Michele is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Board Certification. She is also a trained DBT clinician. At Portland DBT Institute, Michele provides medication therapy to support PDBTI clients. Michele values collaborating with clients and taking time to find medications that will best support the work that clients are doing in therapy. She has experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, eating disorders, addictions, psychosis, and severe mood disorders, and sees adults and adolescents. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Michele was a university professor who studied and taught literature and writing. Before coming to live in the beautiful state of Oregon, Michele lived in North Carolina and grew up in Oklahoma. She loves the Pacific Northwest with its huge trees, mountains, rivers, and coastline. When not at work, Michele likes to hike, read, knit, and spend time with family.