I am an Advanced Registered Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with prescriptive authority practicing in Vancouver, Washington. I also have a license to prescribe in the state of Oregon. ARNP's are advanced practice nurses with graduate training in evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including prescribing psychiatric medications.
My practice is focused on prescribing psychiatric medications and supportive psychotherapy for adults who are 18 yrs or older. I treat a variety of individuals, some of whom are dealing with Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I believe that psychiatric medications are most effective when used in combination with counseling. I will make every effort to stay in contact with the therapist of your choice to co-ordinate your care.
I am nationally board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. I received my Bachelor's degree in nursing from Linfield School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon in June 1995 and a Masters degree in nursing from Oregon health Sciences University (OHSU) in June 1997. My psychiatric career began working on an inpatient psychiatric unit for 5 years at Vancouver Memorial Hospital which is part of Southwest Washington Medical Center (SWMC). I am currently working in a private practice in psychiatry and have been helping adults with their medication needs for the past 16 years.
Please give me a call to discuss and set up and appointment for an initial evaluation for medication management. You may reach me at (360) 571-2050.