Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Kelly has been in the healthcare field in multiple capacities for over 25 years and as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2014. She loved meeting the healthcare needs of her community during her earlier years as a nurse and noticed that many patients suffered physical ailments due to their emotional and mental states. Seeing the need for healing on a deeper, more personal level, she returned to school to study psychiatry and mental health issues and has chosen to join Bridge Counseling and Wellness due to the belief in whole person healing. Kelly also works as a clinical nursing instructor for the University of Louisville in order to help educate and share her love of learning with the next generation of nurses.
Kelly is a certified ART – Accelerated Resolution Therapy – provider. ART is a credentialed evidenced-based therapy used to treat trauma as well as anxiety, depression, phobias, and other issues in as little as one to five sessions. Kelly has worked with patients of all ages struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, major life changes, and sexuality issues. She believes that treating the mind, body, and spirit is essential to cultivating wellness. Kelly uses ART, integrative talk-therapy, mindfulness, CBT, nutrition, exercise, and natural supplements in her work and can prescribe medication when appropriate. She is currently training in Somatic Experiential Therapy in order to integrate mind and bodywork in a deeper way. Kelly believes in the collaborative nature of health and wellness and looks forward to helping you navigate your path.
Kelly is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Kentucky Nurses Association, and the Indiana Nurses Association. She works diligently in legislating for the practice of Nurse Practitioners on the state level and advocating for improved healthcare for the citizens of Kentucky.
******Kelly works with clients ages 6+ and accepts HAS, cash, check, and card. She will soon be credentialed to accept Humana and Anthem BCBS.******