Meet Our Behavioral Health Providers

The primary care behavioral health providers at CHCW are here to make your visit the best it can be. Our staff and providers are here to make your visit a comfortable experience.

We Are Here to Help You

Our providers are equipped with a broad range of skills to address a variety of issues and struggles many people face at various points in their lives. The mission of our team of experts at Community Health of Central Washington is to treat you as a whole person. Learn more about our primary care behavioral health providers below:

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Bridget Beachy, PsyD

Director of Behavioral Health

Coming from a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective (using the most up-to-date science), I help patients adopt new strategies to improve their overall health and live life in a meaningful way. I enjoy the fast-paced, team oriented atmosphere being in primary care, as well as the increased access for patients.

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David Bauman, PsyD

Behavioral Health Education Director

Health is not an absence of symptoms but an engagement in a meaningful, fulfilling life. I am drawn to primary care in order to meet people where they are, and provide behavioral health services to patients that would never seek care in a traditional setting.

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Ruth Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant

I enjoy the fast pace and variety of the work in primary care. I have my regular clinic duties, which are varied in terms of presenting problem, population, individual, group, testing, etc. Then there are the extras that I can tailor to my interests, such as supervising interns, developing employee wellness events, etc.

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AMELIA MCCLELLAND, M.Ed., MHCA

Behavioral Health Consultant – Pediatrics

My philosophy is to support people in all aspects of their health from the physical to the social, emotional, and spiritual. I believe we have to look at the person as a whole and create as space of inclusivity, respect, compassion, and support to really be able to make lasting change.

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Steven Olmer, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant

I am drawn to primary care behavioral health because I enjoy the variety of experiences that primary care offers in a day and the ability to work with a team of different professionals to treat individuals in multiple aspects of their well-being.

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CARRAH JAMES, PhD

Behavioral Health Consultant

Emphasis on pediatric, neurodevelopmental, and child clinical assessment, intervention, and multidisciplinary/ interprofessional consultation, but have also worked in general clinical, research, and government settings in various capacities serving parents, families, students, educators, adults with developmental disabilities, physicians/ medical providers.

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Emily Faust, PhD

Behavioral Health Consultant – Ellensburg

I’m passionate about helping people find joy, meaning, and fulfillment in life. I’ve always loved the mind-body connection and I feel so lucky that I get to work in a medical clinic where we take care of patients’ physical AND mental health!

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Julie Aubrey, MA, LMHC

Behavioral Health Consultant

I want to work for CHCW because I love the philosophy of the clinic. I am excited to be part of a team, which is essential when working with patients. I want to help as many clients as I can, and to make sure that they each feel heard and understood.

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Heather Harris, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant

I am passionate about the role a Behavioral Health Consultant can play in the likes of patients, on the team, and in the larger community. CHCW provides compassionate and impactful care, while also continuing to pursue growth.

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Sarah Ortner, MA, LMFT

Behavioral Health Consultant

I believe that all people desire lives where they are connected to who and what is meaningful to them, and I believe all people bring strength and gifts to the work of creating healthier lives. I try to bring empathetic listening and honesty and a willingness to work together with people in my care to come up with new and meaningful choices and next steps.

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Gracie Ortiz, MSW

Behavioral Health Consultant

I have primarily worked with women and children, survivors of domestic violence, worked with teenagers and adults in crisis. I mainly use Cognitive behavioral therapy to help patients achieve their goals.

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MICHAEL MURRAY, PsyD

Behavioral Health Consultant – Connect

I enjoy the collaborative nature of the work and my coworkers are simply awesome! The integration model in the primary care setting just makes sense. Whole-person treatment is the only logical way to support a healthy life style.

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Shanice Santa Olivo, MS

Behavioral Health Intern

The friendliness, warmed, and how welcoming the community is was what brought me to CWFM. As well as the opportunity to provide services in Spanish and English. Yakima of course is beautiful!

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Britton Holman, MA

Behavioral Health Intern

Bio coming soon

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Brenna Boyd, MS

Behavioral Health Intern

Bio coming soon

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Ryan Boggess

Behavioral Health Consultant – Ellensburg

I’ve seen the good the providers and staff do for the community of Yakima for my entire life. To be a part of the team…