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Tamara Thompson(She/Her/Hers)

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
ADHD- Anxiety - Depression-PTSD-College & graduate student mental health-Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management-

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Professional statement

Tamara Thompson is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who operates remotely in Yakima Washington. She brings 36 years of experience helping persons in distress find hope and healing through therapy and providing expertise in Psychiatric Assessment /Medication management. She has a warm and engaging style that immediately puts her clients at ease. She is committed to patient empowerment by partnering with the client in developing treatment goals and a plan of care suited to individual needs. She draws upon a variety of theoretical frameworks which include: identifying how thoughts and beliefs impact behavior (CBT,) examining how past experiences (positive and negative/traumatic) have shaped ways of coping; developing insight and increasing self management skills/ ( DBT) , and learning Breathing/ Muscle Relaxation to reduce acute distress . Skills taught and medications utilized are based on research, ( best practices); proven effective for hundreds of clients. She is an expert in assisting clients who present with difficulties that range from everyday stress (relationship issues, life transitions, grief, coping with job or academic stress, ( ADHD); but is also able to provide expert medical care for more complex conditions such as those suffering from : deep depression, suicidal thinking, erratic mood swings, panic attacks, obsessions / compulsions, symptoms relating to past trauma, ( PTSD -avoidance, flashbacks /nightmares) and substance abuse . She holds degrees in the areas of Nursing, Psychology, and completed her graduate work at Vanderbilt University. She celebrates cultural diversity. She has been on the faculty at several universities in Washington State and enjoys assisting young adults. Why suffer? Call for an appointment today!

Message to clients

Hi, My name is Tamara, I am glad you took this first step in seeking some support for whatever pain you are going through. Life certainly isn't simple for any of us... Our pace of life , and the daily pressures we face ( parenting issues, school work, peer pressure, coping with a chronic illness, or a recent break up, etc;) often can seem overwhelming. Often we can cope fine, but when too many things hit all at once, we can become sad, anxious, or angry. We start having headaches, can't sleep, gain or lose weight, lash out at those we care about and can't turn our minds off . All the ways we have managed in the past just aren't working any more, or we've developed unhealthy habits to cope ( drinking/spending/ or eating too much, taking risks we otherwise would not have taken ( gambling, substance misuse, skipping going into work or school) or making other poor decisions.

If any of this sounds familiar, I am here to help!

I can help you to learn new ways of coping. If you lack hope it's ok, you can borrow mine! I will listen and in a non judgemental atmosphere , & together we can come up with a plan that works for you. This is achieved through talking, looking at your past/present , skill building exercises and where appropriate, using medication. Call for a brief consultation today and stop suffering!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 37 years

Self Employed: Tamara Thompson, ARNP, MSN Private Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/ Psychiatric Services for Adults, Teen's and Children; Consults also available, Psychiatric ARNP/Clinical Specialist/ Sole Proprietor
Triumph Treatment Center, Sole Psychiatric Medical Provider for Residential Program for Pregnant & Parenting Women with Co -Occurring Disorders
Yakama Nation/Behavioral Health, Indian Health Services, Toppenish, Wa., Contracted Psychiatric Provider ARNP
Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic, Behaviorsl Health, Yakima, Wa, Clinical Psychiatric ARNP serving primarily Children & Teens
Heritage University, Adjunct Professor/ Instructor

University of Washington, 15 credit Post Graduate Certificate in Addictions & the Brain, 2004
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Masters of Science in Nursing Specializing in ARNP Psychiatric Care, 1987
Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY, 2 yr Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies, 1986
University Of Washington , Bachelors of Science in Nursing/Bachelors of Arts in Psychology , 1982


Washington: AP30003083




ADHD - Assessment ;Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure,

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life, as well as identifying whether pt may be suffering from other mood disorders such as Bipolar Illness

PTSD - Assessment of clients; providing medication management as needed for dealing with traumatic nightmares, related insomnia & flash backs, assisting with processing traumatic experiences, coaching pt in acquiring and using DBT skill set ( grounding , meditation, mindfulness, as well as relaxation and monitoring improvements on targeted symptoms

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Psychiatric Assessment and Medication Management - Listening to patient goals and concerns from a medical psychiatric perspective. Partnering with the pt to complete a through and accurate assessment ,diagnosis, and plan of care via : direct patient interview and observation , review of past medical , psychiatric family/social/ work and educational history, ordering laboratory tests, and having pt complete specific symptom scales proven to help clarify underlying issues, and improve treatment outcome.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Available once a month for live consultation/assessment in Yakima Washington by arrangement


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan Health
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Monthly
Therapist's note


$300 Initial 60-minute consultation

$150 25-minute medication and brief therapy session

$225 45-medication and prolonged therapy session