"Our wounds are often the openings into the
best and most beautiful part of us"
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Behnke is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for utilizing neuroscience and evidence-based alternative therapies to alleviate mental illness and cultivate optimal wellness.
With the understanding that mind, body, and environment operate as a whole, Jennifer utilizes an integrated and personalized approach to treatment that includes evidence-based therapies such as medication, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), nutritional/herbal supplements, biofeedback and mindfulness.
Jennifer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2007 and has enjoyed working with individuals across the lifespan in many different settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, Indian health centers, nursing homes, and via telemedicine.
Jennifer founded Thrive Integrative Psychiatry in 2019 to serve her community with person-centered cutting edge treatment. She is a member of the Clinical TMS Society, an international professional association dedicated to optimizing clinical practice, awareness, and accessibility of TMS therapy.
I am excited to join Thrive Integrative Psychiatry and to serve the Willamette Valley community. It is my desire to consistently provide the highest level of service with authenticity and a smile. Prior to this experience, I was Head Volleyball Coach for a local private college and worked in the financial services industry. I earned my master’s degree from Concordia University Irvine in 2017. In my spare time, I spend as much time as possible with my husband, step-son, and twin toddler boys. Some of my favorite things are to travel, sunshine, coffee, anything chocolate, and a good laugh. I look forward to working with you!
Lead TMS Technician
I am thrilled to be the Lead TMS Technician here at Thrive Integrative Psychiatry. From a very young age I have always had a desire to be in the helping field - wanting to encourage others and help them to work through their hardships and struggles. Currently, I am a full-time student at George Fox University and I am excited to graduate with my bachelor’s degree this coming May 2020 in social and behavioral studies. I plan to then apply for graduate school to work towards getting my master’s in social work.
Prior to working at Thrive, I owned my own cleaning business serving Yamhill county for over seven years. I have two teenage daughters that keep me very busy. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, or spending the day at the beach, as well as, enjoying a good meal, book, or movie.
Patient Coordinator & TMS Technician
I'm a former therapeutic chef with a background in specialty diets for the treatment of autoimmune conditions and other health issues. Currently I'm working towards becoming a Health Coach so that I can bridge the worlds of nutrition and mental health.
I'm excited to join Thrive Integrative Psychiatry and to offer my services to this growing practice. Previously I worked for a nationally renowned medical practice in San Francisco and I look forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to this new opportunity. My intention is to help patients have the most supportive and easy experience possible.