Dr. Rebekah Ratzlaff considers her most important role as a behavioral health provider to be supporting patients in learning about and experimenting with skills to enhance their physical and mental health. "As a patient at Dousedaicon, you're a member of your treatment team and it's important for your voice to be included in your care," she says.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Ratzlaff considers the biological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual components of patient health. Dr. Ratzlaff works with her patients to transform knowledge into motivation and action toward behavior change based on health-related goals.
Dr. Ratzlaff earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University. She completed her internship at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and completed her residency at the Hazelden Foundation (now Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation) in Newberg, Oregon.
Dr. Ratzlaff was born and raised in Alaska where she began learning about the healing power of human connection in part by witnessing her mother's work as an emergency responder. Dr. Ratzlaff's self-care includes reading, meditation, exploring the many beautiful state parks, rockhounding, tabletop gaming, and watching and discussing movies or TED Talks with friends and family.
Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation