About us


Hi! I'm Paul. I'm a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Medford, Oregon. Since I was young, I've cherished transparency and deep relationships. This and my curiosity into how the mind works led me into the field of mental health. I spent most of my time as a psychiatric nurse and PMHNP seeing patients with mental health struggles on the acute psychiatric unit and emergency department at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. During my time there, I worked with patients who had a variety of mental health issues including but not limited to disorders of depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, borderline personality, and substance use. Time and again, the lack of accessibility and follow up for patients outside of the hospital became apparent to me. This led me to create Paradigm Mental Health and Wellness, a clinic where patients can have an appointment the same day they walk in, and they can also follow up with me as their primary psychiatric provider if they desire. This patient-centric approach will give patients flexibility and control in their care, unusual in the classic healthcare world. My vision for Paradigm is one of transparency, innovation, and growth, where we learn from each other and from our patients on how to best serve the community. I look forward to seeing you at our clinic!

paul fickes,

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -Gandalf 

Hey! I'm Shelly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here at Paradigm Mental Health and Wellness. Throughout my time as a social worker and therapist, I have worked with a variety of individuals with a range of diagnoses in both inpatient and outpatient settings, during some of the hardest times of their lives. My heart has always been drawn to serve others and meet people where they are at. No matter where a person is in life, I feel that they have opportunities to create change and become the best version of themselves. I believe that change is not only possible, but attainable -- and it is never too late to strive for the life you want. With results being the goal, my therapy style is to use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in working through issues to see progress. It is truly an honor to come alongside those striving for more in their lives and be a part of the process. 

"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." -C.S. Lewis


shelly fickes, lcsw



Hi, I'm Nash! As Office Manager here at Paradigm, my focus is to remove obstacles between our care providers and our patients. I am passionate about mental health care, and make every effort to keep the office comfortable for patients and staff alike, while nurturing our patient-centric culture. 

When I'm not in the office, I am usually covered in saw dust, paint, garden soil, cat fur, or a combination of all of these. Having recently moved to Oregon, I am excited to explore the area, and love getting recommendations on exciting adventures to be had! 

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." -John Lennon

Hi, I'm Calley! Mental health is a field that is near and dear to my heart! I have worked in a variety of medical settings for over a decade, including specialties such as a CNA2 on the ICU and Post Surgery units in the hospital, but it wasn't until a few years ago when the loss of a close friend really gave me a passion for mental health. Here at Paradigm, my goal is to assist patients in having the best possible experience when they first make contact with us, whether that is over the phone or walking in to our office! 

"There's 50,000 people that can make conventional. If you want something visionary, just walk away from conventional." -Duff Goldman




Hey! I'm Cory. I became licensed as a therapist in 2013 in Chicago after graduate school, but I cut my teeth in therapy back in my undergraduate years while volunteering at a mental health crisis hotline. There I gained a deep seated respect and appreciation for the work, and value that it added to my life of being there for anyone who is struggling. I moved out west in 2015 to balance my own life. I wanted to be closer to the outdoors and nature, which are things that bring peace and tranquility to my own life. 

I believe in people and their ability to grow and change through insight. I also believe in respecting all people, their beliefs, and identities. My hope is that we can create a trusting and honest therapy space that allows for open reflection and introspection. Therapy is not about my judgement of what you are going through, it is about your making conscious choices that you feel will improve the quality of your life. 

I am excited to be working for Paradigm. After my serendipitous meeting with Paul and our talking, I know that his passion and goals of the organization put the clients first. Paradigm is on it's own journey of self-discovery and growth, much like myself, and hopefully just like the people we work with. 

cory campbell,

"Strong back, soft front, wild heart." -Brene Brown 

Hello! I'm Kellyn. I am a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I have always believed that mental, physical, and spiritual health are strongly intertwined. As a result, I have dedicated most of my nursing career to helping individuals recover from anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges that may impact their quality and experience of life. I have completed specialized training in the areas of substance use disorders, traumatic stress, and women's health. 

As a healthcare provider, my focus is on medication management. In addition, I am a strong advocate for non-pharmacological approaches such as counseling, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. Working together, we will create and individualized treatment plan that meets your needs and preferences. I look forward to meeting you!

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"What you do makes a difference. You have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."   

-Jane Goodall

Kellyn marshall, pmhnp

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Hello! I'm Mike. A Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner here at Paradigm Mental Health and Wellness in Medford, Oregon. Throughout my many years in the medical field, I have focused my efforts on providing top notch care to all those in need. I believe in compassionate care with a focus on partnering with patients to better their lives. I completed my Family Nurse Practitioner training through Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California graduating with highest honors in 2013. I furthered my training through Gonzaga University obtaining my Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification in 2017 graduating with highest honors. I offer an integrated healthcare approach aimed at optimizing a person's physical and emotional wellbeing. I have experience in the private sector, community health care, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs system. I routinely treat all manner of mental illness including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, personality disorders and substance abuse. Much like the rest of the team, my vision for Paradigm is one of transparency, innovation, and growth, where we learn from each other and from our patients on how to best serve the community. I look forward to meeting you. 

Michael burks, pmhnp and fnp

"If you don't like your destiny, don't accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be."  -Naruto Uzumaki

Hi there! I’m Nick. I am a Professional Counselor Associate and have been a counselor in the Rogue Valley for 6 years. I’ve worked with a variety of populations in different settings, from children ages 5-13 in psychiatric day treatment, to adults age 18+ in a community college setting. I have worked with clients on depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship and attachment issues, anger management, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, substance use, LGBTQIA+ issues, housing and income inequality, and more. 


My approach primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as EMDR. Empathy and connection are personal values of mine, and I strive to create a space where clients feel heard and supported.

When I’m not working, I enjoy doing theatre, hiking, and playing tabletop games with friends. I’m excited to be part of the Paradigm team, and to see where our journey takes us next!

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Nicholas walker, 
professional counselor associate


The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  

-Joseph Campbell