A healthy mental state is essential in every stage of life – from childhood, adolescent, to adulthood. An individual can experience mental health issue at any point. Not only can this impact their mood and behavior, but can change their way of thinking, looking at life, and facing challenges. As a Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions that includes PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, I meet each individual where they are in their life stage and use my expertise in psychiatry to guide them to a healthy mental state. I earned my undergrad degree at Towson University in 2001 and obtained my graduate degree at Walden University in 2019. I worked in residential, community, and acute care settings with children, adolescent, and adults. I went on to earn my master’s degree at Walden University in 2019 and have enjoyed the flexibility and autonomy it provides. I am a member of the Phi Nu Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Tau International and a member of American Nurses Association. In my free time I enjoy nature & spending time with my family. I currently serve adolescent and adult population on an outpatient basis. https://www.epi-inclusivementalhealth.com/
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
While providing prescription management of psychotropic medications, I also incorporating brief counseling sessions with each routine follow up visits to further enhance treatment outcomes. My goal is to help clients realize that a healthy mental health is within reach. DIAGNOSIS Diagnose a wide spectrum of mental health issues based on current DSM-5 standards & appropriate use of psychiatric assessment tools MEDICATION MANAGEMENT Initial evaluation of the patient's need for psychotropic medications, the provision of a prescription, and ongoing medical monitoring related to the patient's use of the psychotropic medication PSYCHOTHERAPY Blend elements from different approaches of therapy and tailor treatment according to each client's needs.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
A holistic approach to mental health involves treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. This includes working to improve one's mind, body, & soul. Some techniques include: Mind----relaxation techniques, meditation, therapy Body----nutrition, exercise, health Soul-----healthy support systems, finding purpose, emotional peace
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
With experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions that includes PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, I meet each individual where they are in their life stage and use my expertise in psychiatry to guide them to a healthy mental state.