Clinical Treatment Team

A Unique Living and Educational Experience for Young Women

Dr. Julie Schneider, Ph.D.: Licensed Psychologist on staff

JulieDr. Schneider joins us from Boston, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts. She trained at Children’s Hospital of Boston and Boston Regional Medical Center, focusing on inpatient and outpatient case management and psychotherapy, diagnostic assessments, and psychological testing for children and adolescents. Dr. Schneider has approximately 15 years experience working in a variety of settings in the fields of mental health and public education, with many years experience working directly with adolescents and their families. Additionally, she has experience working in Corrections. Her work focused on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as a foundation to address both mental health and substance abuse difficulties. She loves Bend’s healthy outdoor lifestyle that allows her to trail run, hike, canoe, and ski.

At the Academy at Sisters, Dr. Schneider provides assistance to individuals, groups, and families which include: individual treatment, SMART Recovery, other therapeutic groups as needed; the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program; psychological testing and treatment implementation; and Special Education assistance. She works closely with our Treatment and Academic Teams providing consultation to teachers and case managers addressing students’ educational needs in the classroom and in treatment, and also consults with the local school district as students with special needs transition to the public school setting.


The Academy at Sisters contracts with the following professionals:

Dr. Angelina Montoya, MD., P.C.: Medical Management and Psychotherapy

angelinaDr. Montoya is a General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She received her medical degree from Creighton University in Nebraska and completed her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Montoya has been in practice for approximately 15 years and collaborates with Dr. Julie Schneider, Psychologist and Clinical Director, in order to provide medical supervision and individual psychotherapy for students of the Academy at Sisters. http://angelinamontoyamd.com/

Jenny Fischer, M.S., BCBA: Behavioral Analyst

jennyJenny Fischer specializes in behavioral intervention for children diagnosed with autism. Her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology was earned at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and her Master of Science in Psychology (Behavior Analysis specialization) from California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, California. She has 6 years of clinical experience providing consultation using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Her experience also includes working in cognitive-behavioral treatment programs for at-risk youth, including her former position as Case Manager at the Academy at Sisters. http://www.cascadebehavior.com