Dr Randa Kucey
Family Nurse Practitioner
Randa is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In 2017 she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Portland, a program with a corner stone of providing care for the underprivileged and underserved. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1985 and an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1987. She has worked in a variety of areas within the hospital, home care setting and as an educator for nursing students. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix with a focus on becoming a leader of change in healthcare in 2011.
She endorses an ecological model of health which encompasses not only the individual but surrounding support networks and sense of belonging within the community. The emotional impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and present-day stressors expressed as physical symptoms is an ongoing consideration. The personal quality of mindfulness is emphasized as a strategy that leads to increased awareness, healthier choices and a more joyful life. Healing the whole person is achieved by partnering with the patient and other clinicians to enhance overall wellness.
Randa is the wife of a physical therapist and mother of four adult children. She strives to live a balanced life which includes spending time with her family and friends, and engaging in sports such as stationary rowing while listening to Elton John, ice skating, swimming and canoeing. She intends to start yoga classes (as she frequently encourages her patients to do so). She enjoys photography, playing the piano, reading, writing, knitting and cheering at her husband/family’s hockey games.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Associate
Stephen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Associate, registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). He began working in behavioural health in 2008 in Hawaii as a Case Manager and Crisis Responder for multicultural adult populations with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) in both the public and private sector. In 2019 Steve completed a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counselling through Capella University and has since been developing a dynamic and engaging approach to treating mental health disorders.
Prior to entering behavioural health, Stephen worked as a professional mountain guide in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and South America for 10 years after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Wilderness Leadership studies. He maintains a deep passion for the natural environment and a strong belief in the healing power of nature, often taking walks through the forest or along the river with clients. Complimenting his outdoor experience is a longstanding practice of inner exploration through meditation, yoga and mindfulness which greatly influences his approach to trauma informed care, stress reduction (MBSR) and addiction counselling.
Steve is the husband of a long-time psychiatric nurse, and is a dedicated father or one son and four dogs. As family is a top priority for Steve, most of his time outside of work is spent adventuring with family, either at the coast, on the river or in the mountains. Guiding principles for Steve's life and practice are to "stick to the basics" and "keep it simple" while maintaining a consistent effort at personal refinement and service to others.
As an office staff member, Kaedence looks forward to supporting Iridescent Wellness Clinic patients with registering as new patients, scheduling appointments, and other inquiries as well. She is very grateful for the opportunity to continue to support public access to additional modalities of achieving holistic health and wellness while she works towards pursuing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. As a lifelong holistic health advocate, Kaedence is passionate about intersectional trauma-informed self-care and community care in a complex world.
As a 2012 UO English BA graduate, Kaedence says she came into this world with a lifelong interest in the role transpersonal connections to nature, dreamwork, intuition, independent spirituality, daily rituals, mindfulness, gentle embodiment and creativity can play in addressing individual and group trauma.
Before meeting us here at the clinic, Kaedence has worn many interesting hats. As a certified dream teacher, intersectional domestic violence peer support volunteer, lifelong learner, nature-lover, writer, researcher, community organiser, trauma-healing advocate and small business digital marketing specialist, Kaedence has had many former professional lives that have served to enrich her knowledge and understanding of the world today.
When not being paid to pursue her passions and interests at work or volunteering, Kaedence loves prioritising meaningful time with her loved ones as well as making time for hobbies and self-care. Whether exploring the connections between dreams, intuition, nature and waking life; connecting with family and friends, or working on her own creative and healing journey; Kaedence also enjoys making time for hobbies such as comedy, improv, dance, supporting independent cinemas, exploring international culinary traditions, mindful movement, and connecting with people of diverse backgrounds and interests.