What made you choose a healthcare career?
Since a very young age, I’ve been strongly inspired by the potential of science to improve the world. I come from a family of nurse and nurse practitioners, and I have seen the benefit of having quality healthcare practitioners. Now, in my career, I evaluate and develop strategies to optimize psychiatric care in patients. I utilize innovative evidence-based practice tools in telepsychiatry such as genetic testing. I am fortunate that my chosen career path fulfills the sense of purpose that I need.
What types of care do you provide and what sets your care apart?
I am a dual board-certified Family practice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I have 7 years of nursing experience in the psychiatric field ranging from child and adult inpatient care to mental health crisis stabilization and substance abuse treatment. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Concordia University and immediately started working as a psychiatric nurse in an inpatient hospital. While attending Graduate School through Concordia University of Wisconsin, I continued to work inpatient on a dual mental health and substance abuse detox unit and as a home care mental health nurse. I received my Master’s of science in mental health from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My focus is on the treatment of ADHD, Oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, substance abuse and chronic mental illness through psychiatric assessment, medication management and brief psychotherapeutic intervention for adult and children.
What’s your patient care philosophy?
I value inter-professional collaboration and have a patient centered approach to health and healthcare using evidenced-based practice.
What can patients look forward to when they visit you?
Patients can look forward to comprehensive, accessible, and compassionate care, as well as continuity of care and patient education.