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 Pre-Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship program in Health Service Psychology. Dr. Breedlove also serves as Board of Trustees President for the Washington State Psychological Association…

 

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…

 

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 completed her doctoral psychology internship in Behavioral Medicine from Columbia Valley Community Health, and completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area but lived in Southern California for several years to attend college and graduate school. Dr. Ventura completed her undergraduate…

 

Abbie Shepherd, PhD, LMHC


Abigail Shepherd, Ph.D., LMHC is originally from Los Angeles, CA, she 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 services across mind, body and spirit. She has conducted research in the…

 

Christine Wineberg, Psy.D.


Christine Wineberg, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the behavioral medicine consultant in our clinic in Chelan. She is from Philadelphia, PA, has a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy from Drexel University and a Psy.D. from Immaculata University. Christine completed her pre-doctoral internship and a post doctoral fellowship at CVCH in Wenatchee. Her areas of interest…

 

AnnMarie Batdorf, LMHC


AnnMarie Batdorf, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in practice for 13 years.  She was born in Quesnel, BC, Canada and moved to East Wenatchee with her family in 1981.  After graduating from Eastmont High School, she lived in the Seattle area for 17 years, and then moved to Omak where she practiced in the area of rural mental health for 5 years. She moved back to East…

 

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…