Tara C O'Connor, MSN, PMHNP

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Special Interest:
Psychiatry (General)
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Tara is a licensed Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner interested in providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in integration of behavioral medicine in the patient centered medical home.

Tara possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.

As a psychiatric & mental health nurse practitioner, Tara’s role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, therapist, and scientist.

Tara’s clinical internships were with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

Prior to moving to Portland and joining OHSU, Tara was working in Wenatchee, WA providing integrated behavioral medicine services within the patient centered medical home model.


  • Certification:
    ANCC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, 2008 ANCC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner, 2009

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