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Dr. Emma Oswald

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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. Emma Oswald
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