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Susie Draighan(She/Her/Hers)

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
Rhode IslandMassachusetts
Anxiety -College & graduate student mental health- Depression-Medical professionals' mental health-Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health-Mood disorders-

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Professional statement

Susie Draighan is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner located in RI. Susie works with adults and young adults who would like additional support in coping with the immense challenges that come with major life transitions, career stress, fertility or postpartum struggles, and more. Many of Susie’s clients find themselves distressed by the contents of their thoughts, which may include impulses to complete erratic behaviors or harsh self-criticism that leaves them with low self-esteem. Susie has experience working with those who have chronic mental health conditions and challenges with addiction.

Susie aims to provide each one of her clients with compassionate care that avoids pathologizing them - she understands that the people that she works with aren’t their diagnoses. She uses an integrated behavioral approach with her clients, taking a holistic perspective to fully understand what’s happening in their lives. Her care plans may include medication that can decrease mental health symptoms, which can give her clients the mental and emotional space they need to address other challenges in their lives. She focuses on empowering her clients so they feel like they have the resilience to handle any situation that comes their way. Susie then provides medication management services to ensure that the client’s medication continues to support their mental health without too many side effects.

Susie earned a Master’s degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She gained additional training through a fellowship that focused on primary care settings, and holds a certification in perinatal mental health. She also has experience working with adults with chronic psychiatric disorders, postpartum disorders, and integrated care. Working with Susie means finding a safe and welcoming environment and a provider who continuously supports clients towards reaching their goals.

Message to clients

Finding the “right fit” is a challenge – whether it’s shoes, a partner, or a medical provider. I work to make a safe space (even by telehealth!) where you can share what’s going on, and based on what we discuss I will share a clinical impression and treatment recommendations. I offer all my clients education about why I’m recommending any intervention, whether it’s a medication or a meditation. Understanding what's going on with your health is the first step to making a sustainable change.

Mental health concerns can be disempowering. I strive to work with you to cultivate self-knowledge necessary to self-regulate and, if appropriate, find the right medication.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Butler Hospital, Psychiatric NP
Stanley St Treatment & Resources, Lead Psychiatric NP
Thundermist Health Center, Psychiatric NP Fellow

Vanderbilt University, Masters of Nursing, 2017


Rhode Island: APRN01685 - Massachusetts: RN2327944




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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in RI)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Johnson & Wales University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Roger Williams University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • UMR (in-network in RI, MA)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in RI, MA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in RI, MA)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI, MA)
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI) (in-network in RI, MA)

Susie Draighan is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (20min)
  • Initial session:$375 (80min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions:$250
  • Medication management sessions:$150 (20min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I do not accept Medicaid (MassHealth or Navigator) plans, and I am unable to accept Medicare plans without primary Advantage coverage.

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