I am a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority. I have over 14 years of experience providing mental health services, including medication management and mindfulness meditation.
Although I prescribe psychiatric medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and ADHD medications, it does not mean that I believe medications will help everyone or solve all problems.
After your initial evaluation, I will provide you with reliable information about whether a medication is likely to help, its potential risks, and the alternative treatments. I may strongly recommend a medication, suggest it as a possible option, or conclude that medication is not likely to help you at all.
We will discuss your lifestyle, such as diet, exercise, alcohol/substance use, and stress-management strategies. My non-medication speciality is mindfulness meditation, so if you’re interested in starting a regular practice or would like more information about it, please let me know.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Psychology, BA
I have worked in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, and as an instructor for Seattle University’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program.
I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive Authority and Second Masters in Complimentary Alternative Medicine. I have over 16 years of experience providing physical and mental health services, combining both traditional medication management and whole person centered health care (Natural Medicine).
Although I prescribe medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and ADHD medications. I also offer complimentary health approaches such as dietary changes, nutritional support, and lifestyle coaching for improved mental and physical health. Research shows that combining diet, nutrition, restorative sleep, stress management, and therapy has positive long term client benefits for mental and physical health.
After your initial evaluation, I will offer you a whole person health plan that will highlight if medication, dietary and nutritional support, sleep adjustment, and life style changes can help. My collaborative care approach will detail possible risks and benefits of traditional and alternative treatments. I may recommend a medication, suggest complimentary treatments, or explain why medication may not be a fit for you.
Our visits will also include discussion on useful supplements, dietary changes, exercise needs, alcohol/substance use, restorative sleep techniques, and stress management techniques. My other specialty is Complimentary Alternative Medicine, so if you’re interested in exploring other supportive health practices, please let me know.
Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA, Masters Family Nurse Practitioner, 2002.
American College of Health Care Sciences, Portland, Oregon, Masters Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2014.
I have worked in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, a partial Hospitalization program, and a community health centers as a Family Nurse Practitioner.