Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mental Health and Psychiatric Treatment
in Arizona, Illinois, Washington

Welcome to Kirsten Book LLC

Kirsten Book, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dear brave one,
 
This letter is for you if you find yourself struggling to emotionally to get through the day, using alcohol or substances to numb the pain, or trying to control your food, weight, and body image. 
 
I write to you as a woman in recovery from anxiety and also an eating disorder. All of your struggles are valid. You are not alone in your suffering. 
 
I see you, hear you, and validate you and your experience. I have no doubt it is real. You are worthy of recovery and living your best life. 
 
I believe I can help you. There is hope for you.
 
My best,
Kirsten

Healing Modalities

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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Depression

Depression

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.
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

There is Hope

Recovery is the process of starting a journey of believing that you are worthy of happiness and self-love. This new life entails learning to experience connection and joy with others, and ultimately with your sacred self.

Recovery is learning to give yourself grace and compassion when things are hard, and you feel like giving up. Recovery is a choice, one that is available each and every day. You are welcome to show up here for yourself one day at a time.

If you are not sure if recovery is the path you want to take, please let me hold the hope that is always there for you. This hope is freely available to anyone who is willing to seek help.

You deserve recovery. There is hope.

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FAQ's

FAQs About Psychiatric Services

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.