Niels Nielsen, MD

Psychiatry

Private Practice | UW Faculty | Telepsychiatry

About Me

MD since 2001

Psychiatry and psychotherapy residency at the University of Virginia (chief resident)

Board certified (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)

Clinical Instructor at UW

Resident, physician and therapist supervision

Treatment

I treat most psychiatric conditions. Some require medications, others psychotherapy, others both. Reach out if you have questions about a specific condition.

Languages

English

Portuguese

Limitations

Age Range

  • I see patients 18 years old and above.

  • Unfortunately, due to Medicare rules, I cannot accept patients with Medicare.


Specific Medications

  • I do not prescribe controlled substances (e.g. stimulants for treatment of ADHD, benzodiazepines, certain sleep aids, among others). This is in compliance with federal laws regarding telemedicine services (Ryan Haight Act). 

  • If you need a controlled substance to treat your condition, I can refer you to a psychiatrist who can provide in-person treatment, or provide recommendations to your primary care physician, in case they feel comfortable prescribing that type of medication.

  • Fees charged are for my time and expertise, not to obtain a specific prescription. I believe in partnering with people in their treatment and will do my best to provide with alternatives to these medications, if they are not indicated.


Services I don't provide

  • Controlled substances

  • Emotional Support Animal Letters

  • Disability Evaluations

  • Forensic Evaluations

  • L&I assessments

  • Assessments for ability to return to work, ability to own a weapon, ability to drive a certain vehicle, etc.

  • Court-ordered treatment, or treatment under the Washington Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA)