THE OWNER'S STORY
After working in various mental health settings for nearly ten years, owner and founder of She Soars Psychiatry, Audry Van Houweling, came to appreciate both the pain and resiliency experienced by so many individuals struggling to maintain emotional wellness. Audry has worked in community mental health, residential, outpatient, and emergency settings. Audry has experience treating a wide range of mental health conditions including mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, pre-menstrual disorders, post-partum disorders, autism spectrum disorder, and attention-deficit disorders.

Having been a prescriber for the past five years, it has been long enough for Audry to recognize that mainstream psychiatry may treat symptoms, but seldom identifies the source or roots of a mental health condition. While psychotropic medications allow for benefits in certain cases, Audry believes we must have a broader approach to treatment. After treating countless clients struggling with chronic disease, chronic pain, chronic stress, hormone imbalances, gastrointestinal distress, nutrition, and fitness, it became clear to Audry that the impact these factors have upon emotional wellness cannot be ignored. Essentially, it is all connected!

Functional medicine appreciates these inter-connections and strives to tell the whole story of what a client is experiencing.
Having completed a post-graduate certification in functional medicine and nutrition from the University of Western States, Audry utilizes the functional medicine  framework to address the foundations of emotional wellness with competence and precision.

She Soars Psychiatry, LLC was born out of the belief that mental health diagnoses are not always permanent conditions and that non-invasive methods such as nutrition, fitness, supplementation, spirituality, social connections, and stress management, may have as much if not far more impact than pharmaceuticals.
 
Women and girls in particular demand special considerations in regards to hormone balancing, pregnancy, post-partum mood changes, and commonly experienced stressors. To help meet these special demands, Audry has been DONA trained as a postpartum doula and has additional training in bioidentical hormones beyond her training in psychiatry and functional medicine.
 
Like most Oregonians in her spare time, Audry strives to spend as much time outside as she can riding her horse, camping, hiking, running, playing sports, and enjoying nature. She treasures her time with family and friends and is always up for an adventure!


  


 
Audry Van Houweling, Owner, PMHNP-BC
 
Education/Training
B.S. Biology/Anthropology, Western Washington University
B.S.N., University of Wyoming
M.N. Montana State University
Post-graduate Certification in Nutrition & Functional Medicine, University of Western State
Trained as Postpartum Doula, DONA


trusted​​ experts
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At She Soars Psychiatry, LLC we believe in providing a comprehensive appraoch to restoring emotional wellness. That is why we are pleased to contract with dynamic women and business owners who uphold our mission to restore your vitality through non-invasive and holistic methods. 
We work with trusted and experienced experts in nutrition, personal training, health coaching, and doula care to offer you a dynamic and all-inclusive transformational experience.

Nikki Wilkinson, Health Coach &
Personal Trainer

Nikki's fitness journey started in high school as an athlete and student of yoga. During times of stress she would return to these practices and realized that the combination of physical and mental exercise positively impacted her daily life in immeasurable ways. This is why she chose to approach wellness as a lifestyle and share it with others, in hopes that they too would find the powerful changes that she did.

As a coach, Nikki's purpose is to help you reach your goals, usually through a customized plan of mental practice and physical exercise. She aims give you the tools and guidance to overcome perceived barriers, encouragement when things get difficult, and reminding you that working outside your comfort zone provides you an extraordinary opportunity for growth. It is Nikki's sincere intention that everyone she work with feels empowered and accomplished. 

Find out more about Nikki here: www.shiftathletica.com

Education/Training:

BA in Exercise Physiology
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Pre & Post Natal Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Cycling Instructor
RYT 200
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist


Annie Behrend MS, RD, LD
Nutrition Therapy, Weight Management, Sports Performance

A native Oregonian, Annie obtained her undergraduate degree in nutrition and food management at Oregon State University. Her Master’s thesis work at Oregon Health and Science University gave her the opportunity early in her career to dive deep into the world of sports nutrition, a passion that she continues to “research” first hand via various trail systems
and wilderness areas

Since graduate school, Annie’s career has evolved from coordinating clinical research at OHSU to more traditional clinical work at the Portland VA Hospital to working primarily with weight management and sports nutrition clients in the private setting. 

Having aided hundreds of clients achieve their weight management and sports performance goals, Annie continues to work on the preventative side of health care through her private
consulting practice in Southern Oregon. She values maintaining long enough relationships with clients to see them through the achievement of their goals. Her approach is individual, realistic and all about “real” food in an effort to achieve desired outcomes in a sustainable way.

Find out more about Annie here: www.anniebehrendmsrd.com

Education/Training:

B.S. Nutrition & Food Management, Oregon State University
M.S. Clinical Dietetics, Oregon Health & Science University
Registered and Licensed Dietitian
Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics 

Cora Davies, Birth & Postpartum Doula

Ease your fears surrounding Birth and postpartum.
​Let a Doula anchor and guide you...

Owner of Deschutes Doula Care, LLC, Cora has always had a great love for babies and interest in childbirth, which grew stronger with the birth of each of her four children.  Her greatest passion lies in helping families create the perfect environment for their little one as they enter this world.  She strives to help women reduce their fear of birth and their bodies, including those who have experienced trauma.

She and her team are also passionate about helping keep the new mother warm and nourished so she can have the best fourth trimester possible.   She and her team would be honored to assist any type of family with almost any type of birth or parenting plan.

Cora strives to provide non-judgmental, loving, quality care to ANY family in ANY walk of life, with ANY birth plan.

Find out more about Cora and her company here: 
www.deschutesdoulacare.com


OUR MISSION
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Promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit through non-invasive methods that empower each woman and girl to SOAR with contentment, vitality, trust, and self-acceptance