Drew Pittman is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner licensed to treat patients in Massachusetts and Colorado. Drew works with adults and specializes in helping those experiencing depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. Many of his clients suffer from low or depressed mood, excessive worry and frequent mood swings. Others find that their illness manifests as insomnia, panic attacks, restlessness or nightmares. Drew helps his clients to gain control over their symptoms so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy.
Drew’s approach to treatment begins with building a strong rapport by truly listening to his clients. He gets to know what’s happening in his client's lives, including their most salient symptoms and what’s holding them back from living comfortable lives. He recommends evidence-based medications and natural remedies that he believes would be most beneficial. Drew continually keeps an open channel of communication and adjusts treatment as needed.
Drew earned a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health from Vanderbilt University. He has experience working with clients across a wide range of mental health settings. He is dedicated to treatment where decisions are based on observation and evidence as well as patient preference and input. He provides clients with a plan for moving forward in their lives while minimizing the impact of side effects from medications.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety