Ernestine  Tasong
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Ernestine Tasong

She/Her/Hers

Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Ohio Accepting Online
Blacklick Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Dr. Ernestine Tasong is a dual board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) and a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PMHNP) provider in Ohio. She specialized in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and schizophrenia and much more. She has 20+ years of excellent, high-quality healthcare experience. She has worked in multiple settings, including telehealth, long-term care, home care, primary care, psychiatry care clinics, insurance, urgent care, hospice, and an inpatient behavioral hospital.

At an early age, I gravitated toward mental health and found myself drawn to understanding the complexities of human emotions and behavior. I grew up in a culture where mental health stigma was prevalent and many people were suffering in silence

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

I am a preceptor for students in many schools. This task challenges me daily to research what is out there to better help my students and patients.

How do your own core values shape your approach to care?

I understand the diversity of cultures, and I am open to listening to all that is pertinent to the care of my patients with the goal of helping them achieve the best health possible.

What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?

I am excited to be able to help improve access to quality mental health care. I keep myself updated on the recent research on other mental health treatment modalities


Message to clients

Hello, I hope this message finds you in good health and well-being. I am Dr. Ernestine Tasong. I hold a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and a dual board certification as a Family Nurse (FNP-BC) and Psychiatric-Mental Health (PMHNP-BC) Practitioner in the states of Massachusetts and Ohio. I have over 21 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I am honored to be your healthcare provider. I am an exceptional provider with a genuine passion for delivering care to patients. Together with the staff at CFF Medical & Behavioral Health, we are excited to embark on this healthcare journey with you. Reach out to us with questions or to schedule an appointment today .


Specialties

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

Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in OH)
  • Allied Benefit Systems (in-network in OH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in OH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in OH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in OH)
  • Buckeye Health Plan (in-network in OH)
  • CareSource (in-network in OH)
  • Cigna (in-network in OH)
  • Humana (in-network in OH)
  • Medicaid (in-network in OH)
  • Medicaid (through United Health) (in-network in OH)
  • Medicare (in-network in OH)
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in OH)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in OH)
  • Molina Healthcare (in-network in OH)
  • Optum (in-network in OH)
  • UMR (in-network in OH)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in OH)
  • VA Community Care (in-network in OH)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $230 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $230
  • Initial session: $230 (60min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $190 (40min)
  • Medication management sessions: $150 (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
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Therapist's note

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Location(s)

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 5-8 pm
  • Tue 5-8 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 4-7 pm
  • Fri 4pm-7 pm
  • Sat 8 am-12 noon
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5 pm-8pm
  • Tue 5 pm -8 pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 4pm-8 pm
  • Fri 4 pm-7 pm
  • Sat 8 am-12 pm
  • Sun Closed

Blacklick practice
2700 E Dublin Granville Rd, suite 439, columbus, Ohio 43231
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

CFF Medical and Behavioral Healthcare, LLC, FNP/PMHNP, 2019 - 2024
Mt Carmel Behavioral Healthcare, RN/FNP/PMHNP, 2016 - 2021
Village at Westerville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center , RN, 2007 - 2016

Gannon University, Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2022
Wilkes University, PMHNP, 2021
Chamberlain University, FNP, 2019
Ohio University, BSN, 2013
COTC, Newark, RN, 2006


Licensure

Massachusetts: RN2374245

Ohio: APRN:024574


Languages

English