Gina Patriarca

Gina by the numbers: 10 countries Gina has visited 1999 the year Gina moved to Oregon 97 books read by Gina’s Book Club over the past decade Gina received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Radford University. She has

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Eleshia Ledridge

Eleshia by the numbers: 2 crazy dogs 11 countries visited 12 sets of mouse ears/Disney hats 39,186 miles traveled for work one year Eleshia has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016.  She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology

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Daniel Swenson

Dan by the numbers: 3 people named Dan in his college ska band 49 US states visited 60 minutes commuted by bicycle on an average day 37 years old when he bought his first car Dan is a Licensed Clinical

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Danielle LaBruzzo

Danielle by the numbers: 2 eggs eaten every morning 4 walks with Barbara Streisand LaBruzzo (The Dachshund) a day 1,991 miles from home 0 pairs of matching socks owned Danielle received her masters degree in counseling at Texas Woman’s University.  Danielle has known of her passion for working with

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Leah Smart-Gordon

Leah Smart-Gordon, LCSW

Leah by the numbers: 3 different corners of the United States lived in 2 generations of DBT therapists in her family 65 the temperature at which her Florida dog starts shivering 107 articles of fabric tie-dyed in the past year

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Michele Sharp

Michele Sharp, PMHNP

Michele is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Board Certification. She is also a trained DBT clinician. At Portland DBT Institute, Michele provides medication therapy to support PDBTI clients. Michele values collaborating with clients and taking time to find medications that will

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Tiffany Kerns

Tiffany Kerns, RD, LD

Tiffany by the numbers: 6000 miles traveled, covering 16 states, in 23 days, with 4 kids, and 1 husband, in 2016 Tiffany Kerns is a lifelong Oregonian. She grew up cheering for the Oregon Ducks and then attending Oregon State

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Jason Fritts

Jason Fritts, LCSW

Jason by the numbers: 1 Invitation to be a hero in an Indian film 3 Bicycles lost to theft 2 Stolen bicycles reclaimed (1 “stolen” back) 10 Seconds of didgeridoo played at a time Jason received his Masters in Social

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Landon Michaels

Landon Michaels, PsyD

Landon by the numbers: 1  Cat named Bartok 3  Instruments that he can play 7  Dance moves attempted per day 0 Dance moves he can do well 3,805  miles traveled to move to Portland Landon was born and raised in

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Brian Comer

Brian Comer, LPC

      Brian received his master’s degree in counseling from Northern Arizona University in Phoenix, AZ and has worked since 1998 in the mental health field in both Phoenix and then Vancouver, WA prior to joining Portland DBT Institute

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