Belinda Diane De Shay

Belinda Diane De Shay

She/Her/Hers

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated July 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

Professional statement

I am the founder and creator of Embrace Your Healing Behavioral Health located in Encino, CA. This practice was established based on the need for improved access to behavioral health services throughout California whether it be through telepsychiatry or brick and mortar.

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed in the State of California. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2011 specializing in Adult Psychiatric Care. I also hold degrees in Psychology with an emphasis on Advanced Studies of Human Behavior and Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology.

I have spent most of my nursing career working in various capacities involving Mental Health in Southern California. I have also worked as a Critical Care Nurse at the LA County/USC Medical Center in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit for several years which gave me new insight into head injuries and the impact they have on human behavior. I have also experienced working with children as a School Nurse in the Pasadena and Los Angeles Unified School Districts in addition to roles in the Correctional System as a Mental Health Counselor and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Most recently, I have been providing comprehensive psychiatric diagnosis and medication management via telehealth to underserved communities all over California.


Message to clients

I am a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Encino, CA. My practice focuses on the mental health needs of patients ages 18-65. I recognize and focus on the uniqueness of each individual and work to explore the issues causing the distress. My goal is to evaluate and support you through improving your life, whether it be with the use of medication and/or psychotherapy. Research has shown that with the combination of medication and psychotherapy, a patient can expect a far better outcome than with one or the other alone. I also collaborate with other mental health professionals to ensure overall success.

I believe in an integrative and holistic approach to treating the mind and body. I treat a variety of mental health issues, but I specialize in anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and PTSD. In addition to psychopharmacology, mindfulness, lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, and sleep hygiene are used to alleviate symptoms and promote wellness.

At Embrace Your Healing Behavioral Health, we are a Telepsychiatry practice accepting new patients. We accept all forms of payment. I invite you to call and began to embrace your healing. To request an appointment call 1-833-7EMBRACE.


Specialties

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)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Schizophrenia - Support monitoring and managing symptoms; building skills and supports to reduce and respond to stressors and sustain a balanced life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • MHN/Health Net
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Tricare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (60min)
  • Initial session: $350 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $175 (30min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 12 noon
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 12 noon
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 20 years

Psychiatric Medical Professional, Inc., PMHNP-BC, 2015 - Present
Los Angeles County Dept of Mental Health, Mental Health Counselor, RN, 2005 - 2010
Los Angeles County Dept of Health Services, Critical Care Nurse, 1990 - 2000

California State University, Long Beach, MSN, 2011
Capella University, MS, 2004
California State University, Los Angeles, BS, 2000
California State University, Los Angeles, BSN, 1997


Licensure

California: 21101


Languages

English