Hi! I am Dr. Alyssa Nadolny DNP, PMHNPBC. Psychology and mental health have always been intense passions of mine, and as a former critical care RN, I saw a surge in the need for outpatient mental health services. I practiced as a bedside RN for seven years, six of those spent directly in critical care. Many patients end up in the hospital due to untreated and/or undiagnosed mental health issues that disable them from taking adequate care of themselves independently or to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Long-term, I believe I can make the most impact in our community by advocating for mental health rights and resources, implementing various early interventions and therapies, and developing new nonpharmacological therapies through research and EBP. The therapeutic alliance between a clinician and patient is a crucial component to personalizing treatment plans and successfully assisting patients in managing their symptoms and unique mental health needs. As a board certified PMHNP, I believe facilitating an empathic, supportive and nonjudgmental environment is pertinent for client trust and open communication. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to make mutually agreed upon decisions around medication treatment plans with a holistic approach to assessment and treatment. As my client, no matter what walk of life you’ve travelled, you are a whole person who will be treated warmly with respect and dignity always. It is my ultimate goal to empower my clients through education, feeling engaged and valued, and being the loudest cheerleader in their corner. I think it takes serious courage to ask for help of any kind, and I am in awe of my clients’ strength, resilience, and grit on their road to mental health recovery. I work with clients across the lifespan living with a range of mental health concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, and insomnia.