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Dr. Eileen McCarty graduated from UC Santa Cruz (BA in Literature/Creative Writing from the fightin’ Banana Slugs), New York University (MA in Creative Writing/Poetry from the fightin’ Violets) and medical school at UC Irvine (MD from the fightin’ Anteaters). Despite these warlike school mascots, Dr. McCarty is not a huge fan of sports. With the exception of the Portland Thorns. Please do not try to explain the concept of “offsides” to Dr. McCarty; she does not believe in it, unless it is called against the opposing team. Dr. McCarty considers her many (hundreds?) of years waiting tables to have been an excellent prerequisite for being a psychiatrist, and can still carry four full dinners at once if pressed into service.
Dr. McCarty has interest and additional training in integrative psychiatry, and the role of nutrition in mental health. She considers it a personal mission to eradicate Takis from the face of the earth. Dr. McCarty has enjoyed advanced trainings with William Walsh PhD, Will VanderVeer MD, Janet Settle MD, and Scott Shannon MD. She is a 2019-2020 fellow in the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.
Lest you think she is merely a biomolecular geek, Dr. McCarty is well versed in psychotherapy (individual and family). She has trained in David Burns MD’s T.E.A.M. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and enjoys bringing these highly effective techniques into her work with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. McCarty is also a fan of and believer in Collaborative Problem Solving (and has trained with Stuart Ablon PhD and Bruce Perry MD). She loves to work with families who are deep “in the struggle” of challenging behavioral and communication dynamics.
She is also a big believer in and proponent of physical exercise as a treatment modality, and used to try to coax unsuspecting tweens onto one of the two spin bikes in her office (thanks, COVID, for ruining that). Her dog, Pepsi (aka Dogtor McCarty) was a frequent guest on the Parry Center campus, and would like you to stop reading and throw the ball now, if you please.
Dr. McCarty was the 2019 President of the Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was disappointed to learn this role comes with neither a crown nor a sceptre.
Dr. McCarty has trained with some of the "OG" Ketamine psychiatrists and therapists (Phil Wolfson MD and Julane Andres at Ketamine Training Center, Steve Rosonke MD, Veronica Gold and Harvey Schwartz PhD at Polaris Insight Center) and offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (to patients 18 and over).
Dr. McCarty has also completed Level 1 and 2 training for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a type of psychotherapy that has its roots in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and can be very effective for trauma, anxiety, depression and panic.