Dr. Ethel-King is the founder and director of New Horizons Wellness Services, LLC. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 19 years of clinical and management experience. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pacific University and his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Ethel-King also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.
Dr. Ethel-King has a rich background of providing therapeutic and diagnostic services to pediatric and adult patients, couples, and families in hospital, clinic, day and residential treatment, group home, boarding school, wilderness, university, and care facility settings. As an African American psychologist, Dr. Ethel-King has developed a focus on cross-cultural issues. He enjoys helping individuals gain a sense of mastery over their environment and achieve optimal health by enhancing their developmental, mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Dr. Ethel-King’s clinical and academic endeavors provide him with ongoing opportunities to give back to the community. He is active in student training and community projects. Living in the Pacific Northwest, he makes an effort to spend time in nature for fitness and sense of meaning. Some of his outdoor pursuits include camping, fishing, crabbing, and boating.
Dr. Charley Zimmerman is a Psychologist Resident under the supervision of Dr. Ethel-King. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from San Francisco State University and his Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacific University. He also holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pacific University and is currently pursuing licensure.
Dr. Zimmerman has provided mental health services to a wide range of clients in a wide variety of settings. He has worked with children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations in universities, integrated care clinics, and private practice settings. Additionally, he has experience providing couples counseling and psychological assessments.
Dr. Zimmerman takes an integrative approach to therapy, and focuses on developing a therapeutic relationship that helps clients develop awareness and insight into their experiences, as well working to develop concrete strategies for addressing concerns. He can work with a wide range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and recovery from trauma, and has treated clients with a wide range of racial and ethnic backgrounds. He also has training and experience working with LGBTQ clients.
When not at the clinic Dr. Zimmerman enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Melodie received a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in 1992. She is licensed by the State of Oregon, certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is a member of the Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon. She has over 20 years of experience providing Occupational Therapy service to individuals across the lifespan. She has a rich background of clinical experience providing Occupational Therapy services in the community, medical, and home settings. Melodie has had additional training in the areas of Autism Spectrum disorders, sensory processing and regulation, and Social Thinking.
Melodie is passionate about empowering her patients with the ability to interact with and be productive in their environments. She is committed and enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages to be successful and gain new skills.
Amita graduated from University of Newcastle, NSW Australia, in 1995. She worked in Singapore prior to moving to the US in 1997 and has been practicing occupational therapy in a variety of pediatric settings since that time. She is licensed by the State of Oregon, certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, and is a member of the OTAO.
Amita is passionate about treating the whole child by integrating different frames of reference to increase the child’s response to therapy and to reach goals. She believes that coordinating care between the family and other care providers is the key to success to empower the family to follow through at home, school and in the community.
Amita has advanced training in a variety of techniques for children including Linking play to function, DIR/Floortime, Sensory Intervention, Baby treatment, developmental positioning and handling, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Handwriting Without Tears, Oral-Motor skills, SOS Feeding, Therapeutic Listening Program, Craniosacral Therapy, and Kinesiology Taping. She has extensive continuing education in Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and ADHD.
Amita is a mother of two wonderful children, and as a mother understands the importance of including the parents in the treatment process and working with them as a team. She loves traveling the world, hiking, yoga, community activities, art and crafts and cooking. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family, friends and her cat.
Stephanie obtained her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2016 from Milligan College in Johnson City, TN. She is passionate about collaborating with clients of all ages and their families to reach new goals. She is licensed in Oregon and is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. She hails from Northwest Indiana. Prior to starting on her Occupational Therapy career, she used her skills to help people through working with AmeriCorps in the Pacific Northwest and as a Child Life Specialist in St. James, Missouri. She even had fun helping people get their “daily fix” as a waitress/barista at a small coffee shop in Indiana!
She has experience in school and outpatient pediatric settings using DIR/Floortime and Sensory Integration approaches. In the school setting, she worked with students between the ages of nine and fourteen and their classroom teachers to optimize learning. At the outpatient clinic, she had tons of fun working with kids from two and a half to fourteen years old.
Stephanie gained OT experience in an inpatient rehabilitation center in Illinois. She worked with a wide variety of adults, ranging in age from late 20s to early 80s. She enjoyed getting to learn about the lives of the people while helping them regain as much independence as possible. One of her favorite aspects of working in the medical setting with adults was trying to incorporate hobbies into therapy, which made each session different even if goals were similar.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, crocheting, and entertaining her two cats.
Tiffaney received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in 2000 and her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2003. She relocated to Oregon from North Carolina in 2004. She has experience in both the K-12 school setting and pediatric clinic setting working with a wide range of disorders including articulation and phonological disorders, language and literacy disorders/delays, stuttering, autism spectrum disorders, and cognitive delays/impairments. She is passionate about literacy and enjoys incorporating it into her therapy. It is very important to Tiffaney to develop strong relationships with families and to equip parents with the tools necessary to support their child’s speech and language needs at home. She is licensed through the American Speech and Hearing Association and the State of Oregon.
Outside of work, Tiffaney spends her time with her husband and two daughters. She is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and snowshoeing with her family. She never misses a chance for a day trip somewhere fun!
Speech and Language Pathologist
Scott graduated in 2009 with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University of Fresno, California. He has experience working across California in the K-12 school setting, home based early intervention, and private clinic setting. Scott believes in close collaboration with parents and other professionals. He loves incorporating technology into his sessions, where his clients eagerly await the games and activities that he has planned for them. Scott recently moved to the Pacific Northwest in the Summer of 2016.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys hiking, taking his dog to the beach, movies, and dining with friends.
Brigid received her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders in 2013 and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016 from Utah State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in 2007. She has experience providing speech therapy in a variety of settings including an elementary school, outpatient clinic, early intervention, and skilled nursing facility, and has worked with a wide range of disorders including receptive-expressive language disorders/delays, articulation and phonological disorders, autism spectrum disorders, social language, complex communication needs and cognitive delays/impairments. She also has experience as a behavior therapist working with children and young adults with autism to increase independent living and social engagement. Brigid is passionate about working closely with clients and their families to target communication goals that are meaningful in daily life. She is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow through the State of Oregon.
Outside of work, Brigid enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and dog, practicing yoga, gardening, seeing live music, and sitting down with a good cup of coffee.
Alaa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University in 2014 and her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University in 2017. She has experience providing speech therapy in a variety of settings including outpatient private practice, early intervention, elementary school, a cleft and craniofacial program, and an inpatient and outpatient pediatric hospital setting. Alaa provides services focused on addressing articulation disorders, receptive-expressive language disorders or delays, fluency disorders, oral-motor feeding and swallowing disorders, and cognitive delays or impairments. Alaa is passionate about working with individuals who stutter and enjoys teaching tools to facilitate fluency while also building self-acceptance and an understanding that “stuttering is ok.” She values parent collaboration and believes it is important to develop a strong rapport with clients and their families to better understand their values and concerns.
Alaa is a native Oregonian and outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kiri grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business General Management from Portland State University in 2008. She has worked in medical facilities for over ten years with specific knowledge in medical records.
Kiri has a passion for helping others and likes to get involved in the community. While in high school she participated for three years in a program where she helped out in the classrooms of two kindergarten classes and a second-grade class. She also helped to organize an assembly for the primary schools about strangers and was recognized in the local newspaper. She has volunteered at the Sellwood Boys and Girls Club and is currently on the Wilsonville’s Fun In The Park Committee.
Outside of work, Kiri enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She loves to travel to new places with her family and learn about new cultures. She also loves the outdoors and never passes up the opportunity to go camping, hiking, or a day trip to the Oregon Zoo.