Akos Antwi, Psychiatric nurse practitioner in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Akos  Antwi

Akos Antwi

She/Her/Hers

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland Accepting Online
College Hill Accepting In-person

Now accepting new patients for Medication Management

Updated June 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Medication Management
  • Genesight Testing
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Akos is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a passion for helping others and a dedication to providing quality care in a collaborative, supportive, and judgment-free environment. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and other psychiatric disorders. This experience includes working in various roles at Rhode Island Hospital and Butler Hospital Patient Assessment Services as well as Rhode Island Department of Corrections and outpatient clinics.

Her work has helped her develop her perspective on the challenges individuals face and how she can best engage clients in wellness care. She is board certified in psychiatric mental health nursing practice with an emphasis on adult and adolescent psychiatry. As a certified nurse practitioner, she has extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating mental illnesses. She provides individualized care that addresses the whole person by taking into consideration their physical health, social history, psychological functioning and spiritual beliefs.


Message to clients

Are you finding yourself overwhelmed and ready to make changes in your life? I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner that provides medication management and will work with you to prescribe medications appropriately while developing the best plan to support you.

My goal is to encourage each patient to take care of their mental health by discussing it in a way that eliminates the stigma attached to seeking help. My mission is to provide quality care in a collaborative, supportive, and judgment-free environment.


Specialties

Medication Management - I can help you find medications that work, monitor progress and side effects .

Genesight Testing - Genesight Testing GeneSight is a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes clinically important genetic variations that may affect your response to medications. The results of the test can provide your doctor with information about which medications may be more likely to work.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy is an advanced therapy which uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The pulses, produced through a FDA approved device, are delivered directly to the specific area of the brain involved in depression.

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (30min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $145 (30min)
  • Initial medication management session: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

College Hill practice
382 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Revive Therapeutic Services, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2021 - Present
Butler Hospital, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2018 - Present
Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Registered Nurse, 2017 - 2020
Rhode Island Hospital, Psychiatric Registered Nurse, 2013 - 2019

Walden University, Master's of Science in Nursing Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2020
University of Rhode Island, Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, 2013


Licensure

Rhode Island: APRN02638

Massachusetts: RN2298732

Maryland: R247808


Languages

English

Twi


Client testimonials

"Akos was responsive, professsional and a pleasure to connect with."
- Zencare client • May 2022
"She is amazing. Very intelligent,empathetic and actually listened to me."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"Great listeners."
- Zencare client • November 2021
"She asked lots of questions and listened. She is going to help me figure out if my current medication is best for my anxiety."
- Zencare client • August 2021

Publications

  • Akos
    Therapy with Akos Antwi

    We interviewed Akos Antwi and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.