Often patients ask to know more about my professional development. While attending college, I worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) for a hospice program. I provided care for cancer and AIDS patients in their homes, and upon patients’ deaths, I remained involved with their families for one year through the Bereavement Program. When I obtained my Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license, I worked with head injury and spinal cord injury patients at an acute care rehabilitation hospital. After I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire, and subsequently my Registered Nurse (RN) license, I worked as a school nurse in a 1900-student public high school and as a nurse manager at a private psychiatric hospital. After receiving my Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from Rivier College, and fulfilling New Hampshire State’s requirement for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license, I worked at Hitchcock Clinic’s outpatient Behavioral Health Department until its closure in 1998. Since that time, I have been in private practice in the Greater Nashua and Manchester areas. In addition to my clinical work, I was an Assistant Professor at Rivier University and Adjunct Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University. In August of 2008, my article, Treating Children with ADHD, was published in Clinician Reviews. In June of 2012, I presented a poster at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners regarding effective ADHD management throughout the lifespan. In May 2013 and May 2014, I presented Treating Depression and Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting and in May 2015, I presented Treating Adult ADHD at the Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference.
I am board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and also as an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I am licensed to practice independently as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in New Hampshire (License number 037416-23). I specialize in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, Anxiety and Women’s Issues. I provide medication evaluation and management for children, adolescents and adults. In fact, it is not uncommon for me to treat several members of a family, as most mental illnesses have a biological basis and therefore can be inherited. I only treat family members if I have informed consent of every family member in treatment with me, and if family conflict is not part of the treatment focus.
On a personal note, I am married and have three school-aged children. We enjoy doing a variety of family activities, including reading, hiking, riding our bikes, swimming and going to Science museums. As a child, I was involved in competitive gymnastics and swimming, dance, drama, chorus, youth ministry, Students Against Drunk Driving and varsity cheerleading.
Londonderry Square, 50 Nashua Road, Suite 208, Londonderry, NH 03053-3438 Phone: (603) 432-3399 Fax: (603) 432-3396