Program Directors

Program Directors

Caroline Fisher, MD, PhD

A Corvallis native, Dr. Fisher is pleased to return to her hometown and help develop child psychiatry services for the community that raised her. Dr. Fisher specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, and also serves as the program director of the psychiatry residency program and head of child psychiatry. She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.

She has experience working with psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, developmental 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 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, helped with the psychiatry residency program, and ran the pediatric neuropsychiatry clinic. She is editor-in-chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, and has consulted with various facilities and institutions meeting the needs of children.

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.

In her free time, she enjoys eating Willamette Valley fruits, cooking, biking and riding horses. Dr. Fisher is married and has two teenage children.

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