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Uzo Onyekwelu(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC
Rhode IslandMassachusettsNew York
Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Panic attacks / panic disorder-Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)-

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Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

I treat mental health conditions with medications. My specialties include but not limited to depression, anxiety, sleep, panic attacks, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, mood disorder etc. If you are currently on medications and unsure if your medication is right for you, I can assist to review your medications and adjust if necessary. Medication management appointments include supportive therapy.

I utilize a holistic approach in addition to conventional medicine to treat mental health conditions. I will meet you wherever you are in your journey and not judge. I will listen to you. We will discuss your goals and work together to come up with the best treatment plan to help you get better.

We are offering telehealth appointments for your convenience. Next day appointments may be available. Accepting clients for evaluation and medication management. Appointments are booked in Central Time.


Work and Education

Gardenia Health PLLC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Walden University, Master of Science in Nursing, 2021
St Louis University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2007

Licensure

Texas: 1048613 - Washington: AP61263168 - Rhode Island: APRN02849 - New York: 405481 - Massachusetts: RN2391997

Languages

English

Specialties

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



Treatment approaches


Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Aetna International (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Allied Benefit Systems (in-network in TX, WA, RI, MA)
  • Cigna (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Meritain Health (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Optum (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • Surest (formerly Bind) (in-network in TX, WA, RI, NY, MA)
  • Texas A&M University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, NY, MA)
  • UMR (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • United Healthcare Shared Services (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in TX, WA, RI)
  • University of Houston Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, NY, MA)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in TX, RI, NY, MA)
  • University of Texas at Austin Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas) (in-network in TX, NY, MA)

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

  • VA Community Care


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (20min)
  • Initial session:$300 (45min)
  • Medication management sessions:$175 (20min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

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