Meet Marisa

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Services: Therapy and Medication

States: Oregon and Washington

Ages: 14+

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, 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 we will:

→ Explore underlying roots of emotions, relationship patterns, and life challenges
→ Fine-tune medications to prioritize safety and wellness
→ Reestablish trust and confidence in yourself


Pregnancy & Postpartum

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

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