Hello, I am glad that you came to us for your care!  I feel honored to guide you on your journey of acceptance and exploration of who you are.  After having lived in Southern California several years, I came to realize that many individuals may appear to have it all but had trouble liking themselves.  I have cared for many patients with addiction, PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms impacting their lives.  It helped me understand the importance of a judgement free environment where you can explore your past but are not defined by it. Warmly, Michelle 

Michelle is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC).  Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing specialization from Maryville University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nevada State College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alaska at Anchorage.  She has over 12 years of psychiatric nursing experience.  She is a Veteran of the United States Air Force with a special interest is in providing trauma informed care to her patients.  

Her goals are to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, comprehensive mental health services to adolescents, adults, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Michelle provides care from a holistic perspective, working to see each individual as a whole person within a unique context rather than as a list of symptoms to treat.  She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.  As a PMHNP, Michelle’s role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, therapist, and researcher.