About us

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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!

"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

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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

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

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. 

Hi! I'm Dr. Adam Trotta, MD, an addiction specialist. I decided to specialize in the field to work closely with people who want to change for the better and take an active role in improving their lives. Addiction medicine is especially inspiring, allowing me to care for patients seeking reform, learn about them, learn from them, and try to help whenever I can.

 

I am currently performing outpatient addiction medicine consultations focused on opioid dependence at Paradigm Mental Health and Wellness. I am hoping to become more involved in the treatment of substance use disorders via telemedicine in the future.

 

I finished his B.S. Biochemistry Degree in the University of San Diego and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I studied and completed my medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Following my internship and residency program with the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, I went on a mission trip with Doctors Without Borders in the Central African Republic and served in the Peace Corps for two years in Guinea (West Africa).

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"Not every story has a happy ending, ...but the discoveries of science, the teachings of the heart, and the revelations of the soul all assure us that no human being is ever beyond redemption. The possibility of renewal exists so long as life exists. How to support that possibility in others and in ourselves is the ultimate question."    -Gabor Maté