Debby Phillips, PMHNP, PHD
My professional work and passion for much of my career has focused on preventing human violence, healing from human violence including emotional and psychological violence, physical and sexual violence, and the violence of racism, sexism, homophobia and other hate violence. The human body has an innate potential to heal physically and psycho-emotionally. My therapeutic work aims to help clients harness this innate potential in the best interests of the client. This usually includes psychotherapy and medication management.
I earned my original nursing degree from the St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in 1979. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY, Albany in 1986, my Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Minnesota in 1991, and my Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Washington in 2000. I have over forty years of professional healthcare experience, with over thirty years in psychiatric mental health practice. I have worked with a wide variety of patients from adolescents to veterans. I am licensed to practice in the states of Oregon and Washington.