With baccalaureate degrees in Social Work (TCU 1996) and Nursing (Mercy College of Health Sciences 2015), I chose to seek my Master’s Degree in Nursing (Walden 2020). I have provided assessment and skilled intervention with patients and families for more than 25 years. I have extensive experience working in the acute inpatient, outpatient, and in-homes settings.
I am board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I provide medication management services for patients age 3 through adulthood while employing cognitive behavioral and supportive psychotherapy strategies to help patients achieve mental health wellness goals. I will work collaboratively with members of your treatment team including primary care providers, therapists, and school teams to ensure continuity of care. Special areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder management.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time outside, listening to acoustic music, and spending time with my family and dogs.