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Psychologist Joins Samaritan Waldport Clinic

Samaritan Waldport Clinic welcomes psychologist Carilyn Ellis, PsyD.

Ellis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from George Fox University. She is trained in multiple evidence-based practices for the treatment of behavioral health needs including cognitive processing therapy for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, neuropsychological assessment and group therapy. She provides behavioral health care and support for primary are patients of Samaritan Waldport Clinic.

Ellis chose a career in psychology because it allows her to partner with people to help make things better.

“I believe that people are more resilient and courageous than they know, and my job is to help them foster and use that inner strength,” Ellis said. “I am so proud to be a contributor to the wellbeing of my coastal community.”

In her free time, Ellis enjoys reading, outdoor activities and being with people. For more information, call 541-563-3197.

Samaritan Health Services continually recruits highly skilled, compassionate health care providers to help serve the growing need in Benton, Lincoln and Linn Counties. For more information about Samaritan’s five hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty care clinics, visit