Hi, I’m Jennifer Behnke. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for helping people explore and heal the roots of their mental health struggles, cultivate optimal wellness, and grow from difficult experiences.
It is clear to me that the mind, body, and environment operate as a whole. With this understanding, I utilize an integrated and personalized approach to treatment that includes evidence-based recommendations such as medication, TMS, nutritional/herbal supplements, exercise, biofeedback and mindfulness.
I value taking time with people, being present and listening to
the whole story. I believe we heal best when we feel heard and
when we take an active role in our own treatment.
I graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2007 and have enjoyed working with individuals across the lifespan in many different settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, Indian health centers, nursing homes, and via telemedicine. I live with my husband and our 9 year-old son in McMinnville and enjoy writing and performing music, traveling and being outdoors.
Practice Manager/TMS Coordinator
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 sunshine, coffee, anything chocolate, and a good laugh. I look forward to working with you!