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Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Lisle & Naperville, IL

Mental Health and Psychiatric Treatment

Welcome to Kirsten Book LLC

Kirsten Book, PMHNP-BC
(she, her, hers)

I am a dual, board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Lisle & Naperville, IL with over 13 years of working in health care.
I specialize in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders, substance use, mood disorders, and ADHD.
My experience includes working with patients within the residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient levels of care.
My office is in Lisle, Illinois, conveniently located in the western suburbs of Chicago, off I-88 expressway. Tele-health and in office appointments are available.
Board-certified Family & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Lisle and Naperville
SPECIALTIES

Treatment

Medication Management

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

Psychotherapy

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Psychiatric Evaluations

PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATIONS

Support Therapy

SUPPORT THERAPY

Our expertise

Offering Services

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, and ethnicities. (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Avoidant Restrictive Food Disorder (ARFD)
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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders

Most people feel sad or irritable from time to time. A mood disorder is different. It affects a person's everyday emotional state. At this point, it may be time to seek help.
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ADHD

ADHD

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. Many people are not diagnosed until they are adults, after struggling with symptoms for years without realizing it.
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Anxiety

Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is normal, but anxiety disorders are different. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of worry and involve excessive and persistent fear or anxiety.
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Substance Use

Substance Use

I have experience and a passion for helping individuals who may struggle with substance use, and/or process addictions. I will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that works best for you.
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Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Group therapy helps you realize you're not alone, facilitates giving and receiving support, and helps you find your “voice.”
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Kirsten Book

My Mission:

To serve my patients with warm, compassionate, patient-centered care, while continuing to develop a strong therapeutic and collaborative relationship. I believe one vital key to recovery is fostering hope in order to facilitate healing

I use a holistic and therapeutic approach and I strongly believe medication is but one single tool, but also has the capacity to assist you to get to a place where actively engaging in one’s own treatment can start to become possible, and ultimately beneficial. 
Kirsten Book - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Lisle & Naperville
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FAQs About Psychiatric Services in Lisle & Naperville

A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is a graduate-level nurse who provides psychiatric-mental health care to individuals across the lifespan. The role of the PMHNP is to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals who struggle with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders. This can include helping individuals cope with eating disorders, ADHD, anxiety, substance abuse, depression, and bipolar disorder.

The PMHNP also serves as an educator to patients, families, and medical peers in advancing the idea that mental health is a fundamental component of health care. Forming a strong therapeutic bond with patients and families is the foundation of the PMHNP’s psychiatric practice.

This initial visit is called an initial psychiatric intake and will involve all sorts of questions that will help your practitioner understand you and your situation. It also gives you an opportunity to ask the PMHNP any questions you have about your psychiatric care and the plan going forward. As part of the comprehensive treatment plan, PMHNP’s often communicate and collaborate with other key members of the individual’s treatment team, including family, therapists, dietitians, and primary care physicians.

Mental health conditions can profoundly affect an individual’s life, making it difficult to function at work, school, or at home. When you reach out for help, the PMHNP will work with you to understand your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. The goal is to identify any factors that may be triggering or worsening your symptoms.

The benefits of seeking the help you need include:

  1. Improved mood and daily functioning in life.
  2. Improved communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Increased confidence and self esteem.
  4. Greater insight and self-awareness.
  5. Greater insight and self-awareness.
  6. Connection with others and establishment of solid relationships, based upon mutual trust and support .
  7. Development of healthy coping skills and decision-making skills.
  8. Improved ability to problem-solve and take control of your life.

Every mental health clinic is different, but most offer a variety of services, including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

At Kirsten Book LLC, I provide psychiatric medication management and psychotherapy treatment for substance abuse, ADHD, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, etc.
I also facilitate eating disorder and mood disorder therapy groups to help individuals feel apart of the solution, and to decrease any loneliness that may accompany a mental health disorder.

If you are not sure what services you need, I can help you. Visit kirstenbook.com and complete the new patient questionnaire to begin the process of scheduling an appointment.