Kelly Knickerbocker, ARNP

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Background

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and have been practicing in Washington since 2014. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from The University of Texas Health Science Center with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. My research synthesis focused on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), illustrating the efficacy one may achieve by mirroring the benefits of TMS with careful assessment and correction of chemical imbalances.

My Approach

My approach prioritizes connection and building the therapeutic alliance, in collaboration with other healthcare providers, to optimize outcomes at the highest level of care. I believe psychotherapy in conjunction with mental health care yields the best possible results.
It is important to rule out any organic causes that may co-exist with presenting symptoms and may or may not be interfering with quality of life. From this perspective I perform the most thorough psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and, if indicated, medication management. 
I participate consistently within my professional community, keeping myself up-to-date on the best methods of care to support clients in making desired changes. As in my private practice, I utilize evidenced-based modalities to counsel adults who seek realistic positive changes in their lives.
When an individual navigates challenging circumstances along their journey, a supportive collaboration built on mutual respect and self-directed motivation improve quality of life. My goal is to promote mental health, allowing clients to work toward the best version of themselves in an outpatient setting. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I look at the whole person, actively participating in advocacy for each individual to achieve collaborative continuity of care.

Education and Licensing

I am an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of Washington. My credential number is AP60448879. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from The University of Texas Health Science Center with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. My research synthesis focused on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), illustrating the efficacy one may achieve by mirroring the benefits of TMS with careful assessment and correction of chemical imbalances.

Special notes on new patients 

These appointments will be virtual because of that there are some limitations to who we can accept as patients for virtual appointments we do not accept any substance abuse, suicidal, or complex mental health issues like Bipolar and Psychosis past or present, those issues need to have in person availability.
You must be willing to get a physical with a PCP
If there are existing prescriptions be sure to have a 30 day supply. 

Here are referrals to clinics that can handle these issues

Optimum Mental Health Services Offered | Renton, WA (opmhs.com)
Home | Psychiatric Medicine Associates


AREAS OF INTEREST & EXPERTISE
Individual
Psychiatric Evaluation
Prescriptions

MODALITIES
CBT - Cognative Behavioral Therapy
 
DISCLOSURE
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"As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I look at the whole person, actively participating in advocacy for each individual to achieve collaborative continuity of care."