"I am a Board Certified - Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
(PMHNP), I offer assessment, diagnosis, medication management and
supportive counseling. I am able to provide clients with psychotherapy and
medication management, either together or as a stand alone service. I treat
anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, depression, bipolar disorder, as well as other
conditions. I have extensive history working with dual diagnosis (substance
abuse with other mental health issues). I have a long history of working in detox
centers, and residential drug and alcohol treatment centers. I have treated
patients who are opiate addicts, alcoholics, as well as others who suffer with
other substances of abuse. I have worked in most areas of mental health, such
as: psychiatric emergency services, community mental health clinics, forensics,
psychiatric hospitals, and have had my own private practice. I have worked with
diverse populations which include varied ethnicities, religions, social class, and
the LGBTQ community. I am comfortable serving all walks of life.
My approach is one of validation and compassion. I believe the best way to
achieve and sustain remission is to work together as a team. We will identify the
problem together and establish realistic treatment goals. A full psychiatric
evaluation will be completed to accurately diagnosis and discuss the best
treatment options. I may incorporate and encourage lifestyle changes and
non-pharmacological alternatives, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral
therapy, the three principles, 12 step, and others.
I am dedicated to treating the whole person. Understanding, compassion and
non-judgement are my core values as a practitioner. Your mental health is your
number one asset so invest now!
Types of Services I Offer: Psychotherapy, medication management,diagnostic
evaluations. I specialize in dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other
mood disorders. I am sensitive to the LGBTQ population and comfortable
working with people facing cancer"