- Medication Management
I have been a nurse for 20 years and an advance practice nurse specializing in psychiatric and mental health care since 2015.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Salem, OR
For the last six years I have worked primarily with members of a community that has experienced significant historical trauma and ongoing discrimination. Promoting and supporting cultural and community connection can help individuals who experience historical trauma to further develop their strength and resilience.
Youth age 13 - 20 have made up 80% of my practice over the last 6 years. I provide therapy and medication management to address a wide variety of conditions including PTSD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, psychosis and biploar disorder.
I recommend and prescribe medications for youth and adults as part of a holistic approach which includes interventions to strengthen resilience and balance. Although the PMHNP role is typically to prescribe, medications are not always central to the treatment plan.