Whitney  Ogbo
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Whitney Ogbo

She/Her/Hers

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
First Seed Psychiatry Accepting In-person
Updated January 4, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Whitney Ogbo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC extends a warm invitation to individuals seeking support in their mental health journey. With over a decade of experience in the Psychiatric/Behavioral Health field, Whitney is not just a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner but a compassionate guide dedicated to helping adults navigate their mental health challenges.

In her practice, Whitney is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive space where patients feel empowered to share their concerns. Her approach is centered around providing comprehensive, evidence-based care that promotes overall wellness. Through a blend of advanced assessment skills, psychopharmacological knowledge, and therapeutic interventions, she tailors individualized treatment plans to meet the unique needs and preferences of each patient.

Whitney places a strong emphasis on evidence-based practices, incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, and psychopharmacology to ensure optimal outcomes and an improved quality of life. As a holistic practitioner, she recognizes the interconnectedness of physical, emotional, and social factors in mental health and strives to address them in her care.

Education is a key component of Whitney's practice, and she endeavors to empower patients with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage their symptoms and achieve their treatment goals. Overall, Whitney's goal as a psychiatric nurse practitioner is to deliver high-quality, compassionate care that instills hope, fosters healing, and supports individuals on their path to recovery.


Message to clients

Before booking with me, I want patients to know that their well-being is my top priority. I strive to create a supportive and empowering environment where individuals feel heard and understood. My hope is for each patient to embark on a journey towards mental health and wholeness, guided by personalized and compassionate care.

I'm thrilled to announce that I now offer both telehealth and in-person appointments for individuals seeking mental health care. Through the wonders of technology, I can provide you with the same high-quality care you'd receive in person, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. If you prefer face-to-face sessions, I'm more than happy to accommodate that as well.

I'm proud to offer minimal wait time for appointments. I understand the importance of prompt care, especially for those in need of mental health services. Whether you're navigating through depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition, my commitment is to provide you with the timely and comprehensive care you deserve.


Specialties

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

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $300 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 5pm-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat 8am-9am
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 5pm-7pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9am-5pm
  • Sat 8am-9am
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

First Seed Psychiatry practice
1200 Reservoir Ave, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu please inquire about hours
  • Fri please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years



Licensure

Massachusetts: RN2265247

Rhode Island: APRN01431


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Whitney is very sincere, personable, and professional. I feel like I can trust her judgement and insight when sharing thoughts and concerns on my personal health and that she truly cares. It brings me comfort knowing I am in good care at such a vulnerable and sensitive time in my life."
- Zencare client • June 2023