Pheobe has been working with individuals, youth and families for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of settings (residential, outpatient, advocacy groups, and the Oregon State Legislature). She has opened three new programs, serving in roles as a Program Director, youth and family therapist, group therapist, crisis response worker, advocate and legislative assistant. She values client-centered, evidence-based approaches in her work, and is dedicated to meeting her clients where they are and helping them to direct their own way through their healing. She lives in Eugene with her sweetheart and their beloved dog.
A Eugene native, Lisa began dancing ballet at the age of six and as a teen, witnessed two of her close friends struggle with eating disorders. From this experience, she knew she wanted to help others create a healthy relationship with food, which led to her passion for health, nutrition and cooking with whole foods. In 2013, Lisa graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She is delighted to be part of the Madrone team.
Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been helping families and individuals in various capacities for the past 20 years. She specializes in eco-psychology and recreation therapy with a focus on one’s connection to themselves and their environment. Aimee also specializes on working with couples, families in transition, grief, anxiety and depression. Using a family of origin client-entered approach, she supports individuals and families create their optimal life path.
Jennifer Blake, MA, QMHP has been a therapist for the past 14 years and has worked in social services for the past 21 years. She graduated from Northwest Christian University with a Master’s in Professional Counseling. Throughout her career Jennifer has worked with children and their families and adults in a variety of settings including public schools, day treatment programs, residential treatment programs, nursing homes, and community mental health agencies. Jennifer is passionate about helping people move towards their goals for better health.
When not at work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her kids. She enjoys hiking, walking, movies, reading, and volunteering. Jennifer is a native Oregonian and she is constantly amazed at the beauty this state has to offer.
Jacob has been working in the IT field for the last four years. He started out in the mental health field by receiving his degree in Psychology, but quickly realized he could help a wider population of those in need by supporting staff with technology and creative solutions. This has led to a variety of projects, including Madrone Mental Health, that have supported his continued mission of helping individuals.
As a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and Herbalist, Sierra is passionate about the importance of health and wellness through the support of our bodies, minds and spirits as a whole. A born and raised Eugene native and lifelong foodie, Sierra graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Pre-Med Biology with Honors and a focus in Organic Chemistry. Through this experience, Sierra realized that her passions lay in “food as medicine” and she has been a nutritional enthusiast and educator ever since. After completing her NTP certification and a 3 year Herbal Apprenticeship, she has focused on compassionately supporting clients as bio-individuals – meaning each person receives a unique and tailored assessment and approach just for them and their personal nutritional needs.
Jackie Cowell, MS, QMHP received her Master’s in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. She has worked with a variety of populations in the Human Service field for the past five years including runaway and homeless youth and their families, addiction, eating disorders, and LGBTQI individuals, couples, and families. Further, as a Minority Fellowship Program Master’s Fellow, she has received specialized clinical training in working with minority youth and their families through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Jackie’sapproach includes an integration of experiential and evidence-based models (Emotion Focused, IFS, and DBT), as well as body-based approaches. She firmly believes that individuals hold capacity for change, and that changes can occur through new emotional experiences and the integration of mind and body.
Dr. Grimm completed his psychiatry internship and residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has been practicing as an Oregon Board certified psychiatrist for 24 years.
Dr. James Grimm
I believe counseling works best when considered as an intervention in times of transition or difficulty. This may be weeks or months, and it may occur off and on throughout some years. I have an approach that is generally solution-focused, relying most often on strategies from mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT). In a few cases involving past trauma, we may use the EMDR approach in order to work toward your desired change, if this is something you want to try. I have a Master of Arts (MA) degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, St. Mary’s and am licensed in Oregon as an LPC. Most of my experience is in working with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, medical issues, chronic pain, PTSD, and eating disorders, and work with individuals at about age 6 on up through all stages of adulthood.
Brook Weber has been a RN for 9 years and has experience in intensive care, mental health and academic nursing. Prior to becoming a nurse she worked as a research psychologist for 5 years and loves being able to combine her passions for nursing and mental health. Brook is originally from Missouri, but has lived in Oregon for the past 8 years. When not at Madrone, Brook spends time with her young family and enjoys gardening, being outside, cooking and trying to read as much as possible.
Alexi Thomas is the Office Manager at MMHS. She was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. Growing up, she was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader. After graduating high school Alexi started coaching both Cheer and Gymnastics in the Eugene and Springfield area. Since coaching she became a new Mom and started her Office Management career here at Madrone. Alexi is excited to be a part of the Madrone team.