Following graduation from Washington State University in 2005, I started my career in healthcare as an RN at the University of Washington. In 2015 I earned a Master's in Nursing from Seattle University and began my career as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner caring for surgical patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Through the collective trauma of the Covid-19 pandemic, I realized there is a real need for better mental healthcare. I have since returned to my primary care roots and completed extensive continuing education in the diagnosis and treatment of primarily, anxiety disorders and depression. Utilizing my primary care education and training, I am well equipped to identify any other medical problems that my be contributing to a patient's psychiatric condition such as thyroid problems, anemia, nutritional deficits, GI problems, hormonal imbalance or metabolic abnormalities, to name just a few.
That said, my scope of practice is currently limited to psychiatric conditions commonly managed by primary care providers. If you have ADHD and have been on a long-term regimen, I am happy to continue your treatment. If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, experience psychosis or are in crisis, unfortunately, I am unable to manage your medications. I am, however, happy to partner with another provider as a complement to offer lifestyle counseling and/or more frequent follow-up.
In my free time I enjoy hiking or paddle-boarding with my dog Bruce, playing softball, boating, traveling, gardening, yoga, training dogs, and volunteering with a local dog rescue.