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Kelly Scott(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
New JerseyConnecticut
Alcohol use disorder & addiction- Anxiety -Binge eating disorder-Bipolar disorder- Depression- Eating disorders & disordered eating-

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Professional statement

I am an ANCC board-certified and licensed Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). I am experienced, caring, and empathetic. I earned my Master of Science in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing from New York University, where I focused on psychopharmacology and multiple psychotherapy treatment modalities. I also earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seton Hall University and my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Elizabeth University.

Before joining Rivia Mind, I worked as a PMHNP at RWJBH-Somerset Hospital for many years and worked with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, addiction, and eating disorders. I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ population at the hospital’s Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. I have over 14 years of experience working with those struggling with mental health issues. I have excellent clinical skills, expert knowledge, and a passion for treating those with mental health concerns.

In 2017, I received an Advanced Practice Provider Award for Excellence in Professional Practice from RWJBH-Somerset Hospital. I am committed to delivering care with a supportive, non-judgmental, empathetic approach. I ensure you are listened to and feel comfortable, and I want you to leave feeling that all of your questions have been answered. I work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that combines psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Rivia Mind, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner , PMHNP-BC
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Psychiatric Registered Nurse
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurse

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing New York University, Master of Science, 2014
Nursing Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Science, 2008
Biology Saint Elizabeth University, Bachelor of Science, 2004

Licensure

New Jersey: 26NR14026900 - Connecticut: 12938

Languages

English

Specialties

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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

Binge eating disorder - Support around distorted body image and beliefs around food; counseling to reshape problematic behaviors and thought patterns; coping strategies for reducing or eliminating episodes of binge eating.

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

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health) (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • AvMed (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Cigna (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • ComPsych (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Evernorth (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • First Health (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Humana (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Mass General Brigham (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Medicare (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Nippon Life Benefits (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Optum (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • UMR (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • VA Community Care (in-network in NJ, CT)
  • Wellfleet (in-network in NJ, CT)

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
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