Haymarket, Virginia, United States
I am a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Currently, I am enrolled in the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Virginia with a continued focus on Mental Health. am passionate about and commitment to education, hard work, and the treatment and care of mental illness in children and adults.
My long-term goals include, improving medication management and clinical treatment of children and the seriously mentally ill, and providing education and training to both patients and health professionals in the area of mental illness. My professional commitment and goals are both personal and purposeful. As the mother of a son with mental health issues, I both understand and am empathetic to the many challenges family’s face while trying to care for the mentally ill member of their family. I am also quite familiar with the obstacles that exist when trying to obtain and coordinate mental health care for that family member. My personal experiences have led me to believe that the collaboration between the consumers and other care providers to individualize treatment is the best way to meet the consumers’ needs.