Child and adolescent psychiatrist joins new family center

Aug 6,2012
Samaritan Mental Health Family Center in Corvallis recently welcomed Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Caroline Fisher, MD, PhD, to its growing team of mental health professionals. She also serves as the program director of the psychiatry residency program and head of child psychiatry.

Dr. Fisher earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. and a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, where she also earned a doctoral degree in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Dr. Fisher completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, Mass. She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

She has experience working with psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, development disabilities, autism, and transgendered adolescents. In her practice, Dr. Fisher uses a variety of modalities including hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual, couple, and family therapy, play therapy, and insight-oriented therapy.

Prior to joining Samaritan Mental Health Family Center, Dr. Fisher served as the medical director and co-owner of a private child psychiatry practice in Massachusetts. During that time, Dr. Fisher also worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she was an assistant professor of psychiatry, co-director of the psychiatry medical student clerkship, and co-founder of a pediatric neuropsychiatry clinic.

A Corvallis native, Dr. Fisher is excited to return to her hometown and help develop child psychiatry services for the community that raised her. In her free time, she enjoys eating Willamette Valley fruits, cooking, biking and riding horses. Dr. Fisher is married and has two teenage children.

Dr. Fisher can be reached at (541) 768-4620.
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