More about Christy
Christy earned a Master of Science degree in nursing, from Indiana Wesleyan University and graduated with honors from Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society of nursing. Additionally, she completed training certificates in mental health and integrative medicine for mental healthcare. Her experience is unique, adding a dynamic perspective of healthcare and providing care for others. Throughout her nursing journey thus far, she worked and studied her way up the nursing ladder. She began her nursing career in 2010, with a two-year associates degree in nursing. Since then, she’s worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings and finished two additional nursing programs, each of which provided a vast amount of clinical experiences. Her work and training experiences have been deeply valuable to her. Each one has contributed to a well-rounded view of health and healthcare approaches along with insight into what’s still being called for more recognition. She learned, one of those areas were matters of the heart, which included mental and emotional health. She saw firsthand how these core health realms were often pushed aside or undervalued and believes this approach no longer helps people reach their full potential in health.
Her thoughtful integrative approach provides quality care and support that’s individually tailored to each patient, acknowledging the whole being as it relates to “mental health”. Each person’s needs and goals are truly honored as she takes the necessary time to understand and discover each one. This allows a meaningful patient-provider relationship to emerge, along with an increased likelihood for successful outcomes.
Some of her specialties include depression, anxiety, ADHD, panic disorders, PTSD, seasonal affective disorder, stress management, working through life transitions, co-occurrent disorders (ex. ADHD & depression or depression & alcohol abuse) & guiding integrative care for addiction recovery. Additionally, she enjoys working with patients to uncover links between mental well-being and any unresolved or resolved physical health issues. Although she does not believe labels should define us as humans, she recognizes importance in the diagnostic language used to provide guidance for patients and other healthcare providers. These terms can help develop a deeper understanding, facilitate discussions, or provide a loose framework for care.
She empowers patients to take health and well-being into their own hands. This means, meeting each person where they’re at, understanding their desires and goals, and working together toward achieving them. During each appointment, patients can expect to experience a compassionate integrative approach while exploring all aspects of mental health and well-being. This approach combines both conventional and complementary medicine, considering psychological, social, and soul centered factors along with brain biochemistry. The fundamental goal is to provide the most appropriate care and treatment for optimal health, healing, and overall well-being.