Larissa Birndorf, MSW, PMHNP-BC

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Welcome and thank you for making the decision to explore your emotional health and wellness! I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). This means I completed advanced education and training to provide compassionate psychiatric services through brief therapeutic interventions and the prescription of psychiatric medications when indicated.

My initial training was completed at the University of California, Los Angeles where I earned a graduate degree in the field of social work. This contributed to the foundation of my practice philosophy - the importance of building therapeutic rapport, listening with an empathetic ear, meeting people "where they're at," and supporting clients in achieving the quality of life they desire through collaborative and holistic care. 

In an effort to further my ability to provide supportive services, I later went on to complete specialized training at Oregon Health & Science University and received an advanced practice nursing degree - expanding my scope of practice to include the prescription of psychiatric medications. I value the utilization of clinical research, carefully weighing risk vs. benefit regarding medications and take a conservative approach to prescribing when indicated. 

I accept BlueCross BlueShield, First Choice, PacificSource, Moda, and Aetna. I can see clients out-of-network and on a cash pay basis as well.   

 

Annie Hood, MA, PMHNP-BC

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Hello and thank you for your interest!  I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), providing psychiatric services to adults ages 18 and older.  A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed advanced medical training so as to be able to provide specialized care with an independent scope of practice.  My specialty is Psychiatry and Mental Health.  I provide services focused on the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a variety of mental and behavioral health concerns.  I prescribe medications and provide brief psychotherapy or counseling.  While my work is similar to a psychiatrist’s in many ways, my approach comes from a nursing tradition: placing a high value on the autonomy of those with whom I work and an appreciation of the individual in the context of their larger lives.  

I received my advanced practice training at Oregon Health & Science University, graduating with an MSN.  I am Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a lifespan Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). My licensure in the state of Oregon permits me to provide psychiatric care, including the prescription of medications for mental health concerns.  As a PMHNP, I have worked with young people experiencing first episodes of psychosis, folks with criminal justice involvement in community and corrections settings, with students in a college health center, and in substance use treatment settings. I specialize in treating mood issues, psychosis, anxiety, trauma, and medication-assisted treatments for substance use. My approach is very client-centered, warm and collaborative, utilizing supportive and brief psychotherapies alongside evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic interventions to support an individual’s goals for mental health.

Currently, I am accepting BCBS, PacificSource, First Choice Health Network PPO as well as cash pay and out-of-network patients. 

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