Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
LIC NO. RN183198
I worked eight years as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in several settings before expanding my specialty to Psychiatry/Mental Health. It was the best career decision I could have made. I started practicing in Psychiatry seven years ago in a correctional setting treating adolescents and adults. It was there that I recognized the significance of early mental health promotion, screening and treatment. For the past four years I’ve worked in a private practice with a diverse patient population across the lifespan. My main role is assessing, diagnosing, education and medication management but I occasionally incorporate therapy. I have found that motivational interviewing helps elicit the patient’s goals and determine readiness for change. The individual patient and his/her goals dictate my chosen therapy modality . Brief supportive therapy, Grief therapy, and CBT interventions are the modalities I most often incorporate.