Kirsten Book, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
As a woman in recovery from an eating disorder , I know what it feels like to struggle.
Thankfully, I continue to work to maintain my own recovery daily. I have been inspired by those who have supported me along my journey. I use my own experience to continue to draw empathy, compassion, and humility when working with my patients.
I have the unique opportunity to help improve an individual’s mental health, by not only utilizing medications and psychotherapy, but also by instilling hope, which I believe is just as powerful and effective as what any medication can do.
The Next Steps
Step 1: Reach out via phone or complete the new patient questionnaire
Click on the New Patient tab and complete the new patient questionnaire to schedule a free consultation to see if we are a good fit for you
Step 2: 60 min Initial Psychiatric Evaluation
In our first visit, we focus on getting to know you as a person along with the struggles you are facing. Our goal is to build a trusting, therapeutic relationship by learning about you and what your needs and goals are in establishing care with us.
Step 3: Follow up visits where we assess your symptoms and growth
Depending on your needs and progress, we will typically meet together anywhere from every week to every 2-3 months. This session may include discussing medications, lab work, diagnostic testing, therapeutic interventions, and typically includes supportive therapy. Consultation with treatment team is included.
Step 4: Trust in the process
Together we will create a treatment plan that you feel comfortable with. We will work together as a team to facilitate the process of change.