Dominika Breedlove, Psy.D. joins WSPA Board of Trustees

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Dr. Dominika Breedlove is a licensed clinical psychologist at Columbia Valley Community Health (CVCH), a Joint Commission-certified Patient Centered Medical Home serving the Chelan and Douglas counties. She serves a dual role as both a provider and the Director of Training for CVCH’s APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship program and the developing postdoctoral fellowship program. Dr. Breedlove received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Breedlove specializes in working with patients who have histories of psychological trauma, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and chronic mental and medical health conditions. She has a special interest in clinical hypnosis and other mind-body therapies. Dr. Breedlove is passionate about integrative healthcare and advocating for her patients’ needs. She believes that the optimal healthcare experience attends to the whole person and involves care for one’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. At CVCH Dr. Breedlove is currently involved in program development initiatives aimed at further strengthening of behavioral health services integration and chronic illness management. In her approach to psychotherapy, she strives to make her patients feel safe and secure in order to foster an environment conducive to healing and personal growth. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga and reading.

Dr. Breedlove joined WSPA a few months ago to begin researching possible leadership opportunities across the state. According to APA, in 2007, early career psychologists comprised more than 20% of APA constituency but less than 3% of its governance. Dr. Breedlove is eager to pursue new leadership opportunities and join the growing ranks of ECP’s who are making important contributions through legislative activities, public education, and professional support.