Organizational Unit: Behavioral Health Providers

Jeremy Rutherford, PhD

I am a licensed psychologist and received my PhD in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University. I received my Master of Science degree in Psychology-Clinical Emphasis from Eastern Washington University, and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University.  Prior to starting at UCNW, I was the Coordinator of Behavioral Health Services at Cougar Health Services at WSU.

I like to work from a solution-focused, behavioral, and compassion-focused framework. I believe in the value of holistic treatment and value multiculturalism and diversity. I’m passionate about equitable mental and physical healthcare and believe healthcare is a right. ​

I love working together with my fellow community members, to improve their health and mental health.

Amanda Russell, LICSW

I joined Unity Care NW in 2021.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Metropolitan ​State University in Denver and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver.​  Prior to UCNW, I worked in Northwest Colorado as an Integrated Care Clinician.

I am passionate about whole person, holistic care and walking alongside people to achieve their best health as determined by their own specific needs and goals. I believe every person should have a safe space to be seen, heard and express their authentic self.

Amanda Weis, LICSW

I started working at UCNW in June 2021.

I have an MA in Social Work from Eastern Washington University in Cheney.  I have several years’ experience as a therapist working with children and families, including roles at Lutheran Community Services in Spokane and at ​Lower Columbia Mental Health & ​Children’s Center ​in Vancouver, WA​.  I also worked at ​Strengthening Foundations Counseling Services in Vancouver, providing community and home-based therapeutic services for families referred from Children’s Administration and Juvenile Courts.  I practice out of the 1616 Cornwall Avenue Behavioral Health Clinic, as well as Carl Cozier Elementary School.

Working in Community Mental Health has been an opportunity to witness resiliency in action, and be a part of building hope in partnership with children and families.

Libby Michel, LMHC

I received my BA in Psychology from Western WA University, and my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University. I previously worked with youth and adults at Catholic Community Services, as a Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder Professional, and prior to that as a Substance Use Disorder Professional.

I enjoy working in community health because of the collaborative approach that goes in to each individual’s care.

Tim Raymond, LICSW

I joined the UCNW Behavioral Health team in Ferndale in 2020.

I have several years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. Much of this experience has been with chronically mentally ill individuals struggling with substance use disorders. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Washington University and my Master of Social Work from Eastern Washington University.

Ashley Carter, LMHC

I find my work to be a privilege in partnering with those who seek to grow and further explore their lives.  I strive to provide a safe place for individuals to expand their health, resilience and well-being while identifying the change they desire in their lives.

I received a Bachelor’s of Psychology from Kent State University and Master’s of Counseling from Walden University.  I have 10 years of experience utilizing evidenced based practice in community behavioral health services in a variety of roles.

My favorite part about working in community health is being a part of a team that can create positive life changes that impact the greater whole.

Haley Acra, LMHC

I enjoy helping others build meaning in their lives by creating a safe place to be fully present and explore life’s challenges together. I work from an integrative approach and tailor my counseling style to each client that I work with. I value collaboration in the therapy room, with an emphasis on mindfulness, examining core beliefs, emotional regulation, and creating holistic recovery goals. I have a desire to help people reach their unique goals by building on their strengths and providing them with the necessary resources they need for success.

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University and then went on to complete my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Stetson University. I joined the Unity Team in December 2019 and I love working in our community.

Patricia Gora, LMHC

I joined Unity Care NW in November of 2018.

I graduated with a Master of Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.

I have training in motivational interviewing, exposure therapy, autism, domestic and sexual violence, and more.  Prior to coming to Unity Care NW, I worked in Oak Harbor as a Child and Family Therapist.

I enjoy engaging in a team approach to counseling and find it rewarding when clients strengthen their resiliency and deepen their recovery.  I like working in community health because it allows me to provide services to a larger, more diverse community and work in a team environment dedicated to helping people meet their own goals

 

Katie-Gray Landham, LMHC

Hailing from the great state of Tennessee (Good ‘ol Rocky Top!), I did my undergrad at Middle Tennessee State University in Liberal Studies and completed by graduate degree at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in 2016. My clinical focus since my internship days has been combining a critical-social approach to therapy with mindfulness practice and somatic work. My favorite (FAVORITE) part about being in community health is working together with folks to make tiny changes in their day to day lives which ultimately have a big impact on an overall sense of health and well-being.

Colleen Curtis, LMHC

I started working at Unity Care NW in July 2019.

I have worked in community mental health settings for many years since obtaining my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  My approach is collaborative, supportive, strength-based, and compassionate, with the goal of helping clients improve their awareness, health, and functioning.