Currently Welcoming New Clients
Maya Angelou, "Still I'll Rise"
I approach care in a person-centered, collaborative, and holistic way. I recognize how we feel day-to-day is complex and an amalgam of our culture, past experiences, learned behaviors, current stressors, and strengths - so I never focus solely on symptoms. It is always my clients who define what their goals are for treatment and they will get a voice in what their treatment will be.
Choosing to use medication to treat a mental health condition can be a source of shame, stigma, and anxiety. I understand if you are not sure whether medication is right for you, and will always honor and respect your choices around that. I will offer an opinion on whether or how medication might be beneficial, but will also review any potential risks of treatment with medication. I will never recommend or prescribe medication choices I do not believe to be appropriate or safe. Informed decision-making is a human right.
What I can’t help with and why: If you are a new patient seeking help for concerns related to ADHD, I am not a good fit. One of the primary evidence-based interventions in treating ADHD is the responsible use of stimulant medications. In Texas, nurse practitioners have legislative restrictions that prevent us from prescribing these medications. If during our time together, I suspect ADHD is contributing to your difficulties, I will care for you by making the necessary referrals to providers who can help.