Faculty and Current Cohorts

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 is also President Elect for the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) in 2018. As…

 

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…

 

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…

 

R. Alex Padilla, DNP ARNP


Dr. R. Alexander Padilla is a nurse practitioner from the New York tri-state area and has almost 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. He is a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Mental Health, and has spent over 15 years in various medical specialties such as oncology, autoimmune, hospice, ER, ICU, CCU, infectious disease and Hi-Tech Infusion Therapy. In the field of mental…

 

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…

 

Christine Wineberg, PsyD, LMHC


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…

 

Pre-Doctoral Cohorts

Michael Burns, LPCC, LCADC


Michael G. Burns, LMHC, LCADC (in KY) is a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor.  I am from Kentucky and moved to Washington State in the fall of 2018.  I have an undergraduate degree from Lee University and received my Master’s Degree at Lindsey Wilson College. I am working towards obtaining his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of the…

 

Abbie Shepherd, M.A.


Abbie Shepherd, M.A. is a pre-doctoral behavioral medicine intern. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Abbie previously worked in integrated care at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and has a passion for working with underserved populations. She has an undergraduate degree in Therapeutic and Community Psychology (B.A.) as well as a Master of Arts in Theology. She also earned her Master of Arts in…