Melinda Bower, ND
Dr. Melinda Bower is a naturopathic doctor who received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Dr Bower completed a one year residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle WA rotating through community health centers and major regional hospitals. Prior to medical school she received her BS in Environmental Science from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. Dr Bower also teaches herbal medicine and gynecology at Bastyr University. In 2015, she was recognized by her peers as one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors.”
Dr. Bower practices with a focus on family medicine and women’s health. She has special interests in treating thyroid disorders, women’s health, autoimmune diseases and digestive disorders. She works with people to optimize health while utilizing a variety of tools including nutritional support, botanical medicine, and the foundations of health to achieve health. Dr. Bower’s integrative approach to medicine focuses on addressing the root cause of illness rather than just looking at the symptoms. Through this work, she is dedicated to helping you restore health and well-being in your life.
Susan Bone O’Brien, ARNP, MN
Susan Bone O’Brien, ARNP, MN, is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works at Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Community Clinics to provide access to care for the community of Jefferson County since 1997. She specializes in reproductive health for all genders and ages, also providing comprehensive health care to adolescents in the School-Based Health Centers in Jefferson County.
Susan holds BSN and Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by American Nursing Credentialing Center.
Susan values an environment where our clients feel safe and respected. She loves her work at the main clinic, with clients of all ages, and feels fortunate to get to work with adolescents in our schools, providing for their health care needs, since 2009. Her goal is to support and promote independence, self-awareness, and healthy relationships. She has two sons, who grew up on the peninsula.
Megan Smith, LMHCA
Licensed Mental Health Specialist
Megan received her master’s degree from Antioch University Seattle in 2005, and received full licensure as a mental health therapist in 2020. Her experience includes work with teens and families, individuals, and groups in Jefferson County community mental health, through the juvenile department, and over the past 5 years in Port Townsend schools. She continues to be amazed by teens’ resilience, determination and spirit.
Her approach for working towards problem resolution, change, and growth draws on cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and other evidence-based approaches. Her goals include increasing individuals’ problem-solving skills, developing life coping skills, instilling hopefulness, and optimizing well-being.
Rebecca Williams, LMHCA
Licensed Mental Health Specialist
Rebecca has worked with teens in transition for the last ten years in and out of school settings, on mental health teams and through court programs. She takes a solution-focused approach to foster positive outcomes and create successful transitions.
Rebecca believes psycho-education is an important step in the therapy process, discussing the what, why, and how of emotions; believing this leads to an increase in client awareness and achieving therapy goals. She received her Master's in Social Work from Western New Mexico University.