Where do I see the BHC?
Your behavioral healthcare will be in this clinic - you will not have to go anywhere else to see the behavioral health provider. We also offer telehealth and phone appointments.
B.A in political Science and Fine Art, Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University.
Deirdre is originally from the Chicago area and has lived in Cottage Grove for the past five years. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst University and her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University.
Deirdre has worked in Social Services for her entire adult career. Her experience includes working with survivors of sexual trauma, end-of-life care, community mental health, grief, and loss work in Hospice. Prior to Orchid Health, Deirdre worked with Oregon State Hospital in Junction City.
Deirdre’s aim is to provide person-centered care and to partner with those she serves and to work with them. She finds education empowering, unconditional love expansive, travel inclusive, and creates a safe and sacred space for others to process what it is to be human.
When Deirdre is not working she enjoys reading, researching, painting, drawing, digging in the dirt (aka gardening), and writing poetry as well as spending time with her 2 dogs, 3 birds, bunny, 2 grown daughters, and boyfriend. She loves her family and gets a lot of joy living in a small community.
Improve Overall Mood
We help identify natural methods for boosting your mood, as well as treatments to discuss with your PCP if natural methods aren’t fully effective
Develop Better Sleeping Habits
Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function.
Improve Your Nutrition
Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet.
Get Physically Active
Being physically active is easier than you think, we help identify ways to make activity part of your daily routine.
We help teach how to communicate with each other more positively and effectively.
Develop Coping Skills
Coping skills are the mental, emotional, and behavioral tools that allow us to maintain focus and perspective when dealing with difficulties – and the strong feelings those difficulties create.