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Mental Health Care & Consulting

Pacific Premier Group, PC is comprised of a small group of clinicians who are committed to providing the highest quality of mental health care to adults and adolescents. Locating our practices together allows our patients and clients ready access to skilled and conscientious clinicians from different disciplines.

Our Mission

We deliver high quality care for individuals and focus on doing whatever it takes to help you navigate through the problems you are currently experiencing. We believe a cooperative, balanced approach is best. This involves a careful evaluation of your needs and understanding of whatever past solutions were attempted, in order to build a perfect solution that is tailored to your recovery needs.

 

Our Team

Paul M. Conti MD

Psychiatrist, Consultant

Dr. Paul M. Conti is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his training at Stanford and at Harvard, where he served as Chief Resident. He then worked in private practice while serving on the medical faculty at Harvard. He was named as one of Oregon’s Top Psychiatrists in 2008, his first full year of practice in Oregon. Dr. Conti is a general psychiatrist, treating all aspects of both mental illness and the impact of life stressors. His practice includes use of medications and psychotherapy, and he also routinely treats complex cases, co-occurring alcohol and drug issues, and does neuropsychiatric assessments. In addition to clinical treatment, Dr. Conti provides business-related and legal consulting services.

Katy Powel PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Katy earned her Masters in Nursing at University of California San Francisco in 2007. Since this time, she has practiced as a PMHNP in a variety of outpatient settings in California and Oregon in both rural and urban regions. In addition to experience with practicing general psychiatric medication management, Katy has focused on dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment, treatment of eating disorders, and psychoeducation, and skills building along with medication management for clients experiencing PTSD. Most recently, Katy served as Medical Director of an outpatient DBT clinic in Portland.

Sonali Patel MA, LMFT, CADCI

Marriage & Family Therapist

Sonali Patel is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling, earning her Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy. As a family therapist, Sonali’s focus is on restoring balance and building communication within families as they are integral in increasing the overall well-being of individuals, couples and families. Sonali identifies symptoms such as marital discord, addiction, behavioral issues among adolescents, mental and medical health issues as becoming an unhelpful part of the family system. Her approach to reduce the impact of these symptoms and break harmful patterns is collaborative, encouraging members to be open and honest throughout the progression of therapy. Sonali has experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and has a special interest in working with individuals affected by grief and trauma.

Peter Grover Ph.d, LLC

Psychologist

Dr. Peter Grover is a licensed psychologist. He received his PhD in Psychology and postdoctoral Master of Science Degree in Psychopharmacology from The School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University. He completed his residency at a dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance use and mental health) specialty clinic. He worked for ten years as an inpatient psychiatric unit Clinical Supervisor. In addition to clinical work Dr. Grover works teaching resident family medicine physicians and psychology doctoral students. Dr. Grover emphasizes understanding, managing, and recovering from substance use and mental illness. He specializes in the treatment of co-occurring substance use and complex trauma. He has knowledge of the substance use recovering community and enjoys helping others build their own recovery lifestyle. Dr. Grover has worked in the mental health field for over 30 years and for 20 years as a licensed psychologist.

Jessie Barr Harris LPC

Counselor, Therapist

Jessie Barr Harris graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2005. In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, Jessie holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies & American Culture from the University of Michigan. In her practice, Jessie supports people with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, divorce, and parenting. She provides non-judgmental counseling in a direct and interactive relationship with clients rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy and systems theory. Jessie believes that together we can work to develop the mindfulness, insight and coping skills that help to break destructive patterns and develop healthy ones. 

Visit www.jessiebarrharris.com to learn more.

Mark Schorr LPC, CADCI

Counselor, Therapist

Mark Schorr is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. He graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in 1993. Mark incorporates mindfulness, acceptance/change strategies and strengths- based active engagement in his sessions, working with those struggling with trauma histories, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. He has worked in multiple outpatient settings, including managing a site specializing in dual diagnosis (mental health and addictions). Mark has been extensively trained in and has decades of experience with solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. He has been trained in DBT to the highest levels (Advanced Intensive with DBT developer Marsha Linehan, PhD). The author of multiple articles, he also provides supervision and training. Compassionate and collaborative, he is skilled at calling out “the elephant in the room.” 

Visit http://msscounseling.com to learn more about Mark.

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Mike Brody, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Mike earned his Masters of Science from Oregon Health and Science University in 2002. He had a joint appointment in OHSU’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing from 2003 – 2009, during which time he practiced as a member of the outpatient clinical team and taught courses in psychotherapy (focusing on Motivational Interviewing) and psychopharmacology. Mike’s passion for working with young adults led him to join the clinical staff at Reed College in 2002, where he served as Director of Health and Counseling Services from 2004-2009. Mike was then asked to take on the role of Vice President and Dean of Students at Reed, and he remained in that position through the 2019-20 academic year. During his time at Reed Mike maintained a small private practice and served on numerous boards and expert panels speaking nationally on the topic of college mental health and wellbeing. Mike brings a decades-long mindfulness practice to his work with clients to address a wide range of issues, including mood and anxiety disorders, relationship and identity issues, trauma, substance abuse, and the range of challenges associated with the transition to, through, and beyond college.

Christiane Farentinos, MPH, CADC II, CPCC

Professional Coach, Addictions Counselor, Consultant

Christiane “Chris” Farentinos is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she earned her medical degree, completed her psychiatry residency, and practiced psychiatry before moving to Portland. 

In Portland, Chris pursued a career in substance abuse counseling, health care administration, training and research, and held positions as Director and Chief Operations Officer for two community-based addictions and mental health clinics, as well as Vice-President for the largest local Psychiatric Hospital. 

While engaged in her professional career, Chris attended Portland State University and earned her Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Administration. Chris is a certified addictions counselor, trained in Motivational Interviewing, DBT and CBT, and more recently completed her certification as a professional coach at the Co-Active Training Institute in California.  

Chris is a lifelong student of mindfulness and meditation, brings a body-mind approach to her work, and has a deep interest in working with trauma and complex life transitions. Chris’s passion is being a catalyst for transformation.  

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Kate Smith, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Kate Smith earned her Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon in 1988. Following several years of practice as a licensed professional counselor in an outpatient counseling and alcohol and drug treatment setting, Kate continued her formal education at Oregon Health & Science University, earning a Master’s degree (2005) and Doctor of Philosophy (2013) in nursing. Since 2005, Kate has practiced as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with adults and young adults in outpatient, community mental health, and college student health settings. In addition to her practice of general psychiatric medication management, Kate has particular interest in individuals with depressive, bipolar, and psychotic disorders, and especially on empowering individuals to be advocates for and drivers of their own mental health and well being.

Terena Gimmillaro, DO

Family & Addiction Medicine

Dr. Terena D. Gimmillaro completed her undergraduate degree at Oregon State University. She then completed medical school at Western Health Sciences University in Southern California and returned to Portland, Oregon for residency training in Family Medicine at Providence Hospital. Early in her career, Dr. Gimmillaro developed a special interest in helping patients who struggle with alcohol and substance use which eventually inspired her to obtain a second board certification as an Addiction Medicine specialist. In addition to her work in the private practice arena, Dr. Gimmillaro has cared for patients with substance use disorders at several local community-based treatment centers and continues to work in the hospital-based setting providing inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification treatment. She interacts with her patients in a kind, caring, and compassionate manner and enjoys creating a safe space in which patients are able to process the transformative experiences that occur throughout the journey of recovery.

Deanna Feeley

Consultant

Deanna Feeley is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach, Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Systemic Constellation Facilitator, Hakomi Practitioner, and Yoga and Meditation Teacher. Deanna completed a four-year training with Dr. Brennan, at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, earning a diploma in Healing Science in 2006. She went on to advance her training in the Hakomi Method of body-centered psychotherapy, Human Character Theory, and Re-Creation of Self in 2008 from the M.E.T.A. Institute. In 2016, Deanna completed training in Systemic Family Constellation with Dr. Jane Peterson from the Human Systems Institute. Simultaneously, for the past 15 years, Deanna has also immersed herself in the world of Shamanism studying medicinal healing methods with both Peruvian and African Shamans. Deanna enjoys helping people experience healing and transformation on every level of their being- physical, emotional and spiritual. Helping people “come home to themselves” is a universal theme within the work Deanna offers to individuals, couples, and families. Deanna celebrates the opportunity and uniqueness contained within each person’s growth and healing journey. For people wanting a deeper dive into personal growth and healing, Deanna offers individually tailored healing retreats. International or domestic retreat work is structured over days to weeks and is customized for maximal support of each client’s goals.

Deanna is currently training in the subject of Compassionate Inquiry with Dr. Gabor Mate and colleagues. Deanna has been working in collaboration with the clinical staff at Pacific Premier Group, PC for the past three years.

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Pacific Premier Group, PC is comprised of a small group of clinicians who are committed to providing the highest quality of mental health care to adults and adolescents.