Naomi True, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Hello, my name is Naomi True and I am a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degrees from the University of Washington, with a specialty in psychiatric nursing. The services I provide include psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, psychoeducation, as well as an evidence-based practice of medication prescribing and management. I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan from ages 6-85 years old. I have experience helping people with anxiety disorders including OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and personality disorders, as well as ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders, psychotic symptoms, and PTSD. I have worked extensively with LGBTQIA clients and survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and prostitution.
I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area where I spent my young adulthood playing music in several bands, touring, and traveling throughout the United States and Europe all while working to pursue an education. After the birth of my daughter, I relocated to Seattle to focus on a career in nursing at the University of Washington. In 2011, I participated in the inception and implementation of services for survivors of prostitution through the creation of a program called Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS). Since my graduation in 2014 I have been working at a local community mental health clinic and detox center. In my spare time I still enjoy playing music and I currently sing with a big band at Jazz Night School, a non-profit music school located in Hilman City that is dedicated to teaching jazz music for students of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities.
My goal as a mental health provider is to facilitate active participation with my clients in their mental health care. I work with each individual to create a treatment plan that best suits their needs. I bring a variety of my own life experience to my practice, which many past clients have commented allows them to feel safe and comfortable with being open and honest when they share their stories. I believe it is important for each individual to understand their unique backgrounds and responses to life stressors in order to learn healthy coping skills that will empower them to more effectively regulate their emotions. While I recognize that medications can be very helpful with mental health management, I firmly believe that the benefits of learning healthy coping skills can foster dramatic life and behavior changes. My practice also includes discussion and education regarding alternative approaches such as deep breathing, simple meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, sleep hygiene, naturopathy, massage, physical therapy, and exercise.