California

Michelle Brilee, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Brilee, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Michelle Brilee is a licensed nurse practitioner and board certified in both family medicine and psychiatric and mental health. In her practice she treats a wide variety of mental health issues for both adults and children to include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and many others.

Her philosophy focuses on the whole person when working with both children and adults in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating psychiatrist and mental health concerns. By working closely with the client and or parents she offers both compassion and in-depth information, to assist the client in a better understanding of their diagnosis and what they need to do to maximize the benefits of their treatment plan that may include, medication management, TMS, diet, exercise and or psychotherapy to improve their symptoms.

Education

  • Master of Science, Nursing - California State University, San Marcos
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Psychiatric-Mental Health - California State University, San Marcos

Awards & Certificates

Clinical Interests

Language(s)

English

What makes you different as a provider? My clients state that the reason why they have been successful working with me is because they know what to expect. I am honest and empathetic. I like to use reading, journaling, creative projects to educate them and help them better understand why they are feeling the way they do, and I truly care about their mental health.

How long have you lived in Southern California and what brought you here? I grew up in Southern California and have lived in several different cities in California.

What sort of interests of hobbies do you have? I enjoy being outdoors both on a hiking trail or walking the sandy beaches of southern California. I like being creative and have not found anything I do not like to do. My favorite activity though is to be in my garden, that is what I look forward to at the end of my day.

Can you recommend resources for your patients?

  • Crisis text line 741741
  • “Stop Saying Your Fine” by Mel Robbins
  • “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown  PhD., LMSW
  • “The Highly Sensitive Child” by Elaine N. Aron PhD
  • “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel Van der Kolk M.D.