children, adolescents, & adults in the treatment of anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, and ADHD.
I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with prescriptive authority practicing in Portland, Oregon. PMHNPs are advanced practice nurses with graduate training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders. I see clients, ages 5 years to 64 years, for medication management who are actively engaged and meeting regularly with therapists, with whom I can work closely. I also do some combination medication & therapy appointments. I do not do disability evaluations.
I believe in assisting my clients (and families) to make positive, healthy, and useful choices for themselves; and in assisting them to discover different, more effective approaches to their lives. I use a collaborative approach to teach coping skills and change techniques – working with clients, their families, therapist, and primary care providers. I utilize medication as well as many theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Supportive therapy. As a licensee of the Oregon Board of Nursing and the Washington Board of Nursing, I abide by their Code of Ethics.
I would welcome a call to discuss setting up an initial evaluation for medication or individual therapy. You may reach me at (503) 679-6470. Please leave a message including good times to reach you and insurance information.
Catherine Samson, MS, MPH, PMHNP-BC