Kathleen is a nurse practitioner with both psychiatric and family practice ANCC certification. Kathleen earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT in 1989 and completed her post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND in 2020. She has many years of experience in evaluating and managing patients with mental health issues. A holistic approach viewing individuals as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings guides her evaluations and treatment recommendations. She is regarded as a strong patient advocate and utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches to improve mental health and quality of life. She recognizes the value of new and emerging treatments for treatment resistant depression and is committed to having these treatments available to Alaskans.