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Gladys Ekema, PMHNP

Gladys Ekema, PMHNP


3 years of experience

Ms. Gladys Ekema is a highly qualified Psychiatric Nurse Mental Health Practitioner (PMHNP). She has a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University with over 18 years of clinical experience and 3 years of experience as a mental health nurse practitioner. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowie State University. Her work experiences include treating patients in inpatient settings such as hospitals and outpatient clinics. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she specializes in cases such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, sleep disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioral problems, anger management, borderline personality disorders, schizophrenia and many other psychiatric conditions. Ms. Gladys Ekema is passionate in providing quality and holistic care for all her patients. She is a compassionate listener who relates with her patients on a personal level to provide the best quality mental health care. Outside of work, Ms. Gladys Ekema enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She loves singing, listening to music, and traveling.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Clients can expect to take away the following at the end of their sessions with this provider: - Clarity and understanding of their mental health condition - All their questions answered or referred to the appropriate provider for response - Diagnosis and treatment plan discussed to the understanding of the client. - Clients educated on the necessary information regarding their mental health condition and their prescribed medications - Clients will be able to make an informed decision regarding their mental health at the end of a session.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Treatment methods and tools utilized include: - Comprehensive initial assessment - Standardized tools used in mental health assessment - DMS-5 diagnostic manual - Medication prescription, and medication management -Psychotherapy referrals

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Ms. Gladys Ekema has a passion in caring for her clients. She has a great ability to communicate with clients in a respectful and honest manner. She has a unique way to easily connect with her clients. One of her greatest qualities is that she takes time to listen to clients in a nonjudgmental and empathetic manner. She does everything to build a trusting relationship with her clients that makes them comfortable to freely discuss their condition with her.

Insurances accepted

All Savers
Golden Rule
OptumHealth Complex Medical Conditions
United Health/Optum
United Medical Resources
UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance
UnitedHealthcare Shared Services
UnitedHealthcare StudentResources


Family Conflict
Peer Relationships
Personality Disorders
Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Dissociative Disorders
Mood Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Sexual Abuse
Suicidal Ideation
Trauma and PTSD

Age groups

Adults (18 to 64)
Elders (65 and above)

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