Anne Pollock is a FPMHNP, MSN-BC in Portland, Oregon at Pohala Clinic and works prn at Unity Center for Behavioral Health. She is a licensed and board-certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner who completed her master’s in nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Anne moved to Portland, OR in 2014 from Nashville, Tennessee where she was primarily raised and returned to in adulthood. Anne initially obtained a Bachelor of Art in History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and worked in various industries to include sales, customer service and restaurants. Anne has always carried a strong desire to work with and help others. In 2010, she made the decision to change her career direction and began working as a Research Assistant at Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic. During her time at Vanderbilt she was mentored by various Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners and discovered the path she wanted to take to reach her goals of providing service to others.
Anne has experience working in different outpatient settings to include community mental health, inpatient and most recently working with women who are incarcerated. She focuses on treating children through adults and is drawn to the work she provided to women. At Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, she worked with and developed rapport with many women who sustained significant trauma and carried a history of substance abuse; What made this experience stand out was watching their tremendous growth and change despite the challenges they faced.
She specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD and bipolar disorder. She has additional experience with treating dual diagnoses, schizophrenia and various psychotic disorders both in the outpatient and inpatient settings. She approaches treatment through holistic care, supportive therapy and traditional medicine that includes a focus on evidenced based practice. Her technique focuses on individualizing treatment goals and plans to support overall health and wellbeing. She strongly values developing rapport with those she treats and aims to understand the person and not simply the diagnosis. She appreciates spending time with her clients and understands the importance of learning who they are.
When Anne is not working, she loves spending time with her friends, cooking, baking, exploring Oregon, traveling hiking and skiing and admittedly watching too much reality television. She has 2 mischievous cats who keep her on her toes. Anne’s favorite part about living in the PNW is being so close to the coast and the mountains and truly believes she has the best of both worlds!