She/Her/HersAdvanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Practice: Lavender Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sandra is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Masters' of Science in Nursing at Rivier College. Sandra's specializations include Anxiety, Bipolar, College & graduate student mental health, Depression, Insomnia & sleep issues, LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics, Life transitions, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Stress Management and Women's Issues.
We believe that psychiatric care shouldn't be expensive, intimidating or impossible to access which is why we strive to respond to clients right away or within 24 hours of inquiry; and we always have appointments available within one week. Our team of friendly, board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioners care deeply for their communities and are committed to providing high-quality, accessible care that is backed by science.
At Lavender, we help people flourish. Our specialties include offering supportive therapy and medication management for individuals coping with ADHD, adjustment reactions, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and mood disorders.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Years of Experience: 17 years
University of Texas Medical Branch, Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree, 2021
Rivier College, Post Graduate Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner, 2008
Rivier College, MSN, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 2006
Rivier College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2002