Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program facilities are designed to create an atmosphere in which we can help patients to manage their emotional struggles in healthy and appropriate ways. Programs may employ a variety of therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), experiential therapy, behavior modification and others, along with beneficial physical activities such as equine therapy, swimming, gardening and yoga (if available).
This location provides care for patients aged 11 to 17. Both individual and group sessions are utilized, and many programs incorporate family participation and structured home visits as well. All treatment is guided by highly trained professional counselors. Patients may also receive periodic psychiatric evaluation of medications and have access to consultations with registered dietitians.
Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Beacon, and, Unicare. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage.
MEET THE TEAM
Jamie Pierson, LCSW
Jamie is the director of clinical services at Discovery Mood & Anxiety. An approved supervisor for both licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical social workers, she managed the family treatment program focusing on providing intensive services to both youth and their family with the goal of family reunification. She was also part of a team that developed a strength-based treatment program for a youth residential facility. Jamie earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri. She also has completed a Master of Clinical Social Work degree with a concentration in children and adolescents and a specialization in family therapy. Jamie has experience working with youth and their families in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers and alternative school programs.
Joshua Jarnagin, MFTA (He/Him)
Josh is a marriage and family therapist intern who completed his master’s degree in marriage, couple and family therapy at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Prior to working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program he worked for a crisis line providing support to callers struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and other mental health concerns. Josh views therapy as a valuable and collaborative relationship in which problematic and painful aspects of clients’ lives can be studied and transformed with empathetic curiosity and exploration. He seeks to promote hope and empowerment by helping clients find the workability in every situation. In therapy, he aims to promote a mindful and holistic approach by including internal exploration of thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs as well as exploration of societal and relational impacts on client lives. He aims to help clients delve deeper into how they may have organized their lives around painful experiences and helps them address problematic strategies that have been used to get by in life so that clients may begin relating to life from a place of wholeness and authenticity. He believes that each client is inherently oriented for health and growth and that an essential part of therapy is about uncovering and nurturing the strengths and resourcefulness that lie within each individual.
Rachel Shannon, QMHA-R (She/Her)
Rachel began working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in October 2020. She started off as a mental health technician II at the Beavercreek residential facility, later assuming the role of the swing-shift lead technician. Presently, Rachel is the facility coordinator at the Portland outpatient facility. Having experience as both floor staff and management has given her valuable insight in regard to patient needs and facility operations. Rachel completed her undergraduate studies at Southern Oregon University, receiving a B.S. in psychology and a minor in art. Rachel plans to further her education by obtaining a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Her past experience involves volunteering on the Jackson County Helpline from 2019 to 2021, serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. From 2019 to 2020, Rachel was a certified applied behavior analysis (ABA) technician, serving children with autism by implementing behavior modification techniques and assisting clients in developing independence. Rachel’s experience has provided her with excellent crisis intervention and de-escalation skills, in addition to a passion for helping others. When Rachel is not at work, she spends her time watching movies, crocheting, snowboarding and spoiling her chihuahua.
Lola Schwitkis, CSWA (She/They)
Lola is a CSWA & QMHP currently residing in Portland, Oregon. She is a graduate of the MSW program at Tulane University, where her focuses were mental health, addiction and the family. She has been with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since August of 2021 and works as a primary therapist at the Portland, Oregon location. In the past she has worked in community health, serving those who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses, has provided supplies, counseling and other resources to pregnant folks and people with children under the age of five, and has spent time working with the Multnomah chapter of NAMI. On her days off you can find Lola watching horror movies with her partner and their dog, or watering and singing to her plants.
Katie Pacosa (She/They)
Katie joined the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program team in October 2020 as a mental health technician at the Beavercreek residential location. Currently, Katie works at the Tigard outpatient program as an educational liaison. In this role, she works directly with parents and schools on building roadmaps towards academic objectives for the clients while they are in treatment. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a focus in statistics from Oregon State University. She plans on continuing her education by getting her master’s degree in social work. Someday Katie also hopes to combine both of her loves – math and mental health – to receive a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology and work on improving research methodology within the field. Before Discovery, Katie saw the first-hand impact that mental health has on education. After spending years as a tutor to high school and adult populations as well as being involved in therapeutic support groups, she realized the impact that academic stress has on young adults. By providing a safe environment, Katie hopes to help clients overcome their fears and provide them with the tools to feel successful in achieving their life’s passions. During her free time, you can find Katie learning a new instrument, writing music, backpacking, snowboarding or crocheting.
Natalie is a clinical social work associate (CSWA) and certified alcohol and drug counselor I (CADC I) candidate. She has been working at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program as a primary therapist at Portland’s outpatient adolescent mental health treatment program since 2021. Natalie has a bachelor’s degree in global studies with a minor in sustainability from Arizona State University as well as a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University. She is a recipient of the Behavioral Health Integration Project Grant in 2020, which focuses on providing behavioral health services in primary care settings to underserved and rural communities. Before joining Discovery, Natalie spent four years working at Volunteers of America’s Men’s Residential Center, which provides alcohol and drug treatment to men in the criminal justice system. She has also spent many years working with youth in a non-clinical capacity through community education, political activism, teaching art and English in South Korea, child care, tutoring, and by being a summer camp counselor at the Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. In her free time, Natalie is a stained-glass artist and enjoys creating art from found materials. She likes to be comfortable in nature and is working toward the goal of visiting all of the hot springs in the Pacific Northwest. She also has a senior chihuahua who tags along on her adventures.
Brittnie Boruff (She/Her)
Brittnie has been with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since March 2022. Brittnie began mentoring teens in 2010, spending five years as an aid for elementary school students and children in neurodivergent programs. Brittnie became a registered behavioral technician in 2019, specializing in ABA therapy with kids on the autism spectrum. She will be graduating in 2023 with her BS in psychology and plans to counsel recovering children and teens involved in human trafficking. When she isn’t at work, Brittnie loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as feeding her obsession for classic rock.
Jonathan Printers Jr. (He/Him)
Jonathan has been working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since 2022. Jonathan is currently a clinical social work associate (CSWA) candidate and will be working as a primary therapist at Portland’s outpatient adolescent mental health treatment program. Jonathan has earned a Master of Social Work degree from Brandman University in Irvine, California. Prior to joining Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program, he worked at a residential treatment facility, supporting women who mainly struggled with various traumas, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and self-harm behaviors. Jonathan is a Florida native and a member of the Army National Guard. He believes that everyone needs a safe space to explore, grow and heal in the presence of another. In therapy, he is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes a person-centered approach in combination with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He aims to assist patients in developing one’s self-concept, authenticity and support network as being at the core of leading a healthy, productive life. In his free time, he enjoys road trips, trail running, hiking with friends, and his career goals include achieving a doctorate in psychology (PsyD) in childhood & adolescent psychology.
COVID-19 Update: COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.
Online telehealth is offered for intensive outpatient treatment as an option to patients living in California, Florida, Oregon and Texas.
In-person intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization is also offered at this location. Residential treatment continues to be offered at our residential facilities for individuals in need of a higher level of care. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.