“I will provide a nonjudgmental space and personalized treatment plans so clients can experience the deep healing they need to become the best versions of themselves.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner started in my adolescence. I come from a cultural background where there is no appreciation for mental health. Individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders within my community were viewed in a negative light and were subsequently mistreated and sometimes beaten to death because of this negative stigma. I believed it was inhumane to maltreat a population of people because of our own ignorance. My experience compelled me to begin to educate myself in the hope of one day educating my community about the intricacy of the mind, body, and soul while considering neurobiological, neurochemical, and biopsychosocial stressors and their consequences on our physical and mental health. Throughout my personal and professional life, l have developed the sincerest compassion for individuals suffering from psychiatric/mental ailments. This compassion is what ultimately led me to where I am today as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
What should someone know about working with you?
While working with me, I want you to know that all hope is not lost. As a psychiatric NP, I possess diverse knowledge and skills in medicine and mental health. I understand that every client’s experiences, perceptions, and needs are different. Many young adults struggling with mental health or substance use issues are reluctant to seek treatment because they’re afraid of being stigmatized. I will provide a nonjudgmental space and personalized treatment plans so clients can experience the deep healing they need to become the best versions of themselves. My primary goal and focus is to work in collaboration with my clients and their family members to evoke positive changes and to discover their full potential. I will take a holistic approach, meet with you, and consider all factors contributing to your clinical presentation so you can take back control of your life.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I am committed to being a life-long learner. I participate in continuing education by attending webinars, keeping abreast on evidence-based research findings, maintaining collaborative relationships with other experts in the field of psychiatry, collaborating with my team, and learning from client experiences. I will stay up-to-date with science-backed medical expertise to better help you heal and grow.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am happy to witness a gradual destigmatization toward substance abuse and mental health. To see people of all ages, races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds begin to appreciate the significance of prioritizing mental health is encouraging. I hope that the growth I see with more people starting to seek healing for themselves and their loved ones will continue. I am thankful to be a part of a team that is breaking the stigma of mental health and helping the community around us take back control of their lives.
What populations have you worked with?
My expertise has allowed me to work alongside many different populations, using a holistic approach to help clients on their journey of complete healing. I have worked with varying populations throughout my life in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During this time, I have cared for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from mental health concerns, including low mood, symptoms of anxiety, depression, and poor attention span. Working with different populations has given me a better understanding of how to best help you on your healing journey.
“My expertise has allowed me to work alongside many different populations, using a holistic approach to help clients on their journey of complete healing.”