Anne Koomen, MS, ARNP

ABOUT THIS PROVIDER

Clinical Interests
Pediatric and Perinatal Mental Health

Board Certifications

ANCC Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Organizations

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (AAPPN)

Awards/Recognitions/Appointments

Nurse of the Year, AAPPN 2013
Interim Medical Director, Peninsula Behavioral Health 2016-2017
AAPPN President 2014-2017

Biography

Anne enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing outdoors, and getting exercise in whatever ways she can, even if only five minutes at a time.

Philosophy

Anne has worked in mental health care since the early 2000’s, but came to medicine after working at a non-profit organization in Bangalore, India where she saw, in technicolor, the effects of poor access to medical care on a person’s ability to overcome mental health challenges. After this experience, she decided to pursue a career that would enable her to bridge the gap between medical and behavioral health. Anne is particularly excited to join Jefferson Healthcare as they integrate behavioral health services into primary care because she sees this model as the best way to provide quality services that truly take the whole person into account.

Anne sees her role as an educator and consultant to her patients and their families. She enjoy supporting people in identifying priorities and selecting treatment strategies that match their goals. Although medicines can be a powerful part of recovery, Anne finds that the best results come when we are also able to build upon the strengths that all people already have through non-pharmaceutical interventions like exercise, diet changes, alternative treatments, and other supports like therapy and parenting training.

Education

University of California, San Francisco,  Master of Science
University of Vermont, BA

Residency

Coastside Mental Health Center, San Mateo County
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Half Moon Bay, CA

Fellowship

National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Training Fellowship, Bethesda, MD – 2005-2007. Anne conducted research on the effects of maternal depression on infant and toddler social and emotional development.

UW AIMS Center Community-Based Integrated Care Fellowship, Seattle, WA – In process.

Anne Koomen, MS, ARNP

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