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Anton Georgiev
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Anton Georgiev, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Anton Georgiev is a culturally diverse, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) focused on a holistic treatment approach. Anton began his psychiatric career in 2013 working for River Point Behavioral Health and Memorial Hospital, both major inpatient psychiatric facilities in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 2019 Anton has been gaining experience as an outpatient psychiatric resident, while retaining his inpatient nurse duties. His experience includes the emergency stabilization psychiatric unit, addiction unit, geriatric psychiatry, and adolescence psychiatry. In addition to direct inpatient and outpatient care, Anton has 5 years of experience as a group therapy leader as part of his registered nurse duties while working in Memorial Hospital.

Anton completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Florida State College of Jacksonville and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and PMHNP at Eastern Kentucky University. Anton is a strong supporter of incorporating therapy into client treatment, for its potential to unlock the previously unused or forgotten abilities to self-manage and control feelings, reactions, emotions, and fears. He accepts the benefits of alternative and complementary treatments in his client’s ongoing efforts to be a well-balanced person. He is aware of his client’s personal choice of treatment and their cultural and spiritual beliefs, which have the potential to greatly affect the treatment and the therapeutic relationship between provider and patient.

Anton’s goal is to treat the whole person, giving each individual tailored and personalized care, specific to their culture, lifestyle, belief system, and capacity. He is a firm believer in the philosophy of “sound mind-sound body”, therefore his care explores the connection between psychiatric and medical aspects. Anton invests the time to explain, educate, and provide his clients with all of the needed information to make the best possible choice. He understands that a treatment is never static; it is an ongoing and highly dynamic process, involving honest communication and effort from both provider and client.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Gender dysphoria Addiction
Ivette Medrano
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Ivette Medrano, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ivette Medrano is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who has over 12 years of experience in healthcare. Ivette sees patients across the lifespan and has experience working with children, adults, and families. She especially enjoys working with adults on issues such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Ivette completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Florida International University. She takes a collaborative approach with her clients, using an eclectic therapeutic method that combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, trauma-focused therapy, and solution/insight-oriented therapy.

Ivette believes in holistic health which includes physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing to promote a fulfilling and purposeful life. She seeks to create a warm relationship with you in order to work together towards your identified goals and values.

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Jennifer Richie
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $139: Follow-ups

Jennifer Richie, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Jennifer is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She completed her graduate studies at Georgetown University and undergraduate degree at Drexel University. Jennifer is currently working on completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chamberlain University. Her background includes child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, and addiction medicine.

She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. Jennifer possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by her natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition.

As a PMHNP, Jennifer’s role is multifaceted, including managing care in inpatient and outpatient settings, executive leadership, working as a mental health advocate, and a therapist. She has a deep interest in the prevention of mental illness and promoting mental wellness.

Education

Georgetown University
Master of Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Julouse Etienne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Julouse Etienne, APRN, PMHNP, FNP

Philosophy of Care

Julouse Etienne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in the state of Florida. She has experience working with individuals who have various mental health concerns including ADHD, depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues. Julouse also provides spiritual support if the patient requires it.

She says that while she wants to be able to provide whatever her patient needs, she cannot do that if the patient does not reach out. It is her job to make every patient feel confident and secure with themselves and their lives, so she wants to be able to help in every way possible — the only way to do so is if the patient reaches out and informs her of their needs.

As a spiritual woman of color, Julouse understands the issues of inequality and finding one's true purpose. She plans to help the patient not only by prescribing but also by providing emotional and spiritual support when needed.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
South University

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Melissa Nicholas
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149:follow-ups

Melissa Nicholas, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Nicholas is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) who specializes in treating adults for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders, along with a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses. Melissa has worked in various behavioral health settings and has a lot of experience engaging with clients with various mental health disorders. She also has experience working with veterans who have served our great nation.

Melissa completed her Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees at Galen College of Nursing. She went on to complete her Master in Nursing (MSN) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Melissa will be starting Frontier Nursing University in order to obtain her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and will remain in the forefront to combat the stigma of mental health.

Melissa is a caring and empathetic provider who believes in a holistic, patient-centered, and collaborative approach when providing psychiatric and mental health treatment. She takes the time to get to know her clients in order to build a good rapport and a good therapeutic relationship. Melissa encourages her clients to partake in decision-making pertaining to their treatment goals. She incorporates evidence-based practice and medication management to provide the best quality of care for her clients.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem,
  •  Sexual Orientation / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Tania Castor
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Tania Castor, APRN, PMHNP, DNP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Tania G. Castor is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults.

Dr. Tania G. Castor possesses strong clinical skills enhanced by the natural ability to build rapport with patients and families. She follows evidence-based guidelines blended with clinical experience, personal observation, and intuition. As a PMHNP, Dr. Tania G. Castor's role is multifaceted, including educator, mental health advocate, and therapist.

"I believe that each and every one of us has the potential to change our story to a happy ending," says Dr. Tania G. Castor. "I look forward to helping you discover a greater you."

Education

Florida International University
Doctorate of Nursing Practice

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Relationships
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief, Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Zishan Majeed
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Zishan Majeed, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Zishan Majeed is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in the state of Florida. Zishan has over 5 years of experience working with adults who are experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, eating disorders, gender identity issues, OCD, parenting difficulties, prenatal or postpartum issues, low self-esteem, and more.

Zishan earned his Master’s degree in Nursing from Walden University. While continuing his education, Zishan began working as a clinician for Jackson Health Systems (JHS) and the University of Miami’s Neuroscience Department. Being part of JHS and Miami's Neurology and Neuro-Science department gave Zishan the foundation and building blocks of what would later guide him into the field of psychiatry. Zishan aims to help break down the barriers created by stigma, providing the help you need without judgment or negative feedback. Zishan’s attentiveness and passion lead him to provide care by using a collaborative and holistic approach to address biological, psychological, and social factors that impact a client’s health.

Zishan believes that one of the most crucial factors in being an effective Advanced Practice Nurse is to promote hope in individuals and families with mental health conditions, instilling self-responsibility and empowerment. With his emphasis on hope, he'll partner together with you to create the life you value and desire. Work with Zishan—you'll receive his professional assistance opening new doors that lead to healthier relationships and life goals.

Education

Walden University
Masters of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD

 

 

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