My Approach to Helping
Hello! I am a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. I received my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo, OH. Working as an emergency room (ER) nurse for 15 years, illustrated for me the gap between medical and psychiatric care, and how the mindbody connection is often ignored. These gaps pushed me to obtain my psychiatric nurse practitioner degree.
I bring empathy, an easy going communication style, and a sweet sense of humor, making it easy for patients to speak and connect with me. I have worked with patients ages 18 years and older and have experience treating various mental health disorders: PTSD, OCD, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders, ADHD, and Autism, along with those who struggle with substance abuse.
In addition to my professional experience, I have pursued therapeutic modalities for my personal health. My interests in pilates, running, and meditation, inform my style of practice. I believe in integrative mental health services for emotional and physical well being.