“I consider myself a diligent and compassionate mental health provider.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I started my career as an adult geriatric nurse practitioner but ended up with a full-time job in a mental health setting and a part-time job in a primary care clinic. Surprisingly, I enjoyed my psychiatric job more than the primary care. Consequently, I decided to pursue my career and became certified as a nurse practitioner in mental health. I have worked in different behavioral and medical settings, ranging from skilled nursing facilities to outpatient clinics. I also worked in a substance abuse detox and rehabilitation setting for many years. Having acquired medical, mental health, and addiction experience, I find it easy to manage my clients holistically.
What should someone know about working with you?
I consider myself a diligent and compassionate mental health provider. I listen to my clients, understand their needs, and proceed with proper treatment and medication management. I maintain good client-provider relationships and my clients say that their visits with me alleviate their anxiety. I simply create a good rapport with all my clients in a nonjudgmental manner. I currently offer virtual and in-person visits based on client preference. Our intake process is easy and simple; contact us and we will take care of you.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Over time and with the advancement in technology, mental health has been evolving, making it possible for easy access to mental health services for diverse populations. The increase in the number of nurse practitioners in the mental health field has helped access to mental health services, especially for the underserved. The long waitlist to see a psychiatrist is coming to an end. The benefits of telehealth can not be overemphasized; telehealth is just incredible.
“I listen to my clients, understand their needs, and proceed with proper treatment and medication management.”