Calico Mental Health Associates

Margaret Ngai


PMHNP doctoral intern

Margaret Ngai


I am a registered nurse and am in my final semester as a student working towards a Doctorate of Nursing Practice Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner degree at Rush University. I have been a nurse since 2012 and all of my nursing experience has been in the field of mental health. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults and am passionate about working with individuals and families to help clients feel better and reach their health goals.

I aim to provide holistic mental health care. I have training in an eclectic variety of therapeutic approaches, with particular emphases on cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and collaborative problem solving modalities. I have classical training in psychopharmacology and view medications as a helpful tool that won’t solve every problem but can many times make a meaningful difference. I take special interest in working with people who have experienced complex trauma or have been impacted by social determinants of health. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. In my free time I enjoy cooking, gardening, and playing music.

Office Location

1520 North Alberta St
Portland, OR 97217