I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with prescriptive authority in Washington State. I have a master's degree in psychiatric nursing as well as a master's degree in nursing leadership and management. I am a compassionate provider and believe in working with clients to find a plan that will respect the client’s individual goals, beliefs, and lifestyle.
I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and elder adults in many settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and residential settings. I have experience providing psychiatric assessments, medication management, and individual, family, and group therapy. I have experience treating depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, mood disorders, and ADHD.
Through listening to your concerns, I utilize a client-centered approach to promote effective, compassionate mental health care through evidence-based psychiatry practices. I believe in educating clients about their mental illness so that each individual will be empowered to make informed decisions. I treat the person, not the diagnosis.
For many individuals, the path toward recovery includes the stabilization of symptoms with psychiatric medications. I strive to accurately assess, diagnose, and individualize treatment for each client.
The first step to the development of an individualized treatment plan is a psychiatric evaluation. This includes collecting thorough health, social, developmental, and psychiatric history. The initial appointment will include gaining collateral records, use of assessment tools, and extensive interview. This detailed information allows me to identify an accurate diagnosis and discuss treatment options which may include psychiatric medication management. If clinically appropriate, psychiatric medications may be prescribed at this appointment.
Psychotherapy may be used along with the use of medications. Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing.
Please contact us with questions.
2910 South Meridian, Suite 205, Puyallup, WA 98373, United States
05:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Telehealth is available after the initial in-person visit, by request