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…

 

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…

 

Catherine Nash, M.A., LMHCA


Catherine Nash, M.A., LMHCA is a Behavioral Medicine intern who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently completing her final year of Doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.). Catherine received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (premedical) from Xavier University of Louisiana. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern University –…

 

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 then moved to Denver to pursue her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. Anna sees the intersection of clinical practice and research as a vital area of…