PORTLAND OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Portland, OR

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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. 

DISCOVERY MOOD & ANXIETY

16520 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Ste 230
Tigard, OR 97224

PH 714.828.0808

16520 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. #230 , Tigard OR 97224

PROGRAM FEATURES

Intensive Outpatient
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders 11-17

MEET THE TEAM

Clinical Supervisor

Jamie Pierson, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Joshua Jarnagin, MFTA (He/Him)

Program Administrator

Rachel Shannon, QMHA-R (She/Her)

Primary Therapist

Lola Schwitkis, CSWA (She/They)

Mental Health Technician/Educational Liaison

Katie Pacosa (She/They)

Clinical Supervisor

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.

 

Primary Therapist

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.

Program Administrator

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.

Primary Therapist

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.

Mental Health Technician/Educational Liaison

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.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% feel hopeful about their future*
  • 95% believe they can handle life after treatment*
  • 99% know what helps them get better*

“I came out of this program much stronger and more stable, with tools to help me in case I ever feel unstable again. I received more than adequate care here. I was given coping tools, the staff was very attentive and the groups were very helpful.” – Beverly W., former patient at DMA

“My daughter has made strides in this program and learned some invaluable coping skills. I highly recommend this program to other people who are suffering from mental health issues.” – Taneesha W., parent of DMA alumni

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 (between 1/1/21 and 12/31/21) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 2,278). Average length of stay is 34.2 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to a higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice, transfer or administratively).

Support Group

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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