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"I am currently accepting new clients for medication management. I received advanced practice training at OHSU, graduating with MSN in addition to a Psychology MA from the University of British Columbia. I am Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have expertise in treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, and medication-assisted treatments for substance use. My approach is client-centered, warm, and collaborative; employing evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic and functional interventions to support individual wellness goals."
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"I am currently accepting new clients for medication management. I received advanced practice training at OHSU, graduating with MSN in addition to a Psychology MA from the University of British Columbia. I am Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have expertise in treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, psychosis, and medication-assisted treatments for substance use. My approach is client-centered, warm, and collaborative; employing evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic and functional interventions to support individual wellness goals."
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Portland, Oregon 97219
"***Currently not accepting new patients. Please check back in 4-6 weeks*** As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am able to provide a wide array of treatment opportunities for adults. I prescribe psychiatric medications, as well as provide counseling and therapy in a holistic, accepting atmosphere. I firmly believe we can all benefit from expanding our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. My practice centers on working collaboratively with you; assisting, guiding and joining you on a pathway to greater overall health and wellness."
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(503) 743-6874
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Portland, Oregon 97219
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"***Currently not accepting new patients. Please check back in 4-6 weeks*** As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am able to provide a wide array of treatment opportunities for adults. I prescribe psychiatric medications, as well as provide counseling and therapy in a holistic, accepting atmosphere. I firmly believe we can all benefit from expanding our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. My practice centers on working collaboratively with you; assisting, guiding and joining you on a pathway to greater overall health and wellness."
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"Nichole is Your Mental Health Expert. She seeks to promote holistic mental health and create hope, health and healing by working with you. She practices Integrative Psychiatry to help you identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and contributors to symptoms of depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, brain fog, fatigue, and other contemporary mental health conditions. Integrative Psychiatry is a personalized approach to mental health that uses functional medicine and traditional psychiatry to identify and treat core imbalances which affect your brain, body, and life. "
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"Nichole is Your Mental Health Expert. She seeks to promote holistic mental health and create hope, health and healing by working with you. She practices Integrative Psychiatry to help you identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and contributors to symptoms of depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, brain fog, fatigue, and other contemporary mental health conditions. Integrative Psychiatry is a personalized approach to mental health that uses functional medicine and traditional psychiatry to identify and treat core imbalances which affect your brain, body, and life. "
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Portland, Oregon 97201
"Welcome! My practice approach is compassionate and person-centered; I am dedicated to listening with an empathetic ear and supporting clients in achieving the quality of life they desire. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment in which to explore emotional health and well-being. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship, active listening, and supporting clients in pursuit of their personal treatment goals."
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"Welcome! My practice approach is compassionate and person-centered; I am dedicated to listening with an empathetic ear and supporting clients in achieving the quality of life they desire. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment in which to explore emotional health and well-being. I prioritize the therapeutic relationship, active listening, and supporting clients in pursuit of their personal treatment goals."
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Portland, Oregon 97221
"I am a medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist. I primarily offer medication management services. I bring a holistic perspective and am comfortable with complementary and alternative modalities. I believe that a natural and healthy lifestyle and self-care are essential for healing and recovery. I do prescribe medications when needed and am sensitive to side effects and client concerns. I believe that people are not defined by their psychiatric diagnosis. I try to integrate compassion and mindfulness-based approaches in my work with clients."
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"I am a medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist. I primarily offer medication management services. I bring a holistic perspective and am comfortable with complementary and alternative modalities. I believe that a natural and healthy lifestyle and self-care are essential for healing and recovery. I do prescribe medications when needed and am sensitive to side effects and client concerns. I believe that people are not defined by their psychiatric diagnosis. I try to integrate compassion and mindfulness-based approaches in my work with clients."
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I am currently accepting therapy and medication management patients. To learn more about my practice, please visit PDXmentalwellness.com. To set up a phone consultation, please complete a consult request on my website. I look forward to connecting with you. "
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"I am currently accepting therapy and medication management patients. To learn more about my practice, please visit PDXmentalwellness.com. To set up a phone consultation, please complete a consult request on my website. I look forward to connecting with you. "
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I provide compassionate care and consider the whole person when developing treatment plans. Evaluation begins with a comprehensive assessment, including past psychiatric history, family and medical history, to determine if medication is indicated. I maintain the most up to date knowledge on medications and potential side effects. I provide support with insight and feedback to help patients address current concerns and life issues. Most often psychotherapy is the mainstay of treatment. I use psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution focused psychotherapies in my work with patients. I also emphasize mindfulness and healthy lifestyle choices."
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"I provide compassionate care and consider the whole person when developing treatment plans. Evaluation begins with a comprehensive assessment, including past psychiatric history, family and medical history, to determine if medication is indicated. I maintain the most up to date knowledge on medications and potential side effects. I provide support with insight and feedback to help patients address current concerns and life issues. Most often psychotherapy is the mainstay of treatment. I use psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and solution focused psychotherapies in my work with patients. I also emphasize mindfulness and healthy lifestyle choices."
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with over twenty years of experience. One thing I have learned in working with a wide variety of clients is that each person is a unique individual. Even though there may be similarities in problems and symptoms, there is no "one size fits all" treatment approach. When you come to me for treatment, I want to get to know you so that together we can figure out the best ways to help you manage the symptoms and deal with the problems you are experiencing. Together we will work toward achieving optimal well being and life satisfaction for you. "
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Portland, Oregon 97205
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I am a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner with over twenty years of experience. One thing I have learned in working with a wide variety of clients is that each person is a unique individual. Even though there may be similarities in problems and symptoms, there is no "one size fits all" treatment approach. When you come to me for treatment, I want to get to know you so that together we can figure out the best ways to help you manage the symptoms and deal with the problems you are experiencing. Together we will work toward achieving optimal well being and life satisfaction for you. "
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Portland, Oregon 97219
"I'm a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice for the past 15 years. My approach is holistic and integrative, with a balance between Eastern and Western perspectives on achieving and maintaining emotional well-being, disease prevention, and healing. Each patient's chemistry is unique, as should every treatment be. Psychotherapy and medication management are the mainstays of my practice for a diverse range of issues. I have a special interest in Jungian psychoanalysis (archetypal patterns, mythic symbols, synchronicity, dreams) as a way of understanding the unconscious, both individual and collective."
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(503) 546-0028
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Portland, Oregon 97219
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"I'm a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice for the past 15 years. My approach is holistic and integrative, with a balance between Eastern and Western perspectives on achieving and maintaining emotional well-being, disease prevention, and healing. Each patient's chemistry is unique, as should every treatment be. Psychotherapy and medication management are the mainstays of my practice for a diverse range of issues. I have a special interest in Jungian psychoanalysis (archetypal patterns, mythic symbols, synchronicity, dreams) as a way of understanding the unconscious, both individual and collective."
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Portland, Oregon 97201
"As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I provide psychiatric evaluation, and ongoing medication management for patients 18 and older. I will be adding adolescent and teen services 14 and up early next year. I hold two masters degrees, one in Counseling Psychology through Pacific University (2005) and the other a Master of Nursing with focus of life span psychiatry (2016). My work has led me through numerous levels of mental health care; outpatient, inpatient medical as psychiatry liaison, inpatient psychiatry, and emergency department. Now I'm entering Sunstone for private practice. "
Bipolar Disorder
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Portland, Oregon 97201
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"As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I provide psychiatric evaluation, and ongoing medication management for patients 18 and older. I will be adding adolescent and teen services 14 and up early next year. I hold two masters degrees, one in Counseling Psychology through Pacific University (2005) and the other a Master of Nursing with focus of life span psychiatry (2016). My work has led me through numerous levels of mental health care; outpatient, inpatient medical as psychiatry liaison, inpatient psychiatry, and emergency department. Now I'm entering Sunstone for private practice. "
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"As a mental health provider, 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 integrative, holistic care for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, stress management, insomnia, smoking cessation and post acute withdrawal symptoms from substance use. "
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"As a mental health provider, 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 integrative, holistic care for bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, stress management, insomnia, smoking cessation and post acute withdrawal symptoms from substance use. "
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I have been appointed a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2015) in recognition of my dedication and service to the field of mental health treatment. I am a Double-Boarded Psychiatrist (Adult in 2009, '19 and Forensic in 2011, '19) with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. I am a Medical Doctor (MD) specializing in mental health. I am an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, substance use and personality disorders."
Bipolar Disorder
(503) 308-4505
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Portland, Oregon 97205
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"I have been appointed a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (2015) in recognition of my dedication and service to the field of mental health treatment. I am a Double-Boarded Psychiatrist (Adult in 2009, '19 and Forensic in 2011, '19) with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. I am a Medical Doctor (MD) specializing in mental health. I am an expert in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, substance use and personality disorders."
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Portland, Oregon 97219
"My primary treatment focus is the use of education, medication, and therapy to treat and manage symptoms of emotional distress such as depression, anxiety, grief, fear, insomnia and inattention. I believe that psychiatric medication in combination with therapy is an invaluable tool to help reach personal recovery. In practical application this means helping you feel better!"
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"My primary treatment focus is the use of education, medication, and therapy to treat and manage symptoms of emotional distress such as depression, anxiety, grief, fear, insomnia and inattention. I believe that psychiatric medication in combination with therapy is an invaluable tool to help reach personal recovery. In practical application this means helping you feel better!"
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Portland, Oregon 97239
"I work in collaborative partnership with individuals who are seeking to regain or retain industry and autonomy in their lives, to identify and achieve their goals, and to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I have experience in treating difficult symptoms related to personality, mood, thoughts, trauma, anxiety, OCD, neurocognition, and autism, as well as working with people in recovery. I work with adults of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I fundamentally believe that healing happens in relationship and that authenticity, curiosity, empathy, and compassion are the cornerstones of helpful clinical relationships."
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Portland, Oregon 97239
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"I work in collaborative partnership with individuals who are seeking to regain or retain industry and autonomy in their lives, to identify and achieve their goals, and to improve their relationships with themselves and others. I have experience in treating difficult symptoms related to personality, mood, thoughts, trauma, anxiety, OCD, neurocognition, and autism, as well as working with people in recovery. I work with adults of all ages and diverse backgrounds. I fundamentally believe that healing happens in relationship and that authenticity, curiosity, empathy, and compassion are the cornerstones of helpful clinical relationships."
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"Nichole is Your Mental Health Expert. She seeks to promote holistic mental health and create hope, health and healing by working with you. She practices Integrative Psychiatry to help you identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and contributors to symptoms of depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, brain fog, fatigue, and other contemporary mental health conditions. Integrative Psychiatry is a personalized approach to mental health that uses functional medicine and traditional psychiatry to identify and treat core imbalances which affect your brain, body, and life. "
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"Nichole is Your Mental Health Expert. She seeks to promote holistic mental health and create hope, health and healing by working with you. She practices Integrative Psychiatry to help you identify and treat the underlying cause(s) and contributors to symptoms of depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, brain fog, fatigue, and other contemporary mental health conditions. Integrative Psychiatry is a personalized approach to mental health that uses functional medicine and traditional psychiatry to identify and treat core imbalances which affect your brain, body, and life. "
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Portland, Oregon 97219
"My goal is to partner with individuals to relieve emotional pain and suffering. We all encounter periods of emotional turmoil in our lives that may lead to feelings of isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. During these times, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find solutions to problems on our own. By fostering a safe environment for sharing, employing psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and medication when needed, I endeavor to empower others to find a greater sense of emotional flexibility, discover new solutions to old problems, invigorate relationships, achieve peace of mind and to experience enduring change."
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Portland, Oregon 97219
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"My goal is to partner with individuals to relieve emotional pain and suffering. We all encounter periods of emotional turmoil in our lives that may lead to feelings of isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. During these times, it is difficult, if not impossible, to find solutions to problems on our own. By fostering a safe environment for sharing, employing psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and medication when needed, I endeavor to empower others to find a greater sense of emotional flexibility, discover new solutions to old problems, invigorate relationships, achieve peace of mind and to experience enduring change."
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I work with patients committed to personal growth across their adult lifespan. In individual psychotherapy and medication management, I am dedicated to empowering clients within their unique lives and relationships. I'm honored to hear and interpret your lived experience, bearing witness to the tableau of human interdependence in your life, and promoting change through engagement, warmth, and connection. I am committed to what makes us all human: improved relationships with each other; and I am honored to help people heal and thrive, from trauma to joy. "
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"I work with patients committed to personal growth across their adult lifespan. In individual psychotherapy and medication management, I am dedicated to empowering clients within their unique lives and relationships. I'm honored to hear and interpret your lived experience, bearing witness to the tableau of human interdependence in your life, and promoting change through engagement, warmth, and connection. I am committed to what makes us all human: improved relationships with each other; and I am honored to help people heal and thrive, from trauma to joy. "
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I serve patients in Oregon, Utah and Colorado where I am licensed. I conduct initial evaluations, med management, and therapy exclusively online. I have been in the field of nursing since 2010. For 5 years, I worked as a trauma nurse in Austin, TX. That work helped me discover my speciality, and in 2015 I pursued my Masters in Nursing, completing my graduate work in 2017 to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). "
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"I serve patients in Oregon, Utah and Colorado where I am licensed. I conduct initial evaluations, med management, and therapy exclusively online. I have been in the field of nursing since 2010. For 5 years, I worked as a trauma nurse in Austin, TX. That work helped me discover my speciality, and in 2015 I pursued my Masters in Nursing, completing my graduate work in 2017 to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). "
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Portland, Oregon 97205
"I value your input in tailoring treatment to your needs, whether it be medication management with therapy, or medication management alone. If you like, I will integrate treatment with your other providers. I offer GeneSight genetic testing to see what medications will work for you. If you want to know more, please discuss this with me at your appointment."
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(971) 544-8220
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Portland, Oregon 97205
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"I value your input in tailoring treatment to your needs, whether it be medication management with therapy, or medication management alone. If you like, I will integrate treatment with your other providers. I offer GeneSight genetic testing to see what medications will work for you. If you want to know more, please discuss this with me at your appointment."
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"Now accepting new clients. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in the state of Oregon. I offer various types of therapy, counseling, and medication management. At Aspire Telepsychiatry, I offer offer weekly, after hours, and weekend appointments. Using telehealth allows me to offer very flexible hours, so you can be seen at your convenience from the comfort of your own home. "
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"Now accepting new clients. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) licensed in the state of Oregon. I offer various types of therapy, counseling, and medication management. At Aspire Telepsychiatry, I offer offer weekly, after hours, and weekend appointments. Using telehealth allows me to offer very flexible hours, so you can be seen at your convenience from the comfort of your own home. "

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Southwest, Portland or for a Southwest, Portland bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Southwest, Portland. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Southwest, Portland. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Southwest, Portland bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Southwest, Portland and Southwest, Portland bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Southwest, Portland, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Southwest, Portland is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Southwest, Portland Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in Southwest, Portland has many sub specialties including pediatric psychiatry (so check for Southwest, Portland child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Southwest, Portland). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Southwest, Portland, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have a MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. Southwest, Portland Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.