About This ProviderPrint
Why did you become a health care provider?
I have known since I was a child that I wanted to work with people in some capacity. What I love about medicine is that it is a balance between medicine, art and human connection.
As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
It is my role as a provider to guide and empower patients toward their health and wellness. I see people as more than a diagnosis, but rather, unique individuals who have the potential for well-being and optimal health. I believe that all people should have access to compassionate, quality health care.
What clinical interests are you most passionate about?
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQ care and holistic medicine.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I first became a family nurse practitioner and practiced in women's health. In my work with patients, my love of mental health and wellness became evident. I decided to go back to school to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. From personal and professional experience, I am drawn to working with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
The care I provide my patients is compassionate, informed and holistic.
Being a health care provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
The opportunity to connect with patients on their journey of health and healing.
What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I consider it an honor and privilege to do the work that I do. I will always do my best to create a safe space for patients where healing can occur. I will also continue to use my training and position to advocate for all people.
Mental and Behavioral Health, Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
Anxiety, Depression, Holistic Medicine, Mental Health, Women's Health
Allen College; University of Minnesota
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses' Credentialing Center