Faculty and Current Cohorts

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Faculty

Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D.


Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist, who at CVCH serves a dual role as a Behavioral Medicine Consultant and Director of Training for two formal training programs, the Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology. Dr. Breedlove is a past President of the Washington State Psychology Association (WSPA, 2019) and continues to serve as a Board…

 

Misha Whitfield, Psy.D.


Dr. Misha Whitfield is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Master's degree from Seattle University and Doctoral degree from the Washington School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Whitfield works with patients of all ages, but she especially enjoys working with adolescents, couples, and families within CVCH’s Integrated Primary Care model. Her approach to treatment is integrative…

 

Samantha Baker, PsyD


Samantha Baker, Psy.D., is a Behavioral Medicine Consultant who was raised in the Wenatchee Valley. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Diego, before moving to Colorado, where she completed her pre-doctoral internship with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Following completion of her doctoral degree, she participated in post…

 

Nyssa Petersen-Ventura, PhD, GMHS


Dr. Ventura has been at CVCH for over 6 years where she completed her doctoral psychology training in Behavioral Medicine. She earned both a Master’s degree and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, where she was involved in research pertaining to socioemotional development and cognitive abilities. Dr. Ventura completed a Bachelor’s…

 

Abbie Shepherd, PhD


Dr. Abigail Shepherd is a licensed clinical psychologist. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Shepherd earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. She has a special interest in whole-person care, which drove her passion to also obtain a Masters in Theology and work in settings that strive to integrate care across mind, body and spirit. She has…

 

Christine Wineberg, Psy.D.


Christine Wineberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral medicine consultant in Chelan where she also serves as the clinical supervisor for the Behavioral Health team. She is from Philadelphia, PA, (and is still a die-hard Eagles fan!) She has a Bachelor's degree in music therapy from Mansfield University and a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Drexel University…

 

Post-Doctoral Cohorts

Alexa Barcena, MA, LMHCA



Alexa Barcena, MA, LMHCA is a Behavioral Medicine intern who recently moved to beautiful Wenatchee, WA from San Diego, CA. While not fluent in Spanish (yet), she is working on increasing her ability to speak fluently. Alexa received two undergraduate degrees, one in Psychology and one in Sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Master’s degree in…

 

Annie Laweryson, Ph.D., LMHCA


Annie Laweryson, Ph.D., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow who speaks English and is learning Spanish. She grew up in Puyallup, WA but has been living in Alaska and South Dakota for the past 5 years. She is excited to be back in her home state of Washington and is looking forward to serving the people in the Wenatchee area. 

Annie has an undergraduate degree in…