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I was born and raised in San Antonio and have made Austin my home for the past 11 years. I balance my work at this private practice with my career as a community mental health provider where I care for individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, or experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with my friends and family (preferably outdoors).
My intention in opening Paloma Psychiatry and Mental Health is to offer a safe space to all individuals, with a special interest in caring for my Latinx community and other members of the BIPOC community. Seeking help for your emotional health can be an intimidating and vulnerable process, and for people from marginalized communities, the process can be even more daunting. Many of us are rightfully skeptical of a broken, biased, and racist system. Add to that the heavy stigma around mental health that exists within many of our own communities and families and asking for help can feel impossible. Still, you've made it this far - if you are here it is likely because you are considering getting help. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about getting started with me, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment you can click the link below to request an appointment with me.
-Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology, Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX
- Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing.
- Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). PMHNPs are trained and licensed to prescribe psychiatric medications and provide psychotherapy. In Texas, PMHNPs practice under the delegation of a physician. The physician who delegates and supervises my practice is Dr. Keith Caramelli - a psychiatrist with decades of experience in a variety of settings.
I have 10 years of experience providing mental healthcare. I have experience in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment center, private practice, and community mental health.