Meet Our Providers

Canicia Anyiatem
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Canicia Anyiatem, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Canicia Anyiatem is a licensed professional psychiatric nurse practitioner in the state of Maryland, who specialized in treating mental health issues and Alcohol drug problems for adolescents and adults in providing medication management such as assessing and presenting medication options for mental health issues. Also provides prescriptions of psychoactive medications, medication refills and side effects monitoring.

Canicia provides comprehensive initial assessment and evaluation to explore and understand individual patient’s mental health needs in order to determine a better plan and ways to recovery. Canicia completed her Bachelor of arts in nursing from Bowie state University Maryland and received her Master’s in nursing from Walden University.

Canicia works in collaboration with patients, patients’ families, coworkers, friends, physicians, therapists in order to provide the best comprehensive care and integrated treatment for her patients

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/stress/panic/phobias
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Medication management
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma stress related disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders/bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorder
Colleen Rogers
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Colleen Rogers, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Colleen Rogers is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical in the state of Maryland, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Virginia (she accepts self pay only in VA). Colleen has 15 years of experience working with adults, older adults, and families facing a variety of issues related to aging, including life transitions (retirement, relocation, etc.), caregiving, serious illness, and grief & loss. Colleen received a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University and a Master in Social Work from Hunter College.

Colleen utilizes supportive, person-centered, strength based, mindfulness based, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused approaches to therapy. Colleen works from a place of compassion and believes that every person is unique and possesses an inherent capacity for healing and growth. Colleen’s openness and genuine curiosity allow her to work successfully with a diverse client population.

Colleen seeks to establish a supportive relationship with you and to be present as you work to learn new skills, access inner resources and wisdom, and take meaningful action towards your goals.

Education

Hunter College
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Aging-related issues
  • Caregiving
  • Life transitions
  • Serious Illness
  • Death & Dying
  • Grief & Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

**Colleen offers in-person and virtual counseling

Ebonique McClinnahan
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Ebonique McClinnahan, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Ebonique McClinnahan is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, NASM Personal Trainer and Certified Professional and Development Life Coach. She completed her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Fayetteville State University in 2007, followed by a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University in 2009 and a Masters in Nursing as a Psychiatric NP from Rush University in 2013. 

Ebonique’s experience includes more than 20 years of behavior health care provided to both civilian and military service members within the community, acute care, residential treatment and outpatient setting. Her background specialties include psychotic and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life-kills, substance abuse, addictions, crisis management, sexual abuse. She has a strong belief in treating the patient holistically and helping clients find their true inner purpose within.

Education

Grand Canyon University
Master’s of Science in Nursing Education

Specialties 

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction
  • Crisis management
  • Sexual abuse
Ebun Akinyemi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Ebun Akinyemi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Ebun Akinyemi is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Maryland with seven years’ experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges; first, as a nurse, and now as a psych nurse practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and has a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, specializing in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Ebun collaborates with clients to ensure individualized care for clients with mental health challenges. She utilizes evidence-based practice to assess, diagnose, and treat clients.

Ebun seeks to create a caring partnership with clients, ensuring that the client has the support they need through their journey to wellness.

Education

Walden University
MSN

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Francine Kamhoua
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Francine Kamhoua, CRNP-PMH

Philosophy of Care

Imagine feeling anxious, stressed, and not knowing where to get help. You require someone who cares by your side. Our goal is to build a lifelong-lasting relationship with each patient through mutual trust and respect.

Francine Kamhoua is a board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) who practices in Bethesda, MD. She has over seven years of nursing experience. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Keuka College and completed her Master's degree in Nursing from Walden University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Francine Kamhoua provides a unique, compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered, and holistic approach to care. She specializes in assessing, diagnosing, and treating multiple mental and psychiatric disorders. Her overall goal is for each person to attain his/her optimum well-being and long-term happiness. She also speaks ​French​.

If you are struggling emotionally, do not hesitate to contact her to book an appointment in person or via tele-health.

Education

Walden University
Master's in Nursing

Specialties

● Anxiety
● Depression
● Medication Management

Jane Tsamoh
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UBH
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $100: Follow-up

Jane Tsamoh, CRNP-PMH

Philosophy of Care

***Jane speaks English and French***

Jane is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years of psychiatric mental health/behavioral health nursing experience. Jane conducts psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, and treats individuals with psychiatric mental health disorders across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). Jane is a people’s person who uses her interpersonal skills to develop good rapports and build collaborative therapeutic partnerships with individuals in treatment. Jane values and practices person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-focused, culturally competent, and innovative care.

Education

Walden University

Specialties

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/ Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) 
  • Trauma-related disorders-Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia spectrum disorders-schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders not otherwise specified
  • Substance use disorders
  • Personality disorders and challenging behaviors
Johanté Webb
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johanté Webb, LCPC

Philosophy of Care

Johanté Webb is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland who has worked with adults, couples, and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, low self-esteem, adjustment issues, and relationship concerns. Through her positive approach to counseling and advocacy for client self-care, Johanté has managed over 100 client cases from diverse backgrounds. Johanté completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Loyola University Maryland. 

Johanté uses an eclectic approach to therapy to ensure a person-centered experience that clients value. She utilizes treatment interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, strength-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based therapy to help clients achieve their treatment goals.

Johanté is caring and motivated to collaborate with you. She seeks to help you improve your well-being and encourages you to live an optimal life.  

Specialties

  • Individuals and Couples
  • Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders
  • Stress management and Adjustment disorders
  • Self-esteem, Confidence and Communication issues
  • Attachment and Relationship concerns
  • Women’s issues
  • Grief and Loss
Karen Osborne
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake $150: Follow-up

Karen Osborne, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Karen Osborne is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and Maryland to provide mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. She has thirty years of diverse clinical expertise in the profession of nursing.

Her scope of practice encompasses psychopharmacological assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. She utilizes a collaborative, patient-centered practice philosophy that is flexible, caring, and individualized to meet patients where they are in their journey for mental wellness. In addition to her board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she also has a Master of Science degree in Nursing Leadership.

Karen specializes in providing medication management and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan for many psychiatric disorders. Areas of expertise include mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents.

Education

Drexel University
Post Master’s Certification Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wilmington University
Master of Science in Nursing Leadership

Specialties

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Mood disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Social anxiety
Maureen Tabansi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Maureen Tabansi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Maureen Tabansi is a licensed Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Maryland who has over 13 years experience as a nurse; she is a caring, people oriented, optimistic, empathetic and enthusiastic person. She completed her Masters in Science from Walden University and graduated as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Since her graduation, she has worked as a clinician in both outpatient and inpatient facilities to provide care to both adults and children seeking help with Bipolar, anxiety, depression and adjustment issues.

Maureen employs a non-judgmental innovation in problem solving, she possess good communication skills, she has great stamina, acquires a good sense of humor, and her commitment to client advocacy makes her strive to take her clients to their highest functional level.

Maureen uses her critical thinking skills acquired through her years of education and training to build a caring environment and relationship which her clients in other to map out an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with the client to achieve a desired common goal.

Education

Maryland
Masters Degree

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Adjustment issues
  • Conduct issues
  • Personality issues
  • ADHD
Nadine Kakanou
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Nadine Kakanou, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

A psychiatry nurse practitioner is tasked with evaluating a patient’s mental health status by assessing their relevant medical background, conducting comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, and identifying potential issues that might negatively impact a patient's mental health. The primary concern of individuals suffering from mental health problems is accessing mental health care professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive care and offer preventive strategies. Although psychiatry nurse practitioners receive intense training to meet mental health patients' needs, their roles are poorly understood because regulatory barriers have limited the entire scope of the practice. Therefore, this paper will explore their philosophy of Care.

Due to the complexity of human beings in understanding their lives and illness experience, PNP requires the ability to access situations from different perspectives, not only through a psychological lens but also from a biological and development view, while recognizing the perspective of stakeholder affected. Besides, Mental health disorder affects the ability to communicate experiences, and its symptoms may not conform to conventional diagnostic criteria. Therefore, PNP needs to have a high tolerance of uncertainties and a willingness to frequently re-evaluate assessments upon discovering new information.

In addition to diagnosing and treating disease, PNP natures resilience, and growth capacity because of psychiatry disorder on patients' growth and development abilities. The existing healthcare system may fail to address the complexity of problems suffered by patients completely. Consequently, PNP needs to effectively advocate for patients to acquire all the services needed to meet their mental health needs. They also need to push for the development of more effective services.

In conclusion, psychiatry nurse practitioners are well prepared and equipped to provide independent and effective psychiatric care and treatment to effectively meet the needs of mental health patients.

Education

Walden University
PMHNP

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Patricia Robison
Accepting:
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
Self Pay Rate: $129

Patricia Robison, Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Patricia Robison is a licensed Psychologist in the state of Maryland with 15+ years of experience working with young adults and adults seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity issues, transition issues, stress, grief, and loss. She earned her MA and PhD degrees in psychology from the Fielding Graduate University. She also has a PhD in Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University and certifications from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Patricia uses an integral approach with key insights and interventions from pharmacological, psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, existential, multicultural and transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy. This inclusive stance confronts the breadth of psychological complexity and meets the needs of each unique person without blending the approaches into one.

Patricia seeks to form a warm, caring and collaborative therapeutic relationship with you to build on your strengths and understand you – mind, body, heart and spirit – so that she is able to help you meet your goals and live the meaningful life you seek and desire.

Education

Masters in Psychology
PhD in Psychology
Fielding Graduate University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Relationships

 

Stacey Gray
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stacey Gray, LCSW-C

Philosophy of Care

Stacey Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She has experience in community outpatient mental health, school-based support and residential treatment centers working with individuals across the life span who are dealing with various mental health concerns that inhibit them from living their lives to the fullest potential. Stacey specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults who are seeking help with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, co-occurring disorders and family and relationship stressors. Stacey graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Stacey believes that the client leads the treatment process and adapts the interventions according to what is most appropriate at the time. She uses a variety of treatment interventions during treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic, Mindfulness, Behavioral Modification Techniques and Psychoeducation.

Stacey’s primary focus during the treatment process is to ensure that the client feels that there is hope for change. Regardless of what you have experienced or are currently experiencing there is an
opportunity for healing.

Education

University of Maryland School of Social Work
Masters in Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Family and Relationship Stressors
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Academic/Career Issues
Tolulope Lawson-John
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Tolulope Lawson-John, PMHNP, CRNP

Philosophy of Care

Tolulope Lawson-John is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in Maryland, who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various mental health conditions not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Psychoses, and Substance abuse disorders. She has over ten years of clinical experience working in diverse clinical practice and settings (including hospital, long term care, primary practice and Corrections) which have tutored her to be empathetic and compassionate while still providing evidence-based practice in treating patients.

Tolulope believes in removing the stigma from mental illness, thereby making treatment and recovery possible. She is proficient in conducting thorough psychiatric evaluation and evidence-based medication management. She believes in holistic, patient-centered approach to psychiatry, with individual touch.

Tolulope obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN, FNP) from Coppin State University. She completed her Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Washburn University. Besides English, she speaks Yoruba fluently.

Education

Washburn University
Post Masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Ages 18+
  • Medication Management
Mohammed Abdullah
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
Self Pay Rate: $99

Mohammed Abdullah, LCPC

Hello, my name is Mohammed Abdullah and I am a licensed clinical therapist and board approved clinical supervisor.  I am happy to be speaking with you today and wanted to provide an introduction about myself.  I also wanted to give you an idea of how I operate and what we can expect working together.  

I have been working in the mental health field for almost two decades. My clinical orientation within psychotherapy is integrative with extensive experience in and leanings towards humanistic, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and behavioral approaches. 

What does all of that mean in terms of our work together?  Well, I appreciate the differences in everyone and center my treatment around the specific needs of each person I work with. Additionally, the foundation of my work with a client is the strength of our therapeutic relationship. I put a lot of emphasis towards building trust and fostering a healthy and open line of communication. My goals during each session are to promote growth and to build upon the strengths that my clients already have.

Through the course of trust and relationship building in our first few sessions, I would like to spend time hearing in your words why you choose to engage in therapy, what issues/experiences have been causing you concern/discomfort and what you would like accomplish and/or receive from therapy.  In doing so, I would like to emphasize that these sessions are geared around exploring, identifying and working towards what is best for you.  To use a common analogy, you are the captain of this ship, meaning that you are in control of your therapy sessions.  My role is to take the experiences and insight you provide and guide you towards where you’d like to go.

Lastly, I would like highlight that our therapeutic relationship and sessions feature a no judgement zone.  Therapy should be a service/place where people feel safe and comfortable with sharing thoughts, feelings, experiences, etc. without fear of being judged.  During our work together, open communication is not only encouraged, it is an essential ingredient towards the success you deserve.  

If you like what you have read so far, you are more than welcome to contact me for a consultation at your convenience. We can briefly discuss your concerns and you can begin your personal journey towards a happier, healthier, and more balanced you!

Leo Fraser
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Leo Fraser, LCSW-C

Leo Fraser is an LCSW-C who has 10+ years of experience serving adults and adolescents seeking help within outpatient facilities, hospitals, and nonprofits. He completed his Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health. His approach is psychodynamic mixed with CBT and Solution Focused using a collaborative approach. He believes in working in the present using your strengths to accomplish your goals.

Leo also has extensive experience working with patients dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, work stressors and more. The services he provides are to alleviate life stressors in order to support the client in discovering fulfillment and contentment with current life circumstances. Schedule a session & partake in the process of learning more about you.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relational Issues
Eric Yenchi
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Eric Yenchi, NP

My name is Eric Kowshoh Yenchi, I was born in Cameroon central Africa, I grew up in a small village in the North West region of Cameroon known as Babungo. Growing up in Cameroon, life was very tough, especially when it came to health care .There was just 1 health center in my village which was staffed with 1 nurse and a medical doctor who visited once every two months. This meant people who were very sick and could not wait till the arrival of the medical doctor had to drive for about 5 hours to the closest hospital in the town of Kumbo to get health care. This meant that many people who made the journey died due to bad roads, and sometimes the long waits that it took to see a medical doctor at the hospital.

The poor state of the health sector in my native country cost the lives of many of my family members, resulting in my resolve to become a medical professional so I could one day change the situation and help my community. With this in mind when I arrived the United States in 2006, I decided to study nursing. After graduating with my BSN in 2010, I decided to start my nursing career in a long term care facility taking care of geriatric patients with various illnesses confined to a nursing home. In January 2011, I visited my native country Cameroon for the first time, volunteered at the only clinic that was in my village. This time around they had more staff (4 nurses, and 1 medical doctor), which made my experience less tedious than I had anticipated. However, during this visit, I noticed that many of the people that were coming into the clinic with a mental illness were being turned away to traditional healers as the clinic did not have any experience dealing with mental illness.

With my observation, I decided to do a little research about mental health in Cameroon .What I found was not only shocking but was also very scary. I found out there were only two government hospitals in the country providing mental health services to 22 million people. Cameroon has 0.03 psychiatrists per 100, 000 of the population, and 0.2 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 of the population (psychology in Africa, 2013).Initiatives by private organizations in recent years have seen the creation of Mental Health hospital in Kumbo and BIMEHC, a mental health clinic in my village of Babungo.

With the acute shortage of these facilities and personnel, my focus changed. I realized there was not only a need for personnel but leadership to transform the mental health sector and sensitize the population about mental illness, as many attribute mental illness to witchcraft and spiritual curses. With this in mind, in 2011 I became a psychiatric nurse, enrolled and earned an MSN in Nursing Leadership in 2013.In 2015 I went to Cameroon, this time around I volunteered at Babungo Integrated Mental Health Care (BIMEHC) as a psychiatric nurse. During this service the main problem was the lack of a qualified practitioner for mental health. There was 1 psychiatrist coming from the capital every 6 months to meet with patients and prescribe medications for them. This acute shortage of mental health practitioners, has led me to believe that I can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from a mental illness by becoming a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Since becoming a psychiatric nurse , I have had various positions in the Mental health filed , from Charge nurse to , supervisor , and to Director of various mental health clinics in the Washington DC area .In November 2019  I passed my Boards to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  and I am loving every minute of it .My short term goal is to continue providing services to those in need in and around my community , while my long term goal will be to someday own my own practice.

Amara Toure
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • CareFirst BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $150: Intake
$100: Follow-up

Amara Toure, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Amara Toure is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with experience conducting psychiatric evaluations, diagnosing and treating individuals with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. He has experience providing care to patients of different populations (adolescents, adults, geriatrics and veterans), in different settings (inpatient, outpatient and homecare), with the goals of restoring, improving and stabilizing patients’ mental health. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program) at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Maryland school of Nursing. He worked as a psychiatric nurse and a medical surgical nurse at different private and public hospitals, and long-term care facilities, in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice philosophy emanates from his nursing background that emphasize providing safe, compassionate, and empathetic patient-centered care. He strongly believes in a holistic approach to promote mental health and well-being, and he takes pride in delivering the best evidence based psychiatric care that is individualized to the needs of each patient.

Education

Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner )

Specialties

  •  ADHD/ADD
  • Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder)
  • PTSD

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