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I see Adults from ages 18-65 years old. I have been practicing as a PMHNP for Adults in Oregon since 2004 and as an RN since 1988. I am returning Mid Valley Counseling Center provider, having been here in the past from 2005-2015.
I have strong experience in treating mood disorders like Depression and Bipolar D/O, and also Anxiety disorders, Childhood or Adult Trauma, PTSD and ADHD, although I work with patients with almost every psychiatric need. I have seen medications, specific supplements and focused psychotherapies work effectively in these conditions to help many people finally feel well most of the time.
I have a client-centered approach to therapy - I believe that clients are the best experts on themselves. Each client has strengths that will help them work through their life challenges. I see myself as a facilitator rather than a director. I prefer to empower my client while I collaboratively move therapy along. I encourage and assist the development of self-confidence and self-support, as well as a healthy interdependence with the important people in my client's lives. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy , Ego State Therapy, Relational Therapy, Art Therapy and a variety of other therapy styles to assist my clients. I also offer pet therapy with my French bulldogs when we are able to be in person.
Currently all sessions are via telehealth due to the Governor's declared State of Emergency.
I am board certified with the ANCC, EMDR Certified and I am licensed to prescribe psychiatric medications in Oregon.
Education: Master of Nursing, PMHNP, Washington State University 2004
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Washington State University 2001 Associate Degree in Nursing, Mt Hood Community 1988 Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Canadian Bible College 1981
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