Faculty and Current Cohorts

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Faculty

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…

 

Doctoral Cohorts

Doreen Frimpong-Brago, LMHC-A


Doreen Frimpong-Brago, M.A is a Behavioral Medicine intern with a passion for serving immigrant and underserved populations. Originally born and raised in Ghana, Doreen lived in Worcester, MA for about 7 years before moving to AZ for graduate school in 2019. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at…

 

Laura Pluckhan, LMHC-A


Laura Pluckhan, LMHCA, is a Mental Health Counselor and Doctoral Intern who is completing the final year of her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. New to Wenatchee, Laura was born and raised just outside of Sacramento, CA in the agriculturally rich valley. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of California, Davis in 2018 and received her Master of Arts in…