Michael Zaurov, PMHNP-BC
As a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), I specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions. Although I am comfortable and proficient with treating all psychiatric disorders, my specialties are depression and anxiety disorders. I have worked in inpatient, crisis stabilization, and outpatient settings which have given me a unique breadth of experience. I am licensed in Oregon to diagnose, provide therapy and education, and to prescribe medications for mental health conditions.
In my practice, I utilize a combination of psychiatric medication and therapy with a focus on Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). For those that need more intensive psychotherapy/counseling, we have a network of therapists in the area and can refer out if necessary.
In my experience, not everyone needs medication, so I only utilize medications when they are necessary and appropriate. For those suffering from severe symptoms that are debilitating and affecting their functioning at school, work, or personal relationships, then the combination of medication and therapy is the best approach. I believe that the patient is ultimately the expert in their own health and well-being, and my goal is to work together to come up with a treatment plan that is both evidence-based and in line with their values and goals.
Education: I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I then graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a Masters degree in Psychiatry and Mental Health. I am nationally accredited in Psychiatry across the lifespan by ANCC.
Prior to getting into mental health, I was studying philosophy and wanted to pursue an academic career. Luckily, I was also able to study abroad for a whole year, spending time in India and then China. I did a lot of volunteer work with the disabled while abroad which was pivotal for me to realize my path as a clinician.
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