If just one member of the family is suffering from physical and/or emotional pain, the entire system is also affected.


 We strive to assist the hurting member achieve optimal wellness to help the family function as a whole again.  


Our Mission
Promoting healthy families by alleviating physical and emotional pain.


Our Vision
Families free from physical and emotional pain.

At Innovative Mental Health and Pain Care, we recognize the importance of family.

If just one member of the family is suffering from physical and/or emotional pain, the entire system is also affected. We strive to assist the hurting member achieve optimal wellness to help the family function as a whole again.



Innovative Mental Health and Pain Care strives to do just what the name says, provide innovative care to alleviate physical and emotional pain. We provide the following services:


Mental health care, including psychiatric medication management and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy that has been effective in the treatment of multiple disorders.


Non-traditional pain care, which differs from traditional pain management by the use of non-narcotic medications and EMDR therapy, a new solution to an old problem


Treatment for somatic disorders, those physical symptoms that the medical provider cannot find a cause for.


Treatment for emotional and behavioral problems from preschool to older adulthood.


GeneSight Testing provides information about how an individual’s body metabolizes certain types of medications to help guide decisions for medication management.

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We look forward to working with you and your family. Book your service by clicking the button below.


Common disorders treated at Innovative Mental Health & Pain Care


Trauma-Related Disorders

Bipolar Disorder

Anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorders, phobias, and more


ADHD/ADD-Children/adolescents only, in most cases

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We know that seeing a mental health specialist can cause anxiety, so we make every attempt to assure your privacy and comfort in our office.


We use state of the art white noise generators to prevent private conversations from being overheard. We have installed window frosting to our main door and light-filtering blinds so privacy is protected from passerbys. Natural spectrum light bulbs provide light that most closely resembles light from the sun. We have designed an office that, we hope, reminds you of home.



Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM (Pacific Time)



Currently, we take cash, checks, and credit cards for payment at time of service. We are currently credentialed and contracted with Regence Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Aetna, and First Choice. Through the Blue Card Program, we can accept many Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. For all other insurances companies, I can provide a treatment summary for submission to your insurance company for out of network coverage.



To Book an appointment at Innovative Mental Health & Pain Care, Please call



Our Providers


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Angela Tefft, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Angela has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. She has long recognized the importance of family in the recovery of clients she served. She has worked in a coronary care unit, medical-surgical unit, and home health. She has also worked as a case manager and charge nurse in these settings.


Over the years, Angela learned that clients who suffer from mental health disorders have poorer outcomes overall than clients without mental health disorders. Conversely, clients with untreated or undertreated pain or physical disorders suffered from more mental health disorders. This realization prompted her to return to graduate school in an effort to make a difference to clients and their families. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2014 at University of Tennessee Health Science Center with family-focused concentrations in both physical and mental health domains.


She is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). These certifications allow her to take both physical and mental health into consideration while developing treatment plans, to proactively address problems that may develop with certain treatments, or make recommendations for medical issues/treatments that may be contributing to a mental health disorder. She is licensed to treat clients of all ages, and has experience with clients from preschool to older adulthood. She has also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in children, adolescents, and adults. EMDR has shown to make a significant difference in chronic pain conditions and mental health disorders. Angela envisions by EMDR as a biological treatment, rather than a psychological treatment, for these problems.

Crisis Numbers: If this is a life-threatening crisis or emergency, please call 911

National Crisis Lines:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Lifeline Crisis Chat:

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Pierce County, WA

Toll Free 1-800-576-7764

Phone: (253) 798-4333

TDD: (253) 798-4349

Thurston/Mason Counties, WA

Phone: (360) 586-2800

Toll-Free (800) 627-2211

Kitsap County, WA

Phone: (360) 479-3033

Toll Free: (800) 843-4793

King County WA

Toll Free: 1-866-4CRISIS; (866) 427-4747

TTY 206-461-3219

Innovative Mental Health and Pain Care provides outpatient services ONLY. No inpatient, crisis, or walk-in services are available.



Innovative Mental Health & Pain Care

Phone: 253-358-3143

FAX: 253-514-6239