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Orange Chrysanthemums

Molly McDonnell, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Areas of Specialization

  • Trauma Disorders

  • Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

  • Substance Abuse Disorders

  • Work and Life Stress

  • Mood Disorders

  • Altered Reality States (psychosis, substance induced states, etc.)

  • Psychedelic and Alternative Treatment Options

  • Veteran Populations

  • Postpartum and Pregnancy Mental Health Care (in coordination with a patient’s pregnancy care team)

Services

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

  • Medication Management

  • Brief Supportive Therapy and Motivational Interviewing

  • Referrals and collaboration with your medical and mental health providers as needed 

  • Please inquire about the following during sessions

    • FMLA and time off work

    • Work accommodations and short term intermittent leave

    • Alternative treatment options

Services NOT Offered

  • Benzodiazepine Management

  • Long term disability including both intermittent and ongoing disability (disability past 6 months)

  • Autism Evaluation

  • Worker’s Compensation Assessments

  • Involuntary Hospitalization

  • Assessment and treatment of those under 18

  • Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Documentation

Philosophy

Molly believes in a client centered, patient led approach when it comes to psychiatric care. Patients will have the best outcomes when they build strong, trusting therapeutic relationships with their providers. 

 

Molly spends extensive time during assessment to try to understand her patients in a holistic way and not simply as a list of diagnostic criteria. She believes that mental, physical, and spiritual health are interconnected and that each deserve attention during assessment and when deciding upon treatment modalities together.

 

She believes that the relationship between provider and patient needs to be rooted in a non-judgmental, safe space and that any decisions regarding treatment should be researched-based and mutually agreed upon with her patients. She prides herself on empowering and educating patients to make their own decisions about their mental health care.

Professional History

Molly received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Seattle University in 2012 and started her masters program within a month of graduating. She graduated again from Seattle University with her MSN in 2015 and became a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with a focus in addiction. She has 8+ years of direct clinical experience in a range of settings including crisis outreach, partial inpatient community mental health, outpatient mental health, and management of medical teams. She continues to complete appropriate continuing education to keep her board certification and her active RN and ARNP license in the state of Washington.

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