I believe that there is no one-size- fits -all approach for wellness. It’s important for me to explore what is important/affirming for a person at this particular time and in particular context that the person is surrounded by listening the person’s stories as I believe everyone has unique complex stories. I also believe each person is the expert even though sometimes the person may want or need support to bring that knowledge to the surface. My goal is to assist people taking power in their own care and wellbeing.
I also believe in holistic model of wellness that all aspects of human life; physical, mental, social, emotional, spiritual are all equally significant and interrelated. I value co-existence of various types of intervention that are culturally supported by the person’s individual and community strengths and resources.
Many of us have experienced traumatic experiences in our lives and may continue to face different types of traumatic experiences while also coping with past traumatic experience. I am aware that such experiences may have also shaped negative interactions with healthcare and one may be hesitant to meet with health care providers. But, I believe this may be reaction of healthy boundaries that one created to keep safety. I aim to develop trustworthiness while developing working relationship as it can greatly affect the course and outcomes of one’s wellness. I am also passionate about working with people who have historically and currently marginalized. I aim to provide safe(r) space to explore wellness.
I am certified as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner and women’s health care nurse practitioner. At the clinic, I provide assessment for mental health problems, prescribe medications related to mental health and develop treatment plan.