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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.
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.
Amy earned a BA in Biology from Colorado College and an M Ed. from the University of Oregon. She spent over 20 years as a public school educator, much of that time as a K-8 principal. For over a decade, Amy’s work in both the public and private sectors has centered on transformative justice, racial justice, and examining complex, human-centered problems of practice by identifying their socially constructed, societal roots. This serves as a means to create long term, lasting change toward liberation and freedom for all human beings. As a white person herself, Amy’s affinity work with white-identifying clients centers on the belief that we, white people, must commit to reckoning with uncomfortable truths, and then work to change our deep-seated beliefs and actions in order to achieve true interracial liberation. Liberation is not only the investment in a communal shift for greater health, inclusivity and equitability, but also the ability to truly be free in our own bodies ethically, emotionally, and spiritually. This work involves permanently shifting individual beliefs and investing in lifelong behavioral changes. Because one’s internal, racially focused work is specifically connected to one’s own racial identity, much of Amy’s practice occurs in white affinity spaces. In multiracial settings or with non-white clients, Amy teams with a partner whose racial identity is different from her own. As clients deepen and develop their own racial belief systems this work then extends into their communities, organizations, and businesses at large, anchoring permanent climate and culture changes in transformative justice practices.
Andrew B. Mendenhall
Dr. Andrew Mendenhall is a graduate of Oregon Health and Sciences University and completed Family Medicine residency at OHSU in 2003. He completed a Fellowship in Clinical Leadership at OHSU in 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Mendenhall co-founded HealthWorks NW with Dr. Paul Conti in 2009 and participated in the transition of this practice, through acquisition in 2012 by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Dr. Mendenhall is currently the medical leader of Central City Concern’s continuum of substance use disorder services. These services include a 60 bed residential medical detoxification and stabilization unit, a 29 bed long-term residential women’s program, and multiple outpatient and intensive outpatient services programs serving 3500-4000 patients annually. Dr. Mendenhall is caring for patients with substance use disorders, mental health disorders and persistent pain disorders. He has worked with health professionals and executives who present with complex presentations overlapping these distinct areas of clinical practice and has been an innovator in care for patients with pain and substance use disorders for nearly 15 years. Dr. Mendenhall is a strong advocate for patient choice and evidence-based clinical practices in all clinical environments, in particular those serving patients suffering from the disease of addiction.
Director of Clinical Services
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.
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.
Jeffrey M. Levine
Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine is widely respected for his integrative understanding of the of mental and physical health. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Psychosomatic Medicine and has over 30 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, and educator. He grounds all treatment in comprehensive assessment that integrates medical, neurological, and psychiatric understandings with the particular life history of each individual patient. Treatment is then tailored in a collaborative, open, and logical manner that integrates psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and consultation with the patient’s other physicians.
Dr. Levine is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC Riverside School of Medicine. He is one of very few psychiatrists to have been awarded fellowship in the American College of Physicians, the premier organization for internal medicine. Previously, he was Chairman of Psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City as well as Professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching in graduate and post-graduate medical education.
His major research interest involves the integration of general and mental healthcare, particularly efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for high need, high cost patients. He has received grant funding to support this work from the Aetna Quality of Care Research Program; the United Hospital Fund of New York City; the New York State Health Foundation; and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He was a founding Medical Director of the Bronx Health Home, an organization designed to integrate care as part of the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program. He is available to consult with organizations seeking to integrate treatment and improve the mental and physical well being of their patients.
Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, FACP is widely respected for his integrative understanding of mental and physical health. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Psychosomatic Medicine and has over 30 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, and educator. He grounds all treatment in comprehensive assessment that integrates medical, neurological, and psychiatric understandings with the particular life history of each individual patient. Treatment is then tailored in a collaborative, open, and logical manner that integrates psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and consultation with the patient’s other physicians.
Dr. Levine is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC Riverside School of Medicine. He is one of very few psychiatrists to have been awarded fellowship in the American College of Physicians, the major organization for internal medicine. Previously, he was Chairman of Psychiatry at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City as well as Professor at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching in graduate and post-graduate medical education.
His major research interest involves the integration of general and mental healthcare, particularly efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for high need, high-cost patients. He has received grant funding to support this work from the Aetna Quality of Care Research Program; the United Hospital Fund of New York City; the New York State Health Foundation; and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition to his clinical work, he is available to consult with organizations seeking to integrate treatments and thereby to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of their patients.
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.
Jonathan Horey, MD is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. He also has advanced training and extensive experience using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression, anxiety and OCD. Dr. Horey completed medical school and psychiatry residency at Columbia University in New York City where he served as Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Horey remained at Columbia as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services at the ColumbiaDoctors 51st Street clinic. Dr. Horey has been involved in multiple medical start-ups, serving as Chief Medical Officer for Sunspire Health, a national consortium of residential addiction treatment centers and most recently as the co-founder and CMO of Active Recovery TMS. Dr. Horey has lectured widely on addiction medicine as well as TMS. He has maintained a private practice in Portland since 2014 with a focus on addiction medicine and is an advanced candidate in psychoanalysis at the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul M. Conti
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.
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.
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.
Family & Addiction Medicine
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.