Faculty and Current Cohorts

Faculty

Misha Whitfield, Psy.D.


Dr. Misha Whitfield (She/Her/Hers) is a licensed psychologist, who at CVCH serves a dual role as a Behavioral Medicine Consultant and Director of Clinical Training for two formal training programs, the Doctoral Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology. Dr. Whitfield is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a provider, Dr. Whitfield works with patients of all ages,…

 

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

Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA


Christine Heller, Ph.D., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow who speaks English and is learning Spanish. She grew up in Seattle, WA, and has been living in Pittsburgh, PA and Anchorage, AK for the last 5 years. She is happy to be back in her home state and excited to land on the sunny side of the mountains. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from…