Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner_ Psychiatric Mental Health
I earned my undergrad degree at Towson University in 2001 and obtained
my graduate degree at Walden University in 2019. I worked in residential,
community, and acute care settings with children, adolescent, and adults.
I went on to earn my masters degree at Walden University in 2019 and
have enjoyed the flexibility and autonomy it provides. I am a member of
the Phi Nu Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Tau
International and a member of American Nurses Association. In my free
time I enjoy nature & spending time with my family. I currently serve
adolescent and adult population on an outpatient basis.
Areas of Expertise
Psychiatric Consultation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety
A healthy mental state is essential in every stage of life – from childhood, adolescent, to adulthood. An individual can experience mental health issue at any point. Not only can this impact their mood and behavior, but can change their way of thinking, their way of looking at life, and facing challenges. As a Board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in treating patients with a wide range of conditions that includes PTSD, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, I meet each individual where they are in their life stage and use my expertise in psychiatry to guide them to a healthy mental state. While providing prescription management of psychotropic medications, I also incorporating brief counseling sessions with each routine follow up visits to further enhance treatment outcomes. As a provider who is up to date with the latest treatment modalities, I am adept in providing psychiatric consultation to practitioners and local treatment centers. My goal is to help clients realize that a healthy mental health is within reach.
A holistic approach to mental health involves treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. This includes working to improve one's mind, body, & soul.
Some techniques include:
Mind----relaxation techniques, meditation, therapy
Body----nutrition, exercise, health
Soul-----healthy support systems, finding purpose, emotional peace
Provide a tele-health platform to increase access to care for clients. Clients can now access health care services remotely and manage their health care conveniently.
Initial evaluation of the patient's need for psychotropic medications, the provision of a prescription, and ongoing medical monitoring related to the patient's use of the psychotropic medication
Blend elements from different approaches of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and tailor treatment according to each client's needs.
A healthy mental health is within reach. Book your appointment online, by telephone, or fill out the submission form and someone will reach out to you soon.
Testimonial from a parent----
“From Dianne W, Monday 6/6/22--This is Dianne W just wanted to say Thank You......
As you know in the Past few months Mental Illness is starting to be recognized as a serious Health Risk. Family members REALLY have a difficult time trying to convince Medical Facilities twhen they are at a Manic state of mind they need Emergency Help. when they are at that Manic state of mind they are not going to be agreeable to seek help. K**** sees taking his medicine can mean life or death…………….. THANKS Again.”
Testimonial from a Colleague Referral___
From Mandy M __" We need more clinicians who treat teenagers. E****was very happy about the referral I made for his daughter to see you and is confident she is on the road to recovery. Thank you for the time and care you put into their session. "