Hello, I'm Esther a psychiatric mental health NP. I've been in the health care profession for fifteen years and been a PMHNP since 2019. I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with them as a team to achieve and maintain sustainable treatment goals. My approach is first of all building a strong therapeutic rapport with my patients, so they feel heard and understood. I adopt a holistic and empathetic approach to treatment, so my patients don't feel alone. They feel motivated and empowered to achieve and maintain their treatment goals and live more fulfilling lives.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I complete an initial psychiatric evaluation and let you know my thoughts which may include a diagnosis and we create a treatment plan. I maintain a therapeutic rapport and understand what the stressors and causes of concern are. We work as a team and develop a sustainable treatment plan.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, motivational interviewing and substance use treatment. I also provide medication management either for initial diagnosis or as ongoing treatment.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
It's important to me to build and maintain a therapeutic relationship with my patients. This is accomplished through effective communication, listening and cultural competency skills I have developed over the fifteen years I have worked with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.