Talking Twenties

Online Psychiatric & Coaching Services

Meet Marisa

Hi, I’m Marisa, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and the founder of Talking Twenties. Throughout my academic and professional careers, I have seen young adults struggle to find mental health care that fits their needs and goals. My aim is to help bridge that gap by providing high-quality and compassionate care tailored for this challenging phase of every person’s life.

I have experience treating most mental health conditions, but specialize in treating bipolar, trauma, anxiety, depression and mental health issues during pregnancy. These may be names you’ve heard before, but if you’re unsure what is going on, I can help.

I work with people facing challenges who want to reclaim and revitalize their lives.

In session with me you can expect to:

→ Explore underlying roots of emotions, relationship patterns, and life challenges
→ Take away practical solutions for tackling the symptoms getting in your way
→ Reestablish trust and confidence in yourself

Medication & Therapy Services Provided In:

Oregon and Washington (with more on the way!)

Licenses & Education

License: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) by Oregon & Washington Boards of Nursing

Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) national board certification in psychiatric nursing

Education: Master of Nursing (MN) and Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) from Oregon Health & Sciences University.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Washington University in St. Louis
Additional Training

Reproductive Psychiatry: Postpartum Support International and Mass General Hospital Center for Women’s Health

Sleep: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) through the VA

Psychopharmacology: NEI, Psych Congress, and the Carlat Report

Meet Zach

Hi, I’m Zach, a co-founder of Talking Twenties. As I exit my twenties, I often reflect on the choices I made and paths I took to get where I am today. There were countless moments over the past decade where I could have used real, tangible advice from someone recently in my shoes. However, I found that few resources and “coaching services” were tailored specifically to young adults and the things we hope to achieve. My goal is to fill this void with practical and meaningful coaching derived from my personal, professional, and academic experiences.

So whether you’re looking to make a professional leap, hoping to get into that dream school, trying to build the courage to ask for a raise, or simply looking to create better balance in your life, we will work together to achieve your goals.

Professional Experience

Over the course of my career, I have had experience as a product marketing manager, account lead, writer, editor and creative strategist. I have helped global brands like Nike, Red Bull and Gatorade concept, build and deliver innovative products and campaigns.

But the vast majority of my knowledge was built not through what I accomplished, but what I learned from some of the toughest challenges. I have led cross-functional teams, and myself, through lots of difficult problems. Sometimes, I found success. Other times, I failed. Now, I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned – even the bad stuff!


Master of Business Administration
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
– Full Merit Scholarship
– President of Michigan Marketing Club

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Stanford University

Writing Chops

→ Former Editor in Chief of The Stanford Daily, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious student newspapers

→ Perfect essay scores on SAT and GRE

→ Published work in The Stanford Daily, ESPN, and my personal blog

→ Trained by University of Michigan Ross School of Business in resume development and revision

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