Dr. Tollander works with clients to help them 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, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other mindfulness based therapies 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, doing a mindfulness exercise, or more! 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 training to help people heal from trauma/PTSD. She also has specialized experience and training to help clients with issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, including clients who are considering or in transition. She identifies as a 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 years 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. 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 for over 10 years 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.
Dr. Miller 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. Miller 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. Miller 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.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Michelle has been providing mental health services to adults since 1989 and practicing clinical social work for the past 20 years. She has assisted adults in addressing a variety of problems, ranging from adjusting to life changes/stresses to living with severe mental illness. She has extensive experience working with people who suffer from depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other psychiatric conditions as well as experience helping adults with personal issues around relationships, self-worth, grief/loss and substance use. Michelle just completed a 15-year career serving Veterans in an outpatient mental health clinic which she found very rewarding. She is now working full time as a mental health therapist at the NW ADHD Treatment Center where she works with adults who are struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression and trauma. Her approach is individualized and strengths based; she gives careful attention to her clients’ attributes and how they affect all areas of their life. Through open discussion, she helps her clients see themselves more clearly and identify workable methods to improve quality of life. Frequently this means utilizing insight to recognize barriers that get in the way of success. She practices from an integrated model that includes developmental and learning theories, cognitive-behavioral and humanistic-existential approaches. She also utilizes mindfulness-based approaches, which help people, be in the present moment without judgment. No single method works for everyone, so her style varies, depending on her client’s individual needs and personalities. She is able to provide either short term, solution focused therapy or longer term, in depth therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Oregon and her Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, New York. While earning her graduate degree she interned at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and in a mental clinic serving incarcerated women at Riker’s Island. In 2001 she became licensed in the state of Oregon.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 cultural differences, it is important to me to work with a diverse clientele and support them in feeling empowered through their healing process. My experience in community mental health and 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 to help those who have experienced interpersonal trauma.
Hi, I'm Emily! I was born and raised in the Portland/Milwaukie OR areas. After growing up in a school where children with learning disabilities were not taken seriously, I decided to study Psychology. I then worked for five years as a teacher for preschool children, done one on one at home care for children with disabilities, assisted high school students prepare for college and create goals through the ASPIRE program, spent a year as a high school secretary, and worked as the assistant manager for two other offices. I have volunteered with shelters for the homeless and for community events through church. I received a Bachelor's in Psychology from Concordia University in 2014. Through all these experiences, I found myself enjoying helping people from a behind the scenes position such as through working as a receptionist, than through one on one assistance.
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.
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.
Dr. Winter received a Master of Arts Degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University Northridge in 2008, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a forensic specialization from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia in 2015. She has extensive experience providing psychological assessment and treatment.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jonathan Murphy is passionate about working with individuals across the lifespan to help them overcome their challenges. 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 has worked closely with children and adolescents at Boston Children's Hospital for over 10 years on their inpatient psychiatric unit. He is excited have joined the NW ADHD team to build his skills and develop strong relationships with clients who are looking to enhance their lives by overcoming 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.
Dr. Vicente Murgado holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Albizu University in Miami, FL; and he is a graduate from the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course (PPC) at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Murgado completed his internship training at the Institute for Multicultural Counseling and Educational Services (IMCES) in Los Angeles, CA; and has previously worked in Oregon at the Pacific University Student Counseling Center. Dr. Murgado integrates Evidence Based Practice approaches in his practice such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). As a trained bilingual (English/Spanish) generalist clinician, Dr, Murgado’s approach to therapy is centered in a multicultural-integrative model, helping children, adults, couples, and families to create awareness of the best steps to take to achieve desirable treatment goals. Dr. Murgado’s therapeutic experience includes work with minorities communities such as immigrants and the LGBTQ. His clinical experience incorporates assessing and treating various presentations of depression, anxiety, learning and neurodevelopmental disorders, emotional-cognitive distress, behavioral and interpersonal difficulties, and identity dilemmas. Dr, Murgado loves traveling to different countries and learning about new cultures and traditions.
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.
Hi, I'm Kayla! I am very excited to be a part of the team here at NW ADHD! I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon with a minor in General Music. During my time at the University of Oregon, I was a member of the Oregon Marching Band and the band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi. I am passionate about helping people, and strive to find ways to help people in every aspect of my life. In the future, I hope to pursue a professional degree in Psychology. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, playing video games, and making music. I particularly enjoy Marvel, Game of Thrones, and The Legend of Zelda.
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. He completed his internship at Washington State University Counseling and Psychological Services, and has worked in the K-12 public school system and outpatient primary care.
Dr. Brianne “Brie” Petrie works collaboratively with clients to meet individualized treatment goals utilizing cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and interpersonal interventions. She conducts both individual therapy and group therapy to treat symptoms of ADHD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. She obtained her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pacific University. She also holds a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and Biology from Dickinson College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and horseback riding."
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Kate received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Gonzaga Univsersity, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the state of Oregon
Dr. Desiree Dunbar is always amazed by the importance of health, healing, and resiliency of the human spirit. She emphasizes the significance of the mind and body interaction. Her approach to treatment is an integrative process and influenced by three main theories: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and family systems. She prefers to utilize an integrative theoretical orientation because it allows for more flexibility in the tailoring of therapy and treatment to meet the unique needs of each client. She realizes often it is not just one person who is experiencing difficulties, but the family as a whole can be affected. Being able to incorporate the family and loved ones in the therapeutic process can help to alleviate distress and hopefully create more positive interactions. As a result, she provides both individual and family therapy. She also views the formation and maintenance of the therapeutic relationship as an integral part of the therapeutic process. She has experience diagnosing and treating a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, panic, phobia, ADHD, adjustment, PTSD and trauma, relationship difficulties, and eating disorders. She received her Doctorate (Psy.D.) and Master's degree (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from American School of Professional Psychology Washington DC at Argosy University. She has had the opportunity to provide varied psychological services to clients ranging from children to the geriatric population. She has provided therapeutic services to a wide variety of clients within the urban community, with an emphasis on racial and ethnic diversity. She is dedicated to her work as a culturally sensitive and aware clinician.
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
Melissa has her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Counseling from Corban University. She has been working in the mental health field since 2013. She aspires to one day work in the mental health field as a counselor again or in a school setting using her knowledge and skills. In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her husband and son, likes to play pick-up basketball, and enjoys buying candles from Julie Woodman.
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 works together with patients to develop an individualized approach that will help most effectively manage symptoms, as well as move toward becoming ‘the best version of themselves.’ After taking time to understand each person’s individual needs, treatment goals are developed that are specific and achievable. Dr. Neary provides evidence-based treatment that incorporates cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and person-centered approaches to provide treatment for adolescents, adults, families and groups. His specialties include the assessment and treatment of ADHD, learning and cognitive disorders, anxiety, panic, fears and depression. As a post-doctoral fellow at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Neary managed the neuropsychological assessment clinic for the Salem Area, and received advanced training in the diagnosis of dementias, psychopharmacology, and the treatment of individuals experiencing anxiety or depression related to facing serious medical concerns. 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. He has been working in the mental health field for over 8 years, in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), as well as the Oregon Psychological Association (OPA).
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.
Hello! My name is Melissa and I am the Intake Coordinator for both locations of NW ADHD Treatment Center. I work with new patients who are seeking mental health services, making sure that our clinic would be the best fit for their care. I also schedule intake appointments, verify insurance benefits, and offer support and care as reaching out for mental health care can seem like a daunting obstacle to overcome. I am honored to walk alongside patients, and support them as much as I can along their journey towards health and wellness. In my spare time I enjoy anything creative (drawing, painting, illustrating) and cooking. I am graduating from Multnomah University Spring of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology. Someday I hope to pursue a career in Counseling with a focus in Art Therapy, but for now I enjoy working "behind the scenes". My husband and I are excited to see our family to grow with our first child expected to join the world in 2019.
Client Services Coordinator - West
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.
Team Division (SE Portland)
Team Downtown (SW Portland)
Ownership, Management, and Administration