Hannah Fisher, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Nationally Board Certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
***Hannah will begin seeing patients at Willamette in Fall 2020***
Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to help people in some capacity. I have always enjoyed listening to others’ stories and learning about their lives. I studied psychology at The University of Puget Sound where I got my Bachelor’s degree. Years later, when I came across the PMHNP profession, it seemed to be a perfect blend of my love for science and my deep interest in guiding people through difficult times in their lives. I returned to school and received my master’s in nursing with a psychiatric mental-health specialization from Vanderbilt University in 2015. I am a board-certified PMHNP licensed in the state of Oregon.
My philosophy of care comes from Carl Rogers’ unconditional positive regard. I believe that there is good in everyone, and that by viewing others in this way can help guide the therapeutic relationship and help you tap into your capabilities for personal growth. My hope is that our relationship will be one in which we are working together to provide what’s best for you in this particular stage of your life. Medications can be very helpful in certain circumstances, but I tend to be more conservative with my prescribing practices. My ultimate goal is to help you get to a place where your mood, anxiety or other ailments are manageable and not negatively impacting your daily functioning. If that includes medications, we will make educated decisions on that together. If that does not include medications, it might include therapy, lifestyle changes, exercise, better sleep hygiene, or improving your interpersonal relationships. We will collaborate and work together to decide what’s best for your treatment plan.
I work primarily with children, adolescents, young adults and their families. I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and supportive therapy. Most of my clients have therapists who they see regularly for more structured therapy and see me for the medication management portion.
I have experience working with the above population in outpatient settings. I have worked with a variety of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, adjustment disorders, and psychosis.