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Psychiatry & Medication Management


Lauren HoodPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Thursday & Friday

Seeing Ages 16+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Lauren Hood is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provides a full range of psychiatric services. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Wyoming. She became certified as a psychiatric registered nurse, through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as her career progressed. Lauren completed her Master of Science in Nursing through Walden University.

She has used her psychiatric experience to serve diverse populations in multiple settings including the psychiatric emergency room, addiction treatment centers, and within inpatient psychiatric facilities throughout Colorado.

Lauren’s goal as a nurse practitioner, is to meet the client where they are in life. She uses an empathetic approach to incorporate a holistic treatment process, focusing on the client’s physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs. Lauren is a Colorado native who enjoys skiing, camping, and spending time with her family and adopted pup "Lucy".

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Alison BakerPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Seeing Ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Alison is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In 1996 her initial degree was a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from St. Josephs's College in NY. In 2005 she went back for her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Regis University in Denver, CO. Her nursing career started in woman's health, working on the Labor and Delivery floor for a local hospital.

Her background in mental health includes working in residential substance abuse facilities, locked inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and outpatient care. She found her love for mental health and obtained her Master of Science degree in Nursing, specializing in psychiatry.

Alison was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She enjoys being outdoors in her free time and spending time with her family and two dogs.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Kyle BrownPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Monday & Wednesday

Seeing Ages 16+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Kyle is a dual board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a family nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority in Colorado. Mr. Brown received his advanced degree from Regis University in Denver Colorado and has 14 years of experience in the healthcare arena; including pediatrics, communicable disease control, and integrated family practice. Kyle has a passion for current research and treatment therapies in psychiatry, with a focus on both pharmacological and non-medication management of psychiatric disorders. He has a particular interest in treatment resistant mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

A stigma and judgement free environment, collaborating with adjunct providers such as therapist, and a passion for patient centered care and wellbeing are hallmarks of Kyle’s philosophy on psychiatric treatment for his patients. Kyle can help with your evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and medication management of various psychiatric disorders such as depression and other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety and many other mental health conditions.

In his free time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, playing guitar and board games with friends.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Joe CrowleyPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Seeing Ages 18+

My name is "Joe" Joseph P. Crowley and I am happy to join National Mental Health Center's clinical team as an experienced outpatient board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over seven years of inpatient psychiatric experience. I have earned my BSN and MSN degrees at Regis University located in Denver, Colorado. I then completed my clinical training at various locations in the Denver Metro area and am currently a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Colorado.

My approach to patient care is to focus on the needs of my patients. My patient centered care approach requires me to meet each person “where they are” and work as a team to move them “where they want to be”.

Life’s situations may and often do occur when we least expect them. Ideally, we learn the tools to help us adapt and cope with our variable ups and downs. Naturally, I am a good listener. I want to use the skills in my practice of medicine to enhance the lives of my patients.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Angela GrahamPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 14+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Angela is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She obtained her BSN in 1995 from a private college in Sioux Falls, SD, starting her career on a level one trauma unit. She has been living in the Denver area for 22 years, practicing primarily as a critical care nurse. She retired from bedside nursing to pursue her master’s degree full time.

Angela personally experienced working as an ICU nurse during the Covid-19 pandemic. Given her deep understanding of workplace stress and uncertainty, she is extremely equipped to provide care to first responders and others dealing with Covid-19 related mental health concerns. She is passionate about mental health and reducing its ongoing stigma. She garners a trustworthy alliance with her clients, attributed to her authenticity, kindness, compassion, and empathy. She is comfortable working with clients of all ages, with unique insights into teenagers as she is a mom of two teenage boys. She utilizes a personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment, acknowledging that everyone’s story holds value. She empowers change for those experiencing PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Addictions, and ADHD.

In her free time, she practices self-care by reading, listening to podcasts, working out, and “occasional” Netflix binges.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Henry FagnantPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Tuesday & Thursday

Seeing Ages 18+

Henry is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who obtained his undergraduate and advanced nursing degree from Regis University in Denver, CO. He has over ten years of healthcare experience serving pediatric, adult and geriatric populations. Henry’s background includes an engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, ecclesiastical work in service to the poor and underserved, and nursing services that include pediatric homecare, hospital inpatient and hospice care.

Henry is passionate about serving the mental health population and walking in the journey towards recovery in those he serves. He is known for his thoroughness, attention to detail, compassion, empathy, understanding and warmth. Henry enjoys the challenge of learning new things in the area of psychiatry and works well with all ages and diagnoses including ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, sleep/insomnia just to name a few. In Henry’s free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Colorado landscape with his wife and three children.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Jessica BaxterPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Tuesday & Thursday

Seeing Ages 16+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

I'm board certified in mental health medication management and specialize in diagnosing various mental illness including Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I have a special place in my heart for those suffering from mental disorders and passionate about healing and recovery in mental health. I can E-prescribe your medication and see you with virtual sessions, without you having to leave your home.

I have a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in psychiatric mental health. I provide a full range of psychiatric services. Experienced working with adults with all varieties of mental illness and addiction. As a PMHNP, I strive to provide all patients with a collaborative approach to care in a judgment-free zone.

I believe that every person has within them the resources they need to succeed in life. My mission is to facilitate your journey of self and happiness through medication management. I seek to create space for my clients' feelings, experiences, and transformation through my use of empathy, understanding and validation.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


James Anderson PMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in New Mexico and Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 18+

James is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mr. Anderson obtained his advanced degree from Colorado State University, Pueblo and has over 24 years of experience. He started his nursing career in 1996 as a Licensed Practical Nurse, working in a community hospital in upstate NY, subsequent to that he worked in a critical care unit for ten years.

James worked on several locked psychiatric units and has a substantial outpatient and inpatient experience working with ages 18-85. James has a passion for breaking down the stigma of mental health treatment, as well as keeping up with the latest research and treatment modalities in psychiatry. He grew up in Upstate NY on the border of Vermont. James enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing and camping with his teenage son and daughter. James also likes to volunteer at homeless shelters.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Mary Beth HutchinsonPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado and Iowa (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

My name is Mary "Beth" Hutchinson. I am a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, treading patients ages 4 and up. I am also certified as a family nurse practitioner, which provides a broad base to individualize age-appropriate treatment.

We can meet and have our sessions through video on our telemedicine platform, so you can be at the comfort of your home while we meet. We will evaluate your specific concerns, work with you to develop a practical plan, and I'll support you through the process of improving your life. I graduated from Kansas University in 1996 with a Master's Degree in Science and pursued extensive post graduate studies there.

My patients often tell me that although they appreciate my solid background, they mostly appreciate having found an empathic, non-judgmental ear that truly knows how to "listen". I am confident together we can work through any issue The past seven years; I have done telepsychiatry with a large children/adolescent population. One of my strengths in that I "listen" to my patients and am able to connect to provide quality age-appropriate care. I provide medication management and brief psychotherapy services, often utilizing pet therapy to connect with even the youngest of patients.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Justin RagonPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Justin is an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority in Colorado, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Justin is originally from Mississippi, and after serving four years in the United States Air Force as an aircraft avionic technician, he attended University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in nursing. Justin worked for five years as a Registered Nurse before earning his Master’s in Nursing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and began working as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Justin treats children age 5 and over, adults, and geriatric patients. Justin’s commitment to his patient’s is to provide a non-judgmental approach to collaborative care and do his best to help patients achieve their mental health goals. He is also a proud member of LBGTQ+ community.

Justin has worked in a variety of both inpatient and outpatient mental health setting and has a particular interest in forensic psychiatry, addiction medicine, and severe mental illness. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, gardening, and caring for animals.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Cigna, Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Andrew Nagy PMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Jewell Ave location)
In Person Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday

Seeing Ages 16+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Andy is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Mr. Nagy obtained his advanced degree from the university of Cincinnati and Florida State University. Andy has extensive experience as a nurse practitioner in a busy Emergency Department as well as outpatient Psychiatric clinic. As a psychiatric provider, Andy have worked with geriatric and adult demographics focusing on treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar and many other conditions. He loves to collaborate with a client's therapist to create a well-rounded support program.

Much of Andy's free time is spent with his family, hiking in the mountains of Colorado.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Esther OkanlawonPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

I am dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). I have been in healthcare for the past 14 years. Started out my career as a nurse in homecare in NY and also worked on the Navajo reservation. As an FNP, I have worked in primary care, wellness health and treated patients with substance use disorder. As a PMHNP, I am going to help you achieve your goal of functioning to your highest capabilities.

My philosophy of care is to treat the whole person using an integrated approach to care. Building a strong alliance through collaboration is very important to achieve this. Through listening, psychotherapy and medication management, I believe we can work together to accomplish getting you to your goal for health.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading and playing with my young children. I look forward to meeting you.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Cigna, Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Richard WallisPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 18+

I am a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with experience in several psychiatric settings. I completed my psychiatric training at the University of Kentucky and PhD at the University of Texas Medical Branch. I obtained an advanced training in psychopharmacology and have presented several posters and spoken at several national psychiatry conferences.

The demographic I am treating is mostly adults. I am passionate about helping people understand and improve their mental health. I commit to providing you with judgement-free psychiatric care including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and brief supportive therapy. An integrative approach allows me to treat you in your entirety, not just your symptoms.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bright Health, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Cigna, Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)



Dr. Meghan Dow DNP-PMHNP

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Meghan is a Board-Certified Doctor of Nursing Practice and Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Dow started her career working as a nurse in both oncology and psychiatry. She quickly found her passion for working with those suffering from mental illness and addiction. Meghan progressed her psychiatry nursing career by teaching as adjunct faculty for the University of New England, her alma mater. Eight years later she pursued her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Rush University in Chicago. She went from small town Maine to living in the big city. While there she worked at both Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rush Medical Center.

As a psychiatric nurse practitioner Meghan have worked with older adults both in the outpatient setting and rounding as a consultant provider for skilled nursing facilities. She has treated all psychiatric disorders from major depressive disorder to schizophrenia in both the outpatient and acute care settings. She enjoys working in addiction medicine. Meghan finds it important to be a well-rounded practitioner and this is why the populations and specific chronic illnesses she has treated have been so diverse. Special populations she truly enjoys working with include individuals with developmental delays, expecting mothers with mental illness or addiction and those suffering from concurrent eating disorders.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Heather FordPMHNP-BC

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth only)

Seeing Ages 18+

I am a dual board certified psychiatric mental health and adult gerontology nurse practitioner. I started my nursing career in 2006 after receiving BSN from Regis University. After that pursued and was awarded her Masters in adult gerontology primary care from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, after which I worked in a small internal medicine clinic in rural Colorado. Subsequently, I then pursued Post Masters from the University of Colorado, Denver in psychiatric mental health and has worked in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient consult liaison psychiatric service to outpatient care.

My background supports a holistic approach to working with adults (18 and older) facing a wide variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, insomnia, and PTSD.

I enjoy hiking and camping with my husband and Brittany Spaniel. I also co-own a small strength and conditioning gym in western Colorado with her husband, and practice yoga and meditation as part of my self-care. Please call or email us to schedule an appointment, I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel better.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicaid (except for Denver Health or Kaiser), Optum/United Health/UMR. (Self-pay at the following rates: New Patient 60min - $215 | Follow up - $115)


Counseling


Amy Knight LPC | Therapy only

Currently seeing patients in Colorado (via telehealth and at our Harlan St location)

Seeing ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

Amy is a licensed therapist specializing in all things trauma. She has worked in a wide variety of settings including: intensive inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential care, day treatment, in-home, family outpatient, and individual care. Amy works hard to ensure she is up to date with current research and that treatment modalities practiced are evidence based and going to be used to support each client’s needs and development. Amy strives to create manageable treatment plans with her clients, and within the realm of what they believe to be possible. She wants to equip all her clients with all the knowledge, resources, and tools they need to get where they want to go.

With seven years of experience working in the mental health field, Amy feels confident working with any population on any issue including self harm, suicidal and homicidal ideation, anger management, sexual offences and victimization recovery, explosive mood and behaviors, attachment and family systems, domestic violence, human trafficking, abuse and neglect, and post traumatic stress disorders.

Amy is most experienced working with pre-teens, teens, and their families, but is passionate and willing to help all people. Her preferred therapy methods are: person-centered, trauma systems therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family systems therapy, with the support of reality therapy, existentialism, and humanistic modalities. Amy often speaks of her job as being her happy place, and knowing, without the shadow of a doubt, that she was one of the lucky ones to have found a profession that brings her so much joy.

Self-pay at the following rates: $100 for 1 hour session


Alexis Saint LPC | Therapy only

Currently seeing patients in Texas and Colorado (via telehealth and at our Harlan St location)

Seeing ages 6+

(All minors need to be accompanied by a parent)

We all have the potential to be happy. Using a solution focused approach, my goal is to empower you to increase your emotional well-being and create a more vibrant life. Working together we will strive to increase your self-awareness and we explore strategies that can help you become more mindful in your thoughts and behaviors. I will guide you in coping with distress as we endeavor to increase your ability to regulate your emotional responses. Through this process we will aim to increase your ability to communicate assertively and master interpersonal problem-solving skills.

I have 15 years of experience helping people work through issues in the areas of trauma resolution, family conflict, substance abuse, anger management, attachment issues, depression, anxiety and many others. Together, we will work to identify the main area of concern, build a plan of treatment and incorporate new skills as we move closer to your goal.

I use the following therapy methods: attachment based, ACT, Adlerian, CBT, CPT, compassion focused, DBT, emotionally focused, family systems, experiential, existential, mindful based, motivational interviewing, PCTI, play therapy, positive psychology, person centered, REBT, exposure therapy, solution focused brief therapy, strength based, strength based structural family, transpersonal and trauma focused.

In-network Insurances currently accepted: Aetna/US Healthcare, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, ComPsych, Humana, Optum/United Health/UMR, Medicaid (Colorado Access RAE3/5, RMHP - RAE 1, and CCHA RAE 6/7 only). (Self-pay at the following rates: $100/session)