“I truly enjoy meeting patients on a personal level and working as a team to create and achieve goals.”
Charli Kinser, LCSW, works with patients of our primary care providers at the Asbury Building in Corvallis.
Language(s) - English
Oregon has always been home for Ms. Kinser. She was raised in rural Eastern Oregon, completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Oregon, and then moved to Idaho to complete her master’s. She quickly moved back to Oregon after graduating. She started her career as a medical social worker in Corvallis before eventually joining The Corvallis Clinic.
Growing up in Eastern Oregon fostered Ms. Kinser’s passion for rural mental health. She strongly believes in meeting patients where they are, utilizing a systems perspective, and tailoring care to the individual. “I’ve always valued taking a whole person-centered approach to social work, including someone’s medical needs. Many times, mental health and primary health overlap. Being part of a team that prioritizes combining the two worlds has always been a goal of mine. It is part of why I joined The Corvallis Clinic as an integrated behaviorist.”
Ms. Kinser describes her approach to patient care as person-centered, believing that what works for one person may not work for someone else. “I want my patients to feel that their care is tailored to their needs and life experiences. I hope my patients would describe me as direct and understanding of their needs.”
Outside of patient care, Ms. Kinser enjoys being outdoors and active. She likes to hike, ski, and do water sports. She also enjoys wine-tasting with friends and traveling when she can. Many weekends include quality time with her family.
MSW, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, 2019; BS, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2017
Medical Social Worker, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, OR, 2020-2022
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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