Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Where did you attend college?
Undergraduate: University of Florida
Graduate: University of Florida
Why did you choose to work at Rainbow Pediatric Center? It was clear from my first interactions with this team, the providers care deeply about the families they work with and provide high quality care. I have always been passionate about working with children and treating them holistically. As a provider, I care about a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The opportunity to bring mental health care services to pediatric primary care is exciting! It is an honor to be closing a gap in access to mental health care with the Rainbow Pediatric team.
What do you enjoy about working with kids? There is always something to talk about. Kids bring a sense of honesty, vulnerability, and hope to day to day interactions. I love learning about the specific things each of the children and adolescents I work with are interested in and how they see themselves in the world. It’s a privilege to share in a child’s life and be a part of their world. The work I do brings me great joy!
What is your area of expertise? As a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I have further specialized in the treatment of child and adolescent depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, ADHD, grief, and eating disorders. I also have advanced training in plant-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine. My approach to mental health care has an emphasis on individual therapy, family therapy, and parent guidance. I also believe in preventative mental health care.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not at Rainbow Pediatrics? Cooking, running, going to the beach, traveling with the Engine2 team, time with friends, & adventuring with my husband.
If you only had 3 words to describe yourself what would they be? Joyful, relational, purposeful
What is your favorite children’s book? Henry’s Awful Mistake, by Robert Quackenbush.
Tell me about your family? I was born & raised in Jacksonville and am thankful to have my family here! I love spending time with my husband & our 2 dogs, they fill my heart up.
One interesting fact about yourself? I was a part of the Super Bowl halftime show when it was in Jacksonville.