A PMHNP s an advanced nurse who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. After graduating from a nurse practitioner specialty program with training in both office and hospital-based care, the nurse practitioner takes a board certification exam in their specialty from the ANCCC. You can expect your PMHNP to have expertise in both medication and non-medication treatments including psychotherapy (talk therapy).
This practice treats patients 12 and older.
We welcome all who are seeking an initial evaluation to determine if there is a problem and guidance in how to treat it, those new to mental health treatments, as well as people seeking second opinions or to transfer care to this practice.
Treatment may involve targeted plans to address lifestyle habits, such as nutrition and exercise. Medications may be prescribed and psychotherapy may be used. If specialized services are needed that are not offered in this office (for example, getting a sleep study or a particular therapy), we will coordinate this part of your plan. In some cases, we may determine that treatment would be better in another setting altogether, and we would then offer you appropriate referrals. We diagnose and treat a variety of issues such as depression, social and generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, and difficulty with adjustment and life stresses. We will conduct a diagnostic assessment during your initial appointments and discuss the results, as well as offer a personalized treatment plan.
Services are provided via tele-psych visits; and in-person appointments. You will schedule an appointment for a real-time provider visit by video that is compliant with healthcare privacy and security regulations, including HIPAA. During your appointments, you should be in a private space free from distractions. You must be physically in the state of Utah during each appointmen
Initially, we may need to meet several times to understand you and your concerns. These consultation appointments may last approximately 25-30 minutes or longer. If we are ordering lab work or other testing, you would have time to get this done between appointments so we could review your results. We will develop a personalized plan for appointment frequency so that treatment can be fine-tuned and so you have time to ask questions. Though it varies between people and at different times, many patients will meet monthly.
Several types of follow-up appointments are available. We offer a 20-minute appointment for reassessing, fine-tuning, and monitoring medications. We also offer an extended 50-minute appointment when more time is needed.
If you are a prospective patient, please call 801-785-2028. We will have a brief phone conversation before scheduling to answer questions about our practice or you can directly schedule online on our patient portal. NOTE, WE DO NOT PRESCRIBE OPIOID MEDICATIONS. All services are by appointment only.
Yes, We are now accepting the following insurances.
Blue Cross Blue Shield
We hope to have more insurance carriers soon!
Payment is due in full at the beginning of each appointment, and is paid directly from the patient. We require having a credit card on file which will be charged accordingly. We do not bill or submit paperwork to insurance companies that are out of our network. We are happy to provide you with an invoice if you wish to seek partial reimbursement from your insurance company directly.
Please note the cancellation and lateness policies: The full fee for the session will be charged for any missed, cancelled, or rescheduled appointment if notice is not received at least 24 hours beforehand. For appointments scheduled on a Monday, cancellations will need to be made the prior Friday before 12pm. If you are late for any scheduled session, you will still be charged for the full amount of the session and will only be seen during the time period that was initially scheduled. Please call the office for the current fee schedule. A general cash pay range is $110-$180 and is similar to other practices in Utah.
Call the number on your health insurance card and ask if you have any "out of network" benefits for psychiatry. Ask them to explain what benefits are offered if you were to see a provider not covered by your plan, especially if you need to meet a deductible, and ask what information they will require you to submit. As insurance coverage often changes, it's a good idea to check at least annually.
No, services in this practice are for the purpose of your treatment, and are not evaluations intended for other purposes. We are not able to perform evaluations for disability, worker's compensation, divorce or custody, other legal or administrative matters, etc. The initial consultation is to develop a treatment plan.
Mind and Health Psychiatry