My experiences working with children and adults with mental illnesses inspired my decision to
become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). I specialize in various mental
disorders, including anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
psychoses and behavioral problems.
I value partnering with the patient and family to explore the best course of treatment for each
individual, such as diagnostic evaluations, holistic treatment plans and prescribing appropriate
I was drawn to work with mental health disorders in young people by my clinical experience at
the Cincinnati Health Department, in the Department of School and Adolescent Health and as
an inpatient psychiatric nurse at Cincinnati Children’s. I’m also a member of the American
Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).
My care philosophy is patient-centered, integrative and holistic. I believe that children and
adolescents are complex, and they offer many perspectives to consider, such as biological,
psychological, developmental and more.
During my free time, I enjoy reading, dining out, traveling and being with family, friends and my
dog, Sandra. Before I became a nurse, I was an international flight attendant based out of
Dallas, New York and Atlanta for 20 years.