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

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

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 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

Angela Means PhD, ABD – Intern

Angela Means PhD, ABD – Intern

Angela Means is a doctoral candidate working on finishing her dissertation identifying protective factors for children and adolescents residing with a parent diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disorder. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Accounting from the University of Oregon, and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwest Christian University in 1996. She has over 25 years of experience working with juvenile offenders and their families, young children and adolescents, individuals with various forms of neurocognitive disorders (early and late onset Alzheimer’s, Parkinson, Lewy Body, TBI), eating disorders, individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders, and individual and marital issues. Angela currently works for the Oregon Department of Corrections as a Qualified Mental Health Provider assessing, diagnosing, and providing therapeutic interventions for inmates diagnosed as severely mentally ill (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, psychosis, Bipolar, severe depression, suicidal ideation/attempts).

William “Rick” Morris DNP, PMHNP-BC

William “Rick” Morris DNP, PMHNP-BC

Rick completed his original registered nurse program in 1991. Rick then completed his Bachelor of Nursing Science at Nebraska Wesleyan in 2005, his Masters of Nursing Science at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009 and his Doctor of Nursing Practice in Adult Behavioral Health at Creighton University in 2010. Rick is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Rick treats mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, thought disorders including schizophrenia spectrum and schizoaffective disorders, anxiety and trauma disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. I have experience in treating severe and persistent mental illnesses.
Rick enjoy’s working in a supportive partnership with his clients as they seek to achieve their mental health goals though lifestyle changes and medication management.

Cory Hoover PMHNP

Cory Hoover PMHNP

Cory is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  He provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders for individuals ages 13 and up. Cory utilizes high quality, evidence-based treatments and takes a holistic approach to clients’ mental health.  This approach includes consideration of lifestyle, diet, exercise and genetics in order to craft well-rounded treatment plans. In addition to prescribing and managing psychiatric medications, Cory also has training in the following types of psychotherapy: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Collaborative Problem Solving.

Originally from the Midwestern state of Kansas, Cory is a military veteran and has professional experience with issues common to veterans. Cory enjoys bicycling, yoga and international travel.

Thomas Moore PMHNP-BC

Thomas Moore PMHNP-BC

Thomas is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who provides medication management to clients from young adult through geriatric ages. He has a broad spectrum of experience from inpatient, to community mental health, to private practice. This includes 9 years of psychiatric experience consisting of 3 years as a psychiatric nurse and 6 years as a nurse practitioner.

Thomas enjoys working with a variety of clients in a patient-centered manner. He enjoys working with those who experience ADHD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and thought disorders. As a medication prescriber, Thomas will use his professional knowledge, combined with the client’s knowledge of themselves to build a safe, effective, individualized treatment plan for each individual. His goal is to support and empower clients on their lifelong journey to living their best life.

In his free time, Thomas enjoys hiking, sports, movies, and time with family.

Suzanne Kent Nieman, PMHNP

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Suzanne specializes in medication management and uses brief psychotherapeutic techniques including strategic counseling, Motivational Interviewing, CBT and mindfulness techniques. Her passion is Integrative psychiatry, based in Functional Medicine and which investigates the underlying biological causes of mental illness. She strives to create a thorough, individualized treatment plan in collaboration with each patient. She has always had a holistic approach to healing for the whole person: physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual. Prior to her nursing career, she served as a licensed massage therapist and as a doula to laboring mothers.

Suzanne earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Diego State University (2001), and her Master of Science in Nursing from Cal State University San Marcos (2015). She has worked in maternal-child health, community health and pediatric case management prior to focusing on psychiatric nursing. She has experience working with severe and persistent mental illness with co-occurring substance use, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, ADHD and the schizophrenia spectrum. Along with medication management, she enjoys teaching about essential self-care approaches such as gut-brain connection, movement and meditation.

Suzanne enjoys music, hiking in nature, reading, gardening, Qigong and yoga, spending time with family and friends, and always expanding her knowledge base in health & healing. She works with adolescents age 16 + and all ages of adults.

Alyson Lumos DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

It is Alyson’s belief that each person deserves support to move beyond emotional pain and when they are struggling with life. Emotional pain shows up differently for each person, and her goal is to work closely together with you to explore how to best relieve this pain and improve your quality of life. The treatment methods Alyson uses are carefully chosen for each person because she understands that everyone is unique. She begins treatment with exploring and understanding your goals. This will guide her, so she can be thorough and have a meaningful evaluation of your current concerns along with your history. You will work together with Alyson to make a plan to achieve your mental health goals. Some of the treatments she uses include medication management, supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, education, exercise, mindfulness, breathing, coaching, and referral to psychotherapy with a therapist when appropriate. Alyson’s attitude toward her patients is one of acceptance, empathy, and compassion. She believes that trust is essential for your therapeutic relationship to thrive. Alyson also offer sensitive and inclusive treatment and I am LGBTQIA-affirming.

Alyson started her career in mental health working as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse for 12 years in the hospital setting. During that time, she cared for children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. Alyson obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Rush University in Chicago, IL.

If you’d like to consider working together, please contact Benson Health Clinic by calling 541-345-1722 and request an appointment with Dr. Alyson Lumos DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC.

Jill Loy, PMHNP

Jill Loy, PMHNP

Jill is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders for individuals from young adult through geriatric ages. She has a broad spectrum of experience from inpatient, community mental health, to private practice.

Jill enjoys providing clients with individualized patient centered care. She works with those who experience mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and thought disorders.

In her free time Jill enjoys being outdoors, doing stained glass, and spending time with family.

Patrice Stamos, LCSW

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Patty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at the University of Illinois and her Masters Degree at the University of Illinois School of Social Work. She has experience working with adults (18+) with a range of mental health issues, particularly anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Her practice philosophy is strongly rooted in a strengths based, recovery perspective, using a range of therapeutic approaches to help people with anxiety and depression engage in acceptance and mindfulness processes that help them relate differently to anxious or depressed thoughts and feelings. Patty works closely with people who often feel “stuck” or trapped in a cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and uses mindfulness exercises to promote calming and undermine automatic reactions that create and maintain mental and emotional suffering.  Patty will help you identify what really matters to you, the barriers you face in leading the life that you want and will help you create an individual treatment plan to take meaningful steps toward a more fulfilling life.

Patty has recently moved to Eugene from California and enjoys spending time with friends and family, local outdoor music, meeting new people, and hiking. She is getting used to the rain.

Susan Keller, LPC

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Susan earned her Bachelors degree in English Education from the University of Illinois and taught high school for several years. While working with students in class and in after school activities she became a confidante for them and subsequently earned a Masters in Counseling from Eastern Illinois University with certification in School Counseling K-12.

She has worked as a school counselor in the area for over 10 years, dealing with issues ranging from scheduling, collegiate plans, family conflicts and general mental health. Becoming aware of a need to connect more deeply around the latter, she became state certified LPC in 2011.

She worked at various non profits for over 10 years seeing children, adults and families with mood issues, anxiety, school and relationship issues, PTSD and the like.

Susan utilizes an eclectic approach which embraces Rogerian person centered, strength based therapy along with modes of self expression such as art and journaling. She also utilizes cognitive awareness theories such as DBT but mainly focuses on being an empathic guide.

“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.” ~ Dr.Carl Rogers

Michele Tantriella-Modell, LPC

Michele Tantriella-Modell, LPC

Ayisha Sanda, PMHNP

Ayisha Sanda, PMHNP

I am a board-certified Psychiatric mental health practitioner. Before becoming a nurse, I was a social worker who provided targeted case management to people with mental health disorders. I am a dedicated, compassionate, knowledgeable nurse practitioner who offers high-quality care to patients presenting with diverse psychiatric diagnoses.

My approach is holistic, evidenced based individualized strategy tailored towards patient’s needs. My goal is to pay close attention to each patient’s personal history, concerns, and previous approaches that helped with the patient’s recovery. Communication is essential for patient care which is why I make it a point to communicate effectively with all my patients.