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Bethany Scachette, DNP

  • Psychology

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • Allen Memorial Hospital
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Bethany Scachette, DNP

  • University of Iowa: Doctorate of Nursing Practice
  • Mennonite College of Nursing
    • Illinois State University: Bachelor of Science
Focus Areas
  • Psychology


What are your areas of expertise?
Most of my clinical experience has been working with adults with chronic, severe mental illness, as well as individuals in crisis. I also completed extensive research and developed an algorithm that could be used to care for individuals experiencing neuropsychiatric symptoms with dementia.

Why did you become a provider?
Being a healthcare provider was a lifelong dream. I've always been drawn to working with people. When I was in school, I shadowed my mentor who was a child psychiatrist. After one day with her, I felt that I had found my calling in mental health.

As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
My goal as a provider is to be a safe space for my patients. I value using a collaborative approach with the patient, the patient's support system and the treatment team to determine the safest and most individualized treatment plan to promote mental wellness.

Why did you choose your specialty?
I've always been fascinated by human behavior. I also appreciate the challenge of treating illness that cannot necessarily be physically measured. I also believe in treating the whole person and that mental wellness contributes to physical wellness.

What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
My goal is to always provide empathic, safe and patient-centered care.

What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I am passionate about mental health, and I'm dedicated to lifelong learning. It's my priority to personalize the care I provide to each patient to ensure that I'm providing the highest quality of care possible.

What are your personal interests?
I spend most of my time with my husband, son and our elderly shih tzu. We love to travel and see new places. I also love to read.