PhD, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Kim is pleased to join GPMH where she shares their value of providing patient-centered, holistic psychiatric care. Kim is passionate about helping people by supporting them through life’s challenges. She has a desire to serve others with a mission to promote wellness and resilience. She has experience helping people with grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and helping people cope with chronic illnesses and life transitions. Sometimes we feel broken and lost and need help finding our way back to balance and wellness.
It is important to meet people where they are on their life journey. Kim honors each individual’s unique personality and circumstances to develop a plan with them that is right for them. You can expect Kim to be a supportive, non-judgmental listener. She has a trauma-informed approach to promote a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment to share your authentic self and begin finding solutions to your concerns. The treatment plan that is developed with you may include medication management, psychoeducation, and/or psychotherapeutic strategies.
As a nurse practitioner, she has found the most rewarding service is helping people understand the root causes for why they feel unwell. She has over 20 years of experience coaching patients on healthy lifestyle behaviors using a holistic model of health including how to optimize nourishing your body, movement, stress management, sleeping, and stopping behaviors such as smoking. She has a variety of experiences as a nurse practitioner including women’s health, cardiology, lifestyle management, primary care, and functional medicine.
Kim is a life-long learner who frequently engages in training on innovative, effective therapies to help people. She began her service helping others when she was very young (around 8) volunteering at a nursing home. She worked as a nurse’s aide when she was 16 until completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She became an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Following she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she studied fatigue, sleep, activity, and circadian rhythms. She became a Family Nurse Practitioner with a Post-Master’s Certificate from Creighton University School of Nursing. She then received additional training with a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is also certified as a yoga teacher.