Dr. Tollander takes a personal approach with each client to assess and meet their individual needs and emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship part of the healing process. Part of that includes helping clients find a balance between wholeheartedly accepting themselves and changing what they can. She takes an integrated approach to therapy that is informed by Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as neurobiology. There are many ways to approach therapy and Dr. Tollander feels it is best to meet clients where they are in the healing process while remaining mindful of cultural or other differences. This could mean education about a recent diagnosis, practicing skills, or deep, long term healing from trauma. Regardless of the approach, she prioritizes trust and safety in her relationship with clients and feels having a sense of humor and curiosity are essential to the often serious nature of therapy. Dr. Tollander’s experience has given her the tools to work with a wide variety of clients and mental health concerns. In addition to ADHD, she has significant experience and specialized training to help people heal from complex trauma/PTSD and dissociative disorders like Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). She also has specialized experience and training to help clients with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity including writing letters for gender affirming surgery. She identifies as Queer herself. Dr. Tollander received her doctorate (PsyD) and master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University. She completed her internship and residency at Portland State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in geography at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Tollander has been working with people who have ADHD since 2006 in many fun and exciting settings. They include Job Corps, a summer camp for children and teens with ADHD, and a wilderness therapy school for boys with ADHD.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Krispin works with couples who want to restore connection and learn new ways to handle challenges they navigate in their relationship and life together. When one or both partners have an ADHD diagnosis, it’s helpful to understand how specific challenges can contribute to cycles of disconnection from one another. He has completed Externship and Core Skills from the Portland EFT Center. He also works with individuals to better understand and manage ADHD symptoms, as well as depression, anxiety, the impacts of attachment trauma, and other mental health issues. He employs a variety of approaches to partner with clients to meet their goals, including emotionally focused therapy, skill-building, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. He has been working in mental health over ten years and has been working at Northwest ADHD Treatment Center since early 2016. Krispin earned his BS at Multnomah University, and continued on there to graduate with his M.A. in counseling in 2012. He has been working in mental health for eight years, including completing his internship at Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services, and supervised experience at Stark Mental Health Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. He was first licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota in early 2014, and upon moving to Portland, was granted his license in Oregon in 2015.
Clinical Psychologist, Pediatric Clinical Director
Dr. Wellenbrock takes a positive and collaborative approach to therapy. She values teamwork between herself and her clients and aims to help solve problems, rather than “fix” people. She utilizes evidence-based and solution-focused practices with humor, flexibility, and a warm interpersonal approach that tailors the process to meet the unique needs of each person. She has experience providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families to address a wide-range of issues, including ADHD, school problems, depression, anxiety, parent-child problems, behavioral problems, and trauma. Dr. Wellenbrock received her Masters (M.A.) and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from George Fox University in Newberg, OR. She completed her internship at Northeast Treatment Centers in Philadelphia, PA and her residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Jose, CA. Dr. Wellenbrock has worked in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, young adults, and families including, primary care, community mental health, school-based mental health, and college counseling. She became licensed to practice in Oregon in 2016.
Dr. Laura Hillmann Psy.D. has worked with children and families for over 15 years. Her focus is on work with preschoolers through adolescence. She has an integrated approach with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Object-Relations Play Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Her areas of specialty are: ADHD, anxiety, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, disruptive behavior problems, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, OCD, and trauma. She believes you need to meet the client where they are at, thus the need to adapt her approach for each individual. Dr. Laura studied at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she earned both her master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS and her post-doctoral residency at the University of Florida Department of Medical Psychology in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Laura has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, medical, university counseling, residential treatment, and school-based. She has been licensed to practice psychology in Oregon since 2016.
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Demerich believes in a holistic and collaborative approach to mental health care. She works together with clients and families to determine their needs and the direction of care. She knows that medications are only part of the treatment plan. They are most effective when combined with counseling, skills training, and healthy lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise. Dr. Demerich has experience treating ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked as a psychiatric registered nurse and as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the hospital setting. Dr. Demerich graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the University of Florida. Additionally, she was recognized by the University of Florida College of Nursing for academic excellence at the conclusion of her master’s degree education. Dr. Demerich is nationally accredited in psychiatric mental health nursing across the lifespan.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, Depression, Bi Polar Mood Disorder, as well as Anxiety Disorders. I provide personalized, trauma focused, evidence based mental health care based on collaboration with the patient to best meet their needs. My goal is to help patients find meaning in purpose in their lives to assist them to thrive and meet their individual goals. I obtained my Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2006 from Boise State University and my Graduate Nursing degree from Gonzaga University in 2012.
Licensed Professional Counselor
I completed my doctoral internship at Portland State University, and hold a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. I work with clients to find a balance between acceptance and change. My goal is to help clients understand and develop compassion for their patterns and behaviors and work to shift them toward their personal goals. I take an integrated approach to therapy that is informed by Dialectical-Behavior Therapy and Relational-Cultural Therapy, as well as trauma-informed approaches and attachment research. I utilize a combination of skills work and interpersonal processing depending on the needs of the client, with the therapeutic relationship being the foundation for change. I believe that a chronic sense of disconnection is cause for many mental health issues, and that healing occurs through one’s ability to connect with and feel connected with others. Due to the marginalization and systemic oppression that many groups have experienced due to differences in culture and identity, I find it imperative to work with under-served communities and support them in feeling empowered throughout their healing process. My experience in community mental health and urban college counseling centers have given me the tools to work with a wide variety of clients and mental health concerns. I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults, and have a special interest in working with women who have experienced interpersonal trauma.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Kristen is a board certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her BSN and MSN from Columbia University. She has practiced in outpatient mental health settings since 2013 and has experienced in treating a wide range of clinical conditions, but has always been particularly interested in ADHD. Her passion is treating children, adolescents, and young adults
Dr. Kimra Roundy works collaboratively with clients to tailor treatment to fit their unique needs, values, and personal goals for growth, while focusing on creating a positive, safe, and warm environment built on trust and humor. Her clinical approach is holistic, integrative, and strengths based with an emphasis on sociocultural experience and intersectionality. Dr. Kimra Roundy utilizes person-centered therapies and concepts from the following theoretical approaches: Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral, Attachment, and Feminist. She works with children, couples, and families and is experienced in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of presenting issues, including; ADHD, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, gender and LGBTQIQ concerns, adjustment due to disabilities or health related diagnoses, relational distress, grief/loss, life transitions, stress, and insomnia. Dr. Kimra Roundy earned her master’s (M.A.) and doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, California. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training at Through the Looking Glass: The National Center for People with Disabilities and Their Families in Berkeley, California. Over 13 years of experience in the medical and mental health fields includes working in many settings with a variety of ages, including community mental health, school-based mental health, outpatient drug rehabilitation, and home-based settings. Dr. Kimra Roundy became a licensed psychologist in Oregon in 2020. She loves traveling, learning about new cultures and is lucky enough to have been to 33 countries and 35 states.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I graduated from PSU with a Masters in Social Work after moving to Portland from rural Appalachia, where I grew up and majored in Human Studies at Warren Wilson College for my undergraduate degree. These days, I strive to provide trauma-informed, strengths-focused, collaborative therapy with a foundation of intersectionality. I operate from an interpersonal neurobiological core using mindfulness, family systems, and CBT-based skills. I acknowledge that the most important element of successful therapy is rapport and connection, leading to trust and understanding. Effective communication, new perspectives, attuned empathy, and the hope found in the brain's ability to heal are some of my tools for supporting clients in reaching balanced, stable, healthful lives. I have experience with marginalized individuals who often face discrimination and feel that they may face this world without resources or allies. My goal is to offer open, honest support for people with identities of all descriptions.
Dr. Nolan takes a collaborative, supportive, and strengths-based approach to therapy. Treatment is informed by evidence-based programs including cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Dr. Nolan earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Oregon. She completed her internship at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Portland. Dr. Nolan has training in special education and school psychology and specializes in working with children, parents, and families. She has experience in educational and clinical settings working with clients across the lifespan in individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
Dr. Matson takes a person-centered, collaborative approach in order to tailor treatment to each client’s unique needs. She utilizes empathy, unconditional positive regard, and humor in order to facilitate an environment in which clients feel safe to share their true selves. Dr. Matson follows the client’s lead in treatment while providing structure by implementing evidence-based treatment modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with all ages presenting with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, ADHD, ASD, depression, life transitions, behavioral concerns in children, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and teenagers, as well as LGBTQ clients across the lifespan. Dr. Matson earned her PsyD at Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Erin received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon, with a minor in Queer Studies. While at college, she volunteered with the board of the Eugene PFLAG, and has since volunteered with the Portland Q Center and The Ally Coalition, working toward safety and equality for everyone. This drive for helping people aligned perfectly with the opportunity to work in a mental health clinic. As the Nurses’ Administrative Assistant, Erin acts as a first point of contact between patients and the clinic’s Nurse Practitioners. She works to troubleshoot problems with pharmacies and insurance companies, and make sure patients are able to receive their medications.
Originally from North Carolina, Miriam Hozak joined Northwest ADHD Treatment Center in 2022. She received her Bachelors of Music from UNCSA with a major in flute performance. Miriam has a passion for helping others, and values every interaction with patients. In her free time, you can find Miriam cooking, playing her flute, or fossil hunting with her husband.
Dr. Polits has an integrated, holistic approach to therapy. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as acceptance-based, motivational, and person-centered therapies. She believes that therapy is collaborative, and works with each client to tailor treatment to fit their unique needs, values, and personal goals for growth. Dr. Polits takes time to create a safe space and build a trusting therapeutic relationship with each client. She has experience diagnosing and treating a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment, and ADHD. Dr. Polits received her Doctorate (Psy.D.) and Master's degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University. She has experience working in many settings with a variety of adults and adolescents, including primary care, school-based mental health, a VA medical center, and a hospital emergency setting.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
onathan Murphy is passionate about working with adults to help them overcome their challenges and meet their goals. He brings a multi-faced, eclectic approach, building a strong therapeutic rapport when utilizing medication-based treatment. Understanding the whole person is central to Jon's care-giving style, developing a thoughtful conceptualization of diagnosis before applying pharmacotherapy. Jonathan draws upon over a decade of experience in the field of psychiatry in various settings when considering both diagnosis and treatment approach. Since joining NW ADHD in 2017, Jonathan has built strong relationships with clients by helping them overcome the obstacles associated with ADHD, depression, anxiety and mood disorders. Jonathan received his Master's of Science in Nursing from Boston College, in the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2017. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science at University of Massachusetts Boston in 2014
Dr. Nolde has an integrated approach to therapy with an emphasis on acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques. She values the relationship between herself and the client and believes that the client is the expert on their own experience. She sees her role as helping the client move towards their goals in order to live a life they value. She has experience treating a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Dr. Nolde received her master’s degree (MS) and doctorate (PsyD) in clinical psychology from Pacific University. She has worked providing therapy and assessment services to adults in a variety of settings, including community mental health, primary care, college counseling, and a hospital emergency setting.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Sarah is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Sociology, Anthropology from the University of Puget Sound in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and a Master of Nursing degree from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She became a licensed registered nurse in 2006 and a licensed PMHNP in 2008. Sarah worked for Volunteers of America (VOA) Oregon from 2008 to 2019. She worked for their outpatient and residential programs that provide services for adults struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Many of her clients were involved in the criminal justice system. Her primary role within VOA was to provide medication management services for individuals with mental health problems/psychiatric disorders. Her work with VOA illuminated how trauma and poverty can significantly impact an individual’s mental and physical health. Sarah has experience treating adults with PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression and adjustment disorders. She strives to provide non-judgmental, client centered and trauma informed care. Sarah enjoys working with people over time to help them achieve their personal health goals and improve their overall health and sense of well being.
Grace received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Special Education from the University of Oregon in December, 2018. With future goals of attending graduate school for Psychology, she is excited to have joined the team here at NW ADHD to begin her career in mental health. In her free time, Grace enjoys cooking, baking, and pottery.
Dr. Moshofsky believes therapy works best when it is not a “one size fits all” approach. He values the uniqueness of each person and works collaboratively with his clients to develop a plan that is both effective and reasonable. Dr. Moshofsky utilizes an integrated approach to therapy that helps clients build useful skills and effectively navigate their interpersonal relationships. He has received specialized training and experience working with clients to manage their ADHD and other mental health symptoms within an educational or work environment. In addition to ADHD, Dr. Moshofsky has experience providing therapy and assessment services for a wide variety of presenting concerns, including, amongst other things, depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, learning and cognitive disorders, interpersonal relationships, and trauma. Dr. Moshofsky received his Master’s and Doctorate (PsyD) degrees in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Kate received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Gonzaga University, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Oregon.
Dr. Heydenrych knows that seeking help takes courage and making changes takes hard work. Her practice focuses on creating a foundation of respect and warmth, so clients feel safe and empowered to work towards a more genuine sense of sense and improved functioning. She works with clients where they are, honoring the human experience we all share, and collaboratively forms goals and treatment plans sensitive to each individual client and their already existing strengths. Her practice draws on Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Solution-focused therapies to address her clients goals. She has experience providing assessment and therapy to adults of all ages for a wide variety of issues, including ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, learning disorders, life transitions, and grief, and she has a particular affinity for working with college students. She earned her Master's (M.S.) and Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, and completed her internship at the University of Idaho's Testing and Counseling Center. Her post-graduate residency was completed in a private practice setting and focused on assessment and treatment for adults with learning disorders and ADHD. She has been a licensed Psychologist in Oregon since 2010.
Dr. Alisha Wenger is glad you are here! She believes every person is unique and also part of a larger system. Dr. Wenger takes a collaborative approach to therapy. She feels honored to walk alongside her clients on their journey in life, providing a safe and open space for them to feel heard, bear witness to their experiences, and engage in growth. Dr. Wenger has worked in various settings including university counseling, high school counseling, primary care, community mental health, a Native corporation, hospital emergency departments, and a bariatric surgery setting. She has experience working with children as young at 2 to clients in their late 90s. Dr. Wenger enjoys working with a broad range of client issues including ADHD, learning disorders, anxiety, phobias, eating and exercise concerns, body image, self-esteem, trauma, depression, and grief. She also enjoys comprehensive and accurate assessment and diagnosis of ADHD, as well as possible other diagnoses leading to supportive treatment. Dr. Wenger graduated with her bachelors from Western Oregon University and went on to receive her master’s and doctorate from George Fox University. She completed her internship at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association in Anchorage, Alaska, working with Native communities throughout rural Alaska. In her free time she enjoys quality time with friends and family, experimenting with Kombucha and Kimchi (maybe sourdough bread someday), and enjoys a game of pickup volleyball.
Aleigha joined our team in 2021 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Washington State University. She has a passion for helping others and takes pride in advocating for our patients. Aleigha brings a positive energy everywhere she goes, and enjoys tackling all challenges that arise working in the mental health field. In her free time she loves being outdoors, tending to her plants, and spending time with all her pets.
Victoria graduated in 2020 from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has a passion for helping others and being a valuable resource. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking, and hiking.
Co-Owner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
For the past several years Danell has been treating adults and children with a variety of psychiatric issues in an outpatient mental health clinic. Over time she developed a specific interest in treating ADHD as many of her clients, regardless of age, profession, or educational background presented with problems concentrating. Much of her practice was spent learning how to screen for other causes of attention problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, and fatigue. When ADHD was truly the primary diagnosis, she collaborated with her clients to optimize treatment. Over time it became increasingly apparent to her that medication alone was rarely sufficient to treat all problematic symptoms of ADHD. She feels strongly that both children and adults have the best outcome when medications are paired with skills training, education, and individual therapy. A commitment to helping clients obtain a comprehensive evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and evidence-based care led her to co-found Northwest ADHD Treatment Center. Danell graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Mary Washington and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Oregon Health and Science University. She earned a Master of Nursing degree from Oregon Health and Science University. Danell is nationally accredited in adult and family psychiatric mental health.
Co-Owner, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Lennen has received specialized training focused on the treatment/assessment of symptoms related to ADHD. Training includes, among others, the OHSU Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic and Child Development Clinic. Here, he focused on assessing and treating neurological disorders such as ADHD. In addition to training in hospital environments, Dr. Lennen has experience working with adults and students from Elementary School through College focused on developing strategies to improve academic, interpersonal, occupational, and one's overall functioning. Dr. Lennen values the unique strengths of individuals with this disorder, appreciating that often interacting with those diagnosed with ADHD is often very exciting and amusing. Working together with Dr. Lennen, your primary mental health clinician, you will benefit from clear and concise education about ADHD, evidenced-based treatment practices, and a lot of laughter through the treatment process. Dr. Lennen received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from George Fox University and his Master's of Counseling from Western Seminary. Dr. Lennen has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds in a variety of outpatient settings including community mental health organizations, medical hospitals, and university counseling centers.
Director of Clinical Services
Dr. Neary has been the clinical director at Northwest ADHD Treatment Center since 2016. His specialties include the assessment and treatment of ADHD, learning and cognitive disorders, anxiety, panic, fears, and depression. He has presented at conferences for The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (CHADD), and he has provided professional trainings and educational seminars related to assessment and intervention approaches for ADHD. Dr. Neary received his doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) as well as a master’s degree in clinical psychology (MS) from Indiana State University. Dr. Neary also completed a master’s degree program in Counseling Psychology (MA) at Pacific University. Overall, he has been working in the mental health field since 2007, in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Neary works together with patients to develop an individualized approach that will help them to most effectively manage symptoms and to move toward becoming 'the best version of themselves.' Dr. Neary provides evidence-based treatment that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and person-centered approaches.
Sean has lived in the Portland area since 2001 and has been helping clients connect with quality providers for over five years. He studied Theater, Psychology, and Art, at St. John’s University in Minnesota. He enjoys the outdoors, pop culture, and spending time with his family and friends.
Christina received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Biology from Scripps College in May of 2021. She is excited to begin her career in mental health by being part of the wonderful team here at NW ADHD. Future plans include attending graduate school for Psychology, travelling the world, and helping people and animals through volunteer work. In her free time, Christina enjoys painting, hiking, and drinking tea.
Client Services Coordinator
Elizabeth has lived in the Portland metro area since 2006. She earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2005. Throughout her career she has worked in mental health case management and counseling and in higher education disability services providing supporting, counseling, and assisting students in higher education settings. She has a particular interest in working with those who experience ADHD and related conditions. Her interests include volunteering as a mediator, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Ownership, Management, and Administration