Vanessa Hara, PsyD, decided to become a clinical psychologist because she believes that all people deserve access to quality mental health services. "I was drawn to integrated behavioral health because it provides patients with the resources to care for their mind and body in a way that decreases stigma associated with mental health care," she says. "With a strong work alliance between myself and a patient, I am able to provide support, structure and guidance. I strive to help facilitate change with patients that will allow them to experience improved health and live more fulfilled lives." Dr. Hara earned her medical degree from Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology. She then completed her internship at George Fox Integrated Care and her residency with Providence Oregon Integrated Care. Dr. Hara is board certified in health psychology. A native to the Pacific Northwest (Seattle), Dr. Hara is now happy to be in Portland. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with loved ones.