Samantha Guijarro, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP, PMHNP, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98103
"Being a nurse practitioner allows me to deliver integrative interventions on an individual basis. I provide a holistic approach to treating mental health issues using evidence-based practices by combining various psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatric medications when appropriate. I offer psychopharmacological education and management to assess efficacy, tolerability, and monitor for possible risks. I am client-centered and interweave individual strengths into a treatment plan to promote wellness. I encourage individuals to have an active voice in their treatment. I will work with you to build a trusting therapeutic alliance by listening, understanding and providing support to achieve advantageous change."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 462-5874
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98103
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Being a nurse practitioner allows me to deliver integrative interventions on an individual basis. I provide a holistic approach to treating mental health issues using evidence-based practices by combining various psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatric medications when appropriate. I offer psychopharmacological education and management to assess efficacy, tolerability, and monitor for possible risks. I am client-centered and interweave individual strengths into a treatment plan to promote wellness. I encourage individuals to have an active voice in their treatment. I will work with you to build a trusting therapeutic alliance by listening, understanding and providing support to achieve advantageous change."
Naomi R True, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, PMHNP-B
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98144
"I provide psychiatric evaluation and diagnoses along with medication management for individuals and families across the lifespan including children, adolescents, and adults and older adults. I also have a very therapeutic approach and work closely with clients on developing healthy coping skills, navigating stress and healing from past trauma. I have a very open interactive approach with the goal of empowering clients to participate fully in their healing process."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(425) 230-3599 x1
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98144
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I provide psychiatric evaluation and diagnoses along with medication management for individuals and families across the lifespan including children, adolescents, and adults and older adults. I also have a very therapeutic approach and work closely with clients on developing healthy coping skills, navigating stress and healing from past trauma. I have a very open interactive approach with the goal of empowering clients to participate fully in their healing process."
Sasha Waring, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98119
"I became a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist so that I could dedicate my professional life to helping individuals of all ages, as well as families and communities, overcome challenges and achieve greater enjoyment and meaning in their lives. I treat people of all ages, tailoring psychotherapy and/or medication treatments to their unique needs and desires. Depending on your situation, I can work closely with your other providers, such as a therapist or primary care doctor, or I can be your primary mental health clinician. Regardless, I am dedicated to helping you get well and stay well. Read more at www.waringmd.com."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 488-1453
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98119
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I became a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist so that I could dedicate my professional life to helping individuals of all ages, as well as families and communities, overcome challenges and achieve greater enjoyment and meaning in their lives. I treat people of all ages, tailoring psychotherapy and/or medication treatments to their unique needs and desires. Depending on your situation, I can work closely with your other providers, such as a therapist or primary care doctor, or I can be your primary mental health clinician. Regardless, I am dedicated to helping you get well and stay well. Read more at www.waringmd.com."
Laura Donnell, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98109
"Welcome! I am a board certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained in psychiatric medication management and therapy. Whether you are interested in finding a medication prescriber who can continue a treatment regimen that is already working well, seeking psychiatric services for the first time, or rectifying improper diagnosis and/or treatment, I am excited to work with you to achieve your goals. Many people suffer for months or years because anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or a myriad of other mental health problems have been improperly diagnosed or undiagnosed altogether."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98109
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Welcome! I am a board certified family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner trained in psychiatric medication management and therapy. Whether you are interested in finding a medication prescriber who can continue a treatment regimen that is already working well, seeking psychiatric services for the first time, or rectifying improper diagnosis and/or treatment, I am excited to work with you to achieve your goals. Many people suffer for months or years because anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or a myriad of other mental health problems have been improperly diagnosed or undiagnosed altogether."
Casilda Jennings Vigil, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, F-PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98119
"I am a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I serve people of all ages and backgrounds providing comprehensive mental health and psychiatric care. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your schedule. I can offer telemedicine services to established clients. I also offer the opportunity to engage in “walking therapy” when an office seems too confining or formal. "
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 202-4024
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98119
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I serve people of all ages and backgrounds providing comprehensive mental health and psychiatric care. Treatment is tailored to your individual needs. I offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your schedule. I can offer telemedicine services to established clients. I also offer the opportunity to engage in “walking therapy” when an office seems too confining or formal. "
Rebecca Burson, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, DO
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98119
"Are you experiencing TRANSITION, TRAUMA or LOSS or the challenges of a mental health disorder? My passion is to partner with you to GROW and reach your POTENTIAL. As a Board Certified PSYCHIATRIST (physician), I not only value wellness by optimizing options like therapy, exercise, sleep, nutrition and spirituality but have over a decade of training to safely and effectively prescribe medications when appropriate. My expert skill set and treatment approach effectively combine science, soul and your story so I can UNIQUELY work with you. I offer CONVENIENT appointments from the comfort of your home or work using telepsychiatry. "
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 309-6327
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98119
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Are you experiencing TRANSITION, TRAUMA or LOSS or the challenges of a mental health disorder? My passion is to partner with you to GROW and reach your POTENTIAL. As a Board Certified PSYCHIATRIST (physician), I not only value wellness by optimizing options like therapy, exercise, sleep, nutrition and spirituality but have over a decade of training to safely and effectively prescribe medications when appropriate. My expert skill set and treatment approach effectively combine science, soul and your story so I can UNIQUELY work with you. I offer CONVENIENT appointments from the comfort of your home or work using telepsychiatry. "
Amanda Hapenny, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98107
"I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), and I am dedicated to developing collaborative relationships with my clients. My approach is integrative and reconciles my client's goals with effective therapeutic treatment options. I treat all my clients with respect and partner with them to create a personalized, comprehensive, and sustainable treatment plan that strives to improve their quality of life. I am currently taking new patients at my practice."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 429-8007
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98107
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), and I am dedicated to developing collaborative relationships with my clients. My approach is integrative and reconciles my client's goals with effective therapeutic treatment options. I treat all my clients with respect and partner with them to create a personalized, comprehensive, and sustainable treatment plan that strives to improve their quality of life. I am currently taking new patients at my practice."
Annelise Joslin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, BSN, MA
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98107
"I am a board-certified Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a focus on dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and mental health disorders. Many of my years as a registered nurse were spent working in detoxification centers and substance abuse treatment centers. I continued my career working with child & adolescent mental health, medication assisted substance abuse treatment, ADHD & adult mental health. As your provider, I will partner with you to establish a realistic plan for recovery. My practice will open in the next 6 months and I look forward to working with you!"
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98107
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board-certified Lifespan Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a focus on dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and mental health disorders. Many of my years as a registered nurse were spent working in detoxification centers and substance abuse treatment centers. I continued my career working with child & adolescent mental health, medication assisted substance abuse treatment, ADHD & adult mental health. As your provider, I will partner with you to establish a realistic plan for recovery. My practice will open in the next 6 months and I look forward to working with you!"
Annabelle Simpson, MD, PLLC, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98119
"Dr. Annabelle Simpson graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently, completed a General Psychiatry residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Simpson further enhanced her expertise by engaging in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Fellowship at University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital. During her tenure at the Medical University of South Carolina and University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Simpson conducted research, trained clinicians and published in the area of Cultural Psychiatry. She adheres to a clinical style inclusive of cultural identity i.e., ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, spirituality, family."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 866-2682
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98119
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Dr. Annabelle Simpson graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently, completed a General Psychiatry residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Simpson further enhanced her expertise by engaging in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Fellowship at University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital. During her tenure at the Medical University of South Carolina and University of Washington/ Seattle Children's Hospital, Dr. Simpson conducted research, trained clinicians and published in the area of Cultural Psychiatry. She adheres to a clinical style inclusive of cultural identity i.e., ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, spirituality, family."
Claire A Tilley, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98115
"I am a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and earned my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Washington. The services I provide include comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based medication management, and supportive therapy. I am experienced in helping people with anxiety, depression, panic, bipolar disorders, psychotic symptoms, PTSD, memory impairment, and drug and alcohol use concerns. I appreciate the unique strengths and insights that all people develop through their life experiences."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 489-2964
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98115
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), and earned my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Washington. The services I provide include comprehensive psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based medication management, and supportive therapy. I am experienced in helping people with anxiety, depression, panic, bipolar disorders, psychotic symptoms, PTSD, memory impairment, and drug and alcohol use concerns. I appreciate the unique strengths and insights that all people develop through their life experiences."
Sonia Nikolova, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, MN, ARNP, ACT
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98102
"NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. I offer an integrated approach of medication management and psychotherapy to adults. I will work with you towards clear goals to achieve mental wellness. I recommend medications if they are helpful and necessary for your healing, but I see them as only one part towards mental wellness. PLEASE NOTE: I prescribe controlled substances as a last resort once we have a well-established relationship, and with a verifiable record that other alternatives have failed. I aspire to create a sense of safety through empathy and non-judgment that will help us explore your challenges and facilitate healing."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 745-3021
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98102
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. I offer an integrated approach of medication management and psychotherapy to adults. I will work with you towards clear goals to achieve mental wellness. I recommend medications if they are helpful and necessary for your healing, but I see them as only one part towards mental wellness. PLEASE NOTE: I prescribe controlled substances as a last resort once we have a well-established relationship, and with a verifiable record that other alternatives have failed. I aspire to create a sense of safety through empathy and non-judgment that will help us explore your challenges and facilitate healing."
Robert Brian Noonan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98107
"I am a board-certified Psychiatric ARNP with Prescriptive Authority. I have provided psychiatric care for over 15 years, including medication management and therapy. I specialize in Adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, and alcohol use disorders."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 981-3110
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98107
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board-certified Psychiatric ARNP with Prescriptive Authority. I have provided psychiatric care for over 15 years, including medication management and therapy. I specialize in Adult ADHD, depression, anxiety, and alcohol use disorders."
Julie Nugent-Carney, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98116
"I am a doctorally prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, helping families cope with change, from childbirth to end-of-life. I provide life coaching and assist people with managing life transitions and relationship challenges. I've treated patients with a wide variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, personality disorder, insomnia and other common psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to prescribing medications when necessary, my focus with psychotherapy is to assist people with achieving their goals."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 432-0471
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98116
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a doctorally prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and have been a registered nurse for over 20 years, helping families cope with change, from childbirth to end-of-life. I provide life coaching and assist people with managing life transitions and relationship challenges. I've treated patients with a wide variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, personality disorder, insomnia and other common psychiatric diagnoses. In addition to prescribing medications when necessary, my focus with psychotherapy is to assist people with achieving their goals."
Katherine Elisabeth Reid, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP, NPP, PMHNP-B
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98188
"I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in Washington. I offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and medication management. I also provide supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with prescribing medication."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 203-1894
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98188
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in Washington. I offer comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis, and medication management. I also provide supportive psychotherapy in conjunction with prescribing medication."
Michelle Zipperman, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD, MS
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98103
"Dr. Zipperman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist graduating from the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency and Loma Linda School of Medicine. Balanced Living Psychiatry is built on the understanding that happiness, peace of mind, and overall wellness is found at the intersection of healthy living, strong coping skills/ self-care, insight oriented therapy and when needed, psychiatric medications. Dr. Zipperman adopts the approach of integrative psychiatry, providing medication management and psychotherapy interventions but also building a team of providers for her patients including highly specialized psychotherapists, yoga/mindfulness/meditation teachers, Naturopathic Doctors, and the patient's own Primary Care Physicians."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 914-9254
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98103
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Dr. Zipperman is a Board Certified Psychiatrist graduating from the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency and Loma Linda School of Medicine. Balanced Living Psychiatry is built on the understanding that happiness, peace of mind, and overall wellness is found at the intersection of healthy living, strong coping skills/ self-care, insight oriented therapy and when needed, psychiatric medications. Dr. Zipperman adopts the approach of integrative psychiatry, providing medication management and psychotherapy interventions but also building a team of providers for her patients including highly specialized psychotherapists, yoga/mindfulness/meditation teachers, Naturopathic Doctors, and the patient's own Primary Care Physicians."
Mindful Cathy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MS, ARNP, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98103
"My practice is currently full and am unable to take new med management patients at this time. If you'd like to be on a waitlist if a space opens up, please contact me through my website at www.mindfulcathy.com. Treatment - we meet initially to together with you to help identify a diagnostic framework and help manage your psychiatric symptoms and issues in a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic space. We can review together available treatment options, including psychiatric medications, as well as other evidence-based interventions such as regular counseling, movement/exercise, nutrition, expressive arts and mindfulness practices."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 966-6039
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98103
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"My practice is currently full and am unable to take new med management patients at this time. If you'd like to be on a waitlist if a space opens up, please contact me through my website at www.mindfulcathy.com. Treatment - we meet initially to together with you to help identify a diagnostic framework and help manage your psychiatric symptoms and issues in a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic space. We can review together available treatment options, including psychiatric medications, as well as other evidence-based interventions such as regular counseling, movement/exercise, nutrition, expressive arts and mindfulness practices."
Jacqueline Marcell-Koledin, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, ARNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Seattle, Washington 98116
"As an experienced practitioner I believe in cultivating an alliance that is based on a integrated approach and viewing concerns through a holistic lens. Treatment may involve; (TMS) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, medication management and or therapy. The best outcomes are reached when we create a treatment plan that is informed by your understanding of what works best for you. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your optimal wellness."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 673-2408
Verified
Seattle, Washington 98116
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"As an experienced practitioner I believe in cultivating an alliance that is based on a integrated approach and viewing concerns through a holistic lens. Treatment may involve; (TMS) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, medication management and or therapy. The best outcomes are reached when we create a treatment plan that is informed by your understanding of what works best for you. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your optimal wellness."
Ashley Harmon, M.D., Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Seattle, Washington 98112
"Each person, child or adult, is growing and changing in a unique way. Biology, psychology, and social circumstances are all important in treating individuals, couples, and families. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychotherapy for children, family therapy, and conservative psychopharmacology."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 557-6062
Seattle, Washington 98112
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Each person, child or adult, is growing and changing in a unique way. Biology, psychology, and social circumstances are all important in treating individuals, couples, and families. I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches including psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychotherapy for children, family therapy, and conservative psychopharmacology."
Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, LLC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP, RN
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98117
"NEW PATIENT OPENINGS - ONLY FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA. Dementia/Geriatric Psychiatry, Wholistic Mental Health, Bredesen Protocol for Reversing Cognitive Decline Specialist. Dr. Sadak is a conservative prescriber and a therapist with over a decade experience in supporting people living with dementia and their families. She uses variety of therapeutic modalities to help older adults and their family caregivers in optimizing mood, achieving a peace of mind, maintaining cognition and improving quality of life (medications, psychotherapy, medicinal foods, hypnosis, biofeedback, neurofeedback). She was recognized by Seattle Met Magazine among the top specialists in geriatric psychiatry in 2017."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 745-6309
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98117
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"NEW PATIENT OPENINGS - ONLY FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA. Dementia/Geriatric Psychiatry, Wholistic Mental Health, Bredesen Protocol for Reversing Cognitive Decline Specialist. Dr. Sadak is a conservative prescriber and a therapist with over a decade experience in supporting people living with dementia and their families. She uses variety of therapeutic modalities to help older adults and their family caregivers in optimizing mood, achieving a peace of mind, maintaining cognition and improving quality of life (medications, psychotherapy, medicinal foods, hypnosis, biofeedback, neurofeedback). She was recognized by Seattle Met Magazine among the top specialists in geriatric psychiatry in 2017."
Diane Hutcheson, Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse, ARNP, MA, MN, PMHCS, BC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98116
"Women and men are often stuck, stressed and feel trapped in their life. Many people use things that just do not work any longer. I help them to balance body, brain, mind, and spirit. I like to use what works. It is necessary to reduce emotional distress and discomfort. I use various methods to evaluate including: interviewing, listening, DNA testing, lab tests, metabolic, brain, and nutrition assessments. Nutritional supplements, exercise, medications, and hypnotherapy are used to rebalance and reduce stress. Coping skills and lifestyle change are necessary to live in health. Are you up for it? If so call me."
Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
(206) 455-7302
Verified
Office is near:
Seattle, Washington 98116
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Sleep or Insomnia
Motivational Interviewing
"Women and men are often stuck, stressed and feel trapped in their life. Many people use things that just do not work any longer. I help them to balance body, brain, mind, and spirit. I like to use what works. It is necessary to reduce emotional distress and discomfort. I use various methods to evaluate including: interviewing, listening, DNA testing, lab tests, metabolic, brain, and nutrition assessments. Nutritional supplements, exercise, medications, and hypnotherapy are used to rebalance and reduce stress. Coping skills and lifestyle change are necessary to live in health. Are you up for it? If so call me."

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What is a Sleep Disorder or Insomnia?

Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness in Seattle from time to time. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking up too early. If it takes you thirty minutes or more to fall asleep, or you're awake for thirty minutes or more during the night at least three times a week-for a month or more-you're likely suffering from insomnia.

Insomnia has major effects on mood as well as alertness. It is also a classic symptom of depression.

The most effective treatments for chronic insomnia are behavioral techniques that eliminate sleep anxiety and allow the body's own sleep cycle to kick in. It may require as little as doing nothing. But Sleep specialists in Seattle or psychiatrists who specialize in sleep in Seattle, or simply a Seattle sleep psychiatrist, can help. Likewise, insomnia specialists in Seattle or psychiatrists who specialize in insomnia in Seattle, or simply a Seattle insomnia psychiatrist, can help.

Sleep disorders may include sleep apnea, narcolepsy or simply chronic snoring.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

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

Seattle Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Seattle specialize in age groups (so check for Seattle child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Seattle). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Seattle, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Seattle Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.