Hello, my name is Nancy Turner ARNP. I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner. I am licensed to perform assessments, manage and prescribe medication, and discuss therapies tailored to your individual needs. I enjoy serving the both the adult population and older adult population. 

As a registered nurse I was privileged to work with in both the medical and psychiatric fields of nursing, many years with the geriatric population. I believe these experiences have helped me understand the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection. When any of these components are not balanced, an individual often needs help finding ways to obtain stability. I encourage clients to consider all these aspects of their well-being. 

My philosophy of care 

My philosophy of care is based upon a collaborative care model. That means that you, the client, know yourself best, and it is my job to help you find the treatments that lead to a path of healing. I think all patients have a unique personality and set of circumstances that have led them to the place they are now, and that everyone deserves an individualized plan of care, which includes psychotherapy and/or medications. At times clients may be referred to a therapist who specializes in their specific needs. 

What to expect on your first visit 

Your first appointment will take anywhere from 60-90 minutes. We will take some time to get to know each other, and discuss your expectations and needs Please bring any psychiatric and medical records, and lab results to your appointment. Follow up visits usually are scheduled for 30 – 45 minutes, depending on your needs.

Biography 

I was born and raised here in the Pacific Northwest. I appreciate the endless opportunities our beautiful area has to offer. I love being outdoor, especially camping with my family in my old Volkswagen van. My hobbies include being an avid bird watcher, playing with my dogs Bergie and Charlie, playing cribbage and scrabble with my children, and most of all, being the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren and counting. 

Education 
Master of Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) University of Washington
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (summa cum laude) Washington State University
Associates in Technical Arts, Nursing, Skagit Valley Community College

What is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)? 
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice committed to promoting mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. PMHNPs are licensed to provide comprehensive, patient-centered mental health treatments and have an independent authority to prescribe medications. Essential components of this specialty practice include health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and care and treatment (including medication management) of persons with psychiatric disorders.