Dr. Carrie Anderson, DNP, PMHNP-BC

As a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am dedicated to providing contextualized whole-person mental health care that considers the many factors – genetic, social, environmental, and cultural – that contribute to someone’s overall health picture. My approach is collaborative, evidence-informed, and patient-centered. I partner with my clients in shared decision-making and deeply value the foundational importance of trust, safety, and human connection in a therapeutic relationship.

I come from a background of acute care hospital nursing, where I worked as a nurse on many types of units, from rural critical access emergency rooms in Oregon to large urban hospital in-patient units in Louisiana. I have clinical experience in outpatient mental health care at a rural community health center, a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy clinic, and at university campus counseling and psychiatry center.

Carrie is currently in network with Aetna and United Healthcare. 

Get to Know Carrie:

What are some of your hobbies or interests outside of work? 

Outside of work, I try to balance activities and socializing with rest, solitude, and time in nature. I especially enjoy biking with friends, outdoor yoga, spending time near/in/on the water, learning about plants and making herbal recipes, reading, listening to podcasts, and camping.

What personal experiences or beliefs most influence your approach to psychiatric care and how you connect with clients? 

I believe in the power of human connection and that each person possesses an innate inner healing wisdom. My approach is collaborative, trauma-informed, and recognizes the interconnection of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual. I strive to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals can embark on a mental health journey toward balance and healing. 

What is your favorite method for managing your own mental health and well-being? 

Getting outdoors and moving! Whether it’s a trail run to my favorite tunes, backpacking, a walk around the block, or pulling weeds, going outside and engaging in movement almost always helps me reset and feel more grounded and connected to the world around me.

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

  • Supportive Therapy

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Acute stress, trauma, and complex PTSD
  • Complementary and Integrative psychiatry 
  • Rural health 
  • Social and environmental determinants of health
Education & Training

Licenses: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (Oregon, Washington, & Arizona Boards of Nursing)

Certification: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) (American Nurses Credentialing Center)

Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice – University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Linfield College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology – Lewis & Clark College 

Additional Training: 

  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Clinician Training
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Medications for Addiction Treatment/Substance Use Disorders
  • Integrative Environmental Health
  • Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training for working with rural and medically underserved communities and populations
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

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Virtual throughout Oregon & Washington States




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