I am a licensed psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. I specialize in treating the mental health needs of adults, adolescents, and children. My specialty areas of focus include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, and insomnia. I believe that compassion, empathy, and honesty are the basis of the doctor-patient relationship. I have always appreciated the collaborative nature of psychiatry, and I feel that it is important to work as a team with therapists, families, and primary care physicians. I am a firm believer in evidence-based medicine and strive to keep up-to-date with current practice guidelines in order to develop the best treatment plan for my patients.