Donner Dewdney, MD
Dr. Dewdney graduated from the University of Ontario and completed his fellowship at the Menninger School for Psychiatry. Dr. Dewdney founded Child Psychiatry Associates P.C. in West Des Moines, IA and has served as an adjunct professor at Des Moines University and the University of Iowa. He has also served as Medical Director for UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital's mental health units and Medical Director for the residential campus at Orchard Place, a psychiatric medical institute for children. Dr. Dewdney has published numerous articles and has received many awards for his life-long commitment of helping children, adolescents and adults living with mental illness.
Veronica Holloway, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Veronica is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). She received her Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from Allen College and has a Master of Science in Health and Social Psychology from the University of Oslo, Norway. She has spent the last 12 years working in various mental health settings including acute inpatient, outpatient clinics and as a research associate.
She provides treatment and care in behavioral medicine for adolescents, adults and families in medical clinics in Des Moines and Ames. Her experience in providing care entails treatment for ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral illnesses. Veronica is a resident of Story County and is excited to expand her career to treat the people within her community.
Sajo Thomas, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Sajo Thomas is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). he received his Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. He has more than 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in various roles in an acute care hospital.
He specializes in providing patient-centered and evidence-based psychiatric care. He strives for continuous learning, updated with emerging research and practices and utilizing medication management services along with axillary services and resources to help patients enjoy life to the fullest and reduce mental health stigma. He provides services for various mental health disorders including Bipolar disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Depressive disorders, Anxiety disorders, trauma stressor-related disorders, ADD/ADHD treatment for ADD/ADHD, and other mental disorders for adults and families in Des Moines, IA.
Sajo Thomas is a resident of Dallas County. and enjoy spending time with family; also interested in doing DIY projects, road trips, cycling, and hiking. He is open to discussing your mental health concerns and treatment plans to help you achieve the best possible mental health to enjoy and lead a meaningful life.
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Kennedy Thoren, DNP ARNP, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Kennedy L. Thoren is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP). She graduated from the University of Iowa and obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with an emphasis in Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing. During her training and clinical practice, she has treated children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of mental health settings. Her clinical background includes both behavioral health and critical care nursing. She provides services for a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty at a local nursing college in Des Moines.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, eating good food, and spending time outdoors. Dr. Thoren's passion lies in providing compassionate, holistic mental health care, assessing all aspects contributing to each individual's mental wellness. She is dedicated to providing quality mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults living with mental illness.
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Jill Nesset, PA-C
Jill completed her medical education at A.T. Still University and received her undergraduate degree from Grand View University. She is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Her clinical interests are postpartum depression, patient education and adult general psychiatry. When she isn't at the clinic you can find her spending time with her two sons, reading, exploring nature and vegan cooking!
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