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Elizabeth Baylor(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
FloridaNew Jersey
Panic attacks / panic disorder-Social anxiety-Bipolar disorder-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Schizophrenia-

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Professional statement

I am an ANCC board-certified PMHNP. I first received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia before receiving my Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in Psychiatric Mental Health, from Virginia Commonwealth University. I worked as a registered nurse (RN) on a trauma step-down unit, dealing with patients who had endured bodily trauma and patients withdrawing from substances, as well as helping with pre-and postoperative care in surgical services.

The clinical experience I received during my training was largely with inpatient mood disorder and forensic psychiatric populations, with a specialty serving patients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. When I began to work as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, that experience influenced my decision to focus on mental health.

My experience as a nurse opened my eyes to the lack of resources that exist for many individuals in our communities dealing with psychiatric symptoms and ignited a passion for helping clients establish trustworthy and stable care as well as prevent hospitalizations. I chose to pursue a career in mental wellness because I am passionate about normalizing psychiatric care and providing clients with the support and reassurance necessary to create and maintain a balanced life.

I chose to specialize in mood disorders, as well as anxiety, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorders. I made this choice after working with patients who were managing complex legal issues, usually as a byproduct of a lapse in psychiatric care. For clients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia spectrum disorder, early recognition and intervention can improve outcomes and allow patients to learn to manage their symptoms, limiting future episodes. I particularly love working with young adults, helping them establish treatment plans that work for them, and building long-lasting therapeutic relationships with my clients by working in outpatient care.


Message to clients

My approach to therapy and mental health is holistic, and I work collaboratively with you to determine what you need at this stage of life to reach your goals. I encourage the integration of lifestyle modifications to achieve individual goals, and I strive to create a welcoming and open space for you. I like integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Supportive Psychotherapy, and mindfulness into my sessions. Therapy can be an important opportunity to explore certain thought processes or beliefs that may not align with your current values or goals. I like creating an environment where you feel comfortable discussing those concepts with me. Ultimately, therapy should be a space where you feel you can express your thoughts and emotions freely and without judgment.

I have seen the effectiveness of therapy both when combined with medication management and without medication. I consider it a valuable tool to include in many treatment plans. Individuals with anxiety, mood disorders, and schizophrenia spectrum can benefit from therapy to manage symptoms of the disorder, prevent relapse, identify ways to manage emotions, learn techniques for coping with stressful situations, and find ways to be more present in everyday life.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Rivia Mind, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , PMHNP-BC

Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Science in Nursing, 2023
Thomas Jefferson University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2019
Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Old Dominion University, 2017

Licensure

Florida: APRN11027797 - New Jersey: 26NJ14956900

Languages

English

Specialties

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

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

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

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • AvMed
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • First Health
  • Humana
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (25min)
  • Initial session:$325 (45min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions:$250
  • Medication management sessions:$250 (25min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • 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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We pride ourselves in making excellent mental health care accessible. At Rivia Mind, we are in-network with the following commercial insurance plans and student plans. If you don’t have one of these plans, we offer out-of-network billing with all our available providers and discounted rates for treatment with our student clinicians.