ABOUT

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I believe the best approach to working with clients is to listen first, and then work together in a collaborative fashion according to your self-defined needs and goals. As a client you will find that I encourage a well-rounded approach which includes judicial use of medication and supplements, sleep, nutrition, and exercise. If requested by the client, I can collaborate with his/her/their therapist to help improve the overall care. I work primarily with college students and women’s mental health but see all people between the ages of 18-64. Although I do primarily medication management, there is no pressure to start medications. I can provide an assessment independent of medication management for those who have questions about their symptoms or want a second opinion. For those who do start medications I often supplement medication management with therapy for some types of anxiety and for understanding the unique ADHD brain. ​

Taking the first step towards assistance can be difficult. I invite you to contact me via email or phone, and we can explore your options together.

Since 2006, I have been providing compassionate care as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, performing diagnostic evaluations and prescribed medication. I have several specialties and areas of interest:

  • As a former certified nurse midwife and psychiatric nurse practitioner, I have a unique background to perinatal mental health. In 2019, I became certified in perinatal mental health by Postpartum International and am qualified to see pregnant and postpartum women with mood and anxiety disorders unique to this population. I also see women with PMDD as well as perimenopausal/menopausal women.

  • I have worked in college health for over eight years at the University of Colorado Boulder, and enjoy working with young people at this time in their life. I have years of experience treating ADHD as well as mood and anxiety issues in college students. I encourage students to use the vast array of campus services provided, including therapy if desired, in addition to working with me as a way to ensure that their mental health and happiness is optimized. 

  • In my general practice, I also see patients and focus on ADHD, PTSD, OCD as well as some mood and other anxiety disorders

  • The services I provide include telepsychiatry (as appropriate), for those who find it difficult to travel for appointments, and office visits. I use a HIPAA approved video conferencing platform with no required downloads. Clients are not required to commit to one of these options, and if desired, office visits and telepsychiatry can be used in combination to fit the client’s needs. 

Training and experience:

  • BSN from the University of Northern Colorado, 1980

  • Certificate in Nurse Midwifery from the University of Southern California, 1985

  • Master of Science in Nursing from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1997

  • Post certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2005

 

Associations:

  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)

  • Postpartum Support International (PSI)

  • The International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 

  • The National Perinatal Association