7 years of experience

Hi there, Are you looking for a provider that listens to you, gives you time, and pays attention to your mental health needs? Berline is a nurse practitioner dually board certified in psychiatric and mental health as well as Adult-Geriatric primary care nurse practitioner. She is board certified through the American Nursing Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has experience working in acute inpatient hospitals and outpatient private practice settings. She considers herself lucky to work in a progressive age of healthcare and strongly believes that mental healthcare especially relies on a culture of acceptance and openness. Her goal is to advocate for patients and manage their treatment with compassion, understanding, and attention to holistic care. she brings with her a unique set of work experiences with a total of 17 years in the medical field, these experiences have exposed her to mental health, given her understanding of mental health needs, and have fostered her passion for helping those most in need, especially those in need of mental health care. Her work experience includes populations in acute inpatient Hospitals, Psychiatric care, Long term care, Hospice, and Veterans as well as in the community providing medical needs to patients. She has provided Mental health care to the teen years-65 +years population for several years specializing in Depression, ADHD, Insomnia, and Anxiety among other mental health needs. In addition to Mental Health, she is also certified in alcohol and Drug addiction and specializes in Alcohol and substance abuse among the Adult population.

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

An initial evaluation will assist in gaining insight into your personal needs. My hope is that clients will feel heard, and understood with open communication and participation in their treatment plan. I am here to help you, we will work together to identify your needs and address them. This will include the needs of your mind, body, and spirit as I use a holistic approach and not just medicine, I also use Motivational interviewing, and mindfulness among other approaches to help you get better.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I work with psychotherapists to make needed referrals and use evidence-based techniques that will help you overcome your mental health illness. Although I prescribe medication, Medication alone does not fully provide mental health symptom relief, but research has shown that medication and psychotherapy including Mindfulness, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help you identify and change thinking and behavior patterns that are harmful or ineffective, replacing them with more accurate thoughts and functional behaviors. Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a short-term form of treatment. It will help you understand underlying interpersonal issues that are troublesome, like unresolved grief, changes in social or work roles, conflicts with significant others, and problems relating to others.

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

My passion for holistic care enables me to provide the most needed care for patients suffering from Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety and I feel this to be my area of strength. As a medical Nurse practitioner as well as Mental health Nurse practitioner, I provide care and meet patients suffering from depression and Anxiety on a daily basis. My commitment to partnering with you. Evaluation, diagnosis, medication, and therapy options along with education regarding them are also important to me. Understanding limitations and benefits are very important to successful treatment along with counseling. I will commit myself to improving your ongoing wellness.

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