Our team of independent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are all board certified and have a range of clinical experience. They are all able to prescribe psychiatric medications, if necessary, and provide supportive therapy. For help with selecting a suitable provider, review each practitioners "Areas of focus" or contact us directly.
Dr. Eliza Brink (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am an experienced nurse practitioner who can provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments, diagnose and prescribe medication. I have a specific interest in working with adolescents and young adults, ages 14 years and older. I can help you make informed decisions regarding treatment decisions and symptom management. I find that medication can be an extremely helpful tool for a multitude of mental health concerns. I am committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to all of my clients, individualized to their specific needs and expectations.
Areas of focus: depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, panic disorder, postpartum depression, adjustment disorders and self-esteem.
Dr. Cate Gerrity (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner with a passion for patient-centered care. I'm an active and compassionate listener. I hold a holistic view of mental healthcare, and am thorough in working with my patients to determine best next steps for them. I believe the best care happens when patient and provider work together as a team. I offer evidence-based practice recommendations, with treatment plans tailored to each patient’s need and comfort.
Most recently, I worked at The Everett Clinic as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. My population focus was children and young adults. I have a particular interest in anxiety disorders and supporting those navigating life changes (graduating, new careers, etc), and see patients aged 14-40.
Areas of focus: anxiety, panic, OCD, grief, PTSD, stress, navigating life transitions, ADHD, adjustment disorder, depression and de-prescribing (assisting patients in reducing or stopping medications if appropriate). NOTE: I am not doing initial ADHD evaluations at this time.
Dr. Grace Martin (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I have been working as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner since 2017. Prior to joining Spruce, I was employed at Pacific Medical Centers alongside other primary care providers and medical specialists. Finding the right diagnosis is foundational to successful treatment, which is why I devote significant time and care to get this right. Once familiarizing myself with your symptoms and life experiences, my primary goal is to explore a medication that will alleviate symptoms without causing bothersome side effects. While medications are important, it is only one piece of your overall mental health. I may advise my clients to make lifestyle modifications or seek additional testing. Achieving mental well-being takes intentional time and effort, and I partner best with those who are willing to meet me halfway. I would be honored to partner with you in this journey.
Areas of focus: depression, bipolar, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and adjustment disorder. NOTE: While I can treat these diagnoses, if you have been frequently hospitalized, I may not have the resources to safely support you in a private practice setting. I also work with clients age 18 and up.
Dr. Lizzy Shevins (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who can provide psychiatric assessments,
diagnose, and prescribe medication for a range of psychiatric conditions. I can also assist with deprescribing of medication. I work collaboratively with my clients to create treatment plans that are safe, effective, and evidence based. In addition to prescribing medication, I work to build hope and resilience by encouraging the use of coping skills and increased self-awareness.
Prior to joining Spruce, I worked in the inpatient psychiatry units as a registered nurse at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. I also teach at the University of Washington as a clinical instructor in the Nursing program. I have a particular interest in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and OCD. My practice is open to new clients ages 14+ and I look forward to working with you!
Areas of focus: ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, insomnia, OCD and PTSD.
Dr. Jennifer Hogan (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner dedicated to developing trusting, collaborative, and effective working relationships with my clients. I believe in utilizing a holistic approach to mental health which can include psychotherapy, lifestyle and environmental modifications, and medication when necessary. The primary services I offer include comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and diagnosis, medication management, as well as psychoeducation and brief therapeutic interventions. I rely heavily on the shared decision-making model of care and recognize and value of each client’s unique experiences. I will work together with you to create a tailored and evidenced-based treatment plan to optimize functioning and improve overall wellness.
Prior to joining Spruce, I worked in community mental health as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner treating children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of treatment programs. I have additional training and supervision working with children and adolescents and have worked in teams collaborating with families, schools, therapists, and primary care providers. I am specifically interested in the care of children, adolescents, and young adults.
Areas of focus: ADHD, adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, navigating life transitions, and de-prescribing (assisting patients in reducing or stopping medications if appropriate). Ages 6- 30.
Dr. Trevor Brown (He/Him/His) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner focused on providing collaborative, holistic, and goal-oriented care. I have worked in mental health for the last 10 years at Harborview Medical Center and Fairfax Behavioral Health.
My approach to treatment emphasizes improving self-esteem, enhancing meaning, and reducing suffering. I have an in-depth knowledge of psychiatric medications and their ability to increase energy, reduce symptoms, and improve daily functioning. However, medications are only one aspect of treatment. My approach also focuses on improving sleep, enhancing nutrition, and promoting physical fitness. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing, which I use to address issues with relationships, anxiety, and life transitions. I look forward to working together soon.
Areas of focus: ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, OCD, PTSD, self-esteem and thought disorders. I work with clients 14 and up.
Dr. Emma Oswald (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
Voted Top ARNP in Psychiatry (Seattle Met Magazine 2022)
I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with both a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. I am licensed in WA state with full prescriptive authority. I have worked in the field of mental health for the last 10 years in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, telehealth, psychiatric inpatient settings, partial hospitalization programs, memory care, and providing in-home ABA therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In addition to medication management, I use an Internal Family Systems (IFS) lens to approach healing. IFS is a non-pathologizing, transformative, and evidence-based psychotherapy that guides individuals toward access and love of their inner protective and wounded parts. This includes exploration of thoughts, feelings, sensations, and imagery. In addition to IFS, I draw from narrative therapy and other somatically oriented approaches including mindfulness and Vipassana meditation, and I am fascinated by the transformation that can occur when we become curious about the body’s wisdom. I feel deeply honored to do this work, and I acknowledge the courage and risk it requires for an individual to both seek guidance and lean into deeper understanding.
Areas of focus: anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, PTSD, stress, loneliness, navigating life transitions, ADHD, adjustment disorders, gender affirming care. Ages 14 to 35.
Dr. Grace Kwon (She/Her/Hers) DNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner whose primary services include psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing, medication management, and psychoeducation. While medications might not be ideal in all situations, they may be helpful and improve quality of life. I value working collaboratively with my clients to create an individualized treatment plan that best suits their needs. My goal is to provide care that helps decrease symptoms, improve wellness and sustain recovery while respecting their culture, preferences, and values.
Before joining Spruce, I worked in a variety of psychiatric inpatient settings. My career has given me the privilege to work in various settings caring for individuals from diverse cultures, for which I am thankful. I am bilingual in Korean and English and currently accepting new clients 18 years and older.
Areas of focus: Depression (including postpartum), Bipolar, Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Insomnia, PTSD, Adjustment Disorder, ADHD, Addictive Disorders, Medication Prescribing and Deprescribing.
We are excited to announce that we have more outstanding
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners starting the Fall of 2022.
Please contact us if you would like to know more.