McKenzie Smith


McKenzie Smith, PMHNP operates under her own business, Functional Mental Health, LLC. (FMH) but shares support services with a group of mental health providers at Second Wind Mental Health, LLC. This includes sharing support staff and administrative paperwork. To ensure McKenzie as your provider please request her by name on your application. BIOSKETCH McKenzie Smith is a Board Certified, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She graduated with distinction from Gonzaga University in 2019. Before becoming a PMHNP, she attained a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing and a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology from Lewis-Clark State College in 2011. As a registered nurse, she worked in several specialty fields including critical care, emergency medicine, community mental health, and nurse education as a clinical nursing instructor at Rogue Community College. Her work in these areas prompted her to further examine the relationship between mental health and physical well-being. While McKenzie practices allopathic psychiatry and prescribes and manages medications, she has diverse interests in mental health care including functional medicine, lifestyle medicine, epigenetics, and interpersonal neurobiology. Functional medicine, as it pertains to mental health is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health. McKenzie’s philosophy is to work in relation with her clients, to understand their unique circumstances and conditions that contribute to their distress and imbalance. This biochemical understanding, in combination with client’s needs, preferences, and goals guide treatment decisions as the journey and definition of wellness is unique to every person.