Caitlin Bishop is a mental health therapist at La Clinica’s school-based health center at Jackson Elementary School in Medford.
A licensed clinical social worker, she earned her master’s degree in social work from Chico State University, where she focused on rural mental health and systemic economic inequality. She attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology, with a minor in gender and sexuality studies.
Caitlin was born in Chico, Calif., and spent much of her life in Northern California, although she has lived around the Northwest and internationally. She and her partner and their two rascally orange tabbies, Finn and Fergus, are settling in to the Rogue Valley. She enjoys exploring rivers, woods, and mountains for paddling, swimming, hiking, backpacking, skiing, biking, running, and harvesting wild plants to craft preserves, jams, tinctures, and healing salves. She is committed to social and economic justice issues and environmental stewardship.
She was attracted to La Clinica for its commitment to caring for individuals and to addressing social issues. Caitlin is committed to helping children build healthy relationships and self-awareness so they can see their inherent worth, overcome trauma, and avoid problem behaviors.