Morgan McCrea, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I received both my undergraduate and graduate education at Ohio State University. My services include performing comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, prescribing and managing psychiatric medications, and providing psychotherapeutic interventions based on evidence-based practice. My primary interests include but are not limited to anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, somatic disorders, and substance abuse. I work with individuals at and over the age of 14.
Background and Experience
I was born and raised in rural Ohio. Ever the shy child, I rarely found myself “fitting in” with typical social situations. While uncomfortable through much of my childhood and adolescence, I now acknowledge that my experience has led to the maturation of my most valued skills. Through my perceived adversity I developed my patience, my ability to listen, and my heartfelt empathy for those in need.
Naturally drawn to the field of mental health, I began my academic career with the study of psychology. The highlight of my undergraduate education was the opportunity to work as a student researcher in the Department of Psychology’s Depression Lab, where I joined a team analyzing hundreds of hours of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions. Here, I was able to witness the growth and insight that could be developed using skillfully applied therapeutic techniques.
After graduating, I began to work as a psychiatric technician for The Ohio State University Emergency Department. Working with individuals at often the lowest point in their lives further solidified my passion for mental health. I soon returned to OSU for graduate school to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Along the way, I worked as the charge nurse at a local inpatient psychiatric hospital.
My graduate training as a nurse practitioner has provided me with a variety of experiences from managing clients in a rural, outpatient setting to providing for psychiatric needs amidst inner city substance abuse treatment.
Outside of work I can often be found cycling, cooking, and enjoying the beautiful Washington landscape.
Psychiatric Practice Approach
I believe that a nonjudgmental, collaborative relationship is at the heart of a truly therapeutic interaction and a primary driver of positive change. I work with clients to foster engagement in their care. I do not seek to simply prescribe treatment, but to help the client choose the best path to meeting their personal goals.
I work with my clients to develop a treatment plan that may include psychiatric medication and psychotherapeutic interventions to best meet their needs. Throughout this process, I strive to meet the client “where they are”, providing for confidence and comfort in our shared decision making.