Amanda Hapenny, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, and my Master of Science in Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. I specialize in the treatment of adults (ages 18+) with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and diagnoses, including but not limited to: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
I was raised in New England and attended college in southern New Hampshire. With an interest in research and evidence-based care, I accepted a position at Dartmouth Medical School’s Psychiatric Research Center. This role provided me the unique opportunity to work closely with a variety of clients receiving services in local community mental health centers. It was also in this role that I realized how valuable and vital psychiatric nurse practitioners and other mental health care providers are to a client’s quality of life and overall wellness. With this clarity, I enrolled in a leading nursing program and went on to be recognized at graduation as the Outstanding Student in the psychiatric specialty. Since then, I have delivered psychiatric services in a variety of settings, including outpatient behavioral health, research, inpatient, and primary care.
In 2016, I moved to Seattle and am thoroughly enjoying the Pacific Northwest. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, baking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends – and also my French Bulldog, Merman (Merm).
I am dedicated to developing trusting, collaborative, and effective working relationships with my clients. Grounded in evidence-based practice, my approach reconciles my clients’ goals with therapeutic treatment options. In this way, I treat all my clients with respect and partner with them to create a personalized, comprehensive, and sustainable treatment plan that ultimately strives to improve their quality of life.