Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
It's important to address all aspects of a person's health, including mind, body, and spirit, in order to achieve optimum mental health. This includes things like therapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and mindfulness practices. I believe that by prioritizing mental health and taking a comprehensive approach to care, we can help people lead fulfilling and healthy lives.
I received my bachelor’s degree (BSN) in biology in 1994 and became a registered nurse in 2007. Ten years later, I earned my master’s degree (MSN) and obtained my license to practice as a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and graduated with honors and earned an award for excellence in psychiatric mental health. In 2022, I went back to Stony Brook University and received my doctorate degree in nursing practice (DNP), graduating magna cum laude. I am certified in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, commonly known as (EMDR), and other therapies to help people with trauma recapture a new sense of self that incorporates the “here and now” awareness, acceptance, and forgiveness
I was employed as a consultant-liaison psychiatric nurse practitioner for 6 years years at NYU Langone Hospital in Long Island, which served inpatient as well as outpatient services for people with comorbid medical and psychiatric need. For 5 years within in NYU Long Island Hospital, I was the mental health educator and preceptor to registered nurses (RNs) and providers (NPs, PAs, MDs) in assessment, and treatment of psychiatric interventions in order to quality care for patients in the acute care setting with comorbid mental health and medical issues, to gain valuable insights and knowledge which they can apply in their practice.