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Vanessa Underwood, PMHNP

Vanessa Underwood, PMHNP

My name is Vanessa Underwood, PMHNP. I am a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority practicing in Salem, Oregon. PMHNP’s are advanced practice nurses with graduate training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders. I see children, adolescents and adults for medication management. I also may do some combination of medication and therapy appointments. I received my Associate Nursing Degree from Chemeketa Community College, in Salem, Oregon. I advanced my education at Phoenix University, receiving my Bachelor in nursing.  Finally, I completed my education at Oregon Health & Science University, receiving my Masters Degree in Nursing, specializing in psychiatric mental health care. Beyond my schooling, I gained experience working at Salem Hospital doing critical care nursing and dialysisBefore nursing, I worked for many years with people with developmental challenges and disabilities. I do not conduct disability evaluations.

I believe in supporting my clients and families to make constructive and positive choices for themselves in order to distinguish different and more effective approaches to their lives. My approach is to utilize medications if deemed necessary, as well as many theoretical approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Supportive therapy. I subscribe to, and follow, the Oregon State Board of Nursing and nursing ethics.

I am a Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, (0184NP) working with the OSBN board.

Their number is (971) 673-0685.