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Tamara Lauritzen, ARNP, BSN, PMHNP

  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Accepting New Patients

UnityPoint Provider

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • St. Luke's Hospital
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

About Tamara Lauritzen, ARNP, BSN, PMHNP

Medical Education
  • Allen College: MSN - Nursing
  • Undergraduate Education
    • Upper Iowa University: BSN - Nursing
Focus Areas
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Psychiatry


Why did you become a physician/provider? I became a psychiatric nurse practitioner because I wanted to improve the lives of people living with mental health disorders.

What qualities best describe the care you provide to your patients? I listen to the concerns and needs of my patients and get their input when initiating a plan of care. I use evidence-based practices to guide the decisions I make.

Being a mental healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day? Making a difference in people’s lives and seeing them overcome obstacles and improve.

What is the most important message you would like to share with your patients? I am here to help patients reach their goals, and I value their input as we develop a treatment plan together.

What would you like your patients to know about you? I am easy to talk to, listen well and I enjoy humor.

Are there any fun facts that you would like the community to know about you? I am afraid of heights but went parasailing and loved it!

Adults, depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorder