Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
I believe you are the leading expert on yourself. I take the time to get to know you, providing individualized care guided by your values and goals. My practice offers medication management, supportive counseling and psychiatric evaluation drawing on my background in trauma and somatic therapy, mindfulness, and developmental psychology. I am attentive to the many elements that shape mental health, from neurobiology and nutrition to past and present experience. My approach is to go slow, emphasizing safety and acceptance, welcoming the many dimensions of human experience.
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) providing holistic mental healthcare services in Washington State. I hold a Master of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor in Integrative Physiology. My work is informed by my deep and enduring curiosity in human consciousness and the interdependence of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. I am in in my third year of training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, an approach to healing the effects of trauma and chronic stress in the nervous system. Before entering into the field of mental health, I spent five years as a labor & delivery nurse, provided humanitarian services to refugees internationally, studied public health in disaster settings, and trained as an emergency medical technician and wilderness first responder. In my spare time I love to be in mountains, rivers and forests wherever I find them. My home is on Whidbey Island, where I live on a small farm with my wife and our floppy and exuberant puppy, Theo.