MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Education and Background
Meredith received an associate's degree in Nursing from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and started working as a medical-surgical nurse at a small county hospital in New Jersey. She also started part-time work at Hagedorn State Psychiatric Hospital, which has since been closed. While working, she obtained her bachelor's in Nursing from Chamberlain University. In 2013, she received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Texas at Austin. During graduate training, she worked part-time at a local psychiatric hospital as an RN.
Meredith is licensed in the state of Texas as a Registered Nurse (RN) and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with prescriptive authority, and is nationally board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).
In the provider role, Meredith has worked at three area psychiatric hospitals, in private practice, at an eating disorder treatment center, at substance abuse centers and has seen clients at nursing homes and in group homes. She has experience working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Meredith worked with patients in recovery for both substance addictions and process addictions. Over the years, she has seen a broad range of clients with problems that include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, dementia, eating disorders, and substance abuse; this is not an exhaustive list, as most patients possess a unique combination of symptoms and concerns.
Approach to Care
As a provider, Meredith starts with a thorough evaluation by a detailed history. She partners with clients to address mental health concerns and tailor medication to individual, particular needs. If you are seeing a therapist, care can be coordinated to optimize overall treatment as needed. Meredith and clients approach issues as a team, and agree together on the plan. Mental health is a whole-person process. Each of us is more than a diagnosis, and thus treatment planning addresses more than just medicine.
Meredith has a Health at Every Size (HAES) orientation when she works with clients with eating disorders or those who simply struggle with our culture's messages about body and food. Meredith is an ally of LGBTQ people and is sex positive.
Meredith is currently accepting patients ages 18 and over.