She/Her/HersAdvanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Uzo is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner licensed to care for the needs of clients across the lifespan. She has been in healthcare for almost two decades. She comes from a family of many medical professionals.
Uzo began her career as a registered nurse in family-centered care which increased her awareness of the needs of those inflicted with mental illnesses. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University, a Bachelor's in Business from Houston Christian University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University. Uzo utilizes a holistic and evidence-based approach in treating the mental health needs of her clients. She provides compassionate, and culturally sensitive care.
She works with her clients to develop a treatment plan which includes medications (with supportive therapy), CBT strategies, and psychoeducation. She specializes in depression, anxiety, sleep issues, panic attack, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, mood disorder etc. As a mental health nurse practitioner, Uzo has worked with clients in private practice, skilled nursing facilities, and law enforcement.
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
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Learning how the seasons impact one’s emotions; putting a plan in place to mitigate the change in mood that comes naturally with the seasons
Gardenia Health PLLC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2021 - Present
Walden University, Master of Science in Nursing, 2021
St Louis University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2007
Rhode Island: APRN02849