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Raul Padilla(He/Him/His)

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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
New JerseyIdahoMarylandNew Hampshire
Addiction-ADHD- Anxiety - Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Veterans' issues-

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Professional statement

Controlled substances like stimulants and benzodiazepines are not prescribed in this practice

Dr. R. Alex Padilla is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner located in Wenatchee, WA, but licensed to treat patients in CO, DC, FL, ID, MD, NH, NJ, NY, OR, VT, and WY.

Dr. Padilla is passionate about helping clients across a wide variety of mental health conditions, life situations, and challenges. He specializes in supporting active military, veterans, and their families, as he personally understands the impact that combat can have on a person’s mental health. He also enjoys working with clients who suffer from substance abuse and addiction, as well as ADHD, anxiety, or depression. He takes a holistic approach to treating clients, considering all aspects of their lives before writing their treatment plan.

Dr. Padilla takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy. He recognizes that not all individuals feel comfortable talking about their past traumas, painful memories, or difficult situations. His goal is to create a safe, relaxing atmosphere in his sessions where clients feel like they can trust him. He never pushes clients to disclose information about themselves, rather builds strong rapport throughout multiple sessions. When appropriate, Dr. Padilla prescribes medications to help clients manage their symptoms. These medications, which he starts on low doses, help clients with their panic attacks, excessive thoughts, impulsive behaviors, and more. He also draws from Jungian perspectives, offering clients eclectic, effective treatment.

Dr. Padilla earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Rutgers University. He has extensive experience as a nurse and a mental health professional. He also brings his personal experiences as a veteran and single father into his work with clients, boosting his empathy for what his clients are going through. He brings medical and non-medical elements into his practice, incorporating meditation, prayer, and sleep hygiene.


Message to clients

I do understand that seeking mental health treatment can at times appear to be frightening, especially in the beginning. I do not laugh at fear and I take concerns very seriously. I genuinely listen to my patients, so that these fears and concerns can be addressed appropriately. When I first meet with someone, I am not looking at them for just the next week, next month or even next year. I am looking at you for the next 10, 20 years and in fact, your entire life. My endgame is always to try to get you out of the system, not trap you in the system.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Columbia Valley Community Health, Psychiatric nurse practitioner
Monmouth Medical Center, Psychiatric nurse practitioner
Hampton behavioral health, Psychiatric nurse practitioner

Rutgers University , DNP, 2015
International nurses society on addiction, Certified addiction registered nurse-advanced practice, 2014
Rutgers University , MSN, 2010
Rutgers University , BS, 2008

Licensure

Washington DC: RN1059017 - Idaho: 66378 - New Hampshire: 084010-21 - Oregon: 202200094NP-PP - Vermont: 026.0144085 - Washington: AP60528081 - New Jersey: 26NJ00338400 - Maryland: R247327

Languages

English

Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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)

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

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in WA, NJ, MD)
  • Amerigroup (in-network in WA)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in WA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in WA, NJ)
  • Centene (in-network in WA)
  • Cigna (in-network in WA, NJ)
  • First Choice Health (in-network in WA)
  • Medicaid (in-network in WA)
  • Medicare (in-network in WA)
  • Molina Healthcare (in-network in WA)
  • Optum (in-network in WA, MD)
  • Premera Blue Cross (in-network in WA)
  • Regence Blue Shield (in-network in WA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in WA, NJ, MD)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (30min)
  • Initial session:$300 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions:$150 (15min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I am currently credentialed in Washington State with all of the above insurance companies. In Washington DC I take Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In the other states, I am currently in the process of becoming credentialed with numerous insurance companies, both government and commercial. if you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please go to my website and fill out the contact form and my assistant will reach out to you. Once the insurance is credentialed then we can contact you immediately.