Rose City Therapeutics, located in Tualatin, OR, was formed by Jim and Jen Markovics. We work in close consultation with Dr. Carol Markovics, who is Jim’s wife and Jen’s mom, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Play 2 Grow group with whom we all share a common goal of coordinated care. In addition to Dr. Carol, two Licensed Occupational Therapists and a Licensed Language Therapist round out the complement of providers at Play 2 Grow Developmental Therapy. We currently share office space with our colleagues at Play 2 Grow.
Since Dr. Jim retired in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Jen has been training Stephanie Andrews to work with them as another neurofeedback practitioner. Both practitioners consult with each other as well as with others who are part of the EEGinfo network of practitioners who are all mentored under Sue Othmer, Clinical Director and co-founder with her husband Siegfried Othmer of EEGinfo and the Othmer Method that we use.
Dr. Jen (they/them) received their Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell, Developmental and Biochemical Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. They then served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at San Francisco from 2005-2010, and then as a postdoctoral fellow at Celgene Corporation from 2010-2013. They trained as a neurofeedback practitioner using the Othmer Method in 2014 and has been working with clients since. They recently (August, 2021) completed their master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. They have been part of the counseling honor's society, Chi Sigma Iota, since 2020 and they became a National Certified Counseling [NCC] in January, 2022, and are now a Registered Associate with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists [OBLPCT].
Stephanie (they/them) received their master’s degree in Physical Geography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2002. After a short stint as an environmental consultant, they switched to a 14-year career as an organic farmer. Upon moving to Oregon with their family, they became the stay-at-home parent until their youngest entered kindergarten this past fall. Now they are excitedly pursuing Neurofeedback as their final career move, having trained in 2021 in the Othmer method of Neurofeedback. Since then, they have been working directly under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Jen as a Neurofeedback practitioner.
Dr. Carol (she/her) received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1974. She has been working as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years. Her primary area of focus has been working with children, especially children with special needs including autism, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities. She is vice president of the Board of Directors at Northwest Autism Foundation and has been active within the State as a strong advocate for treatments, therapies, and early intervention aimed at helping children and adults with autism. She has recently been named to the Behavioral Analysis Regulatory Board.