helping my clients achieve their goals.
I have worked with adolescents and adults with Tic Disorders such as Tourette Syndrome and use habit reversal and competing response techniques. I have done extensive research on police stress and trauma and work well with military and police families as well as individuals.
Jill Fancher, PhD - Licensed Psychologist & Director of Pain Mangement
Pain Geek: I love everything to do with the science and the understanding of pain, pain processes, chronic pain, and pain relief. For me it starts with a passion for sifting through, sorting, and translating scientific articles. I am motivated by working with fellow individuals with pain, helping to decipher the complexities of what's working and what is not. Combine this with a skepticism of quick-fixes and cure-promises, my personal goal is help foster an environment of compassionate communication and systematic learning about pain.
Pain Advocate: Pain stigma, bias, and discrimination are pervasive in our society. From overt messages of disbelief and invalidation of the person with pain to more subtle messages of exaggeration, it is time to change the conversation about chronic pain! Those of us with pain often feel isolated, but we are not alone. With over 1/3 of the adults in America with chronic pain it is time we come together and change how pain is treated. I am working with other organizations and groups of people with pain to fight the stigma and engender empowerment for people with pain.
Psychologist: I utilize time-limited empirically based treatments that teach science, skills, and support for managing difficult situations, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors - empowering individuals to improve their quality of life with the support and compassion everyone deserves and should expect. My practice is focused on treating health-related concerns, including chronic pain & chronic illness.
Public Education: I truly enjoy engaging the community in discussions of mental health care consumer options, rights, and responsibilities. Hope for good outcomes hinges on 2 determinants: A good match between the therapists skills and style and utilization of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches.
Rob Fasman, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
I have always been fascinated with the interaction of social, psychological, and biological processes. This interest led me to major in biopsychology at the University of Michigan and to complete a doctorate degree (PhD) in clinical psychology with a focus on health psychology at Arizona State University.
I have a great deal of respect for the unique stories of individual lives, and I strive to create a collaborative and supportive environment where clients can safely learn about themselves, develop new skills, and make real and lasting change. I try to help people not only reduce distress and suffering, but to also cultivate more genuine and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
My approach to therapy is integrative, and I consider myself a generalist. I combine client-centered and goal-focused therapy strategies, and I utilize varied empirically supported techniques in an intentional manner depending on the goals and readiness for change of each client. While I have a strong foundation in cognitive-behavioral models, my theoretical orientation is heavily influenced by interpersonal theory, mindfulness, evolutionary psychology, and humanistic/existential psychology.
I have experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and presenting concerns, and I offer psychotherapy to individuals over age 13, couples, and groups. My primary areas of expertise include: wellness and stress management, mindfulness, anxiety and mood concerns, health psychology and pain management, sport psychology and performance enhancement (for athletes and non-athletes), LGBTQ concerns, and adjustment and identity concerns.
Trudy Iredale, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to develop treatment strategies that are a good “fit” for them. Each client’s unique set of strengths and skills will be considered and incorporated into a treatment plan that is mutually agreed upon. My approach to treatment is generally a strengths-based, which places a strong emphasis on the strengths and skills a client brings to the therapy process. Additionally, I find that it is important to consider and address interpersonal factors that may hinder progress. Generating treatment goals is a collaborative process in determining what factors will be most effective in producing positive change.
Working in this field enables me to share the journey of another person during a brief time in their life, something I greatly value. I respect the person who is willing to enter this journey toward wellness.
I have extensive experience treating adults, adolescents, mood disorders, survivors of trauma (that includes bullying of course), and psychological testing/assessment. I enjoy treating a wide range of disorders and conditions.
Ibrahim Kurdieh, PhD - Licensed Psychologist
Our suffering can seem unbearable at times, especially when we feel alone and misunderstood. But it also calls us to change ourselves and see the world in a different way. It is my top priority to meet you where you are by creating a safe, nurturing, and accepting environment where you can transform your suffering into empowerment When you feel openness and curiosity towards yourself and your struggles, that is when the real growth happens. I can help you cultivate a genuine sense of creativity and freedom with your internal life, so that you can transform your suffering into empowering knowledge.
In addition to creating an environment of safety, acceptance, and curiosity, I utilize two other principles in the service of therapy. The first is bringing the unconscious aspects of your internal life into the light of awareness . Paying attention has a very powerful effect on our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. The second is that we already have the internal resources to liberate ourselves from the cycles of suffering, and that learning specific Mindfulness techniques will help you unlock the powers lying dormant within yourself.
I work with adults of all ages, and with adolescents ages 15 and up on an individual basis. I have extensive experience working with issues relating to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, PTSD, grief, relationship difficulties, adjustment, and spirituality. I have also worked with issues such as schizophrenia and psychosis, personality disorders, sexuality, and ADHD. I hope that you will give me the honor and privilege of accompanying you on the journey of healing, and know that no matter how hopeless your life might seem, I can help hold to hope with you.
I also offer psychodiagnostic assessments for ADHD, social security benefits, intelligence, and memory, ages 16+. If you suspect that you or a loved one has adult ADHD, I can help you find an answer. Also, if you want to get an idea of how your mind is functioning, in terms of general abilities and/or memory, I can help you develop a deeper understanding. I do not offer neuropsychological testing.
Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND - Licensed Naturopathic Physician
As a Naturopathic Physician my approach to medicine is to support the body’s natural ability to heal. I strive to use the least invasive therapies available to address the unique struggles of each patient. The holistic approach I use addresses the whole person to balance body, mind and spirit. I love to educate my patients about how to address their unique struggle, how to achieve good health and a greater balance between body, mind and spirit. We all have our unique issues and there is no one way to address everyone. Restoring and maintaining good health is a journey, not a destination and the path is unique for each person.
I have many tools to use to help my patients on their unique journey. I use clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, supplements and vitamins, biofeedback, breath work, acupressure and reiki. Some conditions I work well with are traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, chronic disease and chronic pain. I also have a strong background in Men’s health.
Dani Nierenberg, PhD, BCB - Licensed Psychologist
As a licensed psychologist and board certified biofeedback practitioner I specialize in helping individuals with chronic pain, medical challenges, and difficult life circumstances change, grow, and heal in the context of their often complex lives. I serve as a consultant, an educator or a coach working collaboratively, compassionately, directly and focusing on what matters most to you. I use an integrative approach of evidence-based and evidence-supported interventions that address both mind and body and focus on wellness, health, and quality of life. I stay current with research, remain clinically flexible, and use approaches that are a good fit for you.
I was drawn to work at EBH by the Mastering Pain™ program and the excellent, compassionate, results driven approach of the providers here which is such a good fit with my own experience and practice. As a clinical health psychologist, I work with biological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and social factors to promote and maintain health and to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate illness and disability. I teach skills and techniques that have been researched and have demonstrated effectiveness in altering the perception of pain, changing the intensity of pain, reducing suffering, managing unpleasant physical sensations, and improving functioning and quality of life. My expertise in the interface between behavior and health combined with your own expertise in your own body and experience can help create a healthier lifestyle and enhance your quality of life.
My services include: Chronic Pain Management, Migraine and Tension Headache Management, Living With Medical Disorders, Biofeedback and Psychophysiological Regulation Training, Cranial Electrotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Health Education, Stress Management, Behavioral Health Assessments, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Depression Treatment.
Laura Smith, PsyD - Licensed Psychologist & Director of Clinical Services
My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, collaborative, and flexible. I am skilled in a variety of evidence-based practices and find that each person has their own unique history, circumstances, and preferences that I take into consideration when planning treatment. In an atmosphere of trust and respect we can work together on relieving your symptoms, building your coping skills, and removing any obstacles that keep you from making meaningful choices that are right for you.
I offer a variety of services including individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychological assessment. Health related issues, including chronic pain, are an emphasis of my practice. Specifically, I use the Mastering Pain Method to help individuals living with chronic pain understand their symptoms, manage their experience of pain, and improve their overall well-being.
.Ellen Standefer, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As a clinical social worker, I provide professional counseling and therapy with a warm, approachable, and compassionate demeanor. I start by listening, learning, inquiring, and then reflecting together. I can provide support and guidance as client’s process and acknowledge their struggles and then that provides opportunity for us to reframe and reconstruct their abilities to better cope and manage as life goes on.
I see people at their worst and at their best and everything in-between. Humans are amazing and I believe that we all have the will and purpose to be our best selves, however there are external and internal factors that can often get in the way. I can help get through those distressing life moments; working first on the problematic symptoms and then taking the time to unravel the root cause together. This often helps client build skills and tools so that when life presents with the next distressing moment, we’ll be readier and equipped to manage these times.
While I have most experience in Mindfulness, Narrative, and Strength-based therapies, I also utilize many skills from time limited, focused theoretical orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. I am also well-versed in trauma-informed care and I understand that no single approach is the right one for every individual. I respect each client’s values and beliefs and often re-assess our work together to ensure we’re on a comfortable path. I listen and learn, and together we create a treatment environment that produces positive results.
I have wide-ranging experience working with vulnerable populations in our community, including at-risk youth and their parents, children and families, and the aging and disabled. I worked in multiple social service agencies since 2005, which included a specialty service for teens who have experienced trauma. I recently transferred to healthcare industry in 2016 to provide support, resources, and counseling for adults with chronic health conditions, aging and end-of-life counseling, and many other psychosocial issues. At Evergreen Behavioral Health, I can provide professional counseling and therapy for adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, trauma, grief and loss, stress, adjustments to life transitions, healthy coping skills, parenting, couples, and families.