Deidre first joined Seattle Counseling Service as a psychiatric provider in May of 2018, and as of July 1st, 2019, has accepted the role of Medical Director. We are thrilled to welcome her onto our leadership team with the expertise, care, and experience she brings to our agency and to our clients.
Deidre McHugh (she/her) is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Deidre started her career as a nurse in community health in Portland Oregon, and graduated as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2007. In her career, Deidre has worked as a psychiatric provider in public health, inpatient and outpatient pediatric clinics, primary care, corrections, and adult outpatient mental health specialty clinics. In addition to her work at SCS, Deidre is Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University. Passionate about all things science, Deidre loves to talk with people about psychopharmacology, and research in providing equitable, trauma-informed, whole-person health care. When not working at SCS, Deidre is foraging for delicious edible mushrooms with her dog Benny.