My name is Dr. Meyers. I’ve been working in the medical field for over twenty years, with the last ten years being focused in the mental health field. I’m double-board-certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and as a family nurse practitioner, though I now practice exclusively in mental health. I feel my educational background and prior practice in family health care gives me a well-rounded perspective of both physical and mental well-being.
I enjoy treating patients of all ages, and typically I see patients ages 5 and up. I enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses across the spectrum of mental health disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma. I have experience working with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Each patient is unique. I work with my patients to develop an individualized treatment plan utilizing an integrated approach to care, which I feel provides the best clinical outcomes. I actively listen to my patients, work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan, and focus on education. Having patients understand and actively participate in their own treatment is key. When patients know how their medications work and the risks/benefits of them, they feel more involved in their own care, and ultimately more comfortable.
Working together to facilitate healing and positive changes in the lives of my patients is part of my clinical approach. I also strive to provide holistic treatment, focusing on therapeutic intervention along with medication management.
I have always enjoyed helping others. I gravitated towards psychiatry early on in my career and truly enjoy it. I am passionate about helping those with mental health conditions receive treatment in a respectful and compassionate manner.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida, graduate degree as a family nurse practitioner from South University, graduate degree as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from University of Cincinnati and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Chatham University. I have worked in many areas of psychiatry over the years and served as a lead psychiatry provider including positions as interim medical director and chief nursing officer for several large outpatient psychiatry practices. I have been working with patients using telepsychiatry for 7 years. Access to patient care is one of my goals as a clinician and telepsychiatry has been a key component in expanding access.