Faculty and Current Cohorts

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Misha L. Whitfield, PsyD


Dr. Misha Whitfield (They/Them) is a licensed psychologist, who at CVCH serves a dual role as Associate Behavioral Medicine Wenatchee Director 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…

 

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…

 

AnnMarie Batdorf, PsyD, 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…

 

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…

 

Post-Doctoral Cohorts

Leah Spigelman, M.S., LMHCA


Leah Spigelman, M.S., LMHCA, is a Behavioral Medicine doctoral intern who completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Georgia and is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she obtained her master’s degree. Her training has primarily focused on assessment and treatment of substance abuse, healthy lifestyle…

 

Anna Edelman, MS


Anna is from a small town in central Virginia. After working for several years in Richmond, VA in youth mental health, she decided to move to New Orleans and pursue her Master’s degree in mental health counseling. She met her now-husband while living there. She then moved to Denver to pursue her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Throughout Anna’s time in Denver, she…