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Geoffrey Fong, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
You can learn more about my training and experiences by checking out my Curriculum Vitae.
I have always had a desire to understand what makes things tick.
I have always loved technology. Throughout my childhood, I was exposed to the latest and greatest when it came to computers thanks to my father's work with IBM. I remember trying to pry open the computers to take a look at the supposedly "non-serviceable" parts when I was left alone. I recall getting frustrated that computers would not always do what I wanted it to do. I later learned that, developing a solution was about optimizing the code for a particular situation and giving it better directions.
I recognized parallels between the inner-workings of computers and humans. Naturally, my curosity with how things worked led to a fascination with brains and human thinking. I was intrigued that while there were general patterns, when it came to independent thought, behaviors and personality, there was so much variation. I grew to understand that humans are complicated and there is a complex interplay of biological, psychological, spiritual and social forces at play shaping everyone's decisions and experiences.
This understanding drove me to direct patient care and I completed my Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner training at Columbia University School of Nursing. I honed my craft at various New York City hospitals and clinics including Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital as part of the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Services Team. I learned to appreciate the impact of medical issues on mental health. I also gained new perspective for the importance of holistic and collaborative treatment.
My work as a Nurse Practitioner took me to various outpatient clinic settings and partial hospitalizing settings in the Boston area with children, adolescents and adults for several years. In 2015, I moved to Seattle where I began practicing at both Puget Sound Psychotherapy and Psychiatry and The Center. I really enjoy the Pacific Northwest and spend my free time enjoying the outdoors with my kids and wife at the ocean, hiking and playing sports.
My past experiences have shaped how I practice. I view treatment as a collaboration and aim to provide better instructions by educating you on your options as we work together to optimize treatment for the complex interplay of forces that shape you as a person.