Lake Union Psychiatric Group

Arlene VanderDussen, ARNP

I am a psychosocial nurse practitioner with a passion for supporting emotional growth in young people.   I received my Master’s Degree in Psychosocial Nursing from University of Washington in 2000.  I was certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center in 2001.  After having a private practice at Greenlake for 6 years, I joined the Lake Union Psychiatric Group in 2006

I see children 6 years and above, adolescents and young adults for medication evaluations.  I see adolescents 13 yrs and above and young adults for psychotherapy.   I treat many young people with Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, and Attention Deficit Disorders.  I do medication management for youth on the Autism Spectrum who are in therapy with their own therapist.  My treatment may include cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, and strength-based supportive therapies.   My nursing care is founded on relationships of trust between patient, parents and myself.  These relationships take time to develop.  I take time to see my patients for their strengths, their vulnerabilities and their needs.  I believe all people no matter where they begin can grow up to be stronger than they were when they started.  You can reach me at growingupstrong@earthlink.net