Erin Schmidt , DNP, MN, BS
Nationally Board Certified Family Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
I am a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I have been working with individuals in the mental health field for eight years. I have spent much of my career working with Veterans and in forensic psychiatry. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. Through working in a residential treatment home, I was intrigued by the benefit that well-purposed medication management can have in the treatment of mental illness. Because of this, I then completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus. I returned to Oregon and finished my education by earning both my Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at Oregon Health & Science University.
I believe a person is made up of mind, body, and spirit. Because of that I strive to build a practice that focuses on your ongoing recovery by caring for your whole being including sleep hygiene, exercise, meditation and prayer, nutrition and vitamins, therapy and psychosocial supports, and use of medications in the lowest possible effective dose. To achieve the best outcome, I believe in partnering with my client to build your treatment plan based on your specific needs and desires. My doctoral project focused on communication and collaboration between varying disciplines that care for patients, but each of those also extend to the relationship between you and me.
My practice interests include use of the monoamine theory to treat common mental illnesses such as PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, depression, and anxiety. I also have interests in the fields of addiction and women's health.
Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog, reading, crafting, cooking, attending concerts, playing tennis, and visiting the coast.