Meet The Team

Our professional staff is here to help you achieve success!
Pat Sharp, Ph.D.
Neuroeducation began in 1978 with Dr. Sharp’s vision of a clinic providing services for children and adults with challenges in learning or behavior. She named it Neuroeducation to stress the important connection between developmental brain processes (neuro), and learning (education). She envisioned that everyone, regardless of IQ or disability, would be able to learn. They needed to be able to learn in a way that matched how they best perceived and processed information.
Dr. Sharp began her professional career as a teacher-trainer in the Peace Corps. Upon returning to the States she was a teacher, and in 7 years had taught from first grade through junior high in the Seattle area. She received her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 1972 from the University of Washington, with an emphasis on reading disabilities. In 1982, she completed her doctoral degree in Education at Washington State University, focusing on neuropsychological applications to learning disorders. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in learning and human development at Whitworth College, Eastern Washington University, and Gonzaga University. She has published a children’s book called, Brain Power: Secrets of a Winning Team.
Dr. Sharp has guided and developed Neuroeducation from an individual practice to a broad-based clinic, staffed with caring and professional psychologists and counselors who each bring their own specialties and abilities to the diagnosis and treatment of learning and emotional difficulties.
Pat Sharp, Ph.D.
Licensed Board Certified Mental Health Counselor, Clinic Director 
Vivian Nielsen, M.Ed.
Vivian has served as a special education teacher and administrator in elementary, middle, high school and higher learning institutions. Vivian has served students for 20 plus years in public and private schools. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in education with a focus in special education and a minor in math from Eastern University. She then went on to acquire a master’s degree in education with an administrative certificate from Whitworth University. She has continued her education by attending doctoral level classes and serves as a consultant for Women Farmers and entrepreneurs. Vivian has experience teaching to the various stages of cognitive development and the application of alternative teaching strategies to accommodate different learning styles. She has advanced training in ADD and ADHD. Vivian’s passion involves working with families, teachers, mentors as a team to work so that her clients reach their full potential.

Vivian Nielsen, M.Ed.
Operations Manager

The Learning Clinic, Lead Tutor 
Jon E. Christensen, Ph.D.
Dr. Christensen received his Ph.D. from California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, California. He completed a pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship while he was on active duty in the U.S. Army at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He is the father of two children. Dr. Christensen has extensive experience working with and helping children, adolescents, parents and adults who present with behavioral, emotional, learning, and/or social difficulties. He is knowledgeable and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, parenting skills for non-compliant behavior, family/peer relationship problems, depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/fears, adjusting to life circumstances (e.g. divorce), elimination problems (e.g. bedwetting), chronic illnesses (e.g. chronic fatigue syndrome), and neuropsychological evaluations (e.g. brain-behavior relationships) and learning differences (e.g. the inconvenience of learning disabilities and how to overcome them). He has a firm belief that treatment should provide long-term improvements that will help the individual and/or significant others lead a more enjoyable life.

Jon E. Christensen, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist 
Angela Hille, Ph.D.
Dr. Hille received her Ph.D. from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA and her BA and MS from Eastern Washington University. She completed her internship in Spokane at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s hospital. Dr. Hille has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient, within the school system, and in foster care. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, learning, and/or social difficulties including depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and relationship problems. She also enjoys helping people with adjusting to life circumstances such as grief or divorce, goal setting, and finding life purpose. Dr. Hille believes that each individual is unique and deserves to have compassionate and supportive people in their corner when going through anything life has to offer. Dr. Hille is married and has a young daughter.

Angela Hille, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Shane Kostka, GIT
Shane Kostka is an Environmental Scientist and part time math and science tutor certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. Shane has 5+ years’ experience tutoring math and science courses including 10 quarters working for the EWU Math Lab, 6 quarters working for the EWU Academic Success Center, and 3+ years’ experience privately tutoring college and high school math and science. Shane focuses on comprehensive understanding of the material and is highly praised by both students and faculty. Shane enjoys helping others explore and appreciate the beauty inherent in mathematics, physics, and other subjects. 

Shane Kostka, GIT
The Learning Clinic, Math & Science Tutor 
Denise Shedlock came to Spokane in the fall of 2014. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and spent her childhood fishing and camping with her parents and two siblings. She is married and has 4 cute fuzzy cats. Some of her passions include music, crocheting, arts and crafts, and saving the planet.

Denise Shedlock
Denise
Administrative Assistant
Pat Solberg
Pat has been with Neuroeducation since 2013. She has been in the medical field since 1986. She handles the insurance billing, accounts receivable, collections etc. Pat lives in Spokane with her best buddy, her Pomeranian, Sophie.
Pat Solberg
Medical Billing Specialist
Tina Weaver
  Tina received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Montana State University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University. She has extensive training in Attachment Theory, Circle of Security, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and play and art therapy. She completed her internship and worked at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, followed by several years in private practice. She welcomes people of all ages, and works with individuals, couples, or families. Tina values each person she sees as an individual with a unique history, needs, and approach to life. She believes it is her job to help you discover what is blocking you from living your life the way you want to live it, and then help you to clear those blocks out of the way. Tina is a lifelong resident of Spokane, and is a mother to four wonderful children.  

Tina Weaver
MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health counselor