Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
I am a board-certified nurse practitioner in psychiatry. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland and practiced as a Registered Nurse in various emergency rooms (ER) for several years.
My ER experience revealed how mental health often went ignored within the medical realm. These gaps between medical and psychiatric care motivated me to pursue a career in psychiatry. I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland and am licensed in the state of Maryland as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
I believe in the complex interrelationship of the mind (mental) and body (physical); good health depends on a balance of the two. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I work with clients to maintain or improve their mental health and encourage physical health. I do not practice stand-alone drug therapy, but believe in the combination of psychotherapy with pharmacology in order to effectively address mental health concerns.