Samaritan Behavioral Health

Teresa Hutsell, ARNP, PMHNP-BC

At Samaritan’s Behavioral Health Services, you will find providers and staff who participate in a holistic approach to care. Behavioral Health Services is conveniently located in the family medicine department, which helps to remove barriers or stigma for those needing outpatient treatment. With outpatient treatment, patients visit their behavioral and mental health providers during regular appointment hours.

The providers of Behavioral Health work closely with the referring and/or primary care providers in family medicine to provide integrated care, so everyone stays up-to-date regarding the coordinated treatments and care plans for their patients.

Behavioral and mental health providers include Teresa Hutsell, a board-certified advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and also an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP, PMHNP-BC); Nicole Avila-Parker, also a board-certified advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC); and Robert Muehlberger, a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).

Teresa diagnoses mental/behavioral conditions—such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, or other mental health concerns—and prescribes medications when needed as part of the treatment plans.

Nicole diagnoses mental/behavioral conditions, prescribes medications, and coordinates treatments and care plans for patients with anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.

Robert assists patients with brief therapy, understanding and connecting with the mental or behavioral health services available, as well as helping them to understand how following a treatment plan can benefit their symptoms.

Samaritan’s Behavioral Health Services include:

  • Behavioral/mental health assessment
  • Prescribing medications when needed as part of the treatment plan
  • Mental health counseling
  • Explaining the process and the benefits of following treatment plans
  • Connecting patients with services available
  • Other treatment as needed

For more information click the following links:

Samaritan's Mental Health Online Library

The warning signs of mental illness

Facts about mental illness


Samaritan Family Medicine
Behavioral Health

1550 S. Pioneer Way
Suite 150
Moses Lake, WA 98837

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