Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
I specialize in treating mental health challenges and symptom management for children, teens and adults on the Autism Spectrum, and those with ADHD, Anxiety and OCD. Ages 3 and up.
I have a background in the natural foods industry and can provide guidance with alternatives to pharmaceuticals as well.
Being Non-Neurotypical myself with an ADHD diagnosis, I understand what it is like to wrangle with mental health stigma.
Therefore, I work hard to make my office and visits a safe space where clients can feel accepted for who they are without the need to change their presentation, personalities or edit themselves.
I honor my clients unique strengths and resilience in managing their mental health challenges by identifying those strengths and reinforcing them.
I also have changing variety of fun toys, fidget objects and stickers. I want my clients to look forward to coming to see me and to feel better about who they are when they walk back out through my door.
I was a crisis hospice nurse for 10 years prior to becoming a NP.
I am very proud to be a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.
The nursing values of understanding clients as whole beings creatively responding to ever changing circumstances, along with a commitment to non judgement, socio-economic awareness and advocacy are ideals that I cherish.
I am into: having fun and adventures; puppets; art; nature-especially owls!; creativity in all its forms; the Opera and the Symphony, dressing up; Punk, Metal and Emo music; fashion; graphic novels and books; Astronomy- the Bubble Nebula!; coffee, cheese and chocolate.
University of Colorado at Boulder, BA- Double Major Psychology and Religious Studies
University of Colorado at Anschutz, BSN Nursing
University of Colorado at Anschutz, MSN Nursing, Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatric Mental Health - Board Certified
Outpatient Psychiatric Medication Management Services at the Boulder Location and via Telemedicine