I have extensive experience treating multiple forms of depression including Medication Resistant Depression, Post Partum Depression, Major Depression, Situational Depression, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Persistent Depressive Disorder. I am passionate about helping patients overcome their depressive state and continue on as their medication management provider if needed. Other areas of expertise include treating medically stable eating disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
I worked as a Registered Nurse at the University of Iowa in inpatient psychiatry with a focus on eating and mood disorders, and outpatient with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). I completed my graduate degree at Allen College in Waterloo, IA, and am board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. My past experience with ECT has ignited a passion for brain stimulation treatments to treat depression.
My treatment philosophy includes helping patients address mental illness in order to achieve their goals and pursue their passions! My practice is heavily influenced by my time working as a nurse and I firmly believe in holistic care and treating the patient as a whole person rather than as a diagnosis.
I adore animals and enjoy spending time with my husband, two dogs, two cats, and my plethora of reptiles. In my free time, I enjoy fiber arts, such as knitting and crocheting, reading, yoga, and playing the harp.