To be healthy as a whole, mental wellness plays a role.
As a PMHNP, I provide psychiatric medication management to children through adults. As part of my initial assessment I will ask you questions regarding your personal and family health and psychiatric history. Additionally, I will ask questions about your sleep, exercise, and nutrition habits; personal, family and work relationships. This is all part of getting to know you to gain understanding and insight about you as a whole to treat your mental health effectively.
What does a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) do?
ASSESS | DIAGNOSE | PRESCRIBE | EDUCATE
PMHNP’s serve the psychiatric-mental health population. We assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with psychiatric disorders or the potential for such disorders using our full scope of therapeutic skills, including prescribing medication, recommending nutritional supplements, and administering therapy.
In the State of Oregon, Nurse Practitioners work independently of physicians. Besides PMHNP's, there are multiple specialty areas recognized including Family, Adult, Neonates, Gerontology, Women's Healthcare, and Nurse Midwives.
PMHNP’s often work in private or group practice, hospitals, community health clinics and in correctional institutions. Depending on our practice, we may teach university level and community-based classes; and consult with groups, communities, legislators, and corporations.
My practice focuses on assessment, diagnosis, medication management, supportive lifestyle coaching and education.
339 SW Century Drive, Suite 101
Bend, OR 97702
Diagnosis and Treatment
Children and Adults
ANXIETY | DEPRESSION | BIPOLAR | ADHD
When life gets imbalanced, the mind and body react. Everyone is different, but for most people, imbalance can result in sleep problems, weight gain, depression, anxiety or GI problems. Depending on your diagnosis, I may prescribe medication to help with symptom relief. If you have a therapist and/or a primary care provider, I am happy to work in collaboration with them to ensure that you are receiving the highest quality of care.