who are we?

We are a cooperative of mental health professionals with extensive

therapeutic experience across a plurality of methodologies.


vernon lafreniere | ARnp

Psychiatry | LMS

Board certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority I am an experienced specialist in medication management. I graduated from the University of Washington Psychiatric ARNP program. I have a rich 22 years of experience in the mental health field. While I limit myself to adult clients I see all clients with no limits to specific diagnostic criteria. Bring me any issue from psychosis and chemical dependency to work /family related stress and together we find solutions. I never give up and no problems are overwhelming or too small to interest me. While my first love is time spent with clients I occasionally take Psychiatric ARNP students helping them hone skills and have also worked as a Clinical Instructor/Associate Professor for Shoreline Community College School of Nursing supervising BSN students at Harborview Medical Center.

I support patients in gaining greater insight, developing more effective coping skills, and by empowering them to manage the difficult challenges that life often presents. Using a holistic approach of cognitive-behavioral techniques and medication management we will find the right combination to meet your needs. Together, we will find the best treatment options based on your specific situation and preferences. As the leader of our loose group of individual practitioners I encourage input that may help us provide better and more comprehensive care for our individual clients. Please tell us how you think we can change with the times to better serve you.


tilahun abraha | md


Dr. Abraha received his doctor of medicine from Vinnitsa University Medical School in 1991. He focuses on adult psychiatry, addiction, and is fluent in English, Russian, Amharic, and Tigriyna.

Dr. Abraha is compassionate and highly competent in the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with psychiatric illness and/or chemical dependency.


Lisa morgan | Office assistant

To make an appointment, or reach us for any other inquiry,  the quickest way to receive a response is by emailing Lisa@nwpwc.org

Emails are checked even outside of our regular office hours.  You are welcome to telephone our office 206-933-0699, but keep in mind that telephone messages may only be addressed during office hours (which may vary).


Please provide at least 24-hour’s notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Cancellations not made within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time or failure to keep your appointment will result in a fee.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, or for assistance outside of our office hours, please visit our Resources page for more information.

“Thank you for visiting our website. I look forward to assisting you in scheduling an appointment.” -Lisa Morgan, Office Assistant/Schedule Coordinator


david reynolds | tms technician

David, our TMS technician, brings a varied background with a degree in biochemistry and an interest and focus on mental health and TMS. He is dedicated to supporting those who suffer with difficult-to-treat mental health issues on their journey to wellness, and provides knowledgeable and quality care to those he treats. He enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest.