Meet Marisa

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Hi, I’m Marisa, a psychiatric nurse practitioner and the founder of Talking Twenties. I believe people in early adulthood deserve high-quality and compassionate care tailored for this challenging phase of every person’s life. Your twenties (and thirties) can be awesome. Let’s make it happen for you.

I am straightforward in my approach, listen carefully and work at your pace. In treatment, I attempt to balance my expertise– the science supporting medication decisions– with your own expertise– your body and mind.

At the core, I work with people who are struggling and want to reclaim their lives. If you don’t know what’s going on, I’m happy to guide you on your path to finding out.

My pronouns are: she/her/hers

I provide: Medication Management and Therapy

I see clients in: Oregon & Washington

I see ages: 15+

I accept: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Regence, Premera, Moda, Aetna and PacificSource.

Therapy Specialties:

Big life changes (e.g. starting school, entering the workforce, relationships and new parenthood)

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

Medication Management Specialities: 

Mental health in pregnancy & postpartum

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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