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Christa DeGrazia, MSN, WHNP, PMHNP

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EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATION

ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

NCC Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Post-Master's Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University 2023

  • Master of Science in Nursing as Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University in 2014

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oral Roberts University in 2011 

PHILOSOPHY

I am a dual-certified Psychiatric Mental Health and Women's Nurse Practitioner with a decade of experience working within diverse clinical settings. I have partnered with individuals and families experiencing a myriad of mental and physical challenges developing deep empathy for the human experience in all of its complexity. I work collaboratively with each patient to create a personalized care plan integrating evidence-based practices with integrative and complementary approaches. I adopt a holistic approach, acknowledging the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. I understand that mental health is influenced by various factors, including biological, psychological, social, and environmental aspects.

 

I respect the fluidity of life's transitions and uphold autonomy, meeting each person where they are at any given time. I embrace diversity and am honored to help others find answers, healing and hope.  At the core of my philosophy is the belief that each person is a unique individual deserving of respect, empathy, and dignity.

 

While I work with individuals across the lifespan experiencing diverse mental health conditions, I have unique expertise in hormone-mediated mood disorders and perinatal and postpartum mental health issues. In addition to my expertise in women's integrative mental health, I am particularly interested in trauma recovery, including those in the medical profession, law enforcement, military and first responders facing PTSD and burnout. Recognizing these individuals' unique challenges and stressors, I provide a safe and understanding space to seek compassionate assistance.

I stay current with the latest research and developments in the field of psychiatry. I incorporate this knowledge into my clinical decision-making process, ensuring that my patients receive the most effective and up-to-date treatments available.

 

By promoting self-awareness and self-management, I  help individuals to develop coping skills, resilience, and a sense of control over their mental health. Through compassionate and patient-centered philosophy of care, I strive to empower individuals, support their recovery, and improve their quality of life. 

 

BIO

I have called Oregon my home for over 25 years.  I am a mom to six amazing humans,  owner and spoiler of two comical bulldogs (a Frenchie named Bentley and an English named Boo). Whenever I get a chance, I love to roam and explore, always looking for a warm spot next to the ocean or a brilliant mountain trail. No matter what anyone says, shooting stars are magical, and you are never too old to make mud pies. 

LOCATIONS

BEND OFFICE

61396 S. Highway 97
Suite 224
Bend OR 97703-2159

LAKE OSWEGO OFFICE 

5 Centerpointe Drive

Suite 400

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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