What is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)?
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice committed to promoting mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. PMHNPs are licensed to provide comprehensive, patient-centered mental health treatments and have an independent authority to prescribe medications. Essential components of this specialty practice include health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and care and treatment (including medication management) of persons with psychiatric disorders.
Prisca Nwizubo, MN, ARNP, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
As a Board Certified – Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), I offer psychotherapy, TMS treatment (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and medication management.
I believe that you are the expert of your life, so we will work together in a collaborative effort, to best serve your needs. As we work together, your needs may change and so my approach is flexible to best suit the different stages of recovery, wellness and thriving. I emphasize preventing new issues, relapses, and symptom reduction with the ultimate goal of achieving the highest level of wellness possible. My practice is based on a patient-centered, holistic approach towards wellness. I am always looking for the most effective, FDA approved innovative treatment options with minimal side effects. I am a co-director of Eastside TMS and Wellness Center and I am pleased that we can now offer TMS treatment to patients as a treatment option.
Education and Training:
Masters in Nursing – Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Degree: University of Washington
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree: University of Washington
Certified TMS specialist
My approach to Psychopharmacology (medications):
I believe that medications can help achieve a state of body and mind that allows patients to better benefit from psychotherapy.
I use conservative prescribing practices that are complimented and supported by psychotherapy.
Like any other medication, psychopharmacology with proper management, monitoring and usage can help individuals achieve optimum health and better living.
Prisca Nwizubo, ARNP, PMHNP Owner Optimum Mental Health Services, LLC