Are you looking for a counselor that “gets” you?
Do you want someone to really talk with you about your medication?
Tired of feeling unheard?
We are here to help you with stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, postpartum depression and more. Maybe you don’t know what you need. You just know you need to feel better. Our Nurse Practitioners and Social Worker are caring professionals who provide psychiatric medication and counseling.
What we do:
Nurtured Well, LLC is a full service mental health practice offering diagnosis, psychiatric medication management, and psychotherapy. After an extensive evaluation, we co create a treatment plan with you addressing your concerns. Common conditions we treat include depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, and postpartum depression and anxiety. However, we believe most in treating people, not diagnosis. You are so much more than a diagnosis.
Who we are:
We are a group of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs) and a clinical social worker (LCSW-C).
What is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner?
All PMHNPs are RNs before going to graduate school to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. We use the nursing model. PMHNPs offer patient centered, wellness based, and holistic care. We are not psychiatrists but we can prescribe antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and ADHD medications like they do.
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
The highest level of licensed social worker allowed in Maryland is a LCSW-C. They perform psychotherapy utilizing a variety of modalities.
We work together in our shared mission to help you.
Although our backgrounds are varied, we are all passionate amount women’s mental health. We have a special interest in mental health and pregnancy. In addition to completing continuing training in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International, the leader in perinatal professional education, we target our continuing education on topics relevant in women’s mental health. These include mood changes during menopause, pre mensural dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and infertility. We have, collectively, over 50 years of nursing experience.
Meet the Team!
Jendayi became a psychiatric nurse practitioner after a decade of catching babies as a midwife both here and in Ghana. She knows the emotional struggles women endure through all phases of life—from young womanhood through menopause. She is is excited to focus on women’s mental health at Nurtured Well, LLC.
Julie joined in October of 2020. She has over a decade of experience working in the US and abroad. She is a highly trained trauma therapist and expert in medication management. Patients and colleagues rave about her kindness, intellect, and professionalism.
Heather has been a licensed clinical social worker for almost 20 years. Her clients describe her as having a safe, nurturing presence. She uses evidenced based techniques to help women gain insights about themselves and make meaningful changes in their lives.
Sharon started the practice. She driven to help other women after her own struggle with infertility. Now, as the mom of school aged children she can relate well to her patients. The struggle is real! Jen came on board in the fall 2019 and clients continuously remark how “great” and “responsive” she is. Jen handles all scheduling and other administrative things.
Why do we focus exclusively on women’s mental health?
Nurtured Well, LLC was founded on the principal that society is a major influencer in women’s mental health. As the popular expression says: “It’s not you, it’s the patriarchy!”. Obviously, neurotransmitters and biology play a part as well. Furthermore, there are certain transitional times such as pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause in which hormonal changes can affect mood. This is why we search for the best medication for you as well as natural means to boost brain chemistry. We also offer, or will refer out, for counseling. Lastly, we teach coping skills.
Being a woman is hard.
Women carry the mental load of the family. We balance this with careers (and the wage gap!). Often, we make ourselves the lowest priority. All the while, we are bombarded by images of “beauty” that don’t reflect the average American woman. It is exhausting and impossible.
It doesn’t necessarily get better as we age. The post menopause years are often marked by catering to the needs of college age kids and aging parents. As a result, we continue to care for others instead of working on our dreams. Intersectionality adds another dimension for women of color.
At Nurtured Well, LLC, we account for all the unique challenges women face when thinking about your care.