Meet Our Mental Health Providers

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Nicholas Morales, PMHNP, DNP

Dr. Nicholas D. Morales is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner,  Doctor of Nurse Practitioner. He holds a Doctorate in Nurse Practioner.

Dr. Morales can provide psychiatric medication management, addiction management, and prescriptions.

Dr. Morales obtained his Post Doctoral Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practice from the University of Massachusetts Global.  

Dr. Morales has over 10 years of experience in healthcare in different environments ranging from emergency room settings to home health. Many of his patients have included individuals with psychiatric and mental health issues. 

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Stuart Bennett, MSW

Certified Social Work Associate

Stuart Bennett, MSW, CSWA

Stuart Bennett is a Certified Social Work Associate (CSWA) and is currently in clinical supervision for LCSW licensure. 

Stuart has a BA from the College of William & Mary. 

He is a 2015 graduate of Portland State University’s Masters of Social Work  Program, he also earned an additional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology focusing on Successful Aging & End of Life Care. 

Stuart’s therapeutic frameworks include Crisis Intervention, Principles of Empowerment, Life Stages Theory, Narrative Therapy & Motivational Interviewing. 

His focus areas include PTSD, Addictions, Grief & Loss, Depression, Bi-Polar Presentations, Health & Wellness & Life Transitions.

Stuart’s practice offers in-person clients the option of engaging in ongoing Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), guided experiential therapeutic interaction with horses.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Pam Cline, LCSW

Pam has a BA from the University of Minnesota and earned her Master’s degree from Portland State University in 1997. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001. Pam works from an understanding of positive psychology, the study of human happiness and life satisfaction, to provide a supportive counseling experience for those suffering to find acceptance and healing.

Pam tailors her work to the needs of the client, using a mixture of solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy, and is knowledgeable in the treatment of depression, PTSD, grief and loss, anger management, anxiety disorders, phobias, adjustment and transitional problems, the management of chronic pain, problems with addiction, stress management and relationship conflicts.

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Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Connie Eldridge-Pederson, Ph.D

Dr. Connie Eldridge-Pederson has spent the last 34 years working with children and their families. She has worked in school, agencies, and residential centers and in a private practice setting. She is extremely interested in assisting people to find hope for growth in their lives.

Dr. Pederson has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. She has worked as an instructor teaching family counseling and addiction counseling at Lewis & Clark College, Pacific University and the University of Portland.

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Licensed Mental Health Provider

Cynthia Hiles, LCSW

Cynthia Hiles, LCSW received her master’s degree in Social Work from University of Southern California three decades ago. She has been a practicing Clinical Social Worker in private practice and in a neonatal intensive care unit in a medical setting. Working with individuals or families coping with a medical crisis or facing a life challenge is her primary focus. Utilizing various treatment modalities, she is able to tailor a tool kit to maximize the therapeutic process in a respectful and compassionate setting.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Anne Meneakis, LCSW EMDR

Anne has been working in the mental health profession for over 23 years. She has a broad base of training and professional experience, including individual, couples and group therapy, as well as parent coaching, and mindfulness meditation.

Anne integrates research based mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology into her practice. Both conceptual frameworks enable us to create a deeper and more compassionate understanding of who we are and how our patterns in relationships develop, while honoring and fostering our innate, resilient capacity to make courageous and lasting changes within ourselves, our lives and our most important relationships – even if those changes seem initially daunting, require leaving behind old patterns that have long held us stuck, or have haunted us by painful memories.

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