My hope is that you will feel empowered to discover increased health and wellness as we partner together. Our work will be centered on a mind, body and spirit approach. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, my work is based on a therapeutic relationship with each individual. Your lived experience and input is vital, as we plan your treatment together. You may access holistic care for mood disorders including bipolar and unipolar depression, anxiety, stress management, insomnia, smoking cessation and post acute withdrawal symptoms from substance use.
Modalities used include a special acupuncture treatment as well as medication management. I tend to start low and go slow when starting and changing medications. I consider conservative prescribing the best option. I use limited controlled substances and only when necessary, for a limited time. At times we may plan a gradual taper together as needed.
I am board certified with the ANCC. I am certified as an Acu-Detox Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. My background includes eighteen years of nursing in med/surg, home health, hospice, inpatient and outpatient mental health. I earned an ADN from Clark College, with a BSN and MN from Washington State University.