Erin Smith, RN, BSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Erin is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who joined Bridge Counseling and Wellness in early 2018. Erin obtained her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Kansas and has been a registered nurse since 2012. While working at The University of Kansas Children’s Psychiatric Hospital for five years as a charge nurse and preceptor, she specialized in children and adolescent psychiatry. Erin moved to Louisville in 2016 where she worked as a nurse at Our Lady of Peace Psychiatric Hospital. For the past two years, she’s worked with children and adolescents while finishing her Master’s degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has worked with patients across the lifespan who have been suffering from ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues. Erin shares our philosophy of taking an integrated approach to mental health care and emphasizes the value of a healthy diet (including supplements when appropriate) and exercise with her patients.
Erin was awarded the Sigma Theta Tau membership award during both her undergraduate program as well as in graduate school. She is a member of professional nursing organizations including The American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International, where she serves as a nurse leader.
Erin will be working to provide medication management, psychiatric evaluations, and more for new and existing clients at Bridge. She is passionate about working with all ages to consider psychopharmacology and/or behavioral interventions. She is committed to giving you the time and attention needed by understanding your struggles and working with you to develop a plan of care.
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*******Erin works with ages 6+. She accepts BCBS insurance (or HSA, cash, check, credit).*********
Villice Phillips, CPT
Villice began her medical career in 2001 when she received her CNA from Elizabethtown Technical College. In 2005 Villice received her certification as a Phlebotomy technician at Spencerian College. Since then she has gained a wealth of experience in diverse medical settings, including oncology, urology, and hospital settings. For 5 years, Villice has worked as a Clinical Research Recruiter for a cancer clinic. Villice has a love for learning and is constantly looking to expand her knowledge, skills and education. Currently, Villice is an instructor at the Kentucky School of Phlebotomy teaching Phlebotomy, and C.M.A courses. Villice is passionate about educating and performing phlebotomy ensuring your experience with her is pleasant and comfortable.
Melissa Slaughter, CCMA, CMAA
Melissa is a certified clinical medical assistant and certified medical administrative assistant who joined Bridge in January 2019. Melissa earned her certifications in Lexington at the Emergency Medical Training Professionals of Kentucky in early 2016. Her background consists of primary care, oncology and phlebotomy. Melissa will be working alongside Erin Smith as her medical assistant to help with patients needs in and out of the office.