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

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 completed the APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program at Morrison Child and Family Services prior to joining MindSights.

Since joining MindSights in 2014, I have specialized in psychological testing, assessment, and consultation. Some of the areas in which I frequently work include: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma and traumatic stress, social/communication differences, and autism spectrum disorder.

With a strengths-based and therapeutic approach to assessment, I aim to provide families with integrated and useful information, to foster the development of self-compassion and shared understanding, and to identify ways to nurture well-being and positive development in children and teens.


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



Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

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

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

Erin Besser, Psy.D.

Erin is in our Washington County location.

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



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

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

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



Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Family Psychology Emphasis
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, California

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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



Doctorate, Clinical Psychology with Pediatric Neuropsychology Emphasis
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon

Bachelor of Arts, Management and Organizational Leadership
Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.), Certification in Traumatology
George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon

Aaron Miller, Psy.D.

I am a therapist and psychologist with almost 20 years’ experience in the mental/behavioral health field. Over the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, organizations, and families. This has included working as a therapist and evaluator in educational day treatment programs, community mental health, residential treatment, psychiatric facilities, and forensic settings.

I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University with emphasis 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 American Board or Professional Psychology (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 therapist for adolescents who had sexual behavior problems.


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

Hazel S. Rosete, Psy.D.

I am a licensed psychologist in the states of California and Oregon. I believe psychological testing and the evaluation process is a useful tool for caregivers, parents, and systems to better understand a child’s strengths, needs, and areas of growth so that they can thrive in their everyday life. Psychological testing can also be a powerful way to provide targeted interventions and advocate for a young person’s needs at home, school, work, and in the community. I collaborate and partner with families and other providers in a young person’s life throughout the evaluation process, and I work hard to understand the environment in which a child is embedded in (e.g., family, community, culture). As such, I believe it is important for the significant people in a child’s life to actively participate in the evaluation process as they are the true experts of the child. I also believe that it is important for young people, no matter the age, to learn about their own strengths and areas of growth throughout the assessment process.

I have a wide variety of assessment and therapy experience working with both children and adults across the lifespan in multiple settings and states (e.g., community mental health agencies, hospitals, schools), in addition to experience working towards promoting systems level change in organizations. My areas of expertise and interest include working with babies and young children, caregivers and children involved in the foster care system, autism evaluations, developing the overall health and well-being of organizations and agencies, and advocating for the demarginalization of minority groups through systems level change. I am also rostered to provide Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for young children who have experienced trauma.

I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston University/Boston Medical Center. I completed one year of a post-doctoral fellowship in organization development at the Veteran’s Health Administration National Center for Organization Development in Cincinnati, OH, and I also completed a two-year APA accredited post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities specializing in infant and early childhood mental health.

 

 

 

 


Licensed Psychologist
Oregon License #3198

California License #30415



Bachelor of Science, Biological Science
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
University of California
Irvine, CA

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
Doctorate of Psychology
Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL

Melissa Cunningham, Ph.D.

I earned my doctorate in School Psychology from Arizona State University. Throughout my career I have worked within multiple school systems in Arizona and Oregon as a school psychologist with children and adolescents ranging in age from 2-18 and their families. I have provided comprehensive evaluations and counseling for students, consulted with parents and teachers to create stronger environments for children, and designed treatment plans including behavioral intervention plans and individual education plans (IEP).

My doctoral training and career in childhood psychology includes an emphasis in the following areas: developmental conditions including intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual/academic giftedness, evaluations for English language Learners, and psychological consequences of chronic illness in childhood. I have also provided academic instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the field of child psychology and published research contributing to this field.

I believe that the comprehensive assessment process can provide key insights to help children succeed and reach their potential. My approach to assessment for children and adolescents is to consider the whole child across developmental, behavioral, emotional, academic, and cognitive areas with a focus on finding areas of strength to build upon. In my consultation work with parents and teachers, I strive to provide clear information that can be used to design environments where children can thrive.


Psychologist Resident
Supervised by Dane Borg, Psy.D.



Doctor of Philosophy, School Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
 
Master of Arts, Educational Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
 
Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Alison Pryor, Psy.D.

I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Pacific University. After completing an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in the Departments of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Doernbecher Hospital at OHSU. My areas of expertise and interest are in child and adolescent assessment of learning disorders, attention and executive functioning issues, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delay, trauma related disorders, and disruptive behaviors.

I have over 20 years of experience working in child and adolescent mental health in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, primary care, residential treatment centers, group homes, private practice, college campuses, and K-12 schools. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, I am also a licensed school psychologist. For the past 14 years, I have worked and continue to work in schools providing counseling, psychoeducational assessment, and consultation services. My experience within schools allows me to provide a unique perspective for families in knowing how to best navigate school systems to support students with specialized needs.


Licensed Psychologist



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

Tamara Randall, Psy.D.

About Clinician

I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University. After completing an APA-Accredited internship at the University of Washington Counseling Center, I split my post-doctoral residency year between NW Portland DBT and MindSights.

Becoming a psychologist is my second career and my first true calling. I am a first-generation college graduate and I enjoy working with students and youth. After earning my B.A. in Spanish from Portland State University I began my career in the non-profit world and then transitioned to working in student affairs at the community college level, eventually earning my first Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. My areas of expertise are in working with BIPOC youth, and families. As a Mexican-American in the behavioral health field, I prioritize providing culturally informed care and view issues within a social justice framework.

In my non-work life, I am passionate about being a dog mom to my spunky Shih Tzu and I enjoy exploring new restaurants in Portland with my husband.


Psychologist Resident
Supervised by Roxanne Edwinson, Ph.D.



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

Master’s of Arts, Educational Leadership

Bachelor’s of Arts, Spanish
Portland State University
Portland, OR

Emma Aton, Psy.D.

About Clinician

I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon and South Carolina, currently doing remote work for MindSights. I earned my PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, where I focused my training experiences on child and forensic assessment. I completed my internship at a state hospital, working with an adult forensic population, then did my residency at a child and adolescent secure inpatient and residential treatment facility. Currently, I work for the Department of Juvenile Justice in SC, doing evaluations for the court.

What I enjoy most about evaluating young people is figuring out why kids do what they do, particularly those who might be labeled “trouble makers.” I believe that all kids want to do well, and some need more support with this than others. I love finding kids’ strengths and what drives them, as well as those areas where they need more support and then explaining it so it’s understandable and helpful for those care for and working with them.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist



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