Freda Bax, Psy.D.
I earned my Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University, and am licensed as a Psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. During the course of my training, I focused on working with children and families. I have provided mental health services to children and adults for over 15 years, in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers and residential treatment facilities, among others. Once licensed as a psychologist, I have provided therapy and psychological evaluation services for children with a focus on neurocognitive, executive functioning, learning, and trauma assessment and treatment. Over the years, I have developed expertise and training in several specialty areas, including: child emotional and behavioral disorders; chronic childhood trauma; neurodevelopmental disorders; learning styles and cognitive processing; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; and attachment and relational functioning. I began MindSights with Dr. Borg in 2013 to expand our individual psychological assessment services, develop an interprofessional team, serve a greater portion of the large number of referrals, and contribute to the training of future psychologists.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #1568



Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington

Master of Science, Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Dane M. Borg, Psy.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Pacific University, and am licensed as a psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. During my academic and clinical training, I specialized in clinical work with children– from the youngest of toddlers through the teenaged years. I have worked with children, youth, and families in a variety of treatment settings for over 20 years. I have also provided training services to therapists, child advocates, attorneys, judges, foster parents, and other adults who affect the lives of vulnerable kids. Currently, I specialize in psychological testing, assessment, and consultation. Some of the areas in which I frequently work include:
  • Trauma and traumatic stress;
  • Childhood depression, anxiety, and mood disturbances;
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism spectrum disorders and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorders;
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder;
  • Intellectual/academic giftedness;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Early-childhood loss, attachment disruption, and maltreatment.
  • Complex presentations in which emotional/behavioral challenges may be complicated by cognitive issues, learning differences, and/or unique ways of making sense of the world.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License 1578



Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Miriam Anderson, Ph.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and am licensed as a psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. I have expertise and training in several specialty areas including learning disability assessment, mental health assessment of children involved in the foster care system, neurocognitive assessment of children and adults, and assessment and diagnostic clarification of complex personality, mood, and behavioral difficulties. I have worked with children, families, and adults in a variety of treatment settings for over 15 years.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License # 2286



Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
St. Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota

Master of Science, Marital and Family Therapy
Fuller Theological Seminary
Pasadena, California

Master of Arts, Psychology
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri

Caroline Smith, Ph.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in School Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. My graduate training was focused on assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and community mental health centers. I have worked with children and adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns since 2009. I am particularly interested in working with culturally diverse populations; I am also bilingual in Spanish and English, and have experience providing psychological services to Spanish-speaking individuals and their families. I completed the APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program at Morrison Child and Family Services prior to joining MindSights.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License 2683



Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Bates College
Lewiston, Maine

Master of Arts, Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Doctor of Philosophy, School Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Roxanne Edwinson, Ph.D.
I completed my doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Arizona, and am licensed as a psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. My training background was dedicated to a holistic understanding of the individual- and systems-based needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. These training experiences highlighted the integral role of education and development in the lives of youth and their caretakers. My training also focused on understanding the reciprocal relationship between academic or neurodevelopmental delays and mental health conditions. My clinical experiences across California, Arizona, and Oregon have allowed me to conduct psychological services among diverse populations. I have worked with children, teens, and families at community mental health, inpatient pediatric, outpatient psychiatry, juvenile detention, private practice, and educational settings. These experiences have involved working with youth who present with a variety of concerns, including behavioral difficulties, anxiety disorders, trauma-related stressors, academic problems, dysfunctional family dynamics, and neurodevelopmental delays. My particular interest is in working with youth who have experienced maltreatment and those involved with child welfare services.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #2682



Bachelor of Science, Psychology
University of California
Davis, California

Master of Arts, School Psychology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Doctor of Philosophy, School Psychology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Kathryn Coghlan Psy.D.
Katie is in our Central Oregon location. I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Pacific University. Prior to joining MindSights, I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at The Guidance Center in Long Beach, California. Over the past 4-years I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital, day treatment, and community mental health. My training and clinical experience has included a combination of providing therapeutic and psychological testing services to children, adolescents, and families from diverse backgrounds. In regards to psychological evaluations, I have assessed for a broad range of concerns including ADHD, learning disorders, cognitive/developmental delays, psychosis, mood disorders, trauma-related disorders, and disruptive behavior disorders.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #2851



B.S. Psychology – Oregon State University
M.S. Clinical Psychology – Pacific University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology – Pacific University

Liesel Christoe-Frazier, Ph.D.
Liesel is in our Central Oregon location. I earned my doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. Prior to joining MindSights, I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic in Portland, Oregon. My academic and clinical experience focused on psychological assessment, health psychology, integrated care, trauma and anxiety, and the role of mindfulness interventions in treatment. During my training, I have provided psychotherapy and assessment services in outpatient programs, community mental health, primary care, and a private practice setting specializing in autism assessment and treatment. I have assessed for a broad range of concerns including mood and trauma-related disorders, cognitive/developmental delays, neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, eating disorders, learning disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. My clinical interests are in working with children who exhibit symptoms of anxiety, and who have experienced trauma and loss. I am passionate about identifying individual strengths, and how they can be built upon to enhance a child’s future. I approach my work with the goal of collaborating with the child’s care team to promote overall wellbeing, with a focus on the relationship between physical and mental health.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3005



Bachelor of Science, Applied Developmental Psychology
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington

Master of Arts, Counseling
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington

Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado

Jane Hobart, Psy.D.
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Prior to joining MindSights for my residency, I completed the APA-accredited internship program at Pacific University’s Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics where I assessed for a broad range of concerns including ADHD and learning, mood, and trauma-related disorders. Prior to my doctoral program, I worked for five years as a counselor, academic advisor, and administrator to college and university students. I have provided therapy, assessment and consultation services in a variety of settings, from clients’ homes to schools, community mental health centers, and an integrated health clinic for the homeless.  I am passionate about clarifying each client’s unique strengths and needs and collaborating with caregivers and supporters to figure out the best ways to reduce or remove barriers to their enjoyment of living, learning, and playing.  I especially like the challenge of making complex information applicable to a client’s everyday life in a way that is clear, useful and engaging. I love having the opportunity to work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at MindSights, but I enjoy working with clients of all ages.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3015



Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology, 2017
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, 2013
The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA

Master of Science in Education, Psychological Services in Education, 2004
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

Lindsay Lillstrom, Psy.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. I recently completed the APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship through Morrison Child and Family Services. My training thus far has allowed me the opportunity to work within a variety of different settings including community health clinics, a pediatric developmental clinic, schools, and inpatient programming. These experiences provided me with the opportunity to work with children facing many challenges such as complex trauma histories, behavioral problems, cognitive and educational problems, autism spectrum disorder, and difficulties within their primary relationships. For each assessment that I conduct, my goal is to help children and their families develop a clearer sense of their existing strengths and to identify targeted supports that facilitate growth. I feel grateful for the opportunity to take part in a process that works towards expanding a young person’s potential and enhancing their connections to others.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3075



Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
APA Accredited Clinical Psy.D. Program
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL

Erin Besser, Psy.D.
I began my doctoral training in California’s bay area and eventually moved home to beautiful Oregon and completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at George Fox University. My post-doctoral residency was completed here at Mindsights. Prior to residency, I completed my pre-doctoral internship through Kaiser Permanente’s APA accredited internship program in Fresno, CA, focusing on behavioral medicine and neuropsychological assessment. Over the course of my doctoral training, I have provided psychological assessments to children, teens, and adults within a variety of healthcare settings, and developed a love for neurodevelopmental assessments. I enjoy assessing children and teens to address a variety of neurodevelopmental, learning, and social-emotional development questions, and aim to help families identify and build upon their child’s strengths, support areas of challenge, and find opportunities for positive change.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3143



Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, Oregon

Master of Science in Applied Psychology
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, Oregon

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon

Doctor of Clinical Psychology
George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon

Rhyver Rudick, Ph.D.
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY). During my time in this program and throughout my academic and research experiences, the focus of my work has broadly been with psychological assessment (e.g., computerized adaptive assessment, exploring how we may improve psychometric properties of various forms of assessment, exploring how to assess self-destructive tendencies and behaviors in a meaningful and therapeutic way, and providing comprehensive personality, cognitive and achievement testing to individuals seeking better understanding of their experiences). Prior to joining MindSights, I completed my predoctoral internship at Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Clinic in Portland OR. I completed my post-doctoral residency providing psychological services for undergraduate students at Reed College, also here in Portland. In addition to specializing in complex comprehensive assessments, and integration of both objective and projective methodologies when fitting, I am proud to both be an advocate and have specialization in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQA+. I have worked with a wide range of individuals for testing services, and have greatly enjoyed my work thus far with children and adolescents. I have also been fortunate to have experiences providing brief and long-term therapy to individuals across a diverse range of settings (e.g., community mental health, inpatient, residential, state hospital, and outpatient private practice).  Altogether, my experiences have led me to value providing psychological assessments from an empathic, therapeutic lens, with a focus on the gestalt of an individual’s experiences currently and historically. I believe each of us are trying our best to succeed and adapt in our environments and with the tasks we are faced with. My goal and sincere intention with patients, is to gather data to provide a deeper understanding of comprehensive strengths and resiliencies, to pinpoint aspects of their experience they may need greater support with; and to offer suggestions congruent with their goals, path and experiences thus far, and potential future endeavors. I value fostering a strong therapeutic alliance with those I work with. Providing a warm, safe, respectful, friendly environment for test takers and those closely involved in the process is of paramount importance. I greatly value getting to be part of the team at MindSights, and having opportunities to collaborate with such assessment-savvy colleagues who equally value the importance of this work and the benefits it can have for those seeking services here.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #2809



Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY

Michelle Tran, Psy.D.
Hello! I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology in 2019 at Azusa Pacific University, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Before entering my current position as a licensed psychologist, I completed my full-time APA-approved internship through Morrison Child and Family Services. In addition, I held an externship position at MindSights psychological testing and assessment services during my internship year and completed my postdoctoral residency training through Mindsights. Prior to my graduate studies, I worked as a psychometrist, providing psychological testing to children and adolescents. This opportunity sparked my interest for pediatric psychological assessment and shaped my graduate training. I have extensive experience working in various settings including private practice, school-based services, and community mental health in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area. Using a strengths-based and family systems oriented framework, I have worked with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds and addressed concerns including Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disorders, language and communication disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I strive to highlight each child’s unique strengths and advocate for supports in areas of weakness.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3212



Azusa Pacific University (APA Accredited) – Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
– Family Psychology Emphasis – August 2019

Azusa Pacific University– Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA)
– June 2016

University of San Francisco – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BS)
– Summa Cum Laude – May 2014

Robinann Cogburn, Ph.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, and am licensed as a psychologist by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners. I have practiced psychology for over 25-years in a variety of settings including private practice, agency consulting, inpatient psychiatric, forensic evaluation service, and out-patient services at a medical center.  Throughout my career, I have focused primarily on assessment, and have also provided treatment, consultation, and training.  I have had opportunities to serve a wide range of clients and to develop particular expertise in several areas including neurocognitive evaluation, learning disability and occupationally-focused assessment, and diagnostic clarification of complex personality, mood, and behavioral difficulties.  I enjoy working with children of all ages.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #1152



Doctor of Philosophy; Clinical Psychology
Department of Psychology, University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Joseph Barron, Ph.D.
Greetings! I completed the final year of my Ph.D. program through the University of Texas at Austin, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), currently completing an APA-accredited doctoral internship at Morrison Child and Family Services. I look forward to serving your community through the wonderful work done here at MindSights. Throughout the last five years of doctoral training, I have developed my clinical skills in the areas of clinical child psychology, school psychology, and diversity studies. Specifically, I have gained diagnostic and therapeutic training working in public and charter school settings, school-based mental health clinics, outpatient community mental health centers, and an inpatient residential treatment facility in the central Texas area. Observing psychology practiced across these diverse sites has deepened my understanding of how psychological assessment can be harnessed for the betterment of children, adolescents, and the caregivers invested in their well being. Utilizing a cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal framework, I have supported families with questions surrounding neurodevelopmental conditions, learning differences, challenges with personality and mood disorders, trauma, and complex family dynamics. I have also undergone specialized training in bilingual and bicultural assessment for Spanish-speaking families of varying generational identities, with my current research focusing on the ways Latinx folk experience interpersonal connection in community. In addition to viewing assessment and psychological evaluation as a tool for diagnostic clarification and psychoeducational placement, I utilize a scientific, human-centered methodology to mobilize treatment, bringing families towards a more wholesome understanding of themselves.

Resident Psychologist
Supervised by Dane Borg, Psy.D.



M.A, School Psychology

University of Texas at Austin • Austin, Texas • 2018

B.A, Psychology & English Literature (minor)
University of Texas at Austin • Austin, Texas • 2014

Sunny Andersen Psy.D.
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Pacific University in Oregon, with a specialty focus in pediatric neuropsychological assessments. Before joining the team at Mindsights, I completed my doctoral internship at the Haymount Institute for Psychological Services in North Carolina. During my doctoral studies I have worked throughout Oregon as a School Psychologist, working with students, families, and school staff to identify and develop effective strategies to support learning, behavior, and social skills development. Over the course of my training, I have worked in community mental health clinics, private clinics, pediatric hospitals, and schools in both urban and rural settings, where I developed comprehensive neuropsychological, psycho-diagnostic, psycho-educational, and functional behavior assessment skills. My current areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults who experience symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety and mood disorders, attachment disruptions, and traumatic stress. I have a passion for working with a diverse population including families with regard to adoption and transracial family identity. Operating from a strength-based perspective, I consider the complex interactions between biological, ecological, and developmental processes and believe it is important to include support systems (e.g., family, caregivers) in the treatment of children. My overall goal is to develop appropriate treatment planning and relevant recommendations that align with an individual’s unique profile and are applicable to the client’s culture and environment, ensuring successful implementation of interventions and resulting in better overall outcomes.

Psychologist Resident,
Supervised by Freda Bax, Ph. D.
Licensed School Psychologist



Pacific University (APA Accredited) – Forest Grove, Oregon
2020 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
– Pediatric Neuropsychology Emphasis

George Fox University – Newberg, Oregon
2012 Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.)
– Certification in Traumatology

George Fox University – Newberg, Oregon
2001 Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Leadership (B.A.)

Aaron Miller Psy.D.
I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. Over the past 15 years in the mental/behavioral health field I have worked broadly with children, adolescents, and families. This has included work in educational day treatment programs, community mental health, residential treatment, psychiatric facilities, and forensic settings. My doctoral training in clinical psychology included emphases on child/adolescent psychology and forensic psychology. As part of this training, I completed an APA accredited internship in an adolescent psychiatric facility. After earning my doctorate, I completed an ABPP-waiver post-doctoral fellowship in a hospital setting focused on forensic evaluation in child abuse cases. Immediately prior to joining the Mindsights team, I worked with the New York City Family Court to provide psychological evaluations in cases of child abuse and child maltreatment. Prior to my doctoral education and training, I worked as a middle school teacher, a football and wrestling coach, direct-care staff in residential treatment facilities, and as a master’s-level therapist for adolescents who had been adjudicated for sexual offenses.

Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3249



Bachelor of Arts; Theology
Multnomah University
Portland, OR

Master of Arts; Mental Health Counseling
Western Seminary
Portland, OR

Master of Arts; Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Doctor of Psychology; Clinical Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR