Providers

Our private practice is based on a “medical home” model, where quality health care providers of multiple disciplines have come together in one location. Our team of exceptional health care providers is committed to helping individuals discover their highest wellness experience through personalized, patient-centered care.

Learn more about our health care providers below.

Amber Benson, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Amber Benson, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Amber specializes in psychiatry throughout the life span including assessments, diagnosis and psychiatric medication management of children, adults and geriatric patients. Her special interests as a PMHNP include working with Lane County Developmental Disability Services clients with psychiatric disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, mood disorders as well as anxiety disorders.

Amber’s recreational interests involve knitting, gardening and spending time with her family.

Specialty: Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Medication Management

Linda Frison, MD

Linda earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon, her MD from the Oregon Health & Science University in 1974, and completed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center in 1979. Her specialized areas include general gynecology, birth control counseling and treatment, menopause, fertility, cancer screening and well-woman exams. She is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the North American Menopause Society and the Lane County Medical Society.

Linda loves to help women feel self-empowered and healthy in her care. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, snowshoeing and rafting.

Specialty: Clinical Gynecology

Debby Phillips, PhD, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Debby Phillips, PhD, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Debby is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist, providing psychotherapy and medication management. Her principal areas of expertise are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety disorders.

Debby has worked in clinical practice, academia, and research since the 1980’s. Her clinical practice and research have primarily focused on human violence and its prevention. She works with survivors of violence, including child abuse, emotional and psychological violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, sibling violence, bullying, military sexual trauma and combat, hate crimes, and with survivors of other adverse experiences.

Debby utilizes many types of research proven psychotherapies. She specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that enables the body’s inherent and normal emotional, cognitive, and neurological healing abilities to work on the client’s behalf toward whole body/mind healing.

Specialty: Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Medication Management, Psychotherapy

Nan Rich, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nan Rich, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Northwestern University in 1965, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1996.

She has been a PMHNP since 1998 and specializes in geriatric behavioral health at Benson Health Clinic in accompaniment of her therapy dog.

Nan enjoys English Shepherd dogs, Shetland sheep and fiber crafts.

Specialties: Behavioral Health, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatric Medication Management

Patricia White, PhD

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Patricia White, PhD

Patricia earned her Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees from Stanford University and her Master of Arts and doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles. She has been involved in research, assessment and treatment for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, schizophrenia and social anxiety. In her extensive clinical training, she has learned to work with people struggling with these disorders and a wide variety of issues including relationship issues, work issues, stress, physical pain, medical issues, grief, family issues, low motivation or low energy.

Patricia has lived in several regions of the U.S. and other countries, and welcomes clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She draws upon research validated methods, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy to customize treatment for each client’s individual values, strengths and needs.

She enjoys working with patients to identify individual obstacles and to learn skills and approaches to achieve a more satisfying lifestyle.

Specialties: Behavioral Health, Psychotherapy

Janet Rollings, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor

Janet earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Oregon and her Masters of Arts Degree in Community Counseling from Northwest Christian University. Janet developed a passion for working with struggling youth and their families during her graduate internship as a contractor for the Center for Family Development Department of Youth Services. Janet has worked with numerous teens, adults and families with various symptoms, life traumas and mental health issues. She has completed coursework requirements and has tested for the CADC I which certifies her to work with individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Janet primarily works with individuals struggling with depression, grief and loss, bipolar disorder, high level functioning autism spectrum (formerly known as Asperger’s Disorder), anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, phase of life/transition difficulties, teens and behavioral difficulties.

Janet uses an eclectic approach that is person-centered and strength-based, drawing from each individual’s past and present to work toward their future goals.

Specialties: Behavioral Health, Psychotherapy

Chris Tower, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Chris Tower, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of New Rochelle. He earned his Master of Science from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Nursing. Chris is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as well as the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Chris treats depression, anxiety, trauma, attention deficit, mood swings, panic, bereavement, grief, issues concerning death and dying and personal growth, in a caring therapeutic environment to help them work through their difficulties and achieve their goals.

Chris works closely with patients to assess the outcome of treatments and to incorporate appropriate lifestyle, nutritional and other components to provide individualized care.

Specialty: Behavioral Health, Psychiatric Medication Management