M. Tamara Lee, PMHNP-BC
Tamara completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology with a minor in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz in 1986. She then went on to complete a BSN in Nursing from University of New Hampshire in 1994, being recognized as a Presidential Scholar and graduating Summa Cum Laude. She earned a dual MSN from UC San Francisco in 1998, and is board certified both as a Primary Care and Psychiatry/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, nursing honors society.
Since becoming a nurse in 1994, her primary focus has been to work with individuals with mental health needs. She strives to recognize each person for his or her strengths and challenges. She believes in the primacy of caring, and that through listening and learning about each person she that she works with, she can then partner with that person to decide on a treatment plan that works for them. There are many ways of knowing. Tamara makes an effort to keep up with the ever-evolving scientific understanding of the brain and body, and how best to support a person’s optimal ability to function. With the goal of achieving health and well-being, she embraces a bio/psycho/social /spiritual approach to symptom management. And, because health is a daily practice that requires commitment, Tamara believes in the importance of educating and empowering each person she works with to understand the identified health concerns, what treatment options there may be, and the rationale for these.
Tamara enjoys spending time with her husband, children and friends outside of work. She volunteers several hours annually to support her daughter’s high school’s athletic and choral booster clubs. She loves spending time in the mountains, and enjoys skiing, hiking, swimming and biking.